After you enter your project in the competition, it says that its "pending moderator aproval" how long does that take? because mine has said that for almost a week now, and I've been trying really hard to enter, and I tried to enter the forbes teach me fast, but that one was the same, and it missed the dead line

Topic by sjoobbani   |  last reply

enter key

Why is the enter key not working? I'm trying to write an ible but the enter key wont work to skip lines between paragraphs. Is there a work around besides writing in a different program and using copy and paste?

Topic by ecsaul23   |  last reply

entering the contest

Hi, I would like to enter the contest https://www.instructables.com/contest/huntergatherer/ with my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-fishing-equipment-tested/ but I can not. I entered only 1 contest with this instructables and I have read that according to rules I can enter 3 contests with 1 instructable. I would also like to ask why I can not enter contests with some older instructables that are also used only once. Regards

Topic by luani   |  last reply

How to enter?

I entered the converse back-to-school contest last night, but my instructable hasn't appeared in the recent entry area in the converse back to school contest. Is there some kind of criteria or set of rules that I missed? Is it just waiting to be checked by a moderator? Can entries get rejected?

Topic by Lizander   |  last reply

Enter a contest!

There are currently three (yes, three) contests running on Instructables. Right now each one only has a few instructables entered so get going and try to win a prize.The contest ending soonest is the Instructables, Popular Science, and TreeHugger "Go Green!" contest. The first prize is a hybrid bike and a mention in Popular Science magazine. There are 15 other prizes as well. That one closes on August 19 and that's just over two weeks away!The other two contests as well. The Amazon.com® and Instructables Science Fair contest and the iRobot Create Challenge. Both of these end on August 31. Top prizes for these contests are a $1,500 gift certificate and $5,000 cash.Time goes by pretty fast. I can't believe it's already August, but it happened and these dates will come up sooner than you think.

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply

Enter Instructopedia!

Ever had a useful tip, trick, or other useful bit of information you've always wanted to pass on but never have? Something to small to make an ible on? Then welcome to Instructopedia, the instructable for everything you'll ever need to know. Join the group Instructopedia and I'll add you as a Collaborator so you can add to and edit Instructopedia at will. Or just post a comment with the tip/handy tidbit and I'll add it. Information is sorted into category (art, craft, etc...) and then what sort of information it is (a tip, something you can make (gadget), or useful information). Once theres a decent amount of information added I'll publish it.Have fun!RocketScientist2015

Topic by KentsOkay   |  last reply

Enter: Inferno

The Inferno: Next-Gen Shifle I added a few more pictures to it - I'm not done with the top part or the slide, so those aren't on there yet. 5/6 Update: pics 4 and 5 are updated pictures of the Inferno. 5/15 Update: Then again, Its not really an update, but a picture, check out the sixth pic! 6/9 Update: The barrel in the pictures will NOT be the barrel on the gun. I'm planning on using a different barrel that focuses on power and accuracy. It IS possible with a mag to have as much power as any other single shot gun. 12/7 UPDATE: The gun is nearly completed, and has been dubbed "KI28s2." New pictures coming along the way! Another thing, the gun will not use the system explained in update: 6/9 because of lack of space in the design, but that will be a future project. 12/8 UPDATE!: NEW PICTURE OF INFERNO! 12/9 Update: New pictures of the Inferno and it's trigger system. The Instructables robot is on there too! 12/25 Update: BUILD YOUR OWN! On K'nex Innovation!

Topic by Mepain   |  last reply

How to enter a contest with an existing instructable?

Hi, I already made an instructable, and posted it after the start of the home improvement contest, but im having trouble entering the contest.

Topic by zowzow   |  last reply

Free Pro membership

A friend sends me a code to upgrade to Pro for a time...where do I enter this code?

Topic by mprelle   |  last reply

Trouble entering Father's Day contest

So I just made an instructable today on a body scrub and spray for Father's Day but it won't let me enter it in the contest :/ I tried the craft contest and that worked fine but when I try to add it to the Father's Day contest it says, "Sorry, your instructable isn't eligible; it may have been published before the contest entry date." But it wasn't (*>.<) 

Topic by Mandy Spring   |  last reply

Contest entering problem

My sling I entered into the pocket sized contest had said pending moderation. This would be fine but it has said that for about 4 days.

Topic by Wafflicious   |  last reply

Is it okay for family members to enter and potentially win the same contests?

Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at and potentially answer my question.     Since I I started writing Instructables some months ago, my mom and little sister have both started writing as well.  It has been great fun writing along side them as whenever we meet up to have a family dinner the converstation usually turns to contests or ideas for new Instructables that we think would be really poplular.  Up until this point we have all been entering different contests following our natrural affinities for certain types of projects but now a few contests have come up that we'd all like to enter.  So I was just curious if there is a rule against family members enter and potentially winning the same contests.  Thanks for your time!

Topic by Matt Makes   |  last reply

I'll enter when.....

I'll enter when my led's get here... I have a good one though!

Topic by codongolev 

Trouble entering Contest

Ive got 2 new -ibles I'm trying to enter in Green Electronics. Why wont they enter? Or is it just a matter of patience?  The first one, I clicked "enter contest" about 5 hrs ago.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply

is anyone gonna enter?

the deadline's coming up and there is still no entries... possible explanations?

Topic by GianniMora   |  last reply

Enter a contest twice

Is it allowed to enter 2 different projects in the pcb contest?https://www.instructables.com/contest/pcbcontest/

Topic by FriedZombie   |  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

Re- Entering an Instructable?

Are we able to re-enter a past instructable into a new Contest if we essentially re-write the instructable write up and re-submit it?

Question by rabidsquire2   |  last reply

Minors entering contests

I'm just after a bit of clarification on the rule regarding minors entering contests. The rules state that minors must have the consent of a parent to enter and said parent must agree to the rule themselves. Is there a way (is it even necessary) for this to be done when they enter, ie. is there something to be filled out by the parent when they enter or is it just a case of  someone from instructables may question them and then I would have to answer that I did consent? One of the twinkids wants to enter a contest. I was going to just let her enter her instructable under my name, but figured why not let her get the credit by having her own account.

Topic by Twinmum   |  last reply

Entered the wrong competition :(

Hi Folks, I have just discovered that I can only enter one contest with an instructable (last time I tried I could choose 3). I found it out when I entered a "well my instructable just about fits" competition and now cannot enter the one it had a chance in!Is there a way to cancel an entry?Regards Rog

Question by rog8811   |  last reply

Can't enter contest ?

Hi, I'm trying to enter in this contest : https://www.instructables.com/contest/epilog6/ with  this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-cassette-tape-lamp-Lassercutted/ When i click "Enter" it tells me that several projects are eligible, il select the one i want, it says "entered", and whenever i comeback the "entered" isn't click anymore and my project isn't selectionned for the contest. I've tryied several time since yesterday night without success. Am i doing it wrong? Cheers 

Topic by Garagem Fab Lab   |  last reply

How to enter contest?

I want to enter my ible in a contest.The ible is published but when I press enter now It says to log in (which I am) or create ible (which I did).What to do? Only 4 hours left!Please anyone help me!

Question by Salamyman   |  last reply

Problem with contest entering? Answered

I entered into a contest with my instructable, but later it showed I have not enterd. This happened twice, I again enterd those contests a moment ago. Can you pkease help me out?

Question by chatsbk007   |  last reply

Problems entering a contest

Hello,I have noticed some time ago that when I enter an Instructable into a contest it doesn't work the first time and the instructable isn't listed as an entry even after a few days. I always had to re-enter and then it worked. Now it just doesn't work and that's it. I've entered my latest instructable three times between yesterday and today and nothing. I tried the fourth time now but I wanted to mention this already because there seems to be a problem. My instructable matches the topic 100% so I don't think it has been refused as an entry.

Topic by Creative Mom CZ   |  last reply

Baking contest not enterable?

Hi everyone, the baking contest seems to be offline. I entered my instructable (more than once) but I didn't receive the email telling me that my entry was received. Since there is only one entry in the contest so far I am thinking I might not be the only one. Could you look into this please?Cheers

Question by knopfling 

Contest Entering Bug

I just entered my video into the new Forbes contest. When I published it I made sure to only check the box for the Forbes contest. When I checked my inbox I found this message:Hi Gjdj3,This is to confirm that your entry 'Unlock A Bike Lock' for the 'Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest' has been received and will be reviewed. The contest closes on Sep 13, 2009. 12:00 AM.Thank you for submitting your Instructable to the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest. The contest is moderated, and so your entry is waiting to be reviewed. This process can take up to 48 hours.If after 48 hours or so your project has still not been accepted, then it did not meet all of the requirements for participation in the contest. You will then need to make the appropriate changes to your project so that it meets the contest requirements and re-submit it to the contest.Requirements: - Entry is 30 seconds long or less - Contest image is shown in the beginning of the videoThanks again for entry and good luck in the competition!'I'm not sure if this is an issue with the email, or if somehow my video was entered into both contests.

Topic by Gjdj3 

Entering a draft in a contest

I noticed that, when viewing a draft, the "add instructable to contest" button is active. Could you use this button to wait out the moderation and publish after it has been accepted into the contest or would the moderator not approve an unpublished ibble? It's always sad when you've been knocked off the front page before being accepted into a contest. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia   |  last reply

Does ForumWarz plant viruses or SpyWare?

Well? Does it?

Topic by DrWeird117   |  last reply

Enter existing instructable into contest

How do I enter an existing instructable into a contest?

Topic by TexasBaconMan   |  last reply

Can i enter a contest

Hi ,im from Portugal and really liked to enter the contests but i dont see to  find my country on the listin ....so can i win if i enter, or my country is off limits, if so ,then why ?

Topic by smsb   |  last reply

Unable to enter Halloween contest

I'm trying to enter a Halloween contest that expires on November 7'th, tomorrow, but I get an error that says "Sorry you are not eligible, it may have been published before the contest entry date." Can you help out with this? I've attached the pictures of what is happening...

Topic by vonthab   |  last reply

contest not entered till now ?

Till now we are not entered in lomo analog photography contest Why Why Why..?? instructables people holiday is over now 13 days left for selection :(

Question by Mahir Asrani   |  last reply

Deleting a instructable entered in a contest

Im having trouble deleting a old instructable entered in a old contest, the ERROR 401 pops up every time I try to delete it. Any ideas on what I can do?

Topic by Evan2010   |  last reply

my &quot;enter&quot; button is not working? Answered

On my computer, whenver i use the enter button, to do anything, it automatically go's to windows media player. I don't know why, can anyone help?

Question by the poodleo   |  last reply

Entering Craft Skills Contest

I get an error when I try to submit my instructable. java.lang.NullPointerException Anyone else?

Topic by makaalohilohi   |  last reply

Can't delete enter contest

I published two instructables BEFORE to read Metal Challenge Contest Info. Once read it, I realize that my instructables does not satisfy the conditions. Then, I want to delete the check box, but I can't. There is not a possibility.

Topic by rimar2000   |  last reply

entering contest in an unlisted country

I live in the middle east (which is not listed in the countries u can participate from) so i was wondering if i could enter a contest and IF i win i could send the prize to a friend in one of the listed countries

Topic by mero55   |  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

Entering a Contest with an Updated Instructable

I have an instructable that I published about a year ago. Since then I have made some updates to the project, (a version 2 if you will). I was wondering if I could enter the updated instructable in a contest since I'm not publishing a new instructable, just updating an old one. Thanks for the help.

Topic by cmonaco3   |  last reply

Broken &quot;enter key&quot; on profile

I don't know if this is just my safari browser but htings have been acting up lately. Recently, I updated my profile and I had "enters" or spaces between paragraphs. like this but when it updated, the spaces dissapeared and it turned into one long paragraph. I don't know if this is happening to anyone else but...

Topic by patriots8888   |  last reply

Unable to enter the arduino contest

I have published my project on march 15 2014, but when i am trying to add it to arduino contest its showint this message: "Sorry, your instructable isn't eligible; it may have been published before the contest entry date." Please help mee.. i really wanna enter the contest. Its my first time.

Topic by bisudw   |  last reply

The Return/Enter Key Not Working

I've just started a new I'ble and after finishing the first paragraph, I hit the return/enter button to start a new paragraph and it won't take me to the next line.   Even as I write this, it doesn't work.  I've tried it on other sites, programs and email,  and had no problems.  Does anyone have any ideas on a fix?

Topic by Attmos   |  last reply

I entered a design contest...

Spoonflower has weekly design competitions.  I don't have time to enter most of them, but Betabrand was sponsoring this one and it seemed interesting. The theme was 8 or 16 bit inspired graphics, bringing to mind retro gaming - without copyright infringement.  Betabrand is planning on making pants and some other stuff with the winning design.  I can't do certain things halfway, so I started designing a game in order to make the fabric pattern.  Hopefully eventually I can hire someone to do the coding for me so I can turn it into a simple in-browser game. I've attached an image of my design. voting is open today.  Here's the link to the voting, in case you're interested: http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters/new?contest_id=206

Topic by supersoftdrink   |  last reply

Unpublishing Instructable entered in contest

I have an instructable(https://www.instructables.com/id/Poppet-reader/) which I want to delete. I posted a half-made project and meant to finish it and update the instructable before the puppet contest ended, but could not do so. I'm taking it slow right now and it might take time(weeks or months maybe?), and I want to publish it only when it's done completely. Whenever I tried to unpublish it, it gave me the message: "Sorry, you may not unpublish an Instructable that's entered in a contest. If the contest is not over, you may remove it first, and then unpublish". I saw no option to remove it from contest. Now the contest winners have been announced and still I'm getting the same error. Any help here? -Antzy

Topic by Antzy Carmasaic   |  last reply

Text entered into Instructable DISAPPEARS

This is a problem I've been having for a while now.  When writing up an Instructable, I typically write all the text, then go back at a later date and add pictures.  Several times now, I've added pictures to a step, clicked to the next step, then THE ENTIRE BLOCK OF TEXT IN THE NEXT STEP DISAPPEARS.  I do not use all-caps lightly.  The text is irretrievable - I have to rewrite it from scratch.  Not only is that a huge waste of time for me (since I don't have any time to spare), it also results in an inferior duplicate of what I'd originally written.  Details are skipped, ideas forgotten, etc.  Chances are I originally wrote that text days or weeks ago, when the information was fresh.  Now it's stale. Please, please look into this.  I've taken to copying everything into Word as "safe keeping" until the Instructable is published. Computer details:  Mac OS X 10.5.9, running Firefox 3.6.12 (though it happened with previous versions of Firefox, too).

Topic by jeff-o   |  last reply

How do I enter my previously entered instructable in another contest?

I entered an instructable in a contest last summer and would like to enter it in a new contest. (It didn't win anything in the previous contest.) How do I transfer the instructable info over to the new contest?

Question by wineimbiber   |  last reply

Hi! I want to enter a contest.

Hi! I'm from South Korea, which is located in Asia. I saw the teacher's contest and I wanted to enter the contest. But the contest said that only US and other few countries can enter it. But I really want to enter a contest! Can Korea also enter a contest? 

Topic by dudalsdjaak   |  last reply

Can video instructables be entered in contests? Answered

I wanted to answer the burning questin learn to dance but with a video. is it posible to enter a video instructable into a contest

Question by EPL   |  last reply

Enter i'ble in one contest only?!

Hey all, I haven't entered anything for a while. Today I wanted to enter in two contests but the system said I could enter an i'ble only in one contest at a time. Has that been changed? Ther used to be no problem entering in up to three at a time.cheers

Question by knopfling   |  last reply