EL WIRE CONTEST
Electroluminescent wire (EL wire) lets you put a glowing line anywhere you want. Powered by batteries, EL wire lets people become Tron characters, look like flames are flickering across their clothes, or create any other awesome glowing effect. We want to see what wonderful ideas you have for EL wire and along with thatscoolwire.com we're having an EL Wire Contest!

Any type of EL wire Instructable can be entered. Whether it's a single wire accenting a hat or an animated flock of birds hovering over your head, it's up to you. Use your imagination and take plenty of pictures to explain how you did it. Make something amazing and you could win the grand prize of $250 worth of goods from thatscoolwire.com and some goodies from Instructables!

If you've never played with EL wire before, check out how to solder EL wire, Fire Skirt, Light Up Costume, spinning EL wire, and how to add EL wire to clothes. It's pretty accessible stuff and very fun to play with!
Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted
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PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

$250 worth of EL wire and other supplies from thatscoolwire.com.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

First Prize (2 winners)

$100 worth of EL wire and other supplies from thatscoolwire.com.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

Runner-Up (4 winners)

$50 worth of EL wire and other supplies from thatscoolwire.com.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

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 Jul 12, 2010 and Aug 15, 2010 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select EL wire 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
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.