Are international entries allowed?

Hi, I'd like to know if international entries are allowed for this contest...

Posted by syribia 8 years ago

Contest Entry Loading

I know the new contest page is still very new, but I ran into a frustrating issue. I was looking at a contest with several hundred entries and had clicked the "load more entries" button several times before I clicked on an instructable to take a closer look. When I hit the back button to continue browsing the entries, it loaded with only the most recent entries loaded again. It's frustrating to have to reload all those extensions over again and may ultimately lead to less viewers seeing the earliest entries in a large contest. If reloading the contest page where you left off isn't feasible, perhaps entries on contest pages could automatically open in a new window/tab.

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago

Total number of entries?

Does anyone know if there is an easy way (short of counting) how many entries a contest had? I feel like in the older layout it told you... I was a finalist on a few different contests and it would be great to reference the size of the contests for a section I'm working on in my resume... Thanks!

Posted by travis7s 3 years ago

are only boxes allowed in the make a box contest?

The "Make a Box" contest was started today and it says "For every hand-built object, there is a backstory: why it was made?" does that mean any hand-made objects are allowed?

Posted by bravoechonovember1 2 years ago

Can I enter more than 1 Instructable in the same contest?

I have 2 completely different Instructables. Both would be applicable to the same contest. Can I enter both in the same contest?

Asked by richard62 3 years ago

are international entries acceptable?

Are international entries accepatable in summer yarn contest?

Posted by creativegirlz 7 years ago

international entries?

Now international entries are not accepted so what if I only enter.If I win a prize i may not take the prize.Is it possible?and by what time would be international entries accepted .

Asked by robot1398 6 years ago

why does double entries occurs

I have seen in some contests that double entries have been made, how does this occur? I mean while all the entries are being checked before accepting for the contests ,then still how does this multiple entries occur?

Posted by sukinesh 3 years ago

Instructable entry limit

Is there a limit on the amount of instructables I can submit for this contest, I have two in mind but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to enter both.

Posted by guitarist24000 8 years ago

Not accepting entries????!!!!!!!

I just tried to unpublish an instructable I just recently put up and republish it so I could enter it in the April Fool's Day contest. When I tried, it said (and I quote) "Instructable not entered in the April Fools contest because contest is not accepting entries. Can someone help???!!!

Posted by Adum24 8 years ago

International entries

Hi i am from Australia and i am not quite sure what krylon is, and i am pretty sure we dont have it over here. so if i wanted to enter the competition what would i use instead of krylon?

Posted by natman 7 years ago

What happened to early entries in this contest?

I am just wondering what happened to the early entries in this contest? There are quite a few of them missing. I sent an e-mail to about a week ago and received no reply. I had an entry, "Embed an OEM GPS Into Anything" and received no communication that is was disqualified, removed...etc. Just one day it was not in the contest anymore. Can anyone tell me what happened? Have any of the other authors already posted questions about this and I am missing them? Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and making this a great site! - Charles

Posted by technogumbo 9 years ago

Number of Contest Entries per Instructable?

Recently I have observed that some instructables have been entered into 4 different contests. Some of them have also been chosen as finalists in all 4 of these contests. This forum 'Contest FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)' states: "Why can I only enter 3 contests with one Instructable? It’s all the spirit of fairness. Even if your instructable would be eligible for allllllll the contests that are open, we want you to pick the three that are most relevant and enter it there. This spreads the entries out a bit more. It’s fairly rare that one instructable wins three grand prizes (I think it’s only happened once!) but we want to make sure that one instructable doesn’t sweep the winners in several contests." Have the rules for the maximum number of contest entries per instructable been changed?

Asked by Jonathanrjpereira 3 years ago

Contest entries. Engineers/Professionals vs. ordinary DIY guys

Hey. Recent (as far as I started looking) contest entries are really awesome. Like the electronic orbit wheel, the 3D DLP printer, Carbonize your friends, Predator costume, etc etc etc. The makers enter the cool contest here,of course. But if you have a look at the winners,  it is very often the machine engineers and the professionals/those that do it for a living. Some of the instructables even fit better on kickstarter imho because you simply cannot replicate it at home. (or did I got the gist of wrong ?)  Like the orbitng wheel or the 3D "diy" DLP printer. There is hardly a chance for an ordinary guy without specialized college eduction and/or access to hardware like waterjets, 3d printers and what have you.  What do you guys think ? Fair ? Deal with it ? Obsolete participating in contests ? So shoot !

Posted by ianmcmill 4 years ago

Editing entries in contests

From time to time people ask if it's OK to edit their Instructables after the contest has closed for entries? The concern being that it could be seen as cheating. The answer is YES, oh absolutely YES, you can edit as much as you want whenever you want. If you can clean up your Instructable, add more useful detail or information, or add a video, then go for it. There are a couple of reasons for this. The big reason is that the project itself, whatever was built or done for the entry, is not going to be changed by these edits. Any change will be to the presentation of that project. Of course, we also don't recommend publishing and entering an Instructable that is in disarray and making it whole over the next couple of days. It's always helpful for you to make a good first impression. The other reason that we're fine with edits is that we want authors to see each Instructable as a living document. If you realize that some information is incorrect or could be clarified, then you should be free to go in and make a change whenever you want. Many of these changes are brought about by comments from others right after publication and we don't want to hold you back from that. So I hope that clears things up for authors and if you have any more questions about it, feel free to ask away in the comments.

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago

does winning a contest decrease chances of winning other contests?

Hello, I didn't see this in the FAQ.  I know you're allowed to enter up to 3 contests.  Sometimes the contest end dates are quite far apart.  Does winning one contest effect your likelihood of winning a later contest?  Just wondering if Instructables tries to spread out the contest winnings.  If so, it might change the author's decision on whether to enter some contests where their project doesn't fit as well and have lesser chance of winning. Thanks!

Posted by insusr 3 years ago

I have spent many hours making these instructables for the contest and they haven't been accepted for days. Help? Answered

I recently entered the Back to School Contest. My first instructable was accepted within a day, after that, even though they obviously fit the requirements for the contest and it said that you could submit more than one, the next instructables were "pending approval" and have been doing so for the past few days. Today I checked on it to see if they had been accepted to find that someone else that entered their instructable today got it accepted on the same day. I am getting very annoyed because I have spent many hours making these instructables for the contest. Please Help anyone?

Asked by Eric_Hill 5 years ago

Maximum number of entries in Instructable contest? Answered

I would like to know how many entries it is possible for one person to have in an Instructable contest.

Asked by AlexAndAmigos 2 years ago

Are international entries accepted?

Well? I assume this is only for USA because instructables team are only giving away Sears gift cards. And Sears are only found in USA...?

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago

Multiple entries

Hello all! I am sorry if this has been answered already, but i coldn't find an answer by looking around the site. I want to enter the "Make it glow" Contest and have two instructables that i feel could be good contenders. I'd like to know if it is allowed or OK to add two entries in the contest? What would be the judgment criteria? Would the two entries be valuated independently ? What about winner decisions?

Posted by bhvm 5 years ago

Contest is open to entries from India, but, what about Pakistan?

Hi, I like the way the "" has been emerged from starting with simple site to very up to date and helpful DIY guide to the obsessed DIY geeks like me. I really do appreciate the great job of the web site authors having this site evolved since! Since, I am from Pakistan, never submitted any entry yet, just avoid to fear that my entry will be wiped away, I want to ask the "" authros that could I submit my entry regarding Microcontroller contest? Is the contest entry from Pakistan is accepted here? Perhaps, the entries from our neighbor country INDIA are already accepted. Please reply ASAP. Thanks. M. Jawed

Posted by mjawed 4 years ago

Entries from romania

Two years ago, the contests said that entries are accepted from any country That was all nice until i noticed that lately the contest policy has changed and there is only a small list of countries now. I've always hated the idea of country-exclusive stuff going on on the internet. Will it be possible in the future to submit entries from Romania too?  Also, based on what criteria do the admins here choose what countries can participate?

Posted by Vladmakesstuff 5 years ago

How Many Are You Planning on Entering?

I'm just wondering how many entries that other people are planning to enter into this contest. I personally have two entries that I want to enter.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago

Instructable contest entry? Answered

I published my instructable and entered it in the robot contest 30 mins before the contest ended and after the contest has ended it is moderated approval.So can it get approved after the contest has ended as I posted it before the contest had ended.

Asked by Bot1398 6 years ago

Why are so many entries that aren't qualified or applicable allowed to enter contests?

I'm new, but it seems to me that if a moderator has to approve a submission of an entry, and the "sponsor" reserves the right to reject an entry, why in the world are completely unrelated instructables accepted into contests? I've seen it on several different contests since joining. The main reason I ask is I want to contribute and vote on entries in these contests, and it doesn't seem fair to take away people's votes for an awesome instructable -- that can't win. It is everyone's time wasted to look at 200+ entries in a contest to be voted on, and seeing a dozen or more unrelated, unqualified entries taking votes from those who could really win. It's counter-productive! Guess I'm curious about how the back office runs the show :) This is a burning question I've seen other people talking about too.  I've bit my tongue for a few weeks now, but I'm going crazy here!  Any light that could be shed here would be great, thanks.

Posted by iwoodinspire 6 years ago

international entries

Hi , I have been searching recently about international contests entries from countries that are not listed , and found out that I can enter my works but I can not claim the prizes and the solution for this is to have somebody in u.s or any other listed country who can receive the prizes , so I 'm asking I f any body can help me in this  by giving me his address so he can receive the prizes and then resend it to me , anyone who is ready and open for help please contact me on this email 

Posted by Ahmad-Jaber 4 years ago

Double vision?

Something a little wierd happened when I took a peep at the contest, some entries had decided to replicate themselves.... I don't know if this is simply an aesthetic problem or a serious issue but it seemed best to be on the safe side... It could also have something to do with some of the new stuff... The disconcerting thing is that the iron man one's aren't beside eachother...

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago

How to sort contest entries by views?

Since the recent site update, I'm not able to find the link to sort  contest entries by views. So I was wondering of any way to still sort the entries by views. Thanks

Asked by ThisIsSteve 4 years ago

Halloween Contest Entries on YouTube Group 1

You can enter your youtube videos in the DIY Halloween Contest. Just add them to the DIY Halloween Contest Group. Here are some of the videos that we have received so far.Pumpkin Carving Robot DIYHalloween Toy Soldier Halloween Haunt 2006 Final Look

Posted by noahw 10 years ago

Efficiency contest

Disclaimer: I may be biased, since I have an entry in the running.I am very confused as to why the current leaders of the efficiency contest are in the contest at all, nevermind winning.One is not instructions for making anything. It just says "watch less TV". It may be good advice, but it is not a DIY project.One is a recipe for bread. It may be wonderful and delicious bread, but it has nothing to do with being green.One is about making a suit out of a sleeping bag. I suppose this would allow you to turn down the heat, but that is a bit of a stretch, (besides, so would a sweater - and the instructable doesn't say anything about this being the reasoning).I don't mean to disrespect these fine instructables, I am just saying they are totally irrelevant to this specific contest.But not only are they in the contest, they have been in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place since voting opened 2 days ago. Who is voting for these entries, and why?

Posted by JacobAziza 9 years ago

Why are contests not open to New Zealand? Answered

I was just interested as i have a couple of items i would like to enter but cannot as im from New Zealand.

Asked by rocketman217 5 years ago

Halloween Contest Entries on YouTube Group 2

You can enter your youtube videos in the DIY Halloween Contest. Just add them to the DIY Halloween Contest Group. This is group 2 of the videos that we have received so far. I'll add more groups as necessary, so submit your video now!The Making of the Tesla CD Turbine Prototype Tesla CD Turbine with Skilsaw Attachment Running the Tesla CD Turbine With PumpkinCutter Attachment

Posted by noahw 10 years ago

Sandwich Contest Now Open!!!

The sandwich contest is now open for entries! The group to enter your instructable in is located here, and instructable with all the info on it is located here. Good Luck!

Posted by kcls 8 years ago

Updating Contest Entry date ?

How many date  Contest Entry ?2 days or one days ?

Posted by Niraj.Deshmukh 5 years ago

[Solved] My Arduino Challenge entry disappeared

Dear Instructables, My Arduino Challenge entry, Build "The RevIO" (Arduino Clone) My Way, is no longer on the View Entries > Sort by: > Views . It supposed to be about 126 or 127. But it is OK on the View Entries > Sort by: > Recent or View Entries > Sort by: > Instructables. Thanks sath02

Posted by sath02 6 years ago

Entry Votes

Is there a way to view how many votes are posted for an entry in the craft contest?? Thanks.

Posted by mrsnap1 9 years ago

Retrospective transparency entries?

I hope retrospective entries are acceptable for Carleyy's challenge?

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

The New Knex Innovationists Tournament - T.N.K.I.T (Round 1)

The category is "K'nex Vehicles".Only one thing to remember, 2-16 wheels on your vehicle needed!You can show it in a Forum Topic, a Slideshow, or a Video.The things where your vehicle will be judged on:- Originality- Looks- Added Functions Such As: Suspension, Engine Model, Etc- ReliabilityIf you have made something, post a link here, and i'll judge it as soon as i see it.Enter it before 1 September 2009, or you'll be disqualified.Contestants:- St J - Entry:- Millawi Legend - Entry: Kairah - Entry: Shadowninja31 - Entry:- Silentassasin21 - Entry: DarthVader - Has been banned sadly enough, so he can't enter anything.- (Atlas) - Entry:- Jollex - Entry: ZakS95 - Entry: Knexguy - Entry: 222222222539 - Entry: Killer SafeCracker - Entry: LordSnipe - Entry:- Owen-mon-82397 - Entry: Cj81499 - Entry: Dj Radio - Entry: KillerPanda - Entry:- Heat-Seeker - Entry: Serial-Cricket - Entry: Yannyboy - Entry:- Katarukito - Entry:- Ajleece - Entry:- Knex Mad - Entry: Knexmaster7000 - Entry:- Darth Gecko Man - Entry:- The Jamalam - Entry: your thing, guys!UPDATE:THE RESULTS ARE HERE:

Posted by Skreetsha 9 years ago

Contest entry received but not shown

I entered an Instructable into the teacher contest and received an email confirming my entry, however the Instructable is not listed in my Recognition section of my profile or with the other contest entries. Thanks for looking into this.

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago

new contests have the same bug-new entries not showing up

In the two newest contests it says "7 entries" but there are no entries

Posted by bravoechonovember1 2 years ago

Entry Moderating Time

How long does it take for them to decide wether my contest entry should be accepted or not? I submitted entry "A" to contest "A", and I submitted entry "B" to contests "B", "C", and "D" only an hour after entry "A". Entry "A" got accepted into contest "A" in 17 hours, entry "B" got rejected from contest "B" in 20 hours, and it's been over 2 days and I have not heard anything about contests "C" or "D".  How long will this process take? 

Posted by nhtexan 5 years ago

Contest Entry Bug Report

The page with the listet contests shows different entries, then the page of a single contest itself. My own entry to a contest raised the number in the contestpage itself, but not in the overview page. Furthermore my entry isn't even visible in the contest page The same happens with the number of views on any instructable

Posted by NagelmaierP 11 months ago

Party Contest Entry

I entered two entries into the party contest before the deadline, May 1st. When I looked today, I couldn't see either entry. I am getting worried that the entries are not in the contest ! Please help

Posted by yellowdude8 7 years ago

contest entry on last day

I entered the guerilla design contest yesterday and today it closed for entries and I don't see my entry   will I still be in it? EDIT: it is in the contest

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago

My Extreme Challenge Entry is missing?

Lol... here we go again... My second entry for the Extreme Challenge was accepted and it can be voted for on the Ible page... but it's not showing up on the contest page. There are a couple duplicate entries as well.

Posted by bajablue 6 years ago

Instructable Contest Entry Not Accepted Yet? Answered

I have send a entry in the citizen science contest and it hasent been accepted yet the entry was sent on 19 - 1-13 but it hasent been accepted wven when the contest has been closed for entries I also got an email saying that the entry was recieved .  Please help on this.

Asked by Bot1398 5 years ago

duplicates in contest entries list

I noticed when browsing contest entries, there are some entries that show up twice consecutively, see screenshot I know it's not intentional

Posted by frank26080115 6 years ago

Be Prepared Contest Entry Unreadable

Be Prepared Contest entry unreadable: Build A grey Man Bug Out Bag.

Posted by ldmorgan 5 years ago

tnkit entry

My tnkit entry my m82 range around 40 feet please comment rate subscribe

Posted by knex mad 8 years ago