And the winner is...

It's that time of year again - the Annals of Improbable Research has announced the 2010 IgNobel Prizes. It makes you proud to be British.... The full list of winners: Engineering Prize: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse (UK) and colleagues for perfecting a method to collect whale snot, using a remote-control helicopter. Medicine Prize: Simon Rietveld (Netherlands) and colleagues for discovering that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride. Transportation Planning Prize: Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Japan) and colleagues for using slime mould to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks. Physics Prize: Lianne Parkin (New Zealand) and colleagues for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes. Peace Prize: Richard Stephens (UK) and colleagues for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain. Public health Prize: Manuel Barbeito (US) and colleagues for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists. Economics Prize: Awarded to the executives and directors of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and Magnetar for creating and promoting new ways to invest money — ways that maximize financial gain and minimize financial risk for the world economy, or for a portion thereof. Chemistry Prize: Eric Adams (US) and colleagues for disproving the old belief that oil and water don't mix. The research, supported by BP, was published under the title: "Review of Deep Oil Spill Modeling Activity Supported by the Deep Spill JIP and Offshore Operator's Committee". Management Prize: Alessandro Pluchino (Italy) and colleagues for demonstrating mathematically that organisations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random. Biology Prize: Libiao Zhang (China) and colleagues for scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats.

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


winner

Not gonna do much punctuation or any fancy layout for this. I looked at all of the entries to take over my new knex challenges. The winner is Dj Radio Good luck to him.

Topic by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The winner

Thank you all for participating in the group. I am pleased to announce the winner is... Drum Roll . . . . . . . Ipod Killer and his sniper rifle! Congrats to you. Sorry for taking so long... Im busy. Thanks again for everybody participating!

Topic by Moloro0 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Winners...?

Even allowing for time zones, Gorilla Glue judging is over.I suddenly find myself to be less relaxed about the results than I thought...(I haven't been a finalist for ages...)

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


And the winners are...

It's over - the International Go Pro Challenge has been judged, and all entries have received something. (Will those entrants who received codes please redeem them quickly, so that I don't accidentally give them to somebody else?) If you have an idea for another, similar challenge, please comment or PM me.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


And the winner is ...

Next month is Movember! I'm going to be taking part, why don't you? If you don't want to (or can't), you can donate via my Mospace.   In the meantime, I'll be needing an appropriately-modified avatar.  I've added (some) past modifications to this topic as inspiration.  I'd like you to start with my "usual" image, but let your creativity have total freedom! There's a three-month One Year pro account in it for my favourite, which you can choose to donate to somebody else if you have lots saved up yourself. The deadline is October 31st, UK time. EDIT: The Winner is... It was a hard choice, so I didn't make it. I showed the entries to Kitewife instead, and she chose Canucksgirl's cowboy-style moustache. Congratulations, CG, thankyou everybody else. The pro-code is coming by PM.

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

I won!!! I'd like to thank the Academy... Wait... Oh, wrong award... I'd like to thank everyone who read my instructable, who learned something from it, who voted for me, and of course the sage wisdom of the selection committee. I didn't post the instructable to win anything; that's a bonus. I posted my instructable, The Perfect Hike -- Follow the Way of the Backpacker at  https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Perfect-Hike-Follow-the-Way-of-the-Backpacker/, to share my experience and the shared experience of others in an effort to make backpacking a safer, more enjoyable sport. If you like what you saw, keep an eye out for more. I'll be back... chokapi -- a different kind of rebel

Topic by chokapi 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Unfeatured Winners

11 of the 26 winners in the How to Play a Game contest were not featured. Were there really not 26 feature-worthy ibles, or were at least some of them overlooked?

Topic by Brooklyntonia 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Date of the winners

Anybody know when they will be announceing the winners?

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Congratulations to the winners!!!

And also Happy Valentine's Day

Topic by acaz93 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Finding the winners?

Hi there, I'm probably just not looking in the right area, I'm trying to find all the winners in all categorys, it there a simple way of finding them?

Question by Kye37 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Congrats to the winners!

Some nice designs out there, I am happy to see the Santa Block Print Card was a winner, very nice job!

Topic by goodgnus 10 years ago


Congratulations Winners!

Congratulations to the Forbes Teach Me Fast contest winners! They don't seem to be formally announced yet but the contest page has been updated to reflect who won and who the runner-ups are. I was happy just to be a finalist. Oh well, now on to the Arduino contest! - John

Topic by siliconghost 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Have the Winners...

Been announced yet? The rules said they should be announced on or around the 18th. I really want to see who won. :)

Topic by MeganT 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


International Winners

I live in the UK so my question is can amazon.com gift certificates be used on amazon.co.uk and if not then can amazon.com stuff be shipped to the UK? If not then is the only option to sell the gift certificate on ebay? Thanks -Josh

Topic by josh92176 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


When will they announce the winners of Earthjustice contest?

Best of luck everyone!

Topic by nav.sparx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


WE HAVE A WINNER! (duh)

DS man 19527 (hopefully I got it right) won! He now gets 5 stars towards his awesome gun!

Topic by PineapplebobTheGreat 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Contest winner medals

I miss the old contest winner banners at the top of the IBLES.  I realize that there is now a medal at the top right corner of the IBLE next to where the featured medal is.  My question is would it be possible to get the contest winner medal to link to the contest that they won?

Topic by Lorddrake 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I am a winner for the HALLOWEEN Photo Editing But have not heard from INSTRUCTABLES

Hi all, I am still new to the site, so not sure how some things work. I am a winner in the Halloween Photo Editing, but have not been  informed by INSTRUCTABLES that I have been, nor have they contacted me for an address to send my prize to.  I contacted a site intern via her page two days ago and have not heard from her either. I do not even know how to contact them for an answer on this. Can someone please direct me to how to claim my prize, or how to even be informed that I have been. This is the instructable.... https://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Horror-Portraits/ And this is showing me as one of the winners... https://www.instructables.com/contest/pixlr/ Thank you for your assistance, BW

Topic by bwilliams-1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Winners, winners, winners.....

Often there's instructables on the front page with "Winner!" badges on them, is there no way to see what competition they entered ? I'd like to be able to see the other entries. I can't see a link to the competition on most of them .

Topic by scraptopower 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Contests

If you win a contest are except from winning other contests? Ex. If I enter 4 contests can I win a prize in each contest?

Topic by mbohuk 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


When are the winners announced??

When will the winners be announced?

Topic by DELETED_JoshM96 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


When will winners be announced?

Three days have passed since end of judging, when will the winners be announced. I suspect that the judging is not finished if they take so much to ANNOUNCE the winners.

Topic by drresearch 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Popsci winner *Updated*

When will/was he in the magazine?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


When will the winners be announced?

They said on the 15, thats today, and is hasnt been updated yet : /

Topic by iMac 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Robot Art Winners!

We asked you to decorate a robot and send it in and the response was huge! We got a great big pile of robots decorated in so many different ways and Eric's wall is going to be the best one ever. It is boring no more!We were so excited about the number of responses that we decided to give away two books, not one. One winner was chosen by randomly selecting a winner from all of the robots and one was selected by randomly selecting one of the senders. We spun Eric around and he shot at the robots and envelopes with a Nerf gun. Here are the lucky targets:Robot winner: libraryCatEnvelope winner: domestic_engineer

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Toss It! Winners Announced

All right, the winners of the Toss It! speed contest have been decided! We saw a lot of great entries and several good videos of successful, and not successful, flights. We love paper airplanes and were excited to see all of you get into them as well.In determining the winners, some duplicate votes were thrown out and for the random winner we picked a short list of Instructables, taped them to planes, and the one that went the farthest won.On with the winners! Top Votes and PageviewsThe authors of these two Instructables will each receive the Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals and a pilot's license, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Top Votes Pageviews The Instructables Robot Paper Airplane; Classic. by GorillazMiko Twin jet paper airplane by neelandan Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt. Ease the Pain of a Child who has Cancer with Paper Airplanes Paper Fighter (yes it flies) Heart-Shaped Paper Airplane Design Super Slow Paper Glider Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have his plane fly the farthest, the author of this Instructable will receive the Air Instructables Flight Kit which includes decals and a pilot's license, and an Instructables robot t-shirt.and the random winner is...this entry from someone who was originally a runner-up for his other plane.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Notification of winner not received

I was one of the winners of the Coffee Challenge (YEAH ME!!!) I have never received "official" notification (I think I read I would need to sign something) I just saw my Instructable (Good Morning Coffee Soap) on the Winner List. I didn't think much about not getting the prizes until my DH asked tonight. What do I need to do, or whom do I need to contact? Now that I'm thinking about it I've never gotten the Sugru from entering a before and after beard picture on the December beard challenge. :-(

Topic by MaryT8M 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Pie Contest Winners

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the Pie Contest!Dozens of tasty pies were submitted and many different pie-making methods were shown. After all of the pies were submitted, six winners were determined solely by user votes and one was selected by Instructables staff. Even though other pies may not have won a prize, several are worth checking out on the contest page.For all those who entered, and those who wanted to enter, we will be having more cooking contests in the future so stay tuned. There will be more chances to show off your skills in the kitchen.And now, on with the winners!UPDATED: One new winner to reward original content. Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Perfect Peach Pie Pretzel Pie Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie Delicious Apple Pie Stix Book Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a hardcover copy of The Pie and Pastry Bible and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Top Votes Judges Prize How To Make A Vampie by thegirlwithacurl Cheesecake by hitokiri_808 Blueberry And Apricot Pie In A Skillet!! by Forkable

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Contest! (winner announced)

I am holding a contest to see who has the best airsoft gun (in my opinion). all you have to do to enter is post a picture of you airsoft gun and state its: (1) price (2) fps (3) brand (4) magazine capacity (5) power source (electric, gas, spring) (6) weight (if possible) if you wish to post more than one gun, write another comment with each of the statistics listed in it, along with the picture. the winner will receive a patch and a 5* rating on all of their instructables. i will announce the winner saturday, 28/07/2012. get posting! entries: (1) dr. richtofen: m93 raffica, pump action shotgun, mp40, m14 socom, 90 two (2) Runeblader97: famas, lever action rifle (3) mberg: p226 (4) TheDunkis: magpul pdr winner:  the winner is.......... Runeblader97! i choose your gun because its low enough price, pretty good fps, high capacity and it was different to all the other entries, being a lever action. it was also nice to see a different airsoft gun that wasnt really modern. you will recieve your patch and a 5* rating on all your instructables!

Topic by ~KGB~ 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Magnet Challenge winners!

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners of the Magnet Challenge!Magnet Challenge winnersShake it like a Tic-Tac! by MrMunkiMagnetic Stirrer by g0pherMagnetic Fingertip Gloves by vatosupremeMagno-Sniffer (Magnetic Sniffer Probe Whistler Thing Using A Hall Effect Sensor) by pronteonVersatile and Low Cost Digital Counter by trebuchet03MAGNETIC SCALES by puffin_juiceOK, I said there would be only five winners, but there was a tie and I hadn't specified how I would break ties, so I'll just get another ATC 1000 Helmet cam!Also, I found another Digital Spy Camera under my desk, so I'm making a special category to win this prize: To the user with the most judges' votes among all his magnet projects. This goes to FrenchCrawler for The "Improved" Ferrous Gatherer :), Coversational Magnet "Toy", "Mine" your own ferromagnetic metal (slivers)..., and Portable, Pocket Sized ROMP. While closely related, I can't quite make a case for them all being part of a single, multi-part Instructable. The entries to the Magnet Challenge were so good that we're going to send Instructables patches to everyone who entered! Thanks to everyone to who entered and to the people who helped judge the challenge: arwen, canida, fungus amungus, intoon, lebowski, and rachel.Original Magnet Challenge instructions here, Magnet Challenge Group, information about the SpyCam here, and an Instructable using the ATC Helmet Cam here.

Topic by ewilhelm 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


And the winner of the improvisation contest is...

I was just going for a walk, and what do I see? One of those heaters, as shown in the picture.  I immediately saw (pun and hint not intended) the switches, and was anxious to get them home. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to remove the connectors by hand, and didn't have and pliers or wire cutters.  I was 25 meters - less than 5 minutes away from home, and way too lazy to go back and bring some tools. What do I do? Look at the net/grill/cover/protector thing and immediately think that it's sharp and cut through the wires easily, DUH!  Not sure where I got the idea, but I thought that the side, where all of the smaller rods are welded onto the main one, would be pretty sharp. On a second thought, it might not have actually sawed through, but might have ripped through the wires, strand by strand, since it was soft copper. Just thought I'd b̶r̶a̶g̶ share :)

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Epic Costumes Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered in the Halloween Epic Costumes Contest! The Epic Costumes category has a legacy of some of the most complex and involved projects on our site. The results are always mind-blowing, and this year was no exception. Like previous years, we had no shortage of amazing, EPIC entries. I am very pleased to report that there was more than several heated debates around the lab when selecting finalists, and it was just short of total bedlam while choosing the winners. First Prize Costume Armor with Wonderflex by volpin The Wonderflex Armor won because it had the best blend of process, presentation, and execution. The project gives you a behind the scenes look at how this professional grade costume was made, almost daring you to try and recreate the painstaking details based on the comprehensive instructions. This custom made costume really defined what we were looking for in an Epic Costume entry, and your votes reflected that. Also, the composition of the photographs really sold the hard work that went into this epic costume. Second Prize   Cthulhu by alexthemoviegeek Life-sized Space Marine Armor by thorssoli Bowser's Castle Costume by Mr. Noack These costumes represented everything we hope for in an epic costume; over-the- top DIY awesomesauce! These costumes used several very clever techniques in construction, and the finished projects really show us the artistry and craftsmanship that the authors put into their work. Third Prize Mr.Freeze Costume by rmorrow4 Alien Xenomorph by Mostlymade Bowser Costume by CassiniCloset Orchard Spider by BrooklynAliens Narnia Minotaur by ellwoodjoe The time and dedication put into these creations is evident, and each have their own complexities and challenges that were masterfully overcome. It’s hard to deny that each of these costumes are indeed “epic” and would win the nod of approval from costumes aficionado’s the world over. Congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to everyone that entered, you should feel proud of your amazing, EPIC creation. Remember, costumes aren’t just for Halloween, we have an entire channel dedicated to costumes, so you can dress up and have fun all year. If you didn’t win this time around I hope there was something that has inspired you to make another epic costume, next year’s Epic Costumes is open from right now until this time next year! Mike Warren Editor of Play

Topic by mikeasaurus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


So... Who is the other 50 winners?

So... Who is the other 50 winners that won in the book contest?

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



why does it say winner over my questions when i search flanimal? Answered

When i search my username it shows questions ive asked then it has the winner banner on it... why does it say im a winner.

Question by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Show Your Space: Second Week's Winner

The second week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user seamster for the Garage workshop and sewing/craft area entry.seamster will receive a Craftsman Auto Hammer.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There are two more prizes to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There are two more prizes to be given away!Next week's prize: C3 Caulk Gun + Lithium batteryOther winners: Week 1, Week 3, Week 4

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Show Your Space: Third Week's Winner

The third week's winner for the Workshop of the Future Contest: Show Your Space has been decided by luck and fate. The winner is user belsey for the A table can be a workshop too entry.belsey will receive a C3 Caulk Gun + Lithium battery.If you didn't win a prize, don't worry. There is one more prize to be given away and all of the remaining entries are eligible for those.If you haven't submitted an entry, what are you waiting for? Take some pictures of your space and submit it as a slideshow! There's one more prize to be given away!Next week's prize: C3 Remote Control Car + Lithium batteryOther winners: Week 1, Week 2, Week 4

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Placing a "WINNER" Mark on instructables that won a challenge or contest

Don't you find it a good idea to easily identify instructables that were able to win a contest or challenge? Maybe a good idea is to place a "WINNER" Mark on these instructables. The idea is similar to those featured instructables that is marked as "FEATURED"

Topic by milcarlsandoval 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Judging ended 3 days ago

How long after judging are the winners announced?

Topic by JacobAziza 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


New to Instructables.com - some questions on contests

Hi there, I have just singed up to this website today, and have found a contest that i am interested in entering. I have a few questions though. Roughly how many people enter a contest? Roughly, how many 'votes' does a winner of a contest receive? What is it that get's you more 'votes' in a contest? Thank you

Topic by michaelbladen 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What does that little star medal in the corner of some instructables mean?

Hi Guys,   A few days ago I was on instructables and I saw that some of the Ibbles had little medals in the corner with a star on them. WHat does this mean? Thanks, Bird123457

Topic by bird123457 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Shipments from Instructables lacking...

A while back i was a co-first place winner of the Kit Design Challenge that ended on June 7th. It took over a month for the prize to ship. I got confirmation of the shipment form the Instructables Robot on July 17th. I found it odd that no tracking number for the shipment was included in the message. It has now been nearly a month later and i have not received the package yet. I also won a prize in the Spy Challenge around the same time frame. That prize pack shipped on July 11th and was receive about 2 weeks later. Once again the message confirming the package had been sent did not have a tracking number in it. I had to sign for that package so i know there was a tracking number available. There is more to that story but that's something i need to bring to Fedex's attention. So is there any way the confirmation messages can start including the tracking numbers for the shipments? Also is there any way i can get the tracking number for the missing package so i can look into what the problem is?  If the package was sent via Fedex (like the last one was) then i'm starting to have a serious issue with how Fedex runs things and will have to make a complaint to them. It shouldn't take over 4 weeks for even the cheapest shipping option to go from CA to MD. It can be trucked across the US in a weeks time. Any help anyone can give me on tracking this done, or letting me know who i need to talk to to help improve the way these things are handled, would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by mpilchfamily 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Homemade Holidays Winners Announced!

See who won! Homemade Holidays winners

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Winners to be announced next week

The winners of the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest will be announced next week.

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Laser Cutter Contest Winners!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the winner of the Laser Cutter Contest:Stuart.Mcfarlan for How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily)Check out the full list of winners in the Instructables blog!

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Best American Idol Winner

Who's your favorite american idol winner? My pick is Jordin Sparks! You guys?

Topic by frankrizal 7 years ago


Harry Potter Challenge Winners

Results are up here.

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


iRobot Create scholarship winners

Sorry for the delay- we've finally got all the results in, and can start releasing the names of the iRobot Create scholarship winners! Note that this is a rolling list, as I'm double-checking that everyone can still participate in the contest. I'll post winners as they formally accept, and will move along to alternates if anyone declines. Scholarship winners, in alphabetical order by username:dfukubaDiane BlackwoodHoleinmysockHungry_MystLaura GrabowskiloubardroyalestelSacTownSuesocietyofrobotsSolamenteDoug[technoplastiquevector023WeissensteinburgW_worldzachninme

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


iRobot Create scholarship winners

The Winners should have been posted here as well. I had no idea that it had been posted in another forum. I guess my idea was too close to loubard's Plant Gardener Good Luck to all.

Topic by neuromancer2701 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago