How to Enter the Mother's Day Contest




Mother's Day is coming! To show your mom how you really care about her, make something personal, heartfelt, and original. It'll be well worth the effort and in honor of the holiday, we're having a Mother's Day Contest. Sew an amazing Mother's Day gift and win a brand new sewing machine or a dress form from Singer!

What you sew for your Mom can be anything at all. Fabric, needle, and thread are needed, but beyond that it's entirely up to you! Just be sure to take some great pictures and document it all for an easy to follow Instructable!

This contest is open to U.S. entries only. You can enter more than one Instructable, but winners are limited to one prize.


Grand Prize (1 winner)
Fashion Mate sewing machine from Singer.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize (3 winners)
Singer 150 Adjustable Dressform - Small/Medium

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up (5 winners) Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: April 24, 2009 AM PST
Deadline for entries: May 18, 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 Singer 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


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I got my Dressform today, it is just so wondeful. Thanks Instructables I am soooo happy with this great prize!


    How does the whole contest thing work? I mean, why is there judging and voting? Do only people with the most votes get judged?

    kclifungus amungus

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    While I didn't see a "published" rule limitation, it appears some entries are also found in the Earthjustice US of Efficiency Contest. Is it safe to assume if contest timing coincides with another, we can enter both contests (with the same entry) simultaneously?

    astro boy

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I can't see whether or not everyone can enter eg can enter even when they live in a country like new Zealand. its annoying cause i miss out on most comps because i live here I can't even buy model rocket engines here or from over seas because they are flammable and can't be air mailed. why is the world so cruel to me!

    1 reply
    mumastro boy

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Me to mate! I hate seeing all these comps and cannot enter! Even more than all the stuff they have! I have an ebay account and can buy stuff from all over....but the wait kills me to! And the heavy stuff is crap on postage charges! :o( It's times like this when we have to make our own stuff! In your case maybe blow up the back yard trying.... And me I get something like a super nova explosion when experimenting in the microwave!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    How sad is it for me over here in the UK! I can enter but cannot win! Wrong country! :o( Cath


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I celebrate them both! But it really confuses my mother in law in Suffolk when she gets another card in May!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Is this contest available to Australia? The rules do not specify any specifications but I'm just curious.