The Epilog Challenge is back for its fifth installment!

We've teamed up with Epilog Laser to give away a Zing 16 Laser. The Epilog Zing 16 Laser 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 to someone who just loves making fantastic things.

So how do you win the Epilog Challenge? Post an Instructable that shows off your amazing skills and creativity, and proves that you'll make good use of an Epilog Zing 16 Laser. Document your project with lots of great photos, and provide clear instructions so others can learn from your work. And be sure to tell us what you'll do with the Zing if you win!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), April 15, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 15, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Epilog Challenge V is closed.

Grand Prize

24 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Epilog Zing 16 Laser cutter and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt, and their choice of one of the following prizes:

Runner Up (20)

Twenty Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables Victorinox swiss army pocket knife and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 Apr 15, 2013 and Jul 15, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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