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Contest criterias Answered

I tried to post this earlier but either something went went wrong or I was too blonde to find it, so if i is adouble plese ignoreand delete!

My intention was to enter the Make it Glow contest with a better and more complete version of my forever Light.
But after checking some entries I decided against it.
There are a lot of totally unrelated entries in the contest and I fail to see the point in entering if obviously noone cares about what goes into a contest.
For example a hovercraft, cordless screwdriver, fingerprint scanners, remote controlled robots, space doors or cmputer controlled flower pots.....
I though the reason for a contest would be to have stuff in there that fits th contest....
I know some standards are not that high but isn't it a bit too low to allow totally unrelated entries into a contest???

Me, I simply don't see how a contest can be fair if the entry rules are already being completely ignored and obviously noone here cares to remove those entries...
For that simple reason I won't support a contest with my entry.


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Downunder35m (author)2014-12-20

So if I have a chainsaw I just add a led light to show it is running and the thing qualifies....

And if I wrap some glow in the dark tape around my tennis racket I have a good chance of winning....

Don't get my wrong but for me it is like a contest about planes and people enter with a hot air ballon.

Every damn remote controlled toy has a led ot more these days, still I would say it fits into a contest about RC toys but not in a contest about making things glow.

Will think about it but not sure if can agree with the arguments given here.

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caitlinsdad (author)Downunder35m2014-12-20

No worries but there is always another contest down the road. I would add an LED to a chainsaw but it would pulse or glow in colors according to the revs of the engine... In the past I've been irked by some of the interpretations of the rules and themes of previous contests but if you take the view that it is their contest and they can run it any way they want so you shouldn't have a problem with it. Their end goal is to get more participation and viewcounts so the -gimmick- method they have is contests to draw us in. Don't take it personally, it's business. Have a beer and enter your ible. By the way, glow in the dark bikes are always popular.

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liquidhandwash (author)2014-12-20

Don't like it, don't vote for it... It only matters if it the make the finals

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caitlinsdad (author)2014-12-20

Ah, if you actually read into those ibles, although the builds are mainly about the rough construction of the supporting object, the hovercraft is lit with a band of LEDs, the door will be lit with LEDs and sensors. I agree that you will find some contest entries way off base than what you expect but wide latitude is given in the spirit of getting people to participate with new ibles. They will get vetted in the judging process. As a contest goer myself, the more the merrier.

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Couldn't have said it better myself. They all "glow" in some way and therefore fit the contest requirements. Mind you the more on theme the entrant is the more likely it is that it will become a finalist.

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