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ART OF SOUND CONTEST
Music is absolutely essential for creativity - it inspires new ideas, helps us to create and build, and provides a soundtrack for life.

That's why we've teamed up with Zalytron, Create Digital Music, and Bleep Labs to bring you the Art of Sound Contest. Show us something amazing and music-related, and win an awesome set of hand-built custom speakers or a musical instrument kit!

This contest is open to any project that creates something beautiful with or around sound. Whether you're into homemade/modified instruments, circuit-bending, speakers, sound activation, or anything else, this contest is for you. Simply create, modify, actuate, craft, decorate, enhance, display, amplify, or visualize sound, and tell us how and why you did it. It can be your take on a classic project, or something entirely new and unique - it's up to you!

Now show us your original instrument, your tricked-out subwoofer, or your sound-responsive wall of LEDs! Be thorough, and document your project well so others can follow in your footsteps. Share your skills and experience to help inspire others, expand the possibilities of both sound and art, and win some fabulous prizes!

(Official Rules)
Grand Prize
One of a kind set of racing stripe upholstered hi-fi Focal speakers paired with a 12' Zalyton subwoofer with built-in 100 watt amplifier that features a sound dampening truck bed liner paint job and waterjet-cut steel flames. These speakers not only sound great, but they look smokin' hot too. First Prize
Pair of monstrously awesome Focal speakers. Each of these beasts sound blissfully sweet and have more than enough personality to match. Speakers come with a large set of attachments to change up the look any way you want! Runner-Up Prize
One quirkily great Thingamakit from Bleep Labs. Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. body { background:#ffffff url(http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FP6/Q680/FUVSGZ2G/FP6Q680FUVSGZ2G.gif) no-repeat;background-position:center;background-position:top; }.box_small { background-color:#FFF;}.mostRecent {background:#FFF;} .contestStats { padding:5px; margin-left:5px; margin-bottom:5px; float:right; background-color:#F2F7FE; border-right:2px solid #2C2829; border-bottom:2px solid #2C2829; border-top:1px solid #2C2829; border-left:1px solid #2C2829; }#main_content .intro .grouptitle { color:#ffffff; font-size:6px; }#content { margin-top:40px; }#main_content {padding-top:130px; } .hrStyle { color: #ffffff ; background-color: #ffffff ; }.box_small { border:1px solid #2C2829; } .box_small h3 { background:#2C2829 none repeat scroll 0 0; }a { color:#FF0000;} b { color:#2C2829; }
PRIZES

Grand Prize

One of a kind set of racing stripe upholstered hi-fi Focal speakers paired with a 12" Zalyton subwoofer with built-in 100 watt amplifier that features a sound dampening truck bed liner paint job and waterjet-cut steel flames. These speakers not only sound great, but they look smokin' hot too.

First Prize<br />(1 winner)

Pair of monstrously awesome Focal speakers. Each of these beasts sound blissfully sweet and have more than enough personality to match. Speakers come with a large set of attachments to change up the look any way you want!

Second Prize<br />(1 winner)

A crazy bleeping and blooping machine from the mad scientists at Bleep Labs.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, stickers, and more!

Runner-Up<br />(6 winners)

One quirkily great Thingamakit from Bleep Labs. Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
HOW IT WORKS

Create

Create a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the right-hand column. Instructables must be published between May 27, 2009 and Jul 26, 2009 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Art of Sound Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.}

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.

OFFICIAL RULES