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School starts soon, and everyone starts out with the same basic necessities - clothes, a backpack, school supplies, maybe a computer, and a boring dorm or bedroom. Converse wants to know: how do you take something standard-issue, and make it unique?

You like to express yourself creatively, and stand out of the crowd. Show us how you customize your room, your clothes, your electronics gear - anything, so long as you've given it your own personal style. Here's your chance to show off your own custom creation by sharing it on Instructables, and win some awesome Converse gear in the process!

Converse One helps you customize their classic sneakers to match your personal style - you make it what it is. Check out the website to design your own shoe! Pick a shoe, make it your own.

Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.
International entries are allowed.

(Offiical Rules)

The Converse Back to School in Style Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 PRIZES

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

$150 gift card for Converse One.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize<br />(3 winners)

$75 gift card for Converse One.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner-Up<br />(5 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
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 11, 2009 and Sep 20, 2009 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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