List of Upcoming Contests (updated 10/16/17)

Hello everyone! It was recently suggested that we should have a list of upcoming contests available on the site. This was something we used to do in our author newsletter, but now it will have a permanent place on the forums. :D

The contests below are already in planning, and I've left off ones that we're still trying to decide on. Big sponsored contests also might not show up on here - sometimes it's a big time crunch at the end, so I won't be able to plan in advance.

Keep in mind that the list below is not set in stone. We're always finding fancy new companies to supply prizes so dates are subject to change!

Learn about Design Challenges here!
9/18/2017 - 11/13/2017 - Halloween Contest
9/18/2017 - 11/13/2017 - Hiding Places Contest
9/25/2017 - 11/20/2017 - Make It Move Contest
10/2/2017 - 11/27/2017 - Reclaimed Contest
10/2/2017 - 11/27/2017 - Leather Contest
10/9/2017 - 12/4/2017 - Baking Contest
10/9/2017 - 12/4/2017 - Hand Tools Only
10/16/2017 - 12/11/2017 - Wireless Contest
10/16/2017 - 12/11/2017 - Fiber Arts Contest
10/23/2017 - 12/18/2017 - PVC Contest
10/23/2017 - 12/18/2017 - Furniture Contest
10/30/2017 - 1/8/2018 - Raspberry Pi Contest
10/30/2017 - 1/8/2018 - Metal Contest
11/6/2017 - 12/4/2017 - Baking Soda Challenge
11/6/2017 - 1/8/2018 - One Pot Meals Contest
11/20/2017 - 12/18/2017 - Alter Reality Challenge
11/27/2017 - 1/22/2018 - Wheels Contest
11/27/2017 - 1/22/2018 - Homemade Gifts Contest
12/4/2017 - 1/29/2018 - Design For Kids Challenge
12/4/2017 - 1/29/2018 - Arduino Contest
12/11/2017 - 2/5/2018 - Sugar Contest
12/11/2017 - 2/5/2018 - Remote Control Contest 
12/18/2017 - 2/12/2018 - Gaming Contest
12/18/2017 - 2/12/2018 - Terrariums/Aquariums Contest
12/25/2017 - 3/19/2018 - Epilog Challenge
12/25/2017 - 1/22/2018 - Zipper Challenge

*All contests subject to change.

Please leave suggestions for prizes here.
You can also leave suggestions about contests here.
Have a contest question? Check the Contest FAQ!


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Are there contests that are, maybe not oficially, but pretty much traditionally annual? Like those dedicated to hollidays... "gardening", "beat the heat" etc...

LED contests




Homemade gifts




All I can remember now. Take a look at the contest archive.

Thank you.

Are people interested in a physical certificate that would come with a prize, or a digital one that could be emailed to you?

Yes. Physical ones. At the moment, I'm just sticking those stickers on my ideas notebook and wrigting the name of the challange and the year on them... So cerificate, or something that specifies the particular contest, A person won.

"Are people interested in a physical certificate that would come with a prize, or a digital one that could be emailed to you?"

I like certificates. I keep on my wall in the office a lot of stuff: educational certificates, Patents, sports trophy, exhibition badges. All of them are parts of my life.

If I would achieve an Instructable certificate, I definitely add it to my "wall of honor".

In my opinion, a digital certificate is a great thing. It is cheap and no post issues. Otherwise, I can print it and make it real.

That is an interesting idea.

Featured Author Certificate once you achieve 100 + featured Instructables.

Same for views and comments once they reach gold.

Prize Winning Author Certificate; bronze for the first time you win a prize in a contest, silver for the tenth, and then gold.

personally, I don't really care about getting a certificate

YES! There are very few ways one can display their achievements here on Instructables. A certificate would be very helpful in showcasing these achievements.

I agree! It would be very nice :)

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