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What makes Instructables contests great??

Hey! Tell us what you like best about Instructables contests! 

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I like the way they make me a random niche to work in, along with the interesting projects that appear. My only dislike is the way you must be voted in to be chosen by staff, before that change some very high quality but less mainstream projects had a chance to win.
Entries don't need to be voted in to become finalists. Half the finalists are picked by popular vote and the other half are picked by staff.
Ah my mistake... Don't know why I thought that...
lizzyastro6 years ago
I like the way that although there is a theme for each contest there are still lots of different ways to meet the requirements so there is a huge variety in the contest entries for any given contest. 

Thinking out of the box is encouraged rather than looked down upon here

Oh, and I think being international entries being able to enter the contest even if not eligible for the grand prizes is a good idea.  I shall keep on trying for my t-shirt :-)

jeff-o6 years ago
I like it when they have a very specific goal, which tends to bring out some very creative and unique designs. That, and prizes! So, uh, when's the next laser cutter contest, anyway? I need lots of time to prepare something EPIC.
Culturespy (author)  jeff-o6 years ago
No definite time set but you might want to get working on it.
everyone that has replied to this is a pro but me! and uses proper grammer
jeff-o Furloy6 years ago
Hey, you're almost there; a few Capitals here, replace an 'e' with an 'a' there, and you're almost up to speed. Oh, and you'll need a pro account, I suppose. Well, win a contest and you'll have one of those, too!
Furloy jeff-o6 years ago
you just proved my point.
I was kinda joking around, but... OK THEN!
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