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Question re: Garden Contest..... I have been reluctant to enter, as I have no pictures. Unfortunately, I had to put my build on-hold for a year due to recent surgery of my Achilles tendon, which prevents me from doing any manual labor of substance.

Would you accept an instructable based on my written plans without pictures? Though that's all I have now, I possibly could provide pictures of some/most of the materials, tools, and what the results would be; but these pictures would not coincide with my step-by-step instructions that would normally be taken as the project is being constructed. I certainly understand if this is unacceptable, as it is counter to the basic premise of this (great) website and contest.

Broadly, this instructable deals with "resource conservation" key to gardening I have not yet seen tackled in this manner.

Thanks!
bosherston3 years ago
Clarification please I have received two emails from Instructables Robot they both confirm that "Seasoning small section timber" has been received.
The first is time stamped 10 May 2010 21.01 (BST)
Requirements - Entry involves a garden.
The second is time stamped 11 May 2010 20:26 (BST)
Requirements - Instructable must take place in a garden or result in something that goes into the garden.

Has the entry been turned down?

Thanks,
Bosh

macgeek3 years ago
I created a 'Ible a few months ago that would be PERFECT for the contest,
Can I enter it?

Jonathan
 I tried entering one I did about a month ago, and it would not accept it.
Contests are for new Instructables that are published during the contest period. If they were open to all previous Instructables there would be much less motivation for people to do something new.
That makes good sense, but I wonder if there might be some unintended consequences, i.e. people will not submit and will try to wait for contests. It seems like a better way would be to say allow Instructables submitted withing a month of the contest start. I missed by only two days, if I'd have known I would have waited, and it seems a little strange that someone who submitted only two days after me qualifies, but I don't.  Just my 2 cents, I know however you do it, someone will just miss, be upset, etc.  Keep up the good work!
I have to agree, I posted my 'ible just to get it online.
and since its been up 6 month it no longer qualifies for a contest.
(even though its never been entered into a contest)
so Maybe a rule where if you have a 'ible that's been posted
but never entered in a contest, it should be considered

Just my thoughts

Jonathan
 We've been pre-announcing the contests. These are in the forums and the newsletters at least a week before the contest starts. This one has been in both of those for 2 weeks before it started. Sorry about the cut-off, but we do try and get the word out.
No, sorry. Only new Instructables are eligible for contests.
bosherston3 years ago
Clarification here too please: Can it be something you take out of your garden?
The Instructable should cover the gardening process or something that will go into the garden.
tshallow743 years ago
 I'm new to the contest thing, how does the voting go?
During the voting period users vote for their favorite entries. There's no limit to the number of votes they can use and the entries with the top votes become finalists.
hallchild3 years ago
well i love to ener a contest
Kiteman3 years ago
Clarification, please; can you post anything that goes in your garden, or does it have to involve something that actually grows (or aids the growth of) plants?


It can be something that goes in your garden.
Cool (dusts off half-finished project).
 also, clarification: does this include houseplants, terrariums or only outdoor type gardens?
Of course. Those are all types of gardening.
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