How to Enter the Garden Contest




Intro: How to Enter the Garden Contest

Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables and the betacup a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.



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    20 Discussions


    3 years ago

    What is the prise


    Question re: Garden Contest..... I have been reluctant to enter, as I have no pictures. Unfortunately, I had to put my build on-hold for a year due to recent surgery of my Achilles tendon, which prevents me from doing any manual labor of substance.

    Would you accept an instructable based on my written plans without pictures? Though that's all I have now, I possibly could provide pictures of some/most of the materials, tools, and what the results would be; but these pictures would not coincide with my step-by-step instructions that would normally be taken as the project is being constructed. I certainly understand if this is unacceptable, as it is counter to the basic premise of this (great) website and contest.

    Broadly, this instructable deals with "resource conservation" key to gardening I have not yet seen tackled in this manner.



    8 years ago on Introduction

    Clarification please I have received two emails from Instructables Robot they both confirm that "Seasoning small section timber" has been received.
    The first is time stamped 10 May 2010 21.01 (BST)
    Requirements - Entry involves a garden.
    The second is time stamped 11 May 2010 20:26 (BST)
    Requirements - Instructable must take place in a garden or result in something that goes into the garden.

    Has the entry been turned down?



    8 years ago on Introduction

    I created a 'Ible a few months ago that would be PERFECT for the contest,
    Can I enter it?


    6 replies

    Contests are for new Instructables that are published during the contest period. If they were open to all previous Instructables there would be much less motivation for people to do something new.

    That makes good sense, but I wonder if there might be some unintended consequences, i.e. people will not submit and will try to wait for contests. It seems like a better way would be to say allow Instructables submitted withing a month of the contest start. I missed by only two days, if I'd have known I would have waited, and it seems a little strange that someone who submitted only two days after me qualifies, but I don't.  Just my 2 cents, I know however you do it, someone will just miss, be upset, etc.  Keep up the good work!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I have to agree, I posted my 'ible just to get it online.
    and since its been up 6 month it no longer qualifies for a contest.
    (even though its never been entered into a contest)
    so Maybe a rule where if you have a 'ible that's been posted
    but never entered in a contest, it should be considered

    Just my thoughts


     We've been pre-announcing the contests. These are in the forums and the newsletters at least a week before the contest starts. This one has been in both of those for 2 weeks before it started. Sorry about the cut-off, but we do try and get the word out.

    During the voting period users vote for their favorite entries. There's no limit to the number of votes they can use and the entries with the top votes become finalists.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Clarification, please; can you post anything that goes in your garden, or does it have to involve something that actually grows (or aids the growth of) plants?

    4 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

     also, clarification: does this include houseplants, terrariums or only outdoor type gardens?