How to Enter the Sew Warm Contest





Introduction: How to Enter the Sew Warm Contest

It's chilly out there! When weather turns cold, it's time to fight back by sewing up some new warm gear. We want to see what awesomely cozy creations you can make, so we've teamed up with SINGER to bring you the Sew Warm Contest!

The rules are simple:  make a new Instructable that shows how to sew up something to fight the cold, and publish it before the contest ends. There's no limit to the function, or materials used in your project.  Sewing is required, either with a sewing machine or by hand with a needle and thread.

We have some fantastic prizes to give away, including a
Futura SES-2000 All-In-One Sew, Embroider and Serge Machine, dress forms, and sewing baskets. As an added bonus, every winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

So get sewing and show us something warm and toasty! We can't wait to see what you'll make.

Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Multiple entries are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

Grand Prize

Singer® Futura SES-2000 All-In-One Sew, Embroider and Serge Machine

Also an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

First Prize

Dress form from SINGER

Also an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

Second Prize:

Sewing basket from SINGER

Also an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one-year Pro membership.

Open to enter: Jan 27, 2010 12:01 AM PST


Deadline for entries: March 7, 2010 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.



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    Hi Everyone! 

    Thanks for your amazing entries.

    We've had an unfortunate bug in the display date which caused the voting to remain open, even though it was advertised as close.

    As a result, the community has been able to see the process of eliminating the unavoidable multiple-account voting that result in skewed voter results. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience, and have now closed the voting polls.

    Judging will begin on the 15th, with 25 awesome Instructables in the running.

    Best of luck to you all!

    Thanks so much for letting us know things have been fixed and why Scoochmaroo it was really very confusing.

    It was confusing to me too! 
    I hope this helped.

     Why is there such a delay in announcing winners?

    Dumb question: Where do you find your rank?  I can't find mine.

    ya im confused. befor i went to bed last night i was in 9th now this morning im in 12th. why are people still voting?

    yeah... It really sucked for me.  I was 13th place by midnight on march 13th and then for some weird reason right before it closed on the afternoon on the 14th, I ended up being 24th.  I would have been a finalist if it closed when it was suppose to.  I even checked the night of daylight savings thinking the contest would close hawaii time.  It didn't, but no worries I was still 13th place until the afternoon on the 14th, then the contest closed and my rank dropped to 24th.  I don't know what caused my rapid drop in place right before the contest closed. 
    I worked hard on this tutorial, just for this contest.  It is hard not to be a little upset by this. I don't think I will be so enthusiastic to enter again in the future :(

    Is something wacky going on with the voting?  This morning I had more than 50 votes and now I only have 17.  It seems to have happened to a number of the entrants......anyway, just a little confused.

    I'm sorry I don't know how to tell how many votes a project gets and wish I could help you. All I know is that voting hasn't been closed as it was supposed to be and maybe this has had an effect on it?

    This same thing has happened to me!  Help help help!