does winning a contest decrease chances of winning other contests?

Hello,
I didn't see this in the FAQ.  I know you're allowed to enter up to 3 contests.  Sometimes the contest end dates are quite far apart.  Does winning one contest effect your likelihood of winning a later contest?  Just wondering if Instructables tries to spread out the contest winnings.  If so, it might change the author's decision on whether to enter some contests where their project doesn't fit as well and have lesser chance of winning.

Thanks!

doodlecraft2 years ago

The answer is definitely no! I've been on Instructables for 2 1/2 years now and I've won 34 contests! :)

wilgubeast2 years ago

Nope. All contests are independent of each other.

That said, we might bump a repeat winner down a prize tier if they're tied or very close to tied with another author who has yet to win something cool. This happens to site regulars from time to time.

Kiteman2 years ago

Nope, all contests are independent of each other.