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New to Instructables.com - some questions on contests Answered

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

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Kiteman

2 years ago

Roughly how many people enter a contest?

It varies from tens to many hundreds, depending on the nature of the contest, the value of the prizes, and the length of time the contest is open.

Roughly, how many 'votes' does a winner of a contest receive?

Nobody knows - vote counts are kept secret

What is it that get's you more 'votes' in a contest?

> A cool, original, well-photographed, well-written Instructable.

> Being "on trend" and a bit topical helps.

> If you can create an "media friendly" image to share via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc, along with a link or an obvious phrase to use in search engines, that can drive views; only members can vote, but the number of views a project has can influence a vote.

> Engage with your audience - answer questions, say "thank you" to praise, answer criticisms in a positive, up-beat way or ignore them.

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

If you want additional info to what Seamster posted just do a Google search for contests on Instructables and several links will give you previous topics that cover almost everything.
I don't do contests t actuall win stuff, if I enter I do it for the fun and to get a bit more attention on my Ible.
IMHO the key to success is catching images and something that is really new or different.
Spice it up with easy to follow instructions and parts list and you are good to go.
The one thing you really should not expect is to see yourself winning, especially not for your first contest.
If you do it is of course great but you don't really miss too much is you don't.
Also check previous contest winners to see what made them stand out from the crowd - often it is down to personal preferneces if someone makes it into the top.

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seamster

2 years ago

Here's another forum post entitled Contest FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), which has almost everything you could want to know about the contests:

https://www.instructables.com/community/Contest-FAQ-Frequently-Asked-Questions/

Check it out, and if you have additional questions that are not covered, be sure to check out the comments. If if still have a question that is not answered, you should ask it on that forum post. Cheers! :)