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Was this contest created by an Instructables member? How do you do it? Answered

 I didn't know that Instructable members could create their own contest. That's a great idea! I love to host a Ruby Goldberg Machine Contest. How do I create my own? 

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

11 years ago

kiteman is right, it's not an official contest.

To create your own contest you just need to come up with an idea and let people know about it. You can create a group to host the entries (like I did), or post a forum topic like zieak did for his contest.
Those crazy k'nex kids have been holding independent contests for ages, consider taking some tips from them too. Here's an example of a k'nex contest running right now.

Gather some ideas and host your own!
If you have any other questions feel free to PM me.
Good luck!

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 11 years ago

 And yours was featured!  AKA, encouraged by staff!

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zieak
zieak

Reply 11 years ago

You definitely stepped it up...and I love it.  My next "contest" will be a bit more comprehensive too!

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JohnJY
JohnJY

11 years ago

 Sounds great. After I'm done working on my stuff for this project, I'll get working on my contest. I've seen Instructables do BAR2D2, and crazy robot butlers, but I'd look to see what you guys could do with a bunch of spare junk and trash! 

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ItsTheHobbs
ItsTheHobbs

11 years ago

*Rube Goldberg. It would be really neat if more user generated contests around, especially one for Rube Goldberg machines.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

If you create a good contest I might offer a few patches for prizes.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Try contacting Mikeasaurus,

(BTW, it's not an official site contest)

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

11 years ago

I don't know how he has done it but your best bet would be to contact an admin (fungus amungus for example) and tell him your contest idea and the prices you are willing to give out. what the requirements are and so on.

I'm sure if you have a great idea you can work something out :)