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List of Upcoming Contests (updated 6/4/19) Answered

Hello everyone!

Below is a partial list of the 2019 contest calendar. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change and contests will continue to be added throughout the year.

The contests below are already 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. All contests will launch near the beginning of each month.

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


July

Planter Challenge
Design and create a planter or pot

Paint Challenge
Painting tutorials, tips and tricks, using paint to refresh old items

BBQ Challenge
Share your best grilling recipes ands favorite sides

Sew Tough Challenge
Sewing projects, but extra rugged and practical

Game Contest
Open to all games and gaming inspired projects: cosplay, props, tabletop games, arcade machines, controller mods, etc.

DIY Summer Camp Contest
Pitch a tent, learn archery, build a boat, get campy

Stone, Concrete & Cement Contest
Get stuck between a rock and a hard place and make cool stuff

August

Flying Challenge
If your project flies, we want to see it

Spicy Challenge
Feeling hot, hot, hot... when it comes to these recipes

Classroom Organization Challenge
Show us your favorite solutions to tame the craft and work supply madness

Make it Move Contest
Any project that moves is eligible

Metal Contest
Use metal in your project - head banging optional

Indoor Lighting Contest
We love lamp

Teacher Contest
Teach us your ways, oh educators!

September

Motor Vehicle Contest
Cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles... you get the idea

Maps Challenge
Make cartography great again

Kitchen Skills Challenge
Share your kitchen knowledge

CNC Contest
Build a project using a CNC

Multidiscipline Contest
Open to projects that combine two or more disciplines, like woodworking AND sewing

Skateboarding Contest
Build a board, share tricks, wax every ledge

Halloween Contest
Costumes, props, decorations, food and more

October

After School Challenge
After school projects and activities

Book Character Costume Challenge
Let your imagination run wild and bring your favorite book characters to life

Candy Challenge
Sugar and spice and everything nice

Art Skills Challenge
Drawing, painting, sculpting, animation and more

Made with Math Contest
Combine math with making

Robots Contest
Make yourself a robotic friend

November

Meal Prep Challenge
Get a gold star in being an adult and teach us how to meal prep

Fashion Contest
It's called fashion sweetie, look it up

Invention Contest
Solve everyday problems by creating something new

Assistive Tech Contest
Use technology to make life easier

Home Decor Contest
Refresh and restyle the DIY way

Reuse Contest
Work with what you've got instead of buying new

December

PCB Badge Challenge
Create custom PCB badges using Eagle

Crazy 4 Coding Challenge
Share fun coding projects

Cookies Challenge
C is for cookie, and cookie is for me

Fiber Arts Challenge
The challenge for all textile arts: weaving, crochet, embroidery, sewing, etc.

Instrument Contest
Make some noise

Mad Science Fair Contest
Open to all science fair projects and experiments

Shelving Contest
Get creative with shelving

Make it Glow Contest
Add LEDs to all the things!

*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!


Discussions

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jprussack

27 days ago

Right on!! Thanks for posting such a full list!!

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scitronboy

4 weeks ago

I love the new list except it looks like no more raspberry pi/microcontroller contests this year :(

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sabu.dawdy

6 weeks ago

No more contests???

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Yonatan24

5 weeks ago

Woah - thank you!!

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monsieur_bob

2 months ago

Do you have any updates?

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monsieur_bob

8 weeks ago

Do you have any updates?

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randofomonsieur_bob

Reply 8 weeks ago

There are a few more minor things we need to pin down before posting a full update, but hope to have it up shortly.

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JackCarter

6 weeks ago

Hello ! i check your topic everyday...is there any update ?
Thanks

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MechEngineerMike

2 months ago

FYI @Instructables, I think something is not working correctly with the PARTY CHALLENGE. When I submit my entry it doesnt 'stick' and I get no notification that I attempted to enter like I usually do. It also only has 4 entries with 18 days left to go which suggests others are having trouble entering too. https://www.instructables.com/contest/party2019/

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audreyobscuraMechEngineerMike

Reply 2 months ago

Hey there! I think we found what was happening! Can you try and enter again and I'll make sure your project gets in :D

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Not_Tashaaudreyobscura

Reply 6 weeks ago

I'm also having trouble with the entry I submitted yesterday. But I don't see an option to remove and resubmit.

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JackCarter

8 weeks ago

I can't wait for the CNC challenge ! i hope it will come after the Woodworking challenge, and it's not cancelled...

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randofoJackCarter

Reply 8 weeks ago

The CNC Challenge was moved to September and expanded to be a full contest. We will be updating this page very shortly with the tentative schedule through the fall. We're just ironing out a few last details.

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JackCarterrandofo

Reply 8 weeks ago

Ow, ok. I will will wait until then, and keep an eye on the upcoming contests page. thanks for your fast reply.

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DHartley29

2 months ago

i really like the Paaarty challenge

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Open Green Energy

2 months ago

I will suggest giving a certificate ( either digital or physical ) along with the Instructables prize pack.

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keith204

2 months ago

Smoke.

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CraftAndu

2 months ago

Another outdoor/camping contest would cool! I have an awesome hammock design I am eager to share with you guys! ;)

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HAILITY

2 months ago

Show us your tips, tricks xender. discord.omegle. and tools for keeping your workspace, home or calendar organized!

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binaryben

4 months ago

I have a couple of questions about tango cards for us international contestants. If we win a tango card, does that mean we can exchange the value for whatever gift card we want? And do the rules mean that international contestants won't win an Instructables prize pack if they win?

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audreyobscurabinaryben

Reply 4 months ago

Hey there! This is actually a question that is starting to come up a lot and we're working on ways to clarify the process. So here it goes....

No matter what, everyone is always going to receive the Instructables Robot goods that are described in contest prize packs and giveaway bundles.

If you live outside the US and win more than a Robot Swag Prize Pack from us in a contest, you will receive a gift card in the amount equal to the value of your prize bundle, minus the value of the Robot Swag Pack. The total prize value can be found in the official rules of any contest.

We switched to offering gift cards instead of physical prizes for non-US winners because we were starting to have a lot of prizes get stuck at different customs agencies all over the world which wasn't a fun experience for winners, and slowed us down from offering more contests!

So far, folks have been pretty excited about the update, and it's so great to know that folks cherish our sweet robot gear so much <3

Please let us know if you have any other questions :D

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AceSoundaudreyobscura

Reply 3 months ago

I live outside of US, but I can provide an US forwarder address, and they will take care of delivering my prize to me. I used this when I won instructables prize back, and I guess, it will work for higher rated prizes too, right?

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binarybenaudreyobscura

Reply 4 months ago

Hi Audrey. Happy to hear we'd still win robot swag! Especially since there was discussion awhile back around offering more swag variety.

Tbh, the gift card is almost better from my point of view. It in theory allows us to put towards slightly different equipment if we want (I.e., add the value for a higher capacity iDevice, change colour, different model camera, etc). I wonder if USA contestants might benefit from being given the option as well?

Could you please confirm if winners can choose the gift card vendor using tango?

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Texas_Mike

2 months ago

How about another Wheels Contest or maybe simple machines, levers and linkages, Steam Punk Gadgetry?

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reza1995

5 months ago

If I wanted to supply a prize for a particular contest in the future, where do I go to sign up?

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randoforeza1995

Reply 2 months ago

We unfortunately don't currently work with any new outside prize suppliers.

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arghc

3 months ago

Is there (or could there be) a mailing list to notify us of new contests? Or a general contest mailing list because knowing when a contest is complete and who won would also be interesting.

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randofoarghc

Reply 3 months ago

This is the page to come to in order to learn about contests launching. We don't know the schedule yet for the rest of the year, but we should have it pinned down and posted soon.

In terms of closes contests and winners, you can see them for the time being at the bottom of this page:
https://www.instructables.com/contest/

We used to have a monthly author newsletter, but no one really looked at it. However, perhaps we can share them out over social media.