141Views6Replies

Author Options:

no contests for me? Answered

I am really bummed that there are all these cool contests, especially in the food category and I can't enter because my husband works at Autodesk? Is this true?  He has nothing to do with Instructables.  We did enter the Halloween contest for employees but all of the instructables on food are mine and not his.  Do I need to get a divorce? ;-)

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

8 years ago

Hopefully Autodesk will be so happy with the turnout for the employee contest that they'll want to do more!

0
geokaren
geokaren

Reply 8 years ago

but I'm not an employee either - we entered the Halloween contest because it was a joint project. Can I enter employee contests on my own?

0
canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

According to the official rules (Exclusions from Eligibility), you "may submit entries in the Contest, but any... entries are.... not eligible [as] finalists or winners"; in respect to the fact that your husband is an Autodesk employee (and Instructables is part of Autodesk). I could be wrong, but I think for legal reasons, all contests (from anywhere) exclude employees and family members from entering; with the exception of specific cases like the Autodesk Employees Contest.

You can email your questions/concerns with this rule to info@instructables.com or like you said, get a divorce (but then you'd have to kick him out too, because you'd both be in the same household... *sorry, I couldn't resist*).

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

+1

Short version: it prevents accusations of favouritism.

I'm not an employee of AD at all, but while I was the AiR in August, I was allowed to enter anything I liked, but not to win it, because I was based in the same office as the contest admins.

0
geokaren
geokaren

Reply 8 years ago

Hahaha! I guess I will keep him then - moving is a pain ;-)