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Just wanted to ask if yous are able to make the contests open to New Zealand? I see you have Australia in there but what about us here in NZ? I work at a after school center for youth and I have a few members that would really like to enter the LED competition you have going at the moment. They have just started thinking about something and then I saw the fine print that the comp was not open to us.

Could this change anytime soon?

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Attmos (author)2012-08-12

Just out of curiosity, what kind of laws would omit a country or area. I'm pretty ignorant of international law (make that totally ignorant) but it doesn't seem any more complicated than '"You Won" where do we ship your prize?'

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Lithium Rain (author)Attmos2012-08-12

Well...it is.

Some jurisdictions have laws about games of chance vs. games of skill, those involving alcohol as a prize, those involving prizes worth more than a given amount of money, etc, etc.

The law is a strange and complicated animal. Not every area of the law is similarly complex, but the laws concerning contests are not among the simple ones.

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Attmos (author)Lithium Rain2012-08-12

Yeah, Ok. I had a feeling the answer would be something like that. I just feel bad for all those other people, y'know.

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Kiteman (author)2012-08-01

Things like this are, unfortunately, in the hands of the lawyers.

The best advice I can offer is "be patient". If, though, you enter a contest, Instructables do not officially know where you live until you tell them.

If you have a friend in an eligible country, and you win, you can give their address as yours, and then they can forward the package to you.

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