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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A Star Trek or Star Wars food contest would be awesome!

Also a costume and upcycling clothing contest!

Agreed, I'd be happy with just about anything Star Trek related!

Easter contest :)

Mauibuck2 days ago

How about a new contest for medical/assistive/adaptive Instructables? Might be good to have 2 categories, electronic and non-electronic.

Underwater/ Diving something in that line

how about Chipboard storage ideas. I can find hardly any chipboard projects on instructables. There are so many cool things you can make out of chipboard.


"Wheel of fortune" contest - create something based on wheels.

"what really grinds my gears?" contest - create something containing gears. [reference to Family Guy intentional]

New musical instrument contest - create a new musical instrument. Musical instrument = anything producing musical sounds. Musical sounds: any audible signal whose waveform is periodic (excludes percussions - which in turn produce "noise", i.e. non-periodic waveforms).

"Under Budget" Contest:

Create anything, but stay under a set dollar amount (you have to provide links in the instructable to all materials showing cost). Good way to get a variety of Instructables with known costs for the person who wants to tackle the project.

There could be a $5, $20, $50 and $100 categories.... with prizes for each.

Be creative but cost conscience also!

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