Contest Judging? Answered
It seems that all contests have the same "Criteria" originality, usefulness, simplicity, and clarity of instructions.
I have looked at some of the past contest winners and wonder how these "Criteria" were applied.
Some of the past winners have been anything but simple, and the instructable may have many questions in the comments about what is meant in the instructions or asking for clarifications. Also the "usefulness" of some of the winners is very questionable.
It looks like the more complicated and outlandish the instructable the better chance it has to win.