1 hour may not seem like a lot of time, but much can be accomplished. You could take a nap, grocery shop, rewatch an episode of your favorite series, or you could make something! For the 1 Hour challenge, we want you to show off your projects of any kind that can reasonably be made from start to finish within an hour time period. 

This is the perfect time to share your favorite after school projects, crafts to do with friends, or even a quick recipe. Make the most of your time and you could win a $250 Amazon gift card. 

The 1 Hour Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive: 
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables Mug Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive: 
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables Mug Prize Pack

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive: 
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables Mug Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

10 Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • Instructables Mug Prize Pack
How It Works

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 Jun 3, 2019 and Jul 8, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select 1 Hour Challenge. 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.