We just checked the weather report and there's a whole lotta snow on the map! It sucks to have to dig through all that white stuff so we thought it would be a lot more fun to have another Snow Contest! Upload photos, a video, or a step-by-step Instructable of anything snow related to enter!
Once again, the one rule is to involve snow somehow. It can be a snow fort, a sled, something for your skis, a custom shovel, or, well you get the idea. Just act fast because this is a speed contest. It all comes to a close for entries on Feb. 13.
One grand prize winner will receive a custom Snuggie and an Instructables Prize Pack. Two first prize winners will receive a cocoa machine as well as an Instructables Prize Pack. Five runners-up will receive an Instructables Prize Pack.
That's it! We hope the snow isn't getting you down and we can't wait to see what you'll make!
Ready to enter the Snow Contest? Excellent, here's how it works.
Publish! - Publish a new Instructable that involves snow. Instructables must be published during the contest period to be eligible. That's from Feb. 2 to Feb. 13 (11:59pm PST).
Enter! - Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select the Snow Contest. If you missed it and it's eligible, it will show up below.
Now what? - Entries need to be accepted by a moderator before they're in the contest. This usually happens quickly, but can take up to 48 hours. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time. So if you enter it at 11:59pm on the last day, it can be accepted the next morning and still be in the contest. And then it's on to the...
Voting Phase - After the contest closes for entries, it immediately enters the voting phase. At this time, any Instructables user can vote for as many entries as they want. Voting can be done on the Instructable page or here on the contest page. These votes help determine the...
Finalists - Half of the finalists are determined by the user votes, and the other half are determined by Instructables staff. It's our own checks and balances system. Then it's on to the...
Judging Phase - A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff, friends of Instructables, and respected members of the community judge the finalists. Each judge rates the entries on a scale of 1 to 9 and we average out the ratings to determine the winners.
Winners! When the winners have been decided they are announced here on the contest page. Both winners and non-winners will be notified when this happens so you don't need to keep checking. We do as much as we can to determine the winners as quickly as possible, but sometimes there are emergencies, lost Wifi connections, and other bits of randomness that may cause a delay. All the same, if you entered, we will let you know when the results are posted.
OK, then, good luck and have fun!
Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 2, 2011 and Feb 13, 2011 (11:59pm PT).
Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Snow Contest 2. 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.
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 notified and announced here on the contest page.