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Back to the Future contest opened a bit late Answered

So, as we all know, the day that Marty McFly travels to in 2015 is fast approaching (October 21). As a big BTTF fan, I put together an entire Marty McFly costume complete with holographic hat, Nike Air Mags, and jacket. A couple of days ago I posted an Instructable on how to make the jacket, but now it seems I am ineligible to enter the Back to the Future contest that just opened today. (I didn't even know about it because it wasn't on the upcoming contests forum post or the contest page of the app)

Obviously, I'm pretty bummed and honestly it seems kind of late for the contest to start only two weeks from the day that people are going to want to have a bunch of BTTF props and costume pieces put together, don't you think? I actually rushed to get my tutorial finished because I wanted to be sure that others in the community would have enough time to follow it and make their own.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a way I could still enter. I would just post a new, improved Instructable for the same thing, but I don't want to feel like I'm spamming or have my featured percentage to go down. =\

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

You could still "cheat" like some others did before.
Copy all steps of your Ible into a new one, publish it, delete the original and enter the contest with it.
AFAIK it only checks for the date and I think most people would agree the time for the contest was just bad....

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Brooklyntonia

3 years ago

When I saw the contest this morning, I immediately felt sad for you, because I remembered looking at your impressive ible yesterday. I'm not sure there is anything to be done, but I wholeheartedly agree with you that it's disappointing this contest wasn't on the upcoming contest list.