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How are finalists being chosen? Answered

I am pretty new to the site, but I have tried entering a few contests in the past few months. I was wandering, if the finalists are chosen based on the votes, then clearly people who have many followers / a blog or a YouTube channel will have more votes going against people with none of those. So if there is a great project with not many votes (due to the reasons i just stated) does it even have a chance of winning? thanks in advance


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2 years ago

Hi there,

This is a frequently asked question : )

For the most detailed answer I would recommend reading through the official rules linked on any contest. Another place where you can see explanations all about contests is here: https://www.instructables.com/topics/Contest-FAQ-F...

But the short answer is that votes do not directly influence the selection of finalists, as noted in the official rules. The criteria outlined in the official rules is used to select finalists by a panel of admin staff that work for the site.

Hope that helps! Definitely read those two places noted above for more info though. Cheers!