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Mystery Prizes! Answered

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What's more fun that winning a prize? Why winning a mystery prize, of course! We're sending out mystery prizes to winners of the First-Time Author's Contest and Homemade Gifts Contest, and if you end up being one of lucky winners, we want to see your reaction when you open it.

Share a picture of your mystery prize with us here or tag us on social media and we'll give you a shout out! 

Check out the First Time Author Contest or Homemade Gifts Contest and make something awesome! 

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DIYEnPointe (author)2017-08-28

Will you be using the mystery prizes in future contests and/or challenges?

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Possibly! If there's enough interest :)

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rasheekrazz (author)2017-08-27

HOW I GET A MYSTERY PRIZE ?

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jasonsj (author)2017-06-06

My mistery prize was a set of mini pliers, an awesome prize for a craftman like me!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!! as well as the t-shirt and stickers and everything I got!!!! // Mi premio misterioso es un set de mini pinzas, un grandioso premio para un artesano como yo!!!! ME ENCANTA!!!! tanto como la remera, calcos, y todo lo demas que recibí!!!!

THANK YOU INSTRUCTABLE!! / GRACIAS INSTRUCTABLES!!!

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willydegroot (author)2017-03-24

My mystery prize was a Spark Core development kit! Thank you so much Instructables!

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woodumakeit (author)2017-02-22

I was honored to receive the Grand Prize (and mystery prize) for the Homemade Gift contest. It came with much more than I expected. In addition to the prize listed on the prizes page, it also came with a mini tripod, a full size tripod, a set of filters, lens cleaner, hand grip for the camera, extra memory card, wide angle conversion lens, telephoto conversion lens, flash, remote shutter control, screen protector, remote shutter control, and a Kreg K3 jig. I suspect that the Kreg K3 jig was the mystery prize, but maybe it was all those other items. Thanks, Instructables!

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That is a really nice prize! I love that t-shirt color.

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tinaciousz (author)woodumakeit2017-03-01

Well-deserved! Can't wait to see how you put that mystery prize to use. :)

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TheGunNut44 (author)2017-02-04

I received Twelve fishbone knotless gear ties as my mystery prize! Here's a pic. Thank you Instructables team!

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tinaciousz (author)TheGunNut442017-02-07
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thijsv (author)2017-02-02

Just won a mystery prize in the Home Made Gift contest. Exited to see what it will be!

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dalegribble (author)thijsv2017-02-04

congrats, and the lamp is awes

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dalegribble (author)2017-01-26

maybe it's an epilog laser cutter?

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tinaciousz (author)2017-01-25

We're picking them next week! We're excited, too. :)

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woodbywright (author)2017-01-25

Fantastic! looking forward to sending the picture when it comes in!

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spacemonki (author)2017-01-19

I'm so excited! Love this idea! I just posted my very first instructable a few days ago and entered it! Fingers crossed!! :D

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Giulia Art (author)2017-01-14

I like mistery :) I just added a project to homemade gift contest :) Hope to win :D

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Btoombster (author)Giulia Art2017-01-17

**Mystery.

But I agree it's so much more exciting!

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Pantopush (author)2017-01-16

I wonder if the mystery prize is related to the objects it's paired with... Or if it's just completely random... Who knows!

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berlingozzo (author)2017-01-05

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :)

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HollyMann (author)2016-12-23

I think this is an awesome idea! Are these photos several of the actual mystery prizes..or are there more? Either way, I think it is super exciting!

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tinaciousz (author)HollyMann2017-01-04

The photos here are for the First Time Author Contest. :) Check out the Homemade Gifts Contest to see the main prizes for that contest.

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Yonatan24 (author)2016-12-18

I don't think this is such a great idea for the first time author's contest. I think a new member should see what the prize is, and think:

"WOW! They're giving an iPad away! WOW! A cordless tool kit! I mush publish an I'ble before the contests ends...

Not knowing what you're going to win is interesting, I guess, but knowing exactly what you could win is really motivating - at least for me.

If the mystery prizes are only the addition, that's the best!

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antoniraj (author)2016-11-25

I like this idea very much. A surprise mystery prize when you open up your prize pack...

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tinaciousz (author)antoniraj2016-11-28

Exactly! I thought it would add a little magic to the experience. Hope to see your entry in the contest!

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antoniraj (author)tinaciousz2016-12-18

This is my first entry in the Home Made Gifts contest... I am working on few more instructables

https://www.instructables.com/id/Stained-Glass-Flower-Vase-a-Perfect-Home-Made-Gift/

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chienline (author)2016-11-21

Wow! Surprizes are always FUN. Whatever you win, those are cool prizes :D

I wish I had never made any instructable before xD

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tinaciousz (author)chienline2016-11-21

You're in luck! We are considering doing this for the upcoming Homemade Gifts Contest, too. Glad you like the idea! :)

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tinaciousz (author)tinaciousz2016-11-21

The Homemade Gifts Contest launches next Monday, 11/28.

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chienline (author)tinaciousz2016-11-21

That is my birthday. That is awesome. A homemade gift by myself, from me and for me :D

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BrittLiv (author)tinaciousz2016-11-23

That is a great idea! I am not sure whether I will find the time to enter, but winning a mystery prize in the gifts contest sounds awesome.

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Fathomlis (author)2016-11-28

This sounds so exciting and awesome! Great idea.

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tinaciousz (author)Fathomlis2016-11-28

SO glad to hear you like it! Are you going to participate in the contest? :)

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Fathomlis (author)tinaciousz2016-11-28

I REALLY want to...I'll see what I can make. I've got a couple of ideas, I just have to put them into action.

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iminthebathroom (author)2016-11-24
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HeartCrafting (author)2016-11-28

What?!? That is super awesome. What a fun idea. Seriously, curiosity is killing me right now! :-) I can't wait to see what people win.

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tinaciousz (author)HeartCrafting2016-11-28

We can't wait to see how people react to their gifts! Why don't you increase your curiosity and anticipation by entering the contest? :)

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bravoechonovember1 (author)2016-11-18

cool! does the contest start on monday?

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Open now and accepting your awesome entries!

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https://www.instructables.com/contest/firsttimeauthors2016/

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yes I see that but it hasn't started yet

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Yup. It opens on Nov 21, 2016

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