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Call for contest judges Answered



Hi everyone! You might have noticed we're running tons of contests these days.

We need judges more than ever to make sure our contests keep running smoothly and fairly!

The judging process is fairly simple and normally involves looking at contest finalists and rating them on a scale from 1-9. Judging is typically open Friday afternoon through Monday night, though some of the larger contests have judging that runs for a week. Time spent judging is around 30 minutes to two hours - it all depends on how thorough you are!

If it’s not a good time for you to judge when we contact you, no worries. We always try to assign more judges than we need in case something comes up.

You can find out more about judging a contest here.

Don't worry!  Judges are selected after finalists are selected, so volunteering to judge will not affect your chances of being a finalist in any contest you enter.

To be eligible to judge, you must have posted at least ONE instructable. Let us know which contest categories you're interested to judge in the comments below:
  • Food
  • Living > includes Home and Craft; so please just say Living if you are interested in either or both of these.
  • Workshop
  • Outdoor
  • Tech
  • Play
NOTES:
If you are interested in Halloween we'll pick judges based on categories/entries we get in the contests. Costume > Living   Decor > Play, Outdoor, and/or Workshop  Prop > Living and/or Play   Food > Food  
Things will depend on what types of finalists we end up with. For example: If we were to have a lot of Tech finalists in Decor, then we would pick judges from that category as well to judge that contest.

If you list categories you want to judge, but also say you would judge any, it gets a little confusing. Please try to either pick categories OR say any contest. 

Thanks for helping us keep the site awesome!


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mrw122015

9 days ago

I’d be happy to help out with judging any contests where help is needed

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WhyDontWe26

21 days ago

I'd love to judge some contests!
-food
-living
-play
-outdoor
I really want to judge some sort of dessert contest. Desserts are the best and need judging from a cook!

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Asmep74

3 months ago

I haven't gotten a call for judging in a while.

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m_shannon

3 months ago

If the offer's still up, I'd love to judge in the Play and Living categories. :)

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Brian M V

5 months ago

don´t know if this thread is still active but if so;
- Living
- Outdoors
- Workshop

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harioma600

5 months ago

I want to judge in the category
Living
Play

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JonathonT

10 months ago

I can help judging anything in the Tech and Workshop Categories. Thanks!

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SavageSydTheKid

11 months ago

I would like to judge tech, living, and outdo

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Waldemar Sha

11 months ago

I'd like to judge workshop, craft, home, outside and play.

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HadasW

1 year ago

I would like to judge food, living and outdoor

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Build-Bot

1 year ago

I would like to judge Tech and Workshop.

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Giulia Art

1 year ago

I want to judge paper crafts, scrapbooking, handmade gifts related contests :)

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awesomered

1 year ago

I want to judge tech and play

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CyberJaws

1 year ago

I havent gotten a judging request in a while. still interested.

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MatthewGal

1 year ago

Workshop and food

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ThisIsSteve

1 year ago

I can help judge in technology related contests

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witnessmenow

1 year ago

I can judge any contests in the tech category

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kannan uday

1 year ago

I'd be happy to help out in any category.

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ProfessorPi

1 year ago

I'm fairly new, but I'm noticing not a lot of people in the Play section. I like playing with things, I am a kid (teenager, whatever), and think I might be good at judging that section.

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ke4mcl

1 year ago

Sure i'm game as long as it doesn't affect my ability to enter contests. I'm versed in outdoors, mechanical, electrical, tools, construction, and automotive. No arduino (or simialr), sewing, or cooking for me.

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gravityisweak

1 year ago

I'd be happy to help out in any category.

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udayak17

1 year ago

it's my pleasure to serve as a judge on instructable,

iam good at all event ..so you can put me in all judge event....

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Be_Learner

1 year ago

It's my pleasure to serve as a judge on instructable

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ArachnisDeathicus

1 year ago

Hey! I'm interested in volunteering as a judge for Tech and Workshop.

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Olasenor

1 year ago

Tech, workshop. Those are my specialties. I'll volunteer,

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Penolopy BulnickOlasenor

Reply 1 year ago

I'm glad you are interested, but unfortunetly you do need to post at least 1 Instructable to be a judge.

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Not_Tasha

1 year ago

I haven't heard about judging in a while, I'm still interested.

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WarenGonzaga

1 year ago

I would like also a judge... I've been 7 years here in instructables :) My Category would be technology and electronics or robotics.

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knopfling

1 year ago

I would like to become a judge.

My categories would be food and living.

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knopfling

1 year ago

How do you apply to become a judge? Do you just leave your name and interest here?

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Anshu ARknopfling

Reply 1 year ago

Yeah, I think so.

I also left my name here. Like a month ago. And I got a chance to judge a contest recently. It was fun!

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HRzero5

1 year ago

i want to be a judge and wanted to judge contest related to technology

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alamtania

1 year ago

Is it okay to judge a challenge we are participating in? What if I'm a finalist? I guess, in that case, I'll be provided to rate other entries except for mine. Am I right?

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Penolopy Bulnickalamtania

Reply 1 year ago

If you are a finalist, you cannot judge that contest. We won't add you as a judge to a contest if you end up as a finalist.

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random_builder

1 year ago

Can I judge again? I have a few times, but not recently. I want to judge everything except food and tech.

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Anshu ARrandom_builder

Reply 1 year ago

Woah! I also wanted to judge at least one contest. I have never judged any contest before. But I feel like It would be fun.

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DIYEnPointe

1 year ago

How old do you have to be to judge a contest? Do you have to travel to Instructables HQ? I would like to judge, I have published nine insructables, but I am just a kid. If I can judge, I would like to judge contests related to Living. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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Penolopy BulnickDIYEnPointe

Reply 1 year ago

If you are old enough for an account, you are old enough to judge. You do not have to travel. When you are chosen to judge, you will be sent a message with directions on how to judge.

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Anshu AR

1 year ago

Yeah! I would love to. In the tech category.

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iceng

1 year ago

So will I everything but cooking and dresses...

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Ty2017

1 year ago

I'll judge

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Not_Tasha

1 year ago

Still interested in judging

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Not_Tasha

1 year ago

I haven't gotten a call for judging in a while, but I'm still willing for whatever categories are needed :)