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3D Design Contest Answered

I posted an entry for the contest on the deadline (Oct 12th) and would love to see it up for voting... is there a problem with the entry?

https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Old-School-Diving-Gear/

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wavegm
wavegm

8 years ago

Hi,

Any clue when results will be published ?

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rwinscot
rwinscot

Reply 8 years ago

No idea - but finalists are already up.

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bwrussell
bwrussell

Reply 8 years ago

Hence the stress.

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wavegm
wavegm

Reply 8 years ago

I know
Stressing ...

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bwrussell
bwrussell

Reply 8 years ago

Me too. Personally I think you have a good shot.

The problem is probably two fold.
One, since each winner can only win one prize they have to work out who gets books. If a first 50 submission also wins a prize then their book should go to entry 51, etc. They also have to weed multiple entries out of the first 50. I was a finalist in a different contest that had a member with multiple finalist entries so they had to work out who got the extra prizes and it took a while beyond the stated date.
Two, these contests are often judged, at least in part, by a third party. Usually the sponsor, in this case Chris Anderson. This means it's out of Instructables hands once they send the finalists to him. They can settle on a date but he has other responsibilities and may take longer then initially projected.

All of that equals stress for us. As soon as a contest's voting closes I become an obsessive email watcher, which ramps up on the day the announcement is supposed to be made if I'm a finalist. I've been getting a little adrenaline spike every time my phone says "2 new messages" ever since Monday. :D

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

8 years ago

Sorry for the delay! Contest moderation is normally only done on weekdays, so sometimes if you post something over the weekend, it'll be Monday morning before your entry gets approved. :)