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If we enter more than one instructable, can we only win once, or will each instructable be judged on its own? I have a few more ideas to share, but I want to be clear on the rules.

Topic by Shamora1288    |  last reply

Eligibility For Holiday Gifts?

In the Holiday Gifts Contests it states handmade gifts to be entered. The project I wanted to post however involves a laser cutter, would this count as handmade or be disqualified?

Topic by Charlie 72    |  last reply

Contest eligibility by date

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I would like to propose a change to contest rules. I'm proposing that the eligibility requirement to enter contests be changed to allow any instructable published within a specified time period (one week, one month, etc) before the contest opens. I know the point of limiting the eligibility is to keep fresh material flowing through the door by keeping old 'ibles from being entered over and over, but this is the second time that I've published an instructable, and then a few days later a contest opens that I'm not eligible to enter. This time, the contest in question is which opened on Sept 1. I wanted to enter this 'ible ( which I published on Aug 29...but it's not eligible because it was published before the contest opened.  I know there's a list of upcoming contests, but the point of this site is to share your projects, not to withhold them until a contest rolls around that you may want to enter. I try to contribute as much as possible, so far publishing 18 instructables in the last 10 months. Seven of those were featured. While I doubt that I'll win any of the contests, it's frustrating not even getting a chance to, if there's a way this change could be considered, that'd be great - otherwise I'll live with it. Like I said, I doubt I'd win any contests anyway. Thanks for reading my rant. 

Topic by Dustin Rogers    |  last reply

Speed up country contest eligibility? Answered

I contacted the lottery inspection agency here in Sweden, the agency in charge of all things lottery/contest etc. According to them there is no reason why Sweden should not be an eligible country for the contests. I sent the info, links and contact information to the Instructables support and service email addresses. Is this going to make a difference? Is it going to speed up the process? I mean, From what I could find the last time Instructables added a country to the contests was in 2012... Have they stopped adding countries? Do they just not care anymore?

Question by simon.w.nordberg    |  last reply

Crafting Contest Country Eligibility

I saw there was a new contest, so went to investigate. I'm from the uk so always look at the eligibility at the bottom of the right hand side. This one said US only, but when I looked at the full rules, it listed all the usual places. See snapshot. Am I reading this wrong, or does one override the other? Can I enter? Thanks, Jon.

Topic by Mr_o_uk  

Can i apply for a contest, living in Brazil? Answered

I know that Brazil isn't in the eligible countries to apply for a contest. But it is written in "16. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution" : By entering the Contest, entrants agree that these Rules will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of  (c) Brazil if the entrant's principal place of residence is in Brazil I know I don't have any instructables, but i want to be able to apply for a contest, if I could! Thanks.

Question by ItzRulez    |  last reply

Sci-Fi Contest Question

Hi Internet! I just saw the Sci-Fi Contest recently opened and I immediately had a bunch of ideas for projects, but I noticed that the contest page says "any project inspired by a film, TV show, or book is eligible." I was wondering, if I were to make something based on a sci-fi video game, would that still be eligible to enter? There's quite a lot of this genre in video games and I'm guessing other people will probably be interested in making video game-inspired projects as well, so I thought I'd ask just to be sure before I get too far along in a project that may or may not qualify for entry. Thanks for your time!

Topic by Baybren    |  last reply

Not able to enter instructable into contest

I am not able to enter an instructable I recently publsihed into the Sound Hacks contest...When I click add to contest, I dont see the Sound hacks contest in the list I published it after the contest was started, any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Topic by vishalapr    |  last reply

my instructable isn't eligible

I tried submitting instructable to microcontoller contest but gives it is'nt eligible. I published it June 8th (although it states June 7th).  Regardless, it was after the 6th.  ? It is entered into LED contest.

Topic by carlitos    |  last reply

Eligibility for Things the Fly contest

I was hoping to participate in the Things that Fly contest, but my instructable: , is not being shown in the list when I press enter, even though in the description, it is written: If it flies through the air, it is eligible

Topic by rbanga    |  last reply

Will most International Makers be excluded from future challenges?

This seems to be an unanswered question... or it's quite possible I just haven't found the answer. I feel some clarification is in order... please.

Topic by bajablue    |  last reply

Help!! Im confused with contests eligibility

Hi i have a question and im sure others have the same enquiry, as everyone knows, instructables does not have a wide range of eligible countries for their contests. so im wondering if im from Malaysia (which is not an eligible country), can i still join a contest but have the prize (if i win)sent to an eligible country? Because i have a relative who is currently staying in Australia(eligible country) and i really want to join these awesome contests. Thank you, Sean

Topic by schin7    |  last reply

eligibility in the jack Daniels independence contest? Answered

I live in australia and i was wondering if its for u.s.a. only,thanks

Question by zombiefire    |  last reply

Jack Daniel's "The Independence Project" Eligibility

I was excited to pull together a video for the Jack Daniel's challenge, but then I noticed the small text at the end of the contest description: "...Void in CA and where prohibited."  Why the heck are residents of California exempt from participating in this contest?

Topic by ridiculously.awesome    |  last reply

Can an existing home be eligible for LEED Certification?

My home was built in the early 80's and I've made several environmentally-inspired improvements since I bought it - compost, rainwater harvesting, Energy-Star Appliances, insulatiion, low VOC paint and a 47 panel solar PV system. I've been looking on the Green Building Council's website to see, but all I can find is info on new construction. All I really wanted to do is see if there was a list of possible improvements that can be made on existing residential homes (and possibly the point rating) so I could know if I'm even in the ballpark to meet the LEED certification requirements. I checked into this a few years ago, but with this new 2009 LEED v3.0 it looks like they dropped anything to do with existing residential homes, or maybe I'm just not looking in the right place. So, has anybody else looked into this? Is anybody here familiar with where I can find this information? I want to see what it's like before I register and get inspected so I can tell whether or not it is worth the effort right now.

Question by iPodGuy    |  last reply

Is this instructable eligible to enter in the Low & Slow BBQ Contest?? Answered

I entered this instructable in the Low & slow BBQ Contest. And after I read some more I am wondering if this is eligible to enter. Here is the link. I will give out best answer.Thank you Killer~SafeCracker

Question by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply

Do any of the Contests ever Include South Africans as eligible for entry ?

Just would like to know if the contests ever include South africans as Eligible to enter ?

Topic by Creative Hacker    |  last reply

Is your second project eligible for the first time author contest if you both published them during the competition? Answered

The specific case: I joined Instructables after the 'first time author 2015' competition started. Since them I published two instructables. Now is the question: are they both eligible for the competition, or not? The short description on the contest page could be interpreted in both directions. 

Question by thijsv    |  last reply

Why are instructables made before the beginning of contest not eligible for entry?

I was just wondering why instructables made prior to a contest can't be entered. I have several instructables that I wish to enter, but this rule prohibits me from doing so. Is there a way to re-publish an instructable in order to enter it? I was wondering if a staff member or someone else knew the answer to this question, as I have the feeling that more people wish this rule was not in place. Thanks for any feedback.

Question by stephenmack    |  last reply

Contests for India

Pls make Indians also eligable for contests THanks

Topic by jangoachayan    |  last reply

Metal contest

I have recently completed two metal projects and didnot document them. Are they eligible for the the contest?

Question by DuckTurd    |  last reply

Why is it that Mexico isn't included on the list of countries eligible to participate in contests? Answered

I thought there was a Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade agreement in place? We´re next-door neighbors! :(

Question by MaskMarvl    |  last reply

Contests Supported Worldwide?

Are these contest are limited to specific countries or for whole world? Is seventeen years old is eligible to participate?

Topic by Do It Yourself    |  last reply


Can anyone in the world enter this competition? For example im from India and if my project wins will i be eligible for the prize?

Topic by BeeblebroxTheHalfth    |  last reply

Mobile Device Programmers Contest !

Prize/Contest InformationTen winners based on popular vote by registered voters will be selected, who will all receive a Mobile Internet Device as well as USD $1,000 (total value USD $1,500.00). The top 10 winners will only be eligible to receive prizes if they agree to compete for the grand prize and submit working beta applications for MID devices.Grand Prize winners will receive 2 round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world to an Open Source event, including 1 week of accommodations. Grand prize valued at up to USD $6,000. Intel and Moblin will pick the airline and hotels for the grand Prize winners.Terms and ConditionThe contest is open to individuals and companies eligible to work and live in USA. Individuals must be 18 or older to enter. Employees of Intel Corporation, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families of each may not enter. Companies with an existing technology enabling account with Intel Corporation are not eligible to enter. Past winners in any category will not be eligible for re-entry with the same game that previously won. Void where prohibited.You must have legal right to commercially distribute your entry in order to be eligible...Here is the SOURCE link...

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply

September project contest and Magnet challenge

We're having another project contest and trying something new: a challenge. All Instructables published during September are eligible for the project contest. All Instructables using magnets that are entered into the Magnet Challenge group are eligible for the challenge. We've got some sweet prizes that will help you document even better than you already do: helmet cams and [ memory card readers]. Check the contest instructions for more details.

Topic by ewilhelm  

why cant i enter my altoids survival kit in the survival contest? Answered

It says i have no instructables eligable for the contest

Question by annoyingfeatures    |  last reply

String Contest Question

If the contest is called the "String Contest" why is the picture full of ropes? Hmmm... Or maybe it should be added that rope is eligible too, It might not be obvious to everyone...

Topic by Yonatan24    |  last reply

Contest for the carribean

Can people in the east Caribbean enter contest posted on Instructables website? Our students would like to enter but we are unsure if we are eligible for prizes.Please advise

Topic by MichelleM9    |  last reply

Entered Weekend Projects Contest, still no acceptance or email. I am sure it is eligible.

Hello, I published this Instructable on August 15, and entered it into the Weekend Projects Contest the same day. It has now been two days and I have neither received an email saying it was accepted or denied. I know this usually means it has been denied, but I am positive it meets the requirements. I posted the Instructable within the correct dates, it is all original work done by me, including the photos. I live in the US, and it can be completed in less than a weekend. I do not get why it has not been approved. If anybody can explain why, give me the contact information of the moderator, or notify the moderator, it would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Darman12

Topic by darman12    |  last reply

Monthly Contests

I would like to see monthly or bi-monthly contests with no specific topic. Just a contest for the best instructable in that time period. It's a bummer to publish an instructable but not be eligible for any contests simply due to timing.

Topic by NightHawkInLight    |  last reply


If I'm not 18 when I enter the contest, but turn 18 by the time the contest in finished, am I still eligible to win prizes, etc. or do I have to be 18 WHEN I enter? I'm 17 but turn 18 in November.

Topic by Spectrace    |  last reply

Why my new instructable can't add to the Moderated group"New authors, come get some free stuff!" ?

Hi! I'm a new author,just now I have published my first instructable,and want to add it to the group:New authors(www.instructables,com/group/newauthors/ ) to participate in the activity,but it says: You currently have no eligible Instructables, Videos, or Photos that aren't already added to this group. Submit an Instructable to Enter Now! What does it mean?I think my new instcuctable is eligible to this group.And what can I do to add to it? Thank you!

Topic by yuhuaabc    |  last reply

Not able to enter Contest

I had an instructable which is relevant to the Make It Glow contest, but I am not able to enter it in the contest. It says that I have no eligible Instructable. Please Help Me Out Here!

Topic by Tech_Freak    |  last reply

Clay Contest Criteria

I have a question about the Clay contest criteria....debating whether to do an instructable for a DIY downdraft kiln vent for under $50 (cf $450-600 to buy) that I built. I've actually been waiting for the clay contest before publishing, however the contest criteria says:  "For the purpose of this contest, any project that uses a moldable, malleable, clay-like product will be eligible." So question is, would a kiln vent be eligible? Previous contest criteria has been "all things" related to said topic, but this seems more narrow in scope. Obviously a kiln vent is not made with clay, but it certainly fits the pottery topic. What to the contest gurus say?

Topic by craftycounterpart    |  last reply

Why can't I enter a contest?

I wrote a new Instructable and wanted to enter it in the Flower contest but when I click Enter now! the only eligible entry is another one I have already entered.

Question by Creative Mom CZ  

I can not enter the arduino contest

I want to enter the arduino content with an instructable made on 14/03/2014 but it said I am not eligible. So, am I ?

Topic by kokpat    |  last reply

Sunshine Lollipops....rainbows......

First off...happy april.....and april fools Just a question, I am excitted to see who will get profilled in PopSci "added to the PopSci group between now and the end of the day Sunday April 1st, 2007 is eligible. " But when does judging end?

Topic by evy-wevy    |  last reply

I want to enter the contest. Can't my idea be one that has NOT been previously published? ? Answered

*Every Halloween-themed Instructable posted since November 10, 2008 is eligible.  Just click here enter your previously-published project.

Question by beal    |  last reply

A little confused about the Halloween Contest

I was reading the Halloween Contest rules and it said that instructables posted before the contest start dates are not eligible but there are a ton of entries that were posted a few months ago. So I was wondering did the rules change or what?

Topic by rrkrose    |  last reply

Back to school contest?

Hi, has anyone tried to post an instructable to the back to school contest? I posted it on 15/8/12 UK TIME which is two days after the starting date and it says that my instructable is not eligible because its published before the entry date????

Topic by NXTHacker    |  last reply

Why does my instructable keep getting rejected for the Epilog Challenge? Answered

Https:// Why does this keep getting rejected from the Epilog Challenge? It says it's eligible but I keep receiving rejections anyway.

Question by pyro1234567890    |  last reply

can't enter contest even though instructable not published

I'm trying to enter an instructable into the woodworking contest but it says I'm not eligible. I confirmed that i hadn't published already so now I'm very confused. Can someone help?

Topic by cowmanpoke    |  last reply

New Speed Contest: Pocket-Sized

The new speed contest has launched!It's called Pocket-Sized. Anything that can fit inside a regular pocket is eligible. So think portable and small. Flat would help as well. Pocket-Sized Speed Contest

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

Can we collaborate an instuctable for this contest?

Can I do a collaboration with someone and still have that be eligible for the contest? If we could do a collaboration, then if we won would we both get a leatherman and a gift certificate or would just one get it? Would this be ok? Please let me know.

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays    |  last reply

Contest to win a PC

Someone PM'd me about a contest to create something new with their old PC.  I was going to enter but unfortunately it is only open to US residence.  I thought I would pass this along since there are a lot of Instructables posted that would be eligible for this contest (provided that you are from the US).  The prize is a PC. Here is the link:

Topic by ChrysN    |  last reply

Instructable Contest

I just spent around 4 hours making an excel walk through for an Instructables contest, and when I went to add it to the contest, it said, "Sorry, your instructable isn't eligible; it may have been published before the contest entry date." The contest is April 4th to May 1st. What is going on?  

Topic by tinstructable    |  last reply

I'm having problems entering my photo instructable into the Halloween contest. Help?

This is an already published instructable i'm trying to enter. When i go to enter, it says only my step by step instructables are eligible yet in the rules it says photo, step by step, and video is okay. Is this some kind of bug in the contest?

Question by cpacker1    |  last reply

Confused about the Design Contest?

Hi Instructablers, I'm a bit confused on what to enter for the design contest. Could I enter a video project I made in Final Cut Express with some cool effects or something? I really like doing video editing and effects on my videos and stuff so it would be great if that would be eligible.

Topic by Adambowker98    |  last reply

New contest this week: BBQ contest

One of the two contests starting this week will be a BBQ contest. Recipes, techniques, and even ways to make your own BBQ will be eligible. So get your thinking caps on and get ready to start making some tasty food. More details and prize information will be coming soon.

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply