It's been a long journey but we're finally here. Welcome to the 1,000th(ish)* Instructables contest!

In honor of running one thousand contests, this is a special speed challenge open ONLY to authors who have won a prize in a previous Instructables contest.

Share a new instructable for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

*It snuck up on us. We admit it! We may be a little off.

The 1000th Contest is closed.


First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive a $500 gift card.

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive a $250 gift card.

Runner Up Prize

Twenty Runner Up Prize winners will receive a $50 gift card.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 19, 2020 and Nov 2, 2020 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select 1000th Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.