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List of Upcoming Contests (updated 9/2/20) Answered

Hello everyone!

Below is a list of the upcoming 2020 contests. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change and contests will continue to be added throughout the year.

The contests below are in planning, and I've left off ones that we're still trying to decide on. The months indicate when the contests will be launching.

Keep in mind that the list below is not set in stone. All contests and dates are subject to change!

September

Bikes Challenge: All projects related to bikes. 14 September

Pumpkin Challenge: All projects related to pumpkins. Go traditional, or go way off the beaten path. September 14

Halloween Contest: Our classic yearly contest, for all things Halloweeny! September 14

Remix Contest: Remake and improve an existing project idea, whether your own or someone else's. September 14

Mason Jar Speed Challenge: Use a mason jar in your project. September 14

Potato Speed Challenge: Open to all things potato. September 28

October

Paint Challenge: Include paint as an important part of your project. 12 October

Hand Tools Only: Use only hand tools to make your project. 12 October

Battery Powered Contest: Create a project that is battery powered. 19 October

Plastic Contest: Make a project where plastic is an important element. Includes 3D printing. 19 October

Modify It Speed Challenge: Take an existing thing and make it better. 12 October

Candy Speed Challenge: Share your favorite candy recipes or recipes where a signficant ingredient is candy. 26 October

November

Blocks Coding Challenge: Use Tinkercad code blocks / circuits in your project. 9 November

Cookies Challenge: Share your cookie recipes. 9 November

Plywood Speed Challenge: Build a project that uses plywood. 9 November

Holiday Decorations Speed Challenge: Share your holiday decoration projects. 23 November

Winter Catch-All Extravaganza: Winter projects of all types! 14 December

*All contests and dates are 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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ptkrf
ptkrf

4 weeks ago

DA_BRINK mentioned nuclear weapons contest. How about something safer: cold war contest! Anything that fits the theme of nuclear is eligible: nuclear waste night lamps, geiger counters, toy bombs, etc.

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DanPro
DanPro

4 weeks ago

Soup! The cold weather is looming and that means soup time.

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guusto
guusto

4 weeks ago

Regarding the Mason Jar contest, is it neccessary to use a mason jar made out of glass?
Is a project using a plastic mason jar eligible for participation?

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bmohnsen
bmohnsen

5 weeks ago

What, if any, is the difference between remix and modify it contests?

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seamster
seamster

Reply 5 weeks ago

They are very different. Remix is about taking inspiration from an existing project (ideally from someone else) and making your own version that takes the idea to another level, and giving credit to the version you are "remixing".

Modify It is about changing a literal object into somethin new and different.

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bmohnsen
bmohnsen

Reply 5 weeks ago

Thank you - that certainly clarifies it

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DA_BRINK
DA_BRINK

6 weeks ago

For the blocks coding contest in November, does scratch count?

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randofo
randofo

Reply 5 weeks ago

Yes it does.

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NirL
NirL

8 weeks ago

Back to School / Distance Learning. All things related to back to school and/or distance learning. August 3

Is this canceled??

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Max 24
Max 24

Reply 8 weeks ago

Its Back to Basics Instead.

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NirL
NirL

Reply 7 weeks ago

thanks:)

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Max 24
Max 24

Reply 7 weeks ago

You Welcome

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Brown167
Brown167

2 months ago

We could have a boxes contest...

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TinaH143
TinaH143

Reply 7 weeks ago

Hi, Brown167, excuse my bad english, cause I'm German and try my very best from the rest of school-english( i am 56). So I am interested in your idea with boxes.What sort of boxes you are thinking in? Big ones for storages, small ones for decorations or what ever you think...? Waiting for your answer, Tina

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Brown167
Brown167

Reply 7 weeks ago

I was thinking of smaller boxes, no bigger that 4' square. They could be for anything...

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 7 weeks ago

We had a box contest a couple years ago but we'll have to keep it in mind when we do the next set of planning :)

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

2 months ago

Its seems as if the contests that opened in June and July have disappeared from the archive, just to let you know.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 7 weeks ago

I see them in there. Are they still missing for you?

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Reply 7 weeks ago

Now I see them, it jumps from May to August, with April, June and July under them.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 7 weeks ago

They are kind of listed funny in columns so it starts from the lower right corner with January and goes up and then finishes in the top left corner:
August May March
July April February
June January

As long as you are seeing that, you should be seeing them all, they are just in a weird order.

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Reply 7 weeks ago

They're all visible, I just missed them because of the order.
Thanks for the updating the list!

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DA_BRINK
DA_BRINK

2 months ago

nuclear weapons contest ;)

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rpitechguy
rpitechguy

Reply 2 months ago

DA_BRINK, I do not feel comfortable with the civilian use and creation of nuclear weaponry.

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DA_BRINK
DA_BRINK

Reply 2 months ago

Yeah that's understandable

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Brown167
Brown167

Reply 2 months ago

i dont think we need destructables instead of instructables...

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DA_BRINK
DA_BRINK

Reply 2 months ago

Haha, your probably right 😂

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milind.r
milind.r

3 months ago

How And where i can view the other projects of the contestants ?

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Brown167
Brown167

Reply 2 months ago

On the Instructables home page click on the ''contests'' word. Chose the contest you entered.

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acarp1
acarp1

2 months ago

Grow your own food challenge. Technology-rich growing solutions with watering, lighting. Similar to the NASA challenge but for use here on earth.

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acarp1
acarp1

2 months ago

Electric transportation contest. Design an e-bike, scooter, electric motorcycle, e-skateboard, hoverboard, go-cart, etc etc.

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acarp1
acarp1

2 months ago

How about a motor contest? Only requirement is design/build something that runs with an electric motor?

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bmohnsen
bmohnsen

2 months ago

What is happening with the Back to School contest?

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randofo
randofo

Reply 2 months ago

It is launching soon. It got a little bit delayed.

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rpitechguy
rpitechguy

Reply 2 months ago

YAY!

Now... hmm... *brainstorms*

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bmohnsen
bmohnsen

2 months ago

How about a IOT contest or lego contest

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Max 24
Max 24

3 months ago

Or a water Contest

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AMbros Custom
AMbros Custom

3 months ago

Ancient weapon contest
Only Swords,knife, Axe etc will be allowed in that contest.

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ptkrf
ptkrf

Reply 3 months ago

maybe go broader: Medieval contest!

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BrittLiv
BrittLiv

3 months ago

Thanks a lot for the update. I really hope there is going to be a fandom contest next year. I would have loved to enter this one, but it ends right before my vacation and my project idea is sadly too time consuming to finish in time (I will try, but I doubt that I able to get it done)

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ThatOnesMans
ThatOnesMans

Reply 3 months ago

Same here. Had a really good build idea from Avatar (not the one with blue aliens) but only have two days to enter in. Hopefully another contest comes up that I could enter it in.

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Infinity Workshop
Infinity Workshop

Reply 3 months ago

I had the same problem.... I made a mk1 arc reactor replica...... And just going to miss the date....... But at last... After loong waiting I posted my first instructables under the Fandom contest..... Have a look if you want

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vishalj.svp
vishalj.svp

3 months ago

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to the Recycled Speed Challenge.