Calling All Makers: Win $2K for a Trip To Maker Faire Bay Area!

Calling All Makers: Win K for a Trip To Maker Faire Bay Area!

Step 1:

Come up with an awesome project to present at Maker Faire, and fill out this contest submission form.

Step 2:

Oh snap! There is no Step 2 – you’re done! You are now in the running to win a trip to Maker Faire Bay Area 2012.


Road to Maker Faire ChallengeRoad to Maker Faire Challenge, presented by Esurance, will award one lucky maker with a $2,000 prize to bring their awesome project to Maker Faire Bay Area in May. The award may be used for airfare, accommodation, or fabrication of your project. So whether it’s because you otherwise don’t have the funds for the trip, need to upgrade or replace a component on your existing project, or want to build an entirely new project, five minutes could win you $2,000! Simply fill out the submission form here and you’ll be automatically entered.

One project per maker please. Only open to US citizens age 18 years or older. Deadline is April 5th.

4 thoughts on “Calling All Makers: Win $2K for a Trip To Maker Faire Bay Area!

  1. Erik Johnson says:

    I’m interested in entering, but I’ve already been accepted as a maker this year and some of the prizes are being able to enter the Maker Faire, but it sounds like the judging happens at the faire. That’s a bit confusing.
    Also, there is a rule “The Project must not have been submitted in any other competition, promotion or contest or won previous awards and must not have been previously published or marketed.”
    My project for this year is the same as last year (but this time with a few props) which was mentioned in a few articles because of its presence at Maker Faire 2011. Is that violating the “…must not have been previously published” rule?

    1. Nick Normal says:

      hi Erik – thanks for reading and applying to Maker Faire. The Road to Maker Faire Challenge application is quick, easy – probably only 5-10 minutes since you already have a project in order. I don’t think a blog or website mentioning the project constitutes the “published” rule – but I will run it by the team. Feel free to fill out the application, because I think there’s no harm done. Either way, I look forward to seeing your project at Maker Faire Bay Area next month! Have a great day.

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