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It's Back to School Time, and we want to see what you do to kick it off in style!

Whether that means tricking out your wardrobe, making a new bag for your school supplies, a new wallet, room decor or even some helpful techniques that keep you on top of it all, we want to see what you do.

Make a new Instructable that shows us how you're celebrating your return to school for a chance to win a sweet netbook or mp3 player, and every winner gets an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

We can't wait to see what you make.
Instructables published from August 23 -September 19 are eligible for entry Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted Voting period: Sept. 20 - 22 Judging period: Sept. 23 - 27 

The Back to School Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

12 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

This ASUS Eee PC Netbook with 11 sweet hours of battery life comes loaded up with Windows 7 and Kindle for PC, so you'll be ready to rock.

First Prize (3 winners)


Sansa Clip 2GB+ MP3 Player

Stores up to 500 songs, and comes with FM radio, expandable memory card slot, and built-in microphone for keeping track of all your class notes!

Runner-Up Prize (8 winners)

An Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more!
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 23, 2010 and Sep 19, 2010 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Back to School 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.

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.