Introduction: How to Enter the International Go-Pro Challenge

Fed up with waiting for the Autodesk lawyers to get their litigious digits out of whatever orifices they have been poking in, and let international members enter contests?

Want a chance to go pro?

Read on.

Step 1: The Prizes

First prize: Full 12 month Pro membership.

Second prize: six month pro membership

Two runner-up prizes of 3 month pro memberships

Various "honourable mention" patches.

Plus The Jeff-O Special Prize of a full year's pro.

Step 2: How to Enter

Simple: publish a step-by-step instructable, and post a link to it in a comment here.
  • The instructable should be new (published after the posting of this announcement).
  • It should be a Make, rather than a collection of bits of advice.
  • It should have original images produced especially for the project.
  • It should have a vaguely international theme.  For instance, if it is a recipe, it should be a type of food from a country other than that in which you live, or it could be a device created to make foreign holidays more fun.  This requirement is very, very vague.

Special restrictions:

Entries are welcome from all members, no matter who you are or where you live in the world (even staff can enter, since they are not part of running the contest).

Cash-value prizes will only be awarded to entrants who are

(a) not resident with the various American states and lumps of Canada to whom official contests are normally restricted.
(b) not already pro at the close of the contest.

If winners are ineligible for the cash-value prizes, they will be asked to nominate another, eligible entrant to whom the prize will be awarded in their name.  Patches will be awarded in recognition of this generosity.


Entries must be published after this announcement, and links to them must be posted in the comments by midnight, Sunday 16th October, Instructables website time (ie, by the time & datestamp of the comment posted here).

Step 3: Judging

The length of time judging takes will depend on the number of entries, as well as any other commitments I find myself with at that time.

I reserve the right to approach other trusted members of the community for assistance with judging, but all final decisions will be mine, and final.

The winners will be announced in a forum topic, and recorded in an additional step to this announcement.

Any questions, either post them in a comment, or PM me directly.

Good luck, and get Making!

Step 4: Entries So Far


masynmachien made it! (author)2011-10-25

Dear Kiteman,

Thank you very much. I am honoured to be granted the first prize!

And congratulations to all participants.

This may have been a small scale contest, but a proud one! I hope it is a start for more like contests like this.

I think an important challenge is to bring this kind of initiatives to the attention of a lot of Ibles-members as possible. The Ibles-team is very kind to bring it to attention here and there, but there is still a big difference with being in the list of contests, obviously.

Personally, I do not think big prizes are necessary for a contest.

I am thinking to launch a contest of my own, but I'm always running short in time to work on my time machine ;-)

Best Regards


orangetj made it! (author)2011-10-22

does that mean its a void in quebec?

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-23

The contest is over now, but anybody could enter, they just had to give any prizes to people who weren't allowed to enter official contests yet.

I may do another challenge soon.

colorex made it! (author)2011-10-21

So who won?

I got a patch :) Thanks!

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-21

masynmachien's "Disarming Game" came out tops.

colorex made it! (author)colorex2011-10-22


ynze made it! (author)2011-10-21

I won a prize!!!!!!!!

Thanks a LOT!!!

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-21

You're welcome.

I may run another challenge, if I can get more entries next time ...

Heygalicious made it! (author)2011-10-14

Only just informed of this competition!
And I'm only just in time! :)

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-15

You're in - tell your friends about it as well, there's still a full day left to enter.

Heygalicious made it! (author)Heygalicious2011-10-17

Awesome thanks!

micraman made it! (author)2011-10-12

When does the contest end? My exams just finished (YAY!!!!) and i'm making my first ible rite now.

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-12

It finishes on Sunday.

micraman made it! (author)micraman2011-10-13

Here it is! Hope you enjoy and please give advice!

ynze made it! (author)2011-10-11

Hereby, I enter my step-by-step instructable "Make a Blinky-Dragonfly", as can be viewed here.

In the case the Jury decides to award my entry a Prize, I would prefer a nice, shiny Patch. This is not because I despise the Pro-memberships, but because I can extend my current Pro-membership well beyond the year 2020 with the coupons that were given to me as a Prize(! Hey, isn't that illegal these days?) by one of Autodesks' Business Units.

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-11


ynze made it! (author)ynze2011-10-11

Thank you! I'm glad there's still someone on this website who accepts my entries for contests :->

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-12

I have always found you to be acceptable...

ynze made it! (author)2011-10-10

If you need more Pro-memberships (12 months or 3 months) for prizes, I'd be more than happy to provide them.

I'm working on a new, very very internationally themed I'ble right now, which I will submit shortly :-)

Thanks for making me smile, Kiteman!

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-10

I have plenty, thank you (especially when you notice that I only have three entries to date...)

eggyeggyeggy made it! (author)2011-09-30

Does it have to be international for me? Or international for most other people? (Or both -.-?)
This is kinda funny cause I had the idea of an unofficial contest a while back but then I realized I have no prizes I could give and pretty much no-one would see it.
Its great to see someone else had the same stroke of genius as me, but were famous (by instructables's standards) and so could actually do it.

Oh... also I realized that since I have been very inactive for a while, I have a whole lot of spare patches so could I add some to the prize pool? Maybe for... uhh... silliest idea or something.
-eggy x 3

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-10-01

When I said "international", I meant "somewhat vaguely, in a distant kind of way, linked insubstantially to a thing you could link to the concept of "international"".

masynmachien made it! (author)2011-09-27

Dear Kiteman,

I would like to enter this one:

Something to train future "International (Wo)Men of Mystery"  ;-)

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-27


masynmachien made it! (author)masynmachien2011-09-27


I would wave a Pro membership as I have one for some time to come, but I'm going for an "honourable patch".

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-22

Accepted - second entry.

Chumlee made it! (author)2011-09-20

can i use drift wood? it is a imported material in a way

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-20

You're getting the idea...

Kryptonite made it! (author)2011-09-15

So... the theme is anything 'international' based... right?

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-15

Absolutely anything you can crow-bar into the general concept.

Kryptonite made it! (author)Kryptonite2011-09-18

Moustache pants, away!

Goodhart made it! (author)2011-09-16

What would you say to modifying a "foreign made" portable (battery powered but dead) electric drill to run off of mains current?

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-17

I probably could (note the restrictions in step 2, though)

Goodhart made it! (author)Goodhart2011-09-17

Which in particular? Vaguely foreign theme? Or a MAKE as opposed to a re-purpose?

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-18

You're Making a thing from something that it was not.

A statue from a block of marble, a sheet of paper from a tree, a mains drill from a cordless drill. Same thing.

It is international in the sense that the project would be impossible without the imported raw materials.

Gotta lurv the sophistry!

Goodhart made it! (author)Goodhart2011-09-18

Wiley subterfuge ;-)

Ok, I was just wondering if there was something in particular in "step 2" that I was to look out for or look at (mentioned a few posts ago :-)   As per normal however, I probably will not get enough time to finish it in time.... 

cammers made it! (author)2011-09-17

Good on you Kiteman.
I'll try to think of something great for this.

lemonie made it! (author)2011-09-15

I've got at least 2 Pro memberships spare, ask me at prize-time.


Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-15


iceng made it! (author)2011-09-15

This is a US entry about Soot !
Soot is what is left over after Burning wood of the Man.

It's International, not only because the overseas participants
( some of whome I met ) or the content of many art pieces ( Trojan Horse ).
It is International because Burners like the Belgian entrepreneur who came
with a work force and built the grand Belgian Waffle in a previous BM event.

This ible is no more then me personal decompression, but I agree to turn
over any cash prize to a deserving international runner up.

I urge you to consider this crow-bar. . . . . . . .  A

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-15

First entry!

jeff-o made it! (author)2011-09-15

I will kick in a second 12-month Pro membership prize (with Kiteman's approval!)

Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2011-09-15


I'll even let you help choose your own winner!

jeff-o made it! (author)jeff-o2011-09-15

Yay! :)

sunshiine made it! (author)2011-09-15

LOL! I enjoyed this one! Very good!

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