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! :)

Have prize suggestions? Check this topic.
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Not_Tasha7 hours ago

I'd like to see more fiber arts (weaving, wool, etc etc) related contests. I know there's a yarn one coming up in the Fall, but I feel like "yarn" (which I love) makes the contest more narrow in scope.

Electric power retractable running boards homemade. Cost over $1200 retail!

howardty9 days ago

I would like to see a wedding contest!

dalegribble18 days ago

is it too late to have an "eclipse" themed contest? Food, science, photography, Arduino, makers, clothes. I can't imagine an "ibler" not getting excited!!!


Fathomlis17 days ago

A Banting contest would be really cool!

KVSBUNNY18 days ago

ridiculous customization- what have you made that is focused on solving a very specific problem? Like an elbow pad to cushion the driver's elbow on long car trips

Epic Fail- we do learn from mistakes, often improving the overall final project

and furthermore contest- what does your project look look Iike now, a month, 3 months, 6 months, years later? How did it hold up to use? What further tweaks and improvements did you add? Could be open to previously published projects as well as those slowly evolving but never before published projects

More reuse/recycle contests

Ridiculous customization.

Ridiculous customization.

Ridiculous customization!

Can I submit my whole room? I'm kind of addicted to wasting a ton of time improving EVERYTHING! ...without the "kind of".

I like the followup idea. Some of mine didn't hold up very well while others are still going strong. I've also recycled a few for other projects.

I'd love to see a health/fitness challenge. Anything related to physical or mental health, exercise, nutrition, physical/mental therapy, yoga, meditation, DIY workout equipment, etc.

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