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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.

Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)
$150 gift card for converse.com. Enough to make two pairs of awesome custom Converse One shoes!

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

First Prize (3 winners)
$75 gift card for converse.com. Enough to make a pair of awesome custom Converse One shoes!

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

Runner Up (5 winners)
Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: August 12, 2009 12:01 AM PDT
Deadline for entries: September 20, 2009 11:59 PM PDT

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Do u take participants from outside the US...im in india... Can i take part???
Yes!
Wow - i'm almost done with a piece of furniture that actually fits this contest well. My good digital camera is being serviced though so my photos during the build are sub-par. I may still write it up though.
Can you submit a slideshow to this contest?
i have a genius idea... but poor access to the supplies necessary . will work on it
dang.... I'm stylish. I like to think. sometimes. maybe. shut up. I should do something.....
I have a pair of Vans high-tops, and I was going to customize them for this contest, but I'm not sure if they would be judged negatively due to the sponsorship by Converse (arguably the originator of the high-top look). Any comments?
Go for it.
Don't you mean Back to Cool?<br/><br/><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup>Threadless reference ;)</sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub></sup><br/>
If we did it wouldn't be a threadless reference. That phrase has been bounced around long before they did it.
Ah, I guess that's before my time. I just didn't want to be passing it off as an original idea =]<br/>
Yay! Just as I've started redoing clothes. I'm finally syncing up with the contests!
All right! Looking forward to what you'll make.
Ohoh, I wonder how, emm, stylish my clothing modifications could really be... All responses have been why? or why don't you just buy new ones? Hmm...

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