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Entering an Ible in a contest that was published before the start date Answered

Hey, can anyone tell me how to enter an ible in a contest that was published before the start date of the contest? I know that it can be done somehow as I have seen an Ible that had won in a contest a year earlier and was entered again in a recent contest. It was the same ible by the same person. Did they just completely recreate the ible and delete the previous one? 

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Kiteman (author)2015-01-19

If you published an instructable before the start-date of a contest, the only legitimate way to enter the contest is to rewrite the instructable anew, including significant improvements over the original write-up.

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Downunder35m (author)2015-01-16

Old Instructables should not enter a contest, especially not after already winning an older contest.

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Kiteman (author)Downunder35m2015-01-19

The only contest where "old" projects can be entered is the Hallowe'en contest, and even then you must have published it since the previous Hallowe'en contest closed.

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shknbks (author)2015-01-19

I wanted to enter small spaces contest so I created and published mine on the day that contest opened(contest was listed under open contest) and I cant enter, anyone know why?

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Kiteman (author)shknbks2015-01-19

It might be a time-zone issue - contests run to Pacific Standard Time, because the site is based in California.

If you're not sure, drop an email to service@instructables.com and ask.

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ChrysN (author)2015-01-16

Only the Halloween contest allow older Instructables to be entered. Other circumstances are when an instructable is updated, though I imagine it would need a considerable change made to it to be eligible.

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ecsaul23 (author)ChrysN2015-01-18

Thank you. I have update a couple of mine before but it has not changed the posted date. So it must need a complete overhaul for that. I'm just upset I missed the start of the contest by a couple days

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ChrysN (author)ecsaul232015-01-18

That's a drag. You can keep an eye on the list of upcoming contests here: https://www.instructables.com/community/List-of-Upcoming-Contests/

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