Introduction: How to Enter the April Fools Speed Contest

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April Fools Day is coming! It's time to play some practical jokes and have a good laugh. In the spirit of the day, we want to see some good pranks that you can pull on someone else. Enter a great one and you can win some cool prizes!

Let's be clear up front about what we're considering a good prank. There's a fine line between a good joke and just being mean. We want to see pranks where the victim can laugh it off in the end. So therefore these pranks need to be reversible and cause no damage. We also want the prank to be creative. Show us something new!

To recap, these pranks need to be:
- in good fun
- reversible
- non-damaging

So, for example, setting up a few hundred balloons in someone's office, sure. Coating their floor with Crisco, not so good.

Enter an Instructable with photos of the construction and, if possible, photos of the reaction shots of your victims. Bonus points for video.


Voting Prize (1): Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius : 28 Build-It Yourself Projects and an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Pageviews Prize (1): Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius : 28 Build-It Yourself Projects and an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Random Prize (1): Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius : 28 Build-It Yourself Projects and an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Runner-Up Prize (4): Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Open to enter: 2008-03-26 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: 2008-04-13 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: 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.


GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-14

How come the deadline was extended to the 16th?

It really isn't. We need to push it back in order to allow people to still vote, but new entries can't be added.

The results are being posted soon, right?


Oh, okay, cool. I almost saw your office yesterday at the HQ...

How many runner-up prizes are there?

I believe one in each category.

Dr.Paj (author)2008-03-29

Hmm..."Special Surprise Package" I wonder what it could be... Let me tell you what I think it is with a simple explanation on my answer. A box, or something to scare you when you open it. This would be a funny end to an April Fool speed contest (because you would be the fool) Any other guesses?

Yeah that would certainly be ideal, the winning prank by the uberprankster wins the uberprankster a prank.

Well it seems the "Special Surprise Package" has been changed to Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius : 28 Build-It Yourself Projects. No prank after all.

Full Frontal Graphic (author)2008-03-30

Can anyone tell me why my entry doesn't show in the contest, but when I look at it, it shows as published, and as entered...?

I posted link, if that helps someone figure it out.

Pumpkin$ (author)2008-03-27

I entered one too ICY HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1up (author)2008-03-26

Heheh! Reboot Me! That's great! XD

lawizeg (author)1up2008-03-27

I thought i was the only one who loved it!

cooldog (author)2008-03-26

i jot dibs on taping condements under the toilet seat just a idea for the girls hide a condom in your bed then get your mom to make it

A good name (author)cooldog2008-03-27


GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-26

YES! Definitely going to try posting stuff, along with Burning Questions Round 4.

w00ty32 (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-26

i already did post something

gamer (author)2008-03-26

HEHE, my brother is gonna suffer *evil laugh*

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