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We've partnered with Gorilla Tape and Gorilla Glue to bring you the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest!

Simply create something wonderful using any type of cardboard: corrugated or flat, boxes or tubes. You can use any type of adhesive (from Gorilla or not), fasteners, components, and decorations, but your project must include cardboard as a major element.

Gorilla glues, tapes, and epoxy are made for the toughest jobs on planet Earth! Gorilla products work when others fail, the first time, every time, helping people around the world build, create, and repair everything in their life. The Gorilla motto: build it, don't buy it, and repair it, don't replace it!

So show us what cool toys, furniture, tools, decorations, or other amazing things you can make from cardboard. Whether it's fun or functional, we can't wait to see what you'll make!

International entries are OK.
Multiple entries to the contest are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.


First Prize
$100 worth of products from Gorilla Glue, including Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Glue Super Glue, Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Epoxy, Gorilla Tape, Gorilla Fast Cure Precision Pen, Gorilla Tee shirt, Gorilla Hat, and Gorilla Bobblehead.

Also an Instructables robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up
$50 worth of products from Gorilla Glue, including Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Glue Super Glue, Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Epoxy, and Gorilla Tape 35.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: July 15, 2009 12:01 AM PDT
Deadline for entries: August, 30 2009 11:59 PM PDT

View Contest now!
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Kiteman6 years ago
I'm sure I beat the contest deadline with my glueless robot, but it's not in the voting lists... Did I get it in?
idk if it posted this yet cause i can't see it, but how are the winners determined?
uhhhh It wont let me enter mine?!?!?!
Yours isn't in because it only has the intro and no instructions for how to make it. It needs to be a full instructable to enter the contest.
DIYDragon6 years ago
Ah, cardboard.. such a versatile, and wonderful material. Not sure what I can make with mainly cardboard.. Usually it's a helper for something else. :D
You could make a dragon out of cardboard, DIY Dragon! Cman
It doesn't have to be mostly or entirely cardboard - just a major component. We generally try to be pretty flexible on these things. That said, if you make something almost entirely of cardboard, it's sure to give bonus points. ;)
Wasagi6 years ago
DRAT! I'm too late to enter, but this reminds me of a cardboard boat race in my area that I have participated in in the past. Jolly good fun!
Too late? The contest closes in 3 weeks.
If i finish through with my project, its a definite winner. don't ask about it either its a secret but on my orangeboard i will add a letter each few days of the title, which rhymes with.most of the words below arent real. The comcazing worlding barkoard skidaddlecoat kilt sigh see. Note: only half is real title.
"The amazing cardboard" Are obviously the first few words.
well played dberwick your obviously smarter than the average hamster, lol not to be mean.
ia19006 years ago
I don't how to submit an entry. Can anyone tell me?
Goodhart ia19006 years ago
When you create your instructable, there is a place where you can enter it into the contest on the screen.
ia1900 Goodhart6 years ago
Thanks for your reply. If I understood you right; so I have to first creat an instructable; then I will be directed on the screen to enter into a contest? is that right? Thanks,
Goodhart ia19006 years ago
There should be a spot as you are creating the instructable, or saving it anyways, where you can open a drop down window and choose to save it to various open contest(s)
danqtoo6 years ago
I hope this is not viewed as an attack, but think it is extremely important for people to know; even some veterinarians aren't aware of this: Gorilla Glue and others of the type are EXTREMELY dangerous to pets. If it is eaten, even a VERY SMALL amount, it literally fills the stomach with foam, which then hardens into a solid plug. A friend's dog ate less than a teaspoon, and had to have her stomach opened up to surgically remove the mass. It would have killed her if we had waited to see how she was the next day, as the first vet recommended. Gorilla Glue is great stuff! but be very careful to keep it safely away from pets and small children.
heathbar646 years ago
Wow!! I'm all over this contest. I've been playing with cardboard for years. This may be when I author my first instructable.
My first 2-3 Instructables. Lol.
MegaMaker6 years ago
In about 30 mins to 2 hours I will have my 'Ible up. I may put up a second one, to.
Shahzeb6 years ago
Can we use paper instead of cardboard????
Probly not, as the title is "Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest".
briackman6 years ago
fungus amungus, how can you let non-compliant projects into the contest, i've seen THREE projects that dont include cardboard as a major element!!! im joking, but seriously, dont let non-compliant entries in the contest!
wood is not a heavy duty paper, its WOOD, so theres only 1 non compliant entry, but i'm still right :)
and i dont think book covers count
theburn76 years ago
why is mine not in it, i entered it...
noahh6 years ago
Is there a way to get around the 18 or older rule? I would like to enter.
So is this contest just a USA thing or a worldwide thing?
little red6 years ago
I am thinking a water craft of some sort. This is my first Instructable and contest ( going for broke) any tips?
AndyGadget6 years ago
HAH! A stroke of genius! I'll make one Instructable to enter both contests.
Look out for . . .


Nope, not at all! (although that IS a brilliant idea). It was a throw-away comment, but . . . watch this space.
Dude, aren't you supposed to end that with maniacal laughter?
We've only done secret base building and cat stroking in my World Domination night-classes so far. I think Maniacal Laughter is next week.
Huh! Which textbook are you using? We covered Recruiting and Disposing of Henchmen before we got to Lair Construction; the instructor pointed out that henchmen are more reliable than day laborers...
You two should look into the computer game "Evil Genius"...
*sigh* I failed the "Explaining Every Detail Of Your Evil Plan To The Hero Whilst He's About To Be Spectacularly Done Away With But We All Know He's Going To Escape At The Last Moment" practical. He didnt.
Ah, yes, the Monologing practical. As you may have gathered from some of my posts, I aced that one :-)

You might try practicing while you stand behind your overly elaborate controls dais. The hypnotic flashing lights help to distract you from actually killing the hero while you ramble on about all of the minutiae of your evil scheme.
Hmmmmm . . . . . . hypnotic flashing lights . . . . . . . PicAxe . . . . . . . *evil snigger* I think I might be getting the hang of this.
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