Introduction: How to Enter the Homemade Holidays 2007 Contest


Winners announced! See who wonhere!

The holidays are coming!

It's the time to visit the family, give gifts, and prepare for a brand new year.
Instead of asking "what to buy" this year, you should be asking "what to make" for your friends and loved ones. Homemade presents can be truly unique, and avoid the icky question of how much to spend on each person.

Use your skills and imagination to make some wonderful things -- we want to see them!
That's why we're teaming up with our friends from CRAFT magazine to host the Homemade Holidays 2007 Contest.

Enter your crafty and creative item, and win cool stuff from Instructables and CRAFT!

Prizes

First Prize -- Three (3) winners
CRAFT Boxed Gift Set, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament.

Second Prize -- Five (5) winners
One-year subscription to CRAFT Magazine, an Instructables robot T-shirt, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament.

Third Prize -- Ten (10) winners
CRAFT: Volume 5 and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament.

Slideshow/Video Prize -- Ten (10) winners
CRAFT: Volume 5, a CRAFT T-shirt, and a laser-cut Robot holiday ornament.

How to Enter

- Make a great Instructable, slideshow, or video that shows how to make some great presents
- Add your Instructable, slideshow, or video to theHomemade Holidays group

Details

Only projects posted since December 1st, 2007 are eligible. If you've already posted a suitable Instructable, make another iteration with improvements and submit it to the contest! Post an improved version of someone else's Instructable with a link back to your source of inspiration!

Any Instructable, slideshow, or video that documents a homemade gift and is added to the Homemade Holidays group is eligible. Bonus points for introduction steps that clearly summarize the project and explain why your gift is perfect for the person receiving it. We'd love to see some neat projects by and/or for kids.

Our new flickr uploader makes it even easier to upload your pictures for Instructables or slideshows.


Project Submission Deadline: All entries must be published and entered in the Homemade Holidays group by 11:59 pm PST January 13, 2008.

Results: Winners will be announced on January 22, 2008.

You can only win one prize per contest, but enter as many projects as you like and cross-post to other contests!

International entries are eligible -- we're happy to ship prizes abroad.

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 and co-sponsor CRAFT Magazine 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.

Comments

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chaintool made it!(author)2008-01-22

Hmm, its been January 22nd for over 20 hours. Did I miss where the winners where announced?

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Very+Keri made it!(author)2008-01-23

wow, nevermind...https://www.instructables.com/blog/BYCC8TVFBQX5LD0/

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Very+Keri made it!(author)2008-01-23

It's after 8pm January 23rd where I live and I've been on this site 3 times today and still can't find the results.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-18

How do you know? I must know! Haha.

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Very+Keri made it!(author)2008-01-18

"Results: Winners will be announced on January 22, 2008. " Its on this page, but I would swear it wasn't there a few days ago...or we're all so excited we forgot how to read...

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-19

Me too... strange. Oh well. I have to wait till Tuesday, I CAN'T WAIT!

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mleverette made it!(author)2008-01-15

When will the winners be selected and announced? I'm just like a child waiting for Christmas!

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-15

I was about to ask the exact same thing, when will the winners be selected, and then announced?

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Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2008-01-15

I was just about to ask that! That's why I came here.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-15

Me too. I came to look for a link that might have said, "Check out the winners!" But, there was not, so I ask away!

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Very+Keri made it!(author)2008-01-17

I'm about to explode! There were a lot of great Instructables to choose from! I just want to know if I'm going to have to make my own robot ornament. (highly likely) :P

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-18

I MUST KNOW WHEN!!! :'-(

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mleverette made it!(author)2008-01-19

I went back to the opening page (How to enter) and it says that winner will be notified on January 22, 2008. Hold on! The announcement is coming!!!!

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shanuea made it!(author)2008-01-15

The dedline was two days ago. When will the winners be announced?

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-15

The world may never know.

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CameronSS made it!(author)2007-12-08

Do we get to choose the color of the ornament if/when we win?

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noahw made it!(author)2007-12-10

If there is going to be just one color available - is it really a choice? Sorry to get deep. No, there will not be a color choice.

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CameronSS made it!(author)2007-12-10

Ah...a Model T Ornament.

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gamer made it!(author)2008-01-15

"a coustomor can have a car painted any color they want, so long its black" -gamer

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Der+Schmetterlingsj%C3%83%C2%A4ger made it!(author)2008-01-14

*sigh.* I was seriously going to enter my mom's present. Just ran into one little snag: the dang thing still isn't done! Oh, well. That's what next year is for, right?

Right?

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staceyinstruct made it!(author)2008-01-14

Bummer. I did all the work of creating something interesting, taking photos, and typing out instructions, but could not get the photos to upload tonight. I kept getting Java "ERROR 500: com.instructables.exception.UnknownTypeException: Cannot determine type of Authorable; 'type' is 'null'". I should have tried to make an instructable earlier. The contest deadline just passed, so all my work was for not, in this case. If anyone knows how I can fix the error problem, please tell me how. Without being able to upload photos, there is no hope for me ever creating an instructable. I didn't find anything when I searched "help."

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Patrik made it!(author)2008-01-14

Know how you feel...

I've had the hardest time getting my camera to talk with my new Vista craptop, then a bunch of delays as I was getting familiar with the instructables upload system.

The upshot: I only *just* submitted my first instructable, well past the deadline (not to mention my bedtime - busy day tomorrow).

Ah well, I added my instructable to the Group anyway. I'll just throw myself to the mercy of the court - maybe they'll take pity on me, and still include it in the contest.

If not - well, I was going to publish it anyway, contest or no contest...

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Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2008-01-11

Oh, I've got to think of an Instructable fast, I didn't know that slideshows were Craft T-shirts, and not Instructables.

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arwyn made it!(author)2008-01-03

wait, how do you enter? i can't figure it out. I made all my gifts by hand this year (which took a lot of time but was so worth it)

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fungus+amungus made it!(author)2008-01-04

When you publish a new instructable you'll see a screen where you can choose what contests you want to enter it into. If it's already published, there's a green box that you can see on the instructable page to join a contest.

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-02

Dang it, I just looked at this contest again and realized that there is no chance of a person to win by getting chosen randomly from a cardboard box... looks like I better get to work!

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-12-19

i want to do this so bad, because i really want an instructables t-shirt

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LMO made it!(author)2007-12-16

How do you enter a slideshow into the group? I can't seem to get it to work...

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fungus+amungus made it!(author)2007-12-17

Looks like you got it in. Any other problems?

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LMO made it!(author)2007-12-17

Nope - worked like a charm. However, I do have one other question - can we enter the same project as a slideshow and an instructable (separate publications)? Also, is it possible to insert a slideshow into an instructable?

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fungus+amungus made it!(author)2007-12-17

You can enter both if you want. It'll help in that the Instructable will be easier to read. You can't embed a slideshow in an instructable.

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wittzo made it!(author)2007-12-15

How about some unique home made gift wrapping that can be used forever? Would that qualify? I'm going to post it anyway, as soon as I get some more parts for it.

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Kiteman made it!(author)2007-12-11

I think someone is going to get a couple of extra gifts this year.

(Furtles through mental filing system)

Coo, I've got four ideas!

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guyfrom7up made it!(author)2007-12-06

how does judging work?

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fungus+amungus made it!(author)2007-12-07

It'll be judged by staff here at Instructables and CRAFT.

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guyfrom7up made it!(author)2007-12-08

good, I don't like the kind of judging where it depends on ratings, it just isn't fair when it depends on ratings

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Brennn10 made it!(author)2007-12-07

This is a great contest, I am looking forward to some awesome entries, as well as possibly a couple of my own!

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ll.13 made it!(author)2007-12-07

w00t!

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T3h_Muffinator made it!(author)2007-12-06

EXCELLENT! I'm very excited... perhaps it's because of my soon-to-be sugar high? ;)

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-12-06

yes, a new event! yayyyy!!! ill try to get a new thing out :D

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gridworks1 made it!(author)2007-12-06

Sounds awesome!!! I'm gonna have to make a new project... my holiday one was a month too early to enter :(

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Weissensteinburg made it!(author)2007-12-06

I've been waiting for this =]