Introduction: How to Enter the Instructables Fridge Magnet Challenge

Results are up!

Are the big contest deadlines too far away? Want some instant gratification? Want to win a robot t-shirt? Here's your chance!

We're running another 1-week speed contest: the Instructables Fridge Magnet Challenge!

Check out these classic fridge magnets for inspiration:
DIY Magnetic Refrigerator Words
Bubble Head Magnets
Copper Cap Refrigerator Magnets
Magnetic Fridge Lights
Make Refrigerator Magnets
Bottlecap Fridge Magnets
Hard Drive Fridge Magnets
LED Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

Then make some awesome fridge magnets, share them on Instructables, and add them to the Fridge Magnet Challenge group by 11:59pm PDT, Sunday June 10. Add the keyword "fridgemagnet_challenge" to your Instructable (you can do so after it's published by unpublishing then immediately republishing your Instructable with the additional keyword; it won't change your stats), and click on that keyword to see how yours stacks up.

Since this is a short contest, we're letting the audience judge! Find the entries here and rate your favorite projects so we know what you like. We'll judge based on the standings at noon PDT on Wednesday, June 13, so everyone will have time to check out and vote on even the latest entries. Results will be posted shortly thereafter.

Rating Prizes:
The five Instructables with the highest rating will win an Instructables Robot t-shirt.
The Instructable with the highest rating will also receive a Magnetic USB card reader kit

Page Views Prize:
The Instructable with the greatest number of pageviews will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt and a Magnetic USB card reader kit.

Only projects posted in June 2007 are eligible. If you've already submitted a fridge magnet Instructable, make another 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!
We're looking for creative takes on this classic concept, so let your imagination run wild.

Project Submission Deadline: 11:59pm PDT, Sunday June 10
Audience Judging Deadline: noon PDT on Wednesday, June 13

You can only win one prize per contest, but multiple entries are fine! International entries are great, too- we're happy to ship our t-shirts abroad.

Comments

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Zujus (author)2007-06-03

If anyone is worried about shiping internationally I can say no worries! I live in Lithuania and I got all my prises. ;) Instructable ship off prizes just perfectly! Thanks to Canida and Naoh. :)

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Lithium Rain (author)Zujus2007-11-17

If I didn't know better, I would think you made that country up. :)
Where is Lithuania, anyway?

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Zujus (author)Lithium Rain2007-11-19

Mhm.... sad.... Oh, well Lithuania is small country in eastern Europe next to Poland. We have 3,000,000 people living here. A.Sabonis, Z.Ilgiauskis are playing in NBA, they are from Lithuania. A.Berankis is famous tennis player. Also we are in NATO, so you should (of course if you educated enough) know Lithuania. ;)

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Lithium Rain (author)Zujus2007-11-22

Sounds like a nice place. What language do Lithuanians-Lithuanites-Lithuaners-speak? What is the plural of a resident of Lithuania? I'm not making fun of you, I'm honestly curious. :)

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Zujus (author)Lithium Rain2007-11-22

Lithuanians speak Lithuanian, it is very old language, and it have really hard grammar :/ ( by the way we call Lithuania - Lietuva, like Germany - Denmark) Lithuania aren't so retarded as you think. lol. We have MTV (in our language), 3G networks are widely available and people have iphones here too... You maned resident minister? If i understanded you correctly... J. E. Audrius Brūzga is Lithuanian ambassador in USA.

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Lithium Rain (author)Zujus2007-11-23

Oh, goodness no, I didn't mean Lithuanians were retarded. I'm quite sorry if I gave that impression. :) Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions about your country. Your turn to ask me some rude questions...I'll answer.:)

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Zujus (author)Lithium Rain2007-11-30

Everything cool. Mhm... you say rude... List 5 worst things in USA and i will list worst thing in Lithuania. :) That should be intresting! lol.

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Lithium Rain (author)Zujus2007-11-30

here goes... 5. The over indulgence attitude. 4. Homelessness 3. The world's largest ball of twine 2. Fast food 1. Drugs

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Zujus (author)Lithium Rain2007-12-01

5. Praudlessness (No respect for our selves). 4. Alcohol consuption. 3. Politics 2. Influence from the east. 1. People nihilism and apathy. (Wich comes from closed society)

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Lithium Rain (author)Zujus2007-12-01

Boy, we have messed up countries.:)

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Zujus (author)Lithium Rain2007-12-03

But we shall try to make them better. :) P.S. I don't think there is country without problems. Mhm... maybe Vatican :D

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Bongmaster (author)2007-06-14

wen do we get to see the winners? :)

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canida (author)Bongmaster2007-06-14

Results are up here.

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drinkmorecoffee (author)2007-06-06

I forgot to add the keyword to my instructable and I can't find the "add keywords" button... maybe I'm just missing it but I don't see it. How else can I add it?

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steven07 (author)drinkmorecoffee2007-06-09

OH i cant find the add keywords button either Does it exist? or is my browser not displaying it , can anyone else see it ?

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canida (author)steven072007-06-10

What drinkmorecoffee said. We'll make sure it's in there.

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drinkmorecoffee (author)steven072007-06-09

I messaged Canida and she said it was a bug. They're working on it.

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Bongmaster (author)2007-06-07

well i believe i entered mine correctly :S doesn't seem to be popular in any way tho :( thought it was a good idea personally :D hehe . well its there for future prosperity anyway :P

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canida (author)Bongmaster2007-06-07

You never know- sometimes people wait until the entry window closes to start voting for favorites, and since it's mainly based on votes instead of pageviews it's impossible to know until the end.

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CameronSS (author)canida2007-06-08

I'm confused about that on mine...two people gave it a "+" rating, but it went to a rating of +1 after the first rating, then went back to 0, and now it's still at 0. I didn't think it wasthat bad! Who disliked it that much?

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canida (author)CameronSS2007-06-10

Other people with competing entries? If so, we'll have to check and see who's being unsporting.

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RadBear (author)Bongmaster2007-06-07

Yeah I know that feeling when you put something out there you think is great but it doesn't arouse interest. I look at these contests the same way I look at the lottery: I'm not 'likely' to ever win, but I'll 'never' win if I don't play.

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Bongmaster (author)RadBear2007-06-07

its all fun :) i'm not bothered about winning personally :D i got enough t-shirts as it is :D

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RadBear (author)Bongmaster2007-06-08

Can you ever have enough free T-shirts? :)

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Bongmaster (author)RadBear2007-06-08

who knows :)

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Amadeos (author)2007-06-05

How do you make the Yello boxes around the Pix?

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canida (author)Amadeos2007-06-05

When you're editing your Instructable, simply click and drag on a picture to create a yellow box. Add text, then save the photo note.

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acaz93 (author)2007-05-31

What Happens If Thw Winner Is Not In USA . Will You Send This TO Mexico , ( For Example ) ?

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canida (author)acaz932007-05-31

Por supuesto! Puedo enviar premios a cualquier lugar en el mundo. Mexico es incluido. Solamente Ud. tiene que leer la ultima frase de las instrucciones. ;)

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acaz93 (author)canida2007-06-01

tiene toda la razon , Usted Es latino (a) ?

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canida (author)acaz932007-06-01

Solamente estudie espan~ol cuatros an~os en escuela secondaria, hace doce an~os. No recuerdo mucho, pero puedo contestar algunas preguntas.

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knex hater hater (author)canida2007-06-03

Ululación, im no uniforme en High School secundaria. Pero es bueno estudiar otra lengua del forgin.

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acaz93 (author)canida2007-06-01

Please Use Your English ;) And How You Will Send The Prize ( by Ups , Mexpost , Dhl , Or Simple Postal Service) ?

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zieak (author)acaz932007-06-02

I'm sure that can be arranged once you win.

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xenobiologista (author)acaz932007-06-02

For your information, you don't have to capitalize the first letter of every word in English ;) Good luck practising.

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canida (author)acaz932007-06-01

;)
And How You Will Send The Prize ( by Ups , Mexpost , Dhl , Or Simple Postal Service) ?
Yes.

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acaz93 (author)canida2007-06-01

You're Very Kind By Solving That , BTW i put my instructable in the group , Check it out if you can

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vatosupreme (author)canida2007-06-01

ñ= alt+164

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canida (author)vatosupreme2007-06-01

Our markups are a bit different, it seems.

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vatosupreme (author)canida2007-06-01

wierd I didn't even notice. ñ When I just did it again, it shows up correct in the preview... so now we can see if it works. that is just an askii code and works in all the other programs I've used.... so anyway.. can you put it in quotes or somehting?

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canida (author)vatosupreme2007-06-01

It shows up properly in the autogenerated notification email as well. Want to submit the bug? ;)

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samando (author)acaz932007-06-01

PROBLEM i live in australia

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canida (author)samando2007-06-01

Not a problem! We are happy to ship to all countries.

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samando (author)canida2007-06-01

cool! and u were quick replying too!

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lebowski (author)acaz932007-06-01

yes, we'll ship internationally.

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acaz93 (author)lebowski2007-06-01

umm , That,s is good

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zachninme (author)2007-06-03

I clicked on:

"...Find the entries here and rate your favorite projects so we know what ..."

It brought me to the 6 sided dice instructable ;-)

Also, I noticed in the fridge magnets picture, there were some blurred out magnets. Are you guys doing bad things? *tisk-tisk*

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canida (author)zachninme2007-06-03

Thanks- fixed now! I was doing too many things at once.

The picture is from blindbug's Instructable. We just stick knives to our fridge.

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Aeshir (author)2007-06-01

I've got an idea! What if instead of using the ratings of the whole contest period (which doesn't give fair results) how about using the average rating of all the days an instructable has been up? ie: keep track of how many positive and negative ratings an instructable gets each day, then get an score by averaging out each day's ratings! This may sound confusing, but I think it's a really good idea.

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canida (author)Aeshir2007-06-01

We're trying to even things out by closing the contest to entries on Sunday night, then giving people until Wednesday noon to vote. That way people can look all the contest entries over, and vote for their favorites without time pressure. If we averaged them by day it would unfairly penalize people who entered the contest earlier.

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