Hey, I entered my instructable in the Design Contest 3 days ago. It still hasn't been accepted. Why? It's a meets all the qualifications.
Posted by HavocRC 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hello all! I am sorry if this has been answered already, but i coldn't find an answer by looking around the site. I want to enter the "Make it glow" Contest and have two instructables that i feel could be good contenders. I'd like to know if it is allowed or OK to add two entries in the contest? What would be the judgment criteria? Would the two entries be valuated independently ? What about winner decisions?
Posted by bhvm 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I wanted to know that why has been my entry been rejected from the fiber arts contest. Please have a look at my instrcutable(I have only 1) and tell me whetherr it completes the qualifiaction needs. The contest says you can sew it and for making the patterns in the cushion you have to sew it as shown in the video. Please reply.
Posted by sangeeta singh 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hey, i reside in Fiji islands and my intention was to know whether international entries were legitimate. Cause i really want that laptop, i have been using my old compaq computer for a long time and this looks like a really good deal. I will write a really good instructable , but it's no use if i can't win it. So please do help me.
Posted by arylic 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Here is my entry, it seems to be a mix between rail and slingshot crossbow.This makes it incredibly sturdy and enables me to put the trigger lower.The staircase shaped rubberband string is there to get more power out of a smaller area.Nice and heavy weapon, destroys cardboard easily and gets a nice 175 feet range.Camera on phone seems very sensitive to movement, sorry about the slight blur.
Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I Am from Fiji islands and i am wondering if international entries where accepted for this competition. get the leds out challege . I won 2 burning question competition and recieved my prizes and i want to give a shot at this too. If yes then i wanted to know who would cover for the shipping and who has to pay taxation ?... I am willing to pay for tax but not sure about shipping. Anyways I am looking forward to your replies and wish the best to all competition mates. thanks instructables for the t-shirts they were wonderful.
Posted by arylic 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I was thinking of a water exploration bot. First I would encase the bot in plexiglas, attach a microphone, webcam and lights to it. This way I could hook the webcam up to my laptop along with the microphone so I could see what is going on below. For movement I was thinking of either dropping it in the water till it hit the bottom and could walk, or attaching propellers to the plexiglas case that would probably be sealed with liquid nails or something like that. Feedback appreciated!
Posted by sardines454 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Dear Inscrutables team! As a member of this forum since 2008, I am desperately waiting for my country to be listed in the valid list of participant countries mentioned on all the contest page. I want to share my DIYs on this forum and also to enter this sensor contest, but my country PAKISTAN is not yet listed here, rather my neighbour country INDIA is already in the list since last year upon request from Indian members. So, I am again requesting on this forum to please add my country in the list, so many of this lovely DIY forum members form PAKISTAN may participate in those contests. Waiting for your reply with favourable response. Thank you all.
Posted by mjawed 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi, I am new here and have a question. I was planning on taking part in the candy contest so I browsed the site, to find out how to successfully document my ideas. While doing so I saw, that out of the three most viewed projects in the contest, two concepts already won last year: last year: https://www.instructables.com/id/Peppermint-Patties-and-Junior-Mints this year https://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Peppermint-Patties-Ever/ last year: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pop-Rocks/ this year: https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Fizzy-Pop-Rocks-Candy/ While the peppermint patties were made in a different way the Pop Rocks are basically the same. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of the contest, but I am kind of demotivated now to post something original. Is it taken into account in the judgement process, that a project has already been posted before? I have an idea on how to improve the Kryptonite Candy, would it be okay, to enter it in the contest? Sorry to post so many question, but I couldn't find out how the judgement process works and based on what criteria the projects are judged. Thanks a lot E
Posted by Subzeromaker 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Is it possible to change the moderated contest entry process? I think it would be better if we could enter a contest on a probationary basis when we post an instructable. That way viewers can vote on recent instructables. If the instructable doesn't meet the contest criteria then the entry is cancelled, no harm, no foul. It seems that there are times when contest acceptance is slower (weekends).
Posted by artlife 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
How long does it take for them to decide wether my contest entry should be accepted or not? I submitted entry "A" to contest "A", and I submitted entry "B" to contests "B", "C", and "D" only an hour after entry "A". Entry "A" got accepted into contest "A" in 17 hours, entry "B" got rejected from contest "B" in 20 hours, and it's been over 2 days and I have not heard anything about contests "C" or "D". How long will this process take?
Posted by nhtexan 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
My skills include: reusing old stuff to make new stuff, cooking, baking, knitting, sewing (these last 2 at a very basic level) What I'd like to make for someone: a wallet made out of a coffee bag (not my idea, copied from an instructable here) I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): S I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: yes What I like: alternate uses / creative ideas What I don't like: I do not like stuffed animals. I absolutely can't have: nothing Type of thing I'd love to receive: anything is fine Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No. My country of residence is USA. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yes, I am 34 years old.
Posted by sufairlie 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Does anyone know if there is an easy way (short of counting) how many entries a contest had? I feel like in the older layout it told you... https://www.instructables.com/contest/epilogchallenge/ I was a finalist on a few different contests and it would be great to reference the size of the contests for a section I'm working on in my resume... Thanks!
Posted by travis7s 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Two years ago, the contests said that entries are accepted from any country That was all nice until i noticed that lately the contest policy has changed and there is only a small list of countries now. I've always hated the idea of country-exclusive stuff going on on the internet. Will it be possible in the future to submit entries from Romania too? Also, based on what criteria do the admins here choose what countries can participate?
Posted by Vladmakesstuff 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I entered my workspace into the workspace contest. I received a confirmation that it entered the contest and it showed up under the point "Recognition" in my profile. Today I checked my profile, and the recognition for the workspace contest is gone. Do the entrys disappear once a contest is closed? Update: I just checked the entries of the contest and couldn't even find my workspace there (I made sure to check all entries). Any idea what could have happened here?
Asked by Mike73 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I published my instructable and entered it in the robot contest 30 mins before the contest ended and after the contest has ended it is moderated approval.So can it get approved after the contest has ended as I posted it before the contest had ended.
Asked by Bot1398 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
There has been some question about the max number of contest entries allowed in the contest FAQ forum. There are few ibles that have won a Halloween contest and then are entered in more contests that equal more than 3 total contests. Until now, it seemed that Halloween was the exception to the rule. However, with this example, it seems that there is a bug in the contest entry system. This ible has won a contest and is entered in 4 more. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-3D-model-from-pictures/
Posted by Brooklyntonia 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Here's my entry for the contest "Random Knex Contest #1" from kNeXFreek I tried to stick to the colors in the image given by kNeXFreek It has independent suspension on all 4 wheels and it can steer with the front wheels edit: I changed the wheels, see the new (first 3) images
Posted by floris2burn 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Here is my entry for the T.N.K.I.T. Its a Full auto/ Repeater Duo. What i basicly mean is that its a 2 in 1 gun. I am using 64#'s on the gun so i only shot 4. Here is a video: It doesn't normally jam, but a piece had fallen out of the mag.
Posted by Millawi Legend 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
If someone online has released plans on how to make a paper-craft, and have allowed others to print and use them as they like with free copyrights for commercial or non-commercial purposes, will an entry be considered if a tutorial on how to make the paper-craft and step by step instructions for how to make the paper-craft are given since the author of the plans only gave the plans and final product with no tutorial of any sort so its hard to make it. thanks for the help
Asked by alienswamp 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
It has been 5 days since I entered my instructable in the Launch it Contest, but it still says pending moderator approval? Is there something wrong or will it just take some more time The instructable is https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-clothespin-catapult/
Asked by vishalapr 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hello, I am trying to enter a instructable in the hydroponics/ indoor gardening contest, and it has been accepted into the manly crafts contest, but not yet the hydroponics/ indoor gardening one. is there anything I can change to get it into that specific contest? it is a addition to our indoor aquaponics system, and I think it will fit very well into this contest!
Posted by Sokota 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hey, Just publish an instructable Slide show for the Gingerbread Slideshow contest. I received an e-mail saying it was excepted, but it does not show up in the group, nor does it show up in the community searches. I can see it in my account, but nowhere else. Any help would be appreciated. Happy Holidays Scooter76
Posted by scooter76 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I wanted to enter the Clay Contest, but I saw that it's only open for US and Canada. I live in Mexico, and I was wondering, what if I don't want the prizes for myself, but for a friend that lives in the US and also works with clay? I would ask the prizes to be shipped to her. Can I be eligible to win then?
Posted by talty 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Good Wishes to Everyone, Let me introduce myself to this community, I am Milton James, very new to this community, I want to be a member of this forum by participating in the discussion forum and also want to share my views and suggestion regarding various topics of this forum. I hope you all will support me throughout the discussion. Thanks and Regards Milton James
Posted by DELETED_MiltonJames 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
From time to time people ask if it's OK to edit their Instructables after the contest has closed for entries? The concern being that it could be seen as cheating. The answer is YES, oh absolutely YES, you can edit as much as you want whenever you want. If you can clean up your Instructable, add more useful detail or information, or add a video, then go for it. There are a couple of reasons for this. The big reason is that the project itself, whatever was built or done for the entry, is not going to be changed by these edits. Any change will be to the presentation of that project. Of course, we also don't recommend publishing and entering an Instructable that is in disarray and making it whole over the next couple of days. It's always helpful for you to make a good first impression. The other reason that we're fine with edits is that we want authors to see each Instructable as a living document. If you realize that some information is incorrect or could be clarified, then you should be free to go in and make a change whenever you want. Many of these changes are brought about by comments from others right after publication and we don't want to hold you back from that. So I hope that clears things up for authors and if you have any more questions about it, feel free to ask away in the comments.
Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I've notice others on here have this problem recently and now I am too. This instructable I published yesterday is only accessible through my user profile and not through search or category browsing. Please help. I tried unpublishing and republishing and even changing category but nothing worked. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Split-a-Song-MP3-Using-Garageband-09/ Thanks.
Posted by memorris027 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I submitted my entry, "The Window Refrigerator, modernized from the last Depression - a green money saver" before midnight eastern time Nov. 2nd. I did do some editing and revisioning up until about 1am eastern time. I haven't seen it in the contest, although it does appear in the regular instructables. Did I screw up by continuing to edit? I am new at this and want to understand how things are done so I can do it right next time. Thank You, Anima! X
Posted by Anima! X 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hey! This is my entry for The Very Important K'nex Tournament! The Small Knex Assault Kit!!!!!!! This gun features a variety of add-ons such as: 2 scopes, vertical grip, and a laser pointer. First pic.-old stock second pic.-new stock(sorry bout the blur) which do you like better? Pros: small piece effeceint lightwieght comfy stock good range(35-40 feet) good accuracy(30 feet) removable mags Cons: not the best accuracy/range If you would like me to P0$T, just drop a comment below! See video for details. If you can't view the video, YOUR LOSS!!!!! I can not lose points for the video not being able to be viewed. I did make a video showing all the qualities of this gun. I can view it. Just because you can't doesn't mean I didnt make one! FYI: The mis shot in the video is only because of the wierd angle that I was shooting from.
Posted by chopstx 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Several members have expressed concerns about projects being in more than one contest, yet only one contest vote-button appearing at the top of their instructable. I think that we should either... Have a row of button, one for each contest it is entered into (since it's a maximum of three, there's a narrow range of button-sizes that would need creating) Have all the relevant banners appear stacked at the top of the project If that's too cluttered, then maybe all at the end, so votes would be cast by people who had actually gone through the project. Have the required banners changing on a constant cycle.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My skills include: Sewing, crafting and the likewise What I'd like to make for someone: A backpack sort of thing. Or art I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) In between small and medium, smallish I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yes! What I like: animals, drawing, creative things, things that look amazing, stuff that i can't make What I don't like: most jewelry, clothes, food, Lego or Knex I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) nothing. Type of thing I'd love to receive: something you actually spent time on Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? no (USA) Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I have permission
Posted by pie popper 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My skills include:Chainmail, simple latex clothing/accessories, basket weaving, seatmaking, modular origami, electronics What I'd like to make for someone: Stretch/simple Chainmail (bracelets, necklace, anklets), latex face mask (think respirator/goth), a basket, raffia foot stool, sonobe structure, five interlocking tetrahedrons. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): Any size I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Sure What I like: blue, green, origami, wood, electronics What I don't like: crochet I absolutely can't have: None Type of thing I'd love to receive: Wooden Pen, any kind of wood woorking/carving Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Sure Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Born Dec. 28, 1980
Posted by mrmucox 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My skills include: Basic electronics, miniature model making What I'd like to make for someone: light up leds to ipod/mp3 in a speaker type cool housing I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) Medium/Large as the speaker & amp will add up I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yep What I like: electronics, gadgets, something i couldn't make myself, spy type gear steam punk What I don't like: stuffed animals, I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) Nothing, but my mum is allergic to guinea pigs, oh i also have hay fever but i don't think ill be sent some hay :) Type of thing I'd love to receive: rope ladder, basic arduino set-up, something carved out of wood/bone any thing you put effort into and i couldn't make myself Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? no, sorry Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: not over 18 but have permission :)
Posted by DrWilson 8 years ago
My skills include: cooking, sewing, sculpting, zookeeping / herpetology, painting, puppet-making, electronics hacks for Halloween Here's a link to my featured Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-bird-feeder-into-a-wild-bird-waterer/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Denim-Shopping-Bag/ What I'd like to make for someone: I love gift exchanges but I lived in apartments for many years, so I know that sometimes it is best to receive a memorable but consumable gift. For my gift entry, I will create special chocolates from a custom sculpture designed for the recipient. I have been casting art in chocolate for several years. First, I make a sculpture using special food-safe clay. Then I take a mold using special food-safe silicon mold material. And finally, I cast the sculpture in chocolate, using powdered sugar as a mold release. You tell me what the recipient likes and I'll make the sculpture to match their interests. I can also cast one piece in acrylic if that would be desirable, so the recipient will have a memento after the chocolates are eaten. Note, however that after I cast with acrylic, the mold will be unusable for food, so it will all be a one-of-a-kind food art experience. Transient, impermanent, never to be repeated. This process is incredibly flexible, so use your imagination. Imagine a big chocolate Cthulhu surrounded by little chocolate Cthulhu minions. Or a flight of diminutive chocolate butterflies. Or a bust of lincoln. Actually, I don't think I'm that good a sculptor. Maybe I could do Beethoven. I already have created molds for large and small Venus of Willendorf, several small calaveras, a tiny bite-sized penis, a delicate dragonfly, several sizes of scarab beetle, an ammonite fossil, and a large spider. I can send a box of any of those, or create a new one. The Venus of Willendorf are very popular with my friends. The ammonite fossils were a hit at the office. What design would you like? I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) S or M (I don't think I could refrigerate L sized chocolate for a trip in the mail.) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: I don't want anything larger than a hat rack, unless it is for outside. What I like: Art, light toys, knitted Cthulhu beasties, things that have been made more useful than the original designer intended What I don't like: Things made from trash that still look like trash I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) No foods except for unflavored chocolatey chocolate. No herbal concoctions, soaps, essential oils, or anything like that. I have lots of plant and food allergies. Type of thing I'd love to receive: wall art, light toys, sculpture, anything with a zombie theme, anything that has been more useful than the original designer intended Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No, because I will have to ship the chocolates with dry ice and I'm just not sure they would let me do that, plus it would all melt sitting in customs and be a big unattractive lump by the time it arrived. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am older than 18. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: I will cast a few chocolates today and post better photos later.
Posted by weiblen.c 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago