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Number of Contest Entries per Instructable? Answered

Recently I have observed that some instructables have been entered into 4 different contests. Some of them have also been chosen as finalists in all 4 of these contests.

This forum 'Contest FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)' states:

"Why can I only enter 3 contests with one Instructable? It’s all the spirit of fairness. Even if your instructable would be eligible for allllllll the contests that are open, we want you to pick the three that are most relevant and enter it there. This spreads the entries out a bit more. It’s fairly rare that one instructable wins three grand prizes (I think it’s only happened once!) but we want to make sure that one instructable doesn’t sweep the winners in several contests."


Have the rules for the maximum number of contest entries per instructable been changed?

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JM1999

4 years ago

Most likely the fourth win is in the Halloween contest.

The Halloween contest is a major exception to all the rules and it even accepted entries from last year's Halloween!

I have asked the editors about it and that is the answer I got.

Hope this helps, I was more than slightly disappointed too.

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JonathanrjpereiraJM1999

Answer 4 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rechargeable-Electronic-Mosquito-Repeller/

This isn't entered into any Halloween contest. Yet there are 4 different contest entries including the Formlabs contest. What about this one??

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JM1999Jonathanrjpereira

Answer 4 years ago

This one is slightly out of line however it hasn't yet won 4 contests where the main problem is.

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JM1999Jonathanrjpereira

Answer 4 years ago

The formlabs contest is weird too, you will have to contact Audreyobscura on that one.

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mpilchfamily

4 years ago

Chances are no just the powers that be haven't caught on to those that are in more than 3 contests. Feel free to post it in the bug section of the forums to bring more attention to the issue.