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Contest Entry Answered

Uh, Hello. I tried to enter my instructable into the game life contest and it has been pending moderator approval for about 2 weeks now. I also entered it into Make It Real contest and it was entered the next day. Why is it taking so long? 

P.S. The first time I tried to enter, it didn't work for some reason. I tried re-entering and it had been under approval for 2 weeks.



7 years ago

Hey bagrisham,

As noted in the comments of your project, you are not the original author of the photos that you posted. As such, please read the Official Rules of the Game.Life2 Contest, specifically Section B-5 point 1&2:
  • Each entry must be entirely the original work of the persons identified in the entry;
  • If persons other than the entrant have contributed to an entry, the entrant must have the written permission from each contributor prior to submitting the entry
You showcase another persons work, and include a video of your own creation. If you edit your project to show only your work your entry might be eligible. 


Reply 7 years ago

Ok, thanks for the info. I removed the pictures and only put in my pics. I really hope my instructable can be approved now.


7 years ago

When you enter a contest, you get an email that confirms your entry was received. In the message it states, 

"If after one business day 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."

So, maybe your project did not meet the criteria for the contest? To find out for sure, you should email instructables (at the address found at the bottom of the website), and ask them to look into it. You'll need to include a link to your project, the name of the contest you tried to enter, and the date you submitted your entry. 

Once the staff member in charge of that contest looks into it, someone will get back to you by email.

Also, in the future, please post contest related help to the Contest Forum Section, as this is not considered a "bug".