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The K'nex Innovations Challenge (KIC) - Setup Topic Answered

I think we all know how slowly things have been going for a while on this site, and I've been thinking, we need to encourage some innovation. So I'm holding a new competition, to see what we can get out of people when they have a bit more motivation. I'll need two impartial judges (to work with me), and a lot of contestants.

The way this competition will work is as follows:
The judges will mark each entry on a certain set of criteria, depending on the specification and brief for each round. There will be 5 rounds.
The first round is free for anybody to enter. The 20 best-performing entries will move through to round two, with a new brief.
The second round is only accessible to the top 20 from round one. The top 10 entries will make it through to round three.
Round three will host 10 candidates, and the top 5 entries will proceed to round 4.
Following round 4, the final three contestants will be chosen, and round five will be the final round/decider, and one winner will be chosen.

The winner will recieve a prize (to be agreed upon with the judges), possibly pro membership, and will definitely recieve a dedicated forum topic congratulating them on their victory.

Judges
I will need a pair of judges who are willing to give up time to build creations, and are able to talk on Skype or MSN about the competition for judging purposes. The judges will be impartial to the competition (i.e. can't enter) and non-biassed. Please contact me here.

As soon as the judges have been appointed and the topic and deadlines are chosen, I will post a topic signalling the start of round one. Please do not post any entries until the opening date as the entries will be produced to fit a brief agreed by the judges.

Judge 1: The Jamalam
Judge 2: DJ Radio
Judge 3: Lowney

I have nothing else to say, but any requests for briefs and applications for judge-hood are welcome.

Round one is now live!


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The Jamalam

7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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The JamalamTheAwesomestDude

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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knexguy

7 years ago

A little late, but is it cool if I jump in on this one? I've been away for ages but I'm feeling creative at the moment...

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DJ Radioknexguy

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is open to everyone. You have about a month I believe.

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beanieostrich

7 years ago

I feel like entering something for this contest as I have never been in a knex gun contest. When is the deadline for submitting an entry?

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beanieostrichThe Jamalam

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks for the advice. I will see what I can enter. I am somewhat piece limited though.

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The Jamalambeanieostrich

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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~KGB~

7 years ago

When my AR is done ill add it =D

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The Jamalam~KGB~

Reply 7 years ago

Wait, because each round is specific.

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The Jamalam~KGB~

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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Hiyadudez

7 years ago

In fact... Can i enter instead of judge? I wanna try get back into knexing!

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The JamalamThe Jamalam

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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Masterdude

7 years ago

Can anything be entered? I think I might enter. Also are there any deadlines out?

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The JamalamMasterdude

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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The JamalamMasterdude

Reply 7 years ago

Read the topic, the rounds are specific, and no deadlines are out yet.

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knex mad

7 years ago

Well this sounds fun so why not ill join in when will the first round be ??

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The Jamalamknex mad

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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The Jamalamknex mad

Reply 7 years ago

Not been decided yet, there'll be a new topic.

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jollex

7 years ago

I'm in.

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The Jamalamjollex

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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shadowninja31

7 years ago

I'm not sure 5 rounds is going to go great, cause while the first will have great ideas, it seems that coming up with 5 ideas consecutively isn't going to be easy. Anyways, I like the idea, and I may enter, but just an idea that maybe a few less rounds. Dunno what do you think?

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The Jamalamshadowninja31

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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Fred the Penguin

7 years ago

I'd like to join but i have exams and stuff, put me down for entry, I'll try make some time.

can the first round be custom trs?

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The JamalamFred the Penguin

Reply 7 years ago

Round one is live - https://www.instructables.com/community/The-Knex-Innovations-Challenge-KIC-Round-1/

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The Jamalam

7 years ago

Judges are now all chosen, please don't apply to become one any more. The first round will be announced shortly.

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The Jamalam

7 years ago

Oh by the way, anyone wishing to become a judge please private message me instead of commenting.