The Epilog Challenge is back!

Once again, we've teamed up with Epilog Laser to give away a Zing laser cutter to the most awesome Instructable posted between November 8th, 2010, and January 2nd, 2011.  Runners-up will win the next-best thing:  gift certificates for Ponoko's custom laser-cutting services.

The Epilog Zing laser cutter is an awesome machine: you can engrave and cut a wide variety of materials with pinpoint precision. It's a huge help to anyone starting a small business, or who just loves making fantastic things.  Check out the video to learn more about the Zing, and other Epilog laser cutters.

Ponoko is the world's easiest making system:  you can upload designs, have them fabricated, select materials, and even connect with buyers.  Don't have your own laser cutter?  Ponoko can help.

So how do you win the Epilog Challenge?
Make something awesome. Any project, on any subject, is eligible! Post a new Instructable that shows off your amazing skills and creativity, and proves that you deserve an Epilog Zing laser cutter.   Be sure to document your project with lots of great photos, and provide clear instructions so others can learn from your work.

Now get to work, there's a laser cutter to be won! The contest opens November 8, so you've got plenty of time to do something amazing. We can't wait to see what you'll make.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. International entries are accepted.

The Epilog Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

15 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One grand prize winner will receive a Zing 16 Laser for precision cutting and engraving! Start making your ideas a reality much faster than before!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

First Prize (4 winners)

Four first prize winners will receive a $250 voucher from Ponoko to make some custom pieces for your next project!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

Second Prize (10 winners)

Ten second-prize winners will receive a $50 voucher from Ponoko to make some custom pieces for your next project!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, 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 Nov 8, 2010 and Jan 2, 2011 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Epilog Challenge. 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.