Grand Prize


Grand Prize (3 winners)

First Prize (9 winners)

Runner-Up (21 winners)


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 Oct 12, 2010 and Dec 12, 2010 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Humana Health 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.


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


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


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.


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

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of
these Official Rules.

CONTEST ENTRY DATES: The Humana Health Challenge Contest (the Contest) begins at 12:01 AM Pacific
Standard Time (PST) on October 6, 2010, and ends at 11:59 PM PST on December 12, 2010 (Entry Period).

WHO MAY ENTER: Contest is open to: (i) legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia
and Canada (except the province of Quebec); and (ii) age 18 or older and of the age of majority in their
jurisdiction of residence at time of entry. Employees and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling
and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside or those living in the same households, whether or
not related) of Humana Inc., and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries,
advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, Contest Parties) are not eligible to enter or win. Contest
governed by U.S. law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, province and local laws and regulations.
Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this Contest is to engage users in solving health challenges via fitness and well-
being activities, assistive technology, and/or adaptive tools. You may submit as many different entries as you
wish as long as each entry is submitted independently.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Entry Period, visit (referred herein as website),
and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the registration process, including documenting your project in
English in a step-by-step process as indicated on the website (Entry). All Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m.
PST on December 12, 2010, to be eligible for the Contest. Receipt of an Entry occurs when's servers record the Entry information resulting from user clicking the "Submit" button.

Entries must be in full Instructable how-to format. Only projects that are relevant to the objective of the Contest
will be approved to enter the Contest. Judges will assign entries to one of the following three contest categories
upon promotion to Finalist status: (1) Activities, (2) Assistive Technology, or (3) Adaptive Tools (the "Contest

Entries that do not meet the following Content Guidelines are subject to disqualification from Contest
consideration and/or removal, in the Sponsor's sole discretion:

  • Entries must comply with the Terms of Use posted on website and these Contest Official Rules.
  • Entries must be the original work of the contestant, and may not have been previously published, may
    not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the patents, copyrights, trademarks, rights of
    privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains
    any material or elements that are not owned by the contestant and/or which are subject to the rights of
    third parties, the contestant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all
    releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the
    manner set forth in these Official Rules (collectively, the Clearances). By submitting an Entry, contestant
    warrants and represents that he or she has all necessary rights to the Entry.
  • Entries must not include material that (i) is sexually explicit, indecent, obscene, unnecessarily violent
    or dangerous, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, (ii) is derogatory, designed to harass
    or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination
    based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (iii) invades the privacy or
    publicity rights of any person, living or deceased, or the intellectual property or other rights of any
    person or entity, (iv) is unlawful, (v) contains a virus, bug, or other deleterious material, is disparaging
    to any of the Contest Parties or is inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill such parties
    have worked hard to create and wish to associate with their companies.

Contestants grant the Sponsor the right to post Entries on its website that will be available to be viewed by
anyone with access to the Internet. The Contest Parties shall have no liability for the use or misuse of your
Entries by third parties. All Entries may remain on such website in perpetuity or for as long as Sponsor deems
appropriate to archive.

Your Entry may not be acknowledged and will not be received or held in confidence and your Entry does not
create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between you and the Sponsor or its respective parent
companies, affiliates or subsidiaries. Entries will not be returned or acknowledged.

CONTEST JUDGING: There are two rounds of judging for each Contest Category.

Round One: All eligible Entries will be open for public voting between 12:01 AM PST on December 13, 2010, and
11:59 PM PST on December 15, 2010. Free registration on is required. All registered users of may vote for Contest Entries to advance to Round Two judging as Finalists. Limit one
vote per user per Entry; false or duplicate votes will be discarded.
Twenty (20) Entries in each Contest Category will advance to Round Two as Finalists. The ten (10) Entries with
the most votes in each Category will advance to Round Two. An additional ten Entries in each Category will be
chosen by judges to advance to Round Two.

Round Two: The Finalists in each Category selected in Round One will be evaluated by a panel of judges based
on the following equally weighted criteria (25% each): 1) creativity; 2) originality; 3) relevance to topics; and 4)
clarity of description and instruction. Sponsor and its partners are continuously developing new ideas, which
means there is a chance that an idea you enter is not novel. Round Two judges will score an idea that is not
novel appropriately. In the event of a tie, winners will be determined based on highest score for creativity. In the
event of a further tie, winners will be determined based on highest score for originality. Further ties will be
determined by judges at their discretion.

At the end of Round Two judging, the Entry with the highest score in each Contest Category, as determined by
the judges in their sole discretion, will be declared the Category Grand Prize winner. The second through fourth
highest scored entries in each Contest Category will be declared the Category First Prize winners. The fifth
through eleventh highest scored entries in each Contest Category will be declared Runner Up winners. All
winners will be determined on or about December 22, 2010 and winners will be notified by email.

If any winner is disqualified for any reason, the contestant with the next highest score will be declared the
alternate winner. Judges' and Sponsor's decisions are final and binding on all matters.


  • Three Grand Prize winners (one in each Category) will receive a prize package valued at $5,000
    from Adventure Travel
  • Nine First Prize winners (three in each Category) will receive a prize package valued at $500
    (gift certificates for spa services or active wear or gear).
  • 21 Runner-up contestants (seven in each Category) will receive a prize package valued at $50
    (box of fresh fruit or massage gift certificate)

PRIZE NOTIFICATION: All winners will be notified by email and provided information on how to claim their
prizes. Winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, where
permitted by law, a Publicity Release (Affidavit/Release) as well as any other documents which may be required
by Sponsor, all of which must be received fully-executed within 10 days of date printed on notification or he/she
may be disqualified. If a potential winner does not respond to the winner notification email (email will be sent
three (3) times over a ten (10) day period), or if said email is returned as undeliverable, or if an entrant is
otherwise found to be ineligible, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the
potential winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner with the next highest score will be selected. A
background check may be conducted on Grand Prize winners. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in
any document required by Sponsor, s/he will be disqualified and required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her
prize. Prizes are non-transferable. All taxes associated with any prize are the sole responsibility of the each

Winning constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for Sponsor to use any winner's name,
photograph and/or video, hometown, likeness, and prize won for future advertising, publicity in any and all
media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation,
notification or permission.

GENERAL: Contest Parties and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees
(collectively, Released Parties) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled,
incorrect, incomplete or delayed Entries; all of which will be void. Released Parties are also not responsible for
problems uploading or downloading any Contest-related information or materials from the website or for any
other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer
hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any Entry to be received by on
account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the website, or for any other technical
problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete,
garbled or misdirected communications which may limit a contestant's ability to participate in this Contest.
Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing,
typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation,
errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of
Entries, the announcement of prizes or in any Contest-related materials. Mass Entries or Entries generated by a
script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or
terminate the Contest in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired,
and to cancel or suspend the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical
failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness (e.g., Rick rolling), integrity or proper play
of the Contest and, if terminated, determine the Grand Prize, First Prize, and Runner-Up winners using all non-
suspect, eligible Entries received up to time of cancellation. Authorized user is the natural person who is
assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other
organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to
disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest or
website, intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other contestant, Sponsor or any of its
representatives or to otherwise be acting in violation of these Official Rules and void all associated Entries.
CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate
operations of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor
reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to
disqualify such contestant from the Contest.

SUSPENSION / MODIFICATION / TERMINATION: In the event the Sponsor is prevented from continuing with
the Contest by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake,
explosion, labor dispute or strike, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil
disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or provincial or local
government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within its
control (each a Force Majeure event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to suspend or terminate the
Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Contest without notice or by posting a notice on
website, in its sole and absolute discretion, if it is determined that the Contest is technically impaired or
corrupted or fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or any Force Majeure event(s) has destroyed
or severely undermined or impaired the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest.

RELEASES / INDEMNITIES: By entering the Contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless the
Released Parties from any and all claims, liability or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in
part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Contest, or acceptance or use of any prize, the
administration of the Contest, the operation of the website, the Released Parties' use of any of the rights
granted herein or any breach by contestant of any representation, warranty or covenant made by such
contestant in connection with the Entry.

OWNERSHIP: By entering the Contest, you assign to Sponsor all rights to your Entry, including without
limitation all copyrights throughout the world for the entire term of copyright and any renewals thereof, and all
other intellectual property and other proprietary rights thereto. Further, you agree that:

  • If your Entry is not one of the Round One Finalists, full rights revert to you at the close of the Contest.
  • If your Entry is one of the Round One Finalists, but after nine (9) months you have not been notified that
    your Entry concept is being published, full rights revert to you.
  • If the Entry is commercialized by Sponsor, you will receive 5% of net revenue, as calculated by Sponsor
    in its sole discretion, generated by the concept. The aforementioned payments will be made semi-
  • During the nine (9) month evaluation period for Round One Finalists, your idea may be prototyped or productized to evaluate it, potentially by a third party.

Sponsor will have the option but no obligation to further develop or implement any ideas or inventions described
in the Entry.
Sponsor and its assigns will have the option but no obligation to involve the contestant in any further
development or implementation of any ideas, works of authorship or inventions described in the Entry.

By participating in the Contest or submitting an Entry, each contestant acknowledges that Sponsor may have
received the same or similar idea or invention from a third party independent of the Contest, and that Sponsor
may have previously developed the same or similar idea or invention on its own.

PRIVACY: Except as otherwise set forth herein, neither Sponsor nor Instructables will use the personal
information provided by contestants except as Sponsor deems reasonably necessary for the administration of
the Contest. Information collected from contestant is also subject to www.instructables.coms privacy policy.

ARBITRATION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this
Contest, contestant agrees that (i) any and all disputes and causes of action contestant pursues arising out of or
connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of
class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration
Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the contestant; (ii) the Federal Arbitration Act shall
govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (iii) judgment upon such
arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will contestant be
permitted to obtain awards for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or
consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, and contestant further waives all rights
to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,
interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestants and Sponsor
in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of
the Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, visit between 12/22/2010 and 1/26/2011 or send a
self-addressed stamped envelope by 1/12/2011 to: Humana, Inc., Attn: Joan Kelly, 500 W. Main St., Louisville,
KY 40202.

SPONSOR: Humana, Inc.