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 Feb 11, 2013 and Apr 15, 2013 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.


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Make-to-Learn Youth Contest




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If you're a maker between the ages of 13 and 18, this contest is for you. Share any project and answer four questions about what you learned over the course of the build. That's it. Whether you're making a pinewood derby car, a short movie, a videogame, a painting, a garden, a sweater, a science fair project, a school assignment, or practically anything else that required you to make something, you're encouraged to enter it into the contest!

Just be sure to answer these four questions:

Check out these two instructables to see how to write up your intro:
Medieval Dress
Church Cake

This contest will also be judged by an awesome group of folks:
Chad Sansing, Central Virginia Writing Project
Dale Dougherty, Maker Media
Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab
Hsing Wei, The NYC Makery
Bud Hunt, Center for Make/Hack/Play
Michelle Leonhart, Los Angeles Makerspace
Karen Wilkinson, Exploratorium/tinkering studio™
Ayah Bdeir, littleBits
Kevin Miklasz, Iridescent
Antero Garcia, Colorado State University
Marc Lesser, MOUSE
Diana Wattanapongsakorn,
Jeff Sturges, Mt Elliott Makerspace

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 15, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.


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