HOMEMADE HOLIDAYS CONTEST
The holidays are here - it's time to make some awesome custom gifts, break out the funky decorations, send homemade cards!  It's been a tough year, so we want to know how you're making this holiday season magical.  Share your projects and ideas in our Homemade Holidays Contest, and win some fantastic prizes guaranteed to make the new year even more special!

We're giving away 10 Kymera Magic Wands from The Wand Company. This buttonless remote control is a merging of the future and the past in one wonderful device. There is a very limited quantity available. Even better, the Kymera Magic Wand was designed by our own KaptinScarlet, author of many excellent Instructables about how to make a medallion, a sword, and, of course, your own magic wand!

In addition to the wands, we're also giving away Shapeways.com gift certificates! Shapeways.com is a 3D printing service that will make your custom 3D designs in plastic or metal. It's magical stuff! Hardcore 3D modeling skills aren't required, though - Shapeways.com also has a Creator section where you can make your own custom cufflinks, glowing etched images, or lightpoems that feature text wrapping a round a cylinder.



So make something amazing and wonderful for the holidays and win a magical Kymera wand and something custom from Shapeways.com! We even have special prizes for best decoration and best card!

UPDATE: As an extra bonus, the runners-up will also receive a cool Hackable Christmas card made by our very own ian!

How to enter:
 - Make a new Instructable
 - Enter it by selecting the Homemade Holidays checkbox when you publish it.
 - Missed the checkbox? Just click here to add it!

OK, now share something great with the world!

(Official Rules)

PRIZES

First Prize (8 winners)

Kymera Wand to magically control the electronic devices in your life and a $100 gift certificate from Shapeways.com to bring your ideas to life!

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a one-year Pro membership, and more cool goodies!

Card Prize

Kymera Wand to magically control the electronic devices in your life and a $100 gift certificate from Shapeways.com to bring your ideas to life!

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a one-year Pro membership, and more cool goodies!

Decorations Prize

Kymera Wand to magically control the electronic devices in your life and a $100 gift certificate from Shapeways.com to bring your ideas to life!

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a one-year Pro membership, and more cool goodies!

Runner-Up (10 winners)

A $50 gift certificate from Shapeways.com to bring your ideas to life!

A Hackable Christmas card  from Instructables author ian.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a one-year Pro membership, and more cool goodies!
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 Nov 14, 2009 and Dec 27, 2009 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Holidays 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