What kinds of contests do YOU want to see on Instructables?

Hi everyone! As we're planning contests for the next year, we wanted to get suggestions and feedback on the types of contests we're running. :D

Is there a contest we ran years ago you'd like to see again?
Any contests you're sick of?
A weekly challenge you'd like us to expand on?
Do you want the contests to be more specific or more open ended?

We're trying to shake things up in contest-land - so any and all suggestions are welcome! I'm especially interested in what types of tech contests you guys would like to see, as well as ideas for food contests. 

P.S. For anyone wondering about weekly challenges - we're still trying to figure out a way to do it that makes it easy for you guys to enter and easy for the editors here to run. But I promise we are discussing it! :)

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Programming Contest.

Excelente, el de programación. Sería de gran ayuda uno de ejercicios funcionales.



What about a "weekend project contest"?

I think that's just not specific enough.

Glumgad Yonatan2421 hours ago

Let me explain my idea.

I appreciate Instructables as a great place where I can learn smth new or be inspired by others (and probably I may teach or inspire someone).

Otherwise, there are a lot of projects, which needs great efforts. They are awesome, and I respect their authors. But, I hardly ever will make after them.

So it would be very interesting for me to look at a bunch of projects, which are time-limited, and which I can remake and improve.

Yonatan24 Glumgad20 hours ago

I see what you mean.

But I think the "weekend" is just too broad. Different people with different skills and different tools complete projects at different speeds... Although there is a reason that term has become pretty popular.

I do think that a "Make it in 15 Minutes!" contest would be pretty cool! (To be honest, though, I've actually stopped making Instructables for little things (after making many), just because it takes me so long to make the thumbnail - but that's only me! ;)

I can give a few examples of these, two great projects that take literally only 15 minutes to make:



And simple projects that also take 15 minutes to complete:


https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Drill-Stra... (this really, actually is only one step)

Glumgad Yonatan2418 hours ago

Yes! "Make it in 15 Minutes!" contest is exactly what I want.

And thank you for Instructables, your suggested.


Winter holidays contest

dankozi7134 days ago


Magical Contest.

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