How to Enter the Light Up the Night! Contest



The nights are getting longer, but they can also get brighter. We want to know what ways you have for lighting your way or making yourself easier to see. So show us some cool ways to get reflective or lit up and enter them in the Light Up the Night! Contest to win some cool clothes from!

Cordarounds is an online clothing company that makes secretly shiny pants for safe night-riding and a brilliantly reversible jacket that can turn an average pedestrian into TRON. Both products are prizes in this contest.

So break out the reflective materials, LEDs, cold cathode lights, or whatever else you want to use to be brilliant! Put them on yourself, make a handy flashlight, or even light up any human-powered vehicle you use to get around. You can even put them on your pet boa that you take for long walks in the dark. It's totally up to you!

Think bright and shiny and make something awesome. We can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

How to enter:
 - Make a new Instructable
 - When you publish, select the Light Up the Night! Contest checkbox to enter it

International entries are allowed. Multiple entries are also allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

P.S. Want to see the pants and jacket in action? Check these out!


Grand Prize

Urban Awareness jacket from

Also, an Instructables t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one year Pro subscription!

First Prize

Any pair of pants from, including the Bike to Work pants.

Also, an Instructables t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one year Pro subscription!

Runner Up

A $25 gift certificate for!

Also, an Instructables t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one year Pro subscription!

Open to enter: Oct 28, 2009 12:01 AM PDT
Deadline for entries: Nov 29, 2009 11:59 PM PST

View Contest now!

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 Cordarounds 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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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe I'm blind and confused but I'm pretty sure that on the other contest page ( the deadline is the 29th of November, but here it says the 30th.  Which is it?