Electroluminescent wire (EL wire) lets you put a glowing line anywhere you want. Powered by batteries, EL wire lets people become Tron characters, look like flames are flickering across their clothes, or create any other awesome glowing effect. We want to see what wonderful ideas you have for EL wire and along with thatscoolwire.com we're having an EL Wire Contest!

Any type of EL wire Instructable can be entered. Whether it's a single wire accenting a hat or an animated flock of birds hovering over your head, it's up to you. Use your imagination and take plenty of pictures to explain how you did it. Make something amazing and you could win the grand prize of $250 worth of goods from thatscoolwire.com and some goodies from Instructables!

If you've never played with EL wire before, check out how to solder EL wire, Fire Skirt, Light Up Costume, spinning EL wire, and how to add EL wire to clothes. It's pretty accessible stuff and very fun to play with!
Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted
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The EL wire contest is closed.

Grand Prize

7 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

$250 worth of EL wire and other supplies from thatscoolwire.com.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

First Prize (2 winners)

$100 worth of EL wire and other supplies from thatscoolwire.com.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

Runner-Up (4 winners)

$50 worth of EL wire and other supplies fromthatscoolwire.com.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including one year of Pro membership, a Robot t-shirt, and more!

HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 12, 2010 and Aug 15, 2010 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select EL wire contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.