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Portfolio Based Contest Answered

As I was browsing the past winners of the Epilog contest, I was struck by the fact that not a single grand prize winner has posted an instructable using the laser cutter they won! I assume one of the goals of contests is to keep members making. So, how can Instructables help ensure those once a year, high dollar, innaccessible prizes find their way into the hands of makers that will use them to further contribute to the community?

I'd like to see a contest where members could submit a collection of their best instructables along with a statement as to why they deserve to win. Members, judges and/or staff could consider the member's entire portfolio, community participation, achievements, site loyalty, and future goals when choosing a winner. I imagine it could be similar to the IoT giveaways, but on a more grand scale, like the Makerspace contest. 


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caitlinsdad

3 years ago

Maybe the Curse of the Lottery Winner goes with the grand prize. I remember one of the earliest laser cutter winners was some graffiti artist group. The authorities and probably the IRS cracked down on them after the win since they no longer exist. The laser cutter may be laying around in a pawn shop somewhere.

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Kiteman

3 years ago

That's a great idea!