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Why is that Puerto Rico residents are excluded from some of the contests? Answered

I feel very disappointed and discriminated by instructables, after I was looking at the Make it Stick Contest 2, and the Epilog Challenge, and I find out that I can't participate, because Puerto Rico is excluded. Please I personally request some more information about this subject. 


I think most of it has to do with shipping and such. Take a look at the Forum topics link that Lemonie posted. Also some of the contest are only regional (U.K., australia and such are excluded)

Although Puerto Rico is not part of the continental US it is an American territory like Hawaii and Alaska. Therefore it should be included in the contests. Maybe the organizers ignore this fact.