Contest? Answered

So where is the total of votes for our projects? Sorry this is my first contest here so I do not know these things. I see page views and favorite but how do we know how many votes we have? Someone said that winning is not by votes alone, so does this mean we could have a low number of votes and still win a contest? I am confused, lol

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contest? Answered

I entered my instructable for fall for yarn contest.... but my instrcutable is not shown in the entries page. what should i do?

Question by katheejama wahab   |  last reply

Baking Contest? Answered

When is the next Baking Contest going to be? I have an instructable waiting to be created & it involves baking. If I post 1 before the contest, I won't be able to submit it into the contest. & I really want to have it in a contest.

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Contest question? Answered

Was looking at entering the Humana Health challenge contest with one of my older instructables.  Was wondering if my LED interactive table is to old for the contest? Friend of ours has a son with autism and saw the table, she said they have similar tables for sale for sensory seeking autistic children, but none that are interactive like this one. So I thought this would be a great thing to enter as well as my others.  If its too old, I get it - Keep things fresh, if not, am I missing something? Which with me is usually the case, often resulting in me going - oh  This should be simple for someone to answer, I'm sure its me just missing something like a date. After all it has let me enter some of my other instructables that are very recent.  Thanks in advance for the advice and or answer.  Here is the page for the instructable in question.

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Efficiency contest

Disclaimer: I may be biased, since I have an entry in the running.I am very confused as to why the current leaders of the efficiency contest are in the contest at all, nevermind winning.One is not instructions for making anything. It just says "watch less TV". It may be good advice, but it is not a DIY project.One is a recipe for bread. It may be wonderful and delicious bread, but it has nothing to do with being green.One is about making a suit out of a sleeping bag. I suppose this would allow you to turn down the heat, but that is a bit of a stretch, (besides, so would a sweater - and the instructable doesn't say anything about this being the reasoning).I don't mean to disrespect these fine instructables, I am just saying they are totally irrelevant to this specific contest.But not only are they in the contest, they have been in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place since voting opened 2 days ago. Who is voting for these entries, and why?

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Contest question?

I was thinking of entering the Party Food contest and Monster contest but I was wondering...if I become a finalist in both contests (hopefully :), will that affect my chance of winning each contest? Like I probably wouldn't be given a prize for the monster contest if I'm being considered for one in the party food contest?

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Contest question Answered

In the  info/rules for contests,  it appears to me that it is saying that votes from the "Instructable's community" do NOT count towards who is chosen as the winner. Is that correct?

Question by MaryT8M   |  last reply

Fiber contest

Can we use loose fibers (roving) for the fibers contest or does it have to be spun into yarn first? Thanks

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new contest

Why not have a contest on things built out of playing cards? that would be pretty creative and saving a lot of ruined cards, as made by dogs, cats, and other random animals/people

Topic by whiskrs   |  last reply

Craft contest

I am a newbie here so please forgive me if this is a dumb question. Are we allowed to submit multiple entries in a contest or can we only submit one? Thanks, Michelle

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Problem with contest entering? Answered

I entered into a contest with my instructable, but later it showed I have not enterd. This happened twice, I again enterd those contests a moment ago. Can you pkease help me out?

Question by chatsbk007   |  last reply

my own contest?

I've had the notion of hosting my own contest for a while. I've seen people do it in the form of an instructable. Do I need some sort of approval first? Thank you?

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Hi, Will sewing projects qualify as an instructable in the fiber arts contest? Best, Susan

Question by Susan Cirigliano   |  last reply

How to start a contest? Answered

How do i start a contest based on an instructable? In short - i write a general purpose instructable - then others adapt it to their needs - and the best one then wins a prize. Any particular way to start such a contest?

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Contest participation (France) Answered

Hi I'm willing to participate in some of the contests, but I am French, and I didn't see any mentions of France in the official rules. Can I participate and, maybe win prizes ? Does it means extra charges (shipping for exemple) ? Thanks for your answers (Sorry if it's in the wrong category)

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There Should be a Solar contest

There should be a solar energy contest, I'm sure there are lots of awesome ideas out there. I'm thinking solar powered coffee machine, kite wind generator, ..... Maybe categories like small gadgets, garden, home power, cooking? Prizes like a 100w photovoltaic panel, solar cell phone chargers, Stirling engine for the coffee cup.Lets put our heads together on this.

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Anti Valentines Contest

I hope this is okay to post here, but I'm doing an ANTI VALENTINES contest at my blog you know the drill, fun and mediocre prizes ;)It's for anti-valentines arts and crafts... something a little darker than your average valentines project.I would love to have some instructables entered, because nothing is cooler than how to actually make a neat project !Anyways, if you're interested, here's the link:!Dot

Topic by DotatDabbled 

Holiday gift contest?

Are we expecting to have one for hanukka/christmas? i.e. should I wait on posting an instructable on the gift i'm making my mom? Was there one last year? UPDATE: I see we did have one last i'll assume there'll be one this year too, will instructables need to be published after the contest is posted, or is it ok to do one beforehand?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 

Indie Craft Contest

Now's the time to strut your stuff, crafters!The Craft & Hobby Association is giving you the opportunity to present your work at the CHA 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show! The Show will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from January 25-28, 2009. So get innovative and start stretching those creative chops. You can enter up to five projects.More info via: CRAFT

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contest voting rules

I am still new to this site and enjoy it very much, I log on every day more than once and utilize 'ables by others on a regular basis. I recently entered the Mothers Day Contest and monitored it closely by votes, hoping, of course, to be a winner. By votes, I finished about 12th (YAY!!) As I waited for the results from the judges, I was a bit confused as to how an instructable (a very good one) from ranking by votes around 30's got to be the winner?? How does the judging work with the votes of the users?

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Singer Scarf Contest

CRAFT and Singer are teaming up to bring you the Me, My Scarf  & I Contest!   Show off your own personal style in scarf-version for a chance to win a new Singer ProFinish serger or a universal carrying case + $25 to the Maker Shed. All you need for entry is a Flickr photo of you wearing the scarf, but I bet a full-on Instructable of how you made the scarf would give you a winning edge! Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. PDT November 23, 2009. Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity of design, description of how the scarf represents the creator, and the use of a sewing machine in the creation process. via: CRAFT

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Analog photography contest ?

When the winner will be announced ?? - analog photography contest

Question by Mahir Asrani   |  last reply

Will there be a Valentine's contest this year? Answered

I have a kick-awesome Valentine's instructable to post. I'd like to post it soon in case anyone wants to make it in time for the holiday, but I want to wait if there is going to be a contest.

Question by Bindlestiff   |  last reply

halloween photo contest

I made this costume for hallloween

Topic by Lise1   |  last reply

Instructables Robot Contest

Post your drawing or picture of the instructbles robot doing something (ie playing guitar, socccer, dancing, xbox). The pics will be rated and voted on by you. just write whos drawing you like best, and i will count the votes. whoever wins gets to know that they are either a good artist or are good with photoshop! the contest ends march 14th

Topic by nerfer192   |  last reply

Upload image to contest

How do we upload our tinkercad design to your contest? We have followed the steps and and we get the message to add the picture and it's already there. What file type do we need to use? We are using stl

Question by karen.nelson.5686322   |  last reply

How to enter contest?

I want to enter my ible in a contest.The ible is published but when I press enter now It says to log in (which I am) or create ible (which I did).What to do? Only 4 hours left!Please anyone help me!

Question by Salamyman   |  last reply

It's late for the contest, but...

There's a steampunk egg containing a pendant on ebay.Nice little item, and part of the proceeds go to charity, so I don't feel spammy advertising it.

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Possible Contest Topic

Is there a contest about the things that can be done with wood pallets? Ever since I saw an instructible showing how to take apart a pallet as well as the amount of wood used to make them, I have wondered if there has ever been a contest to show how useful they can be as potentially free lumber and hardware. After all the uses for pallets that i've looked up on the internet, there are about less than 50 uses for recyclable pallets, keeping these materials from ending up in a bonfire or a landfill. The link below can explain quite a bit about this subject. Maybe a way to lessen the number of pallets that end up being wasted in garbage can be achieved if there was a contest that encouraged the recycling of wood pallets. Anything that can be made from a pallet would be eligible to win whatever prize this contest would have. I personally think this would be a good idea to try. But do any of you think this would be a good contest idea?

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Burda Costume Contest

While you're working up your Halloween costume Instructable, don't forget to enter it in BurdaStyle's costume contest too!  Send your best photo and a link to your project in your BurdaStyle studio to: submissions [at] burdastyle [dot] com, by October 31st at 11:59pm EST. Don't forget to put “Halloween 2010” in the subject line! Then get ready to vote for your favorite!  Voting goes live on November 2nd and ends November 8th at 4pm EST and the winner will be announced November 9th via the BurdaStyle newsletter and blog. We can't wait to see what you make!

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Instructables Drawing Contest

Hey everyone. I really like the instructable robot and like drawing different pictures of it. One has him giving a speech were the president should be. Anyways my idea was that we could have a contest where people draw pictures of the instructables robot. I really want to know what others think about it. Please reply. UPDATE: Hey everyone. Another instructables member, ChrysN, and I are hosting a contest. WE are almost ready. The prizes are lots of patches, and free pro membersip (1 year I believe). So please spread the word. P.S if we dont get a lot of entries within the allowed time period we will extend the end date (so tell EVERYONE)

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contests: Are 'ibles originating in Republic of Ireland able to win in contests?

As UK entries are excepted into the contests does that mean that any entries from the Republic of Ireland are unable to win? Or are they included as we're part of the British Isles.

Question by Heygalicious   |  last reply

build-a-tank instructables contest!

Hi all you tankers out there! This contest is for people who love tanks and always dreamed of building their own! the 3 winners will be posted on my page! contest ends July 31st.

Topic by Lukethemonty   |  last reply

is there going to be another earthjustice... contest or not?

I have this great idea for an instructable but i seriously doubt ill be finished within the next two weeks.

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Coming Soon: Paracord Contest

Next week we'll be starting a paracord speed contest. Make anything out of paracord to win a Leatherman with a laser-etched message of your choice! You can include other materials or wrap the paracord around something else, but the main focus of the Instructable should be all about the paracord. So start thinking of some ideas soon to show off your paracord skills. (Photo credit: David J. Fred)

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Annual Stupid Robot Contest

Forget world domination, the next big thing in robotics is stupid robot tricks by useless robots. The classic rules of robotics get replaced with:1. It must be mechanical2. It must be completely useless from a societal point of view.3. It must make people laugh. Linkvia Neatorama

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Rust-Oleum Project Contest

Our friends at ReadyMade have teamed up with Rust-Oleum to bring you a chance to Win a $1000 Home Depot Gift Card and a Custom Furniture Makeover from ReadyMadeAre you kidding? I mean, Am I kidding? I'm so there! I can't wait to see how ReadyMade makes over the winner's furniture too!So send in your cars, your fire extinquishers (cause I like pink), your. . . Halo 3 Master Chiefs?Send it all in! Hatch something new and post it here too!Projects will be judged on creativity, how easy your project is for other ReadyMakers to try, and your project's overall style and beauty.It's like you've been training for this.

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Photoshop Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

'Judging has now been completed. And the winners of the shiny Photoshop patch are (drum roll please!)... n8man and Chicken2209! Congratulations and great job! I'll get around to giving you each a patch as soon as possible.'It seems like user-run contests are all the rage these days so I thought I'd try one of my own out. I like to edit photos, so I thought I would start a contest about editing pictures. Here are the rules.1. Find a picture you could edit.2. Edit it! (You don't need to use Photoshop. There are some great free alternatives, like GIMP)3. Come here and post the original photo along with your edited version.4. The best two entries get a shiny Photoshop patch.5. There is no limit on number of entries.6. The judges are myself, Lithium Rain, and domindude10So go ahead, start editing!

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Ideas for the laser-cutter contest

I don't have the time or materials or I would attempt it myself. What I'd like to see is a laser cutter mounted to a line-following robot. It could be made to cut out designs you've drawn on various media. Whether it was cutting cloth or stone, I think it would be a great innovation and I'd love to see someone successfully build one. Another fun idea would be a laser-cutter-brander. It would be a predesigned mark cut with a single, stationary laser (or laser assembly rather). It could be used to put your mark on wood, plastic, etc. Better than heating up a piece of steel, I'd reckon. I just figured I'd post a couple suggestions, since I seriously doubt I'll be able to put anything together, especially within the timeframe. Please PM me if you make one of these, cause I'd love to see how you do it. Anyone else have an idea that you may not get to actualize?

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Joining the Lionbrand Contest Group

trying to enter the Lionbrand contest. How do I do this? I have created something but it is not complete.

Topic by cronicky   |  last reply

Trouble with multiple entries in a contest?

So I wanted to enter two projects into the current Metal contest.  I entered one without a problem, but my second instructable for whatever reason can't be entered.  It is eligible for contest entries as far as I know.  When I'm on the page it will allow me to submit in other contests, just not the metal contest.  I checked the official rules and under section B, paragraph 3 the rules state that multiple entries are allowed, though only one entrant can win a prize.  So then, why can't I enter another recent instructable?  

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contest not entered till now ?

Till now we are not entered in lomo analog photography contest Why Why Why..?? instructables people holiday is over now 13 days left for selection :(

Question by Mahir Asrani   |  last reply

RedBull Art of the Can Contest

Since we've got a ton of can reuse projects on the site, you'll love this:RedBull is running an Art of the Can contest. Deadline to submit your artwork is April 6.Anyone want to try making the Robot?If you build something for the contest, share the full Instructable or Slideshow Instructable here!

Topic by canida   |  last reply

Entering Craft Skills Contest

I get an error when I try to submit my instructable. java.lang.NullPointerException Anyone else?

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Any tips for winning contests? Answered

I REALLY want to win a macbook air, because working a fifteen hour day, at one dollar an hour just isn't going to pay for it. (I work at a cub scout day camp, plus half of the money goes into savings :p)  So, what should I do to get/win one?

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Fractal Art Contest -- 2007

Check out the winners of the 2007 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest -- they're absolutely gorgeous. These are just a couple of my favorites.Back in the 90's I had one of those zooming fractal screensavers, and could spend entirely too long watching it swoop through the Mandelbrot set. Fantastic stuff. Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.

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Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest

Just Born Inc. wants publications to host Marshmallow Peeps diorama contests. Encourage your local papers to participate! Check out the Washington Post's entries:'s the link to the Just Born site:

Topic by kitschykat 

my pumpkins for photo contest

I did 8 pumpkins this year and tried some really ambitious stuff that seemed to work out pretty well. I have included 2 videos because it adds to the photos. I will not do an instructable on the flaming pumpkin because it is already all over the net and is not my idea.The sculpting techniques are inspired by I thought the techniques would be way out of my league but I just tried it for fun and it worked well.

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I entered a design contest...

Spoonflower has weekly design competitions.  I don't have time to enter most of them, but Betabrand was sponsoring this one and it seemed interesting. The theme was 8 or 16 bit inspired graphics, bringing to mind retro gaming - without copyright infringement.  Betabrand is planning on making pants and some other stuff with the winning design.  I can't do certain things halfway, so I started designing a game in order to make the fabric pattern.  Hopefully eventually I can hire someone to do the coding for me so I can turn it into a simple in-browser game. I've attached an image of my design. voting is open today.  Here's the link to the voting, in case you're interested:

Topic by supersoftdrink   |  last reply

Can you enter a contest if you live in South Africa?

If you win, can they send the prize to SA? I really want to enter competitions, but I'm not sure...

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