April Fools Day is just around the corner and we're running a contest to see your best practical joke Instructables!

We want to see what clever tricks you have up your sleeve. Just make sure it's all in good, clean fun - no dangerous or mean-spirited pranks, please.

We have lots of awesome prizes to give away from the cool folks at Think Geek. Step By Step, Photo, and Video Instructables will be eligible - just be sure to include enough information so someone else can repeat your work!

Go and get to it!  You have until April 3rd to show us how sneaky you can be!

Ready to start? Click here!


Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, Apr. 3.

The April Fools Contest is closed.

7 PRIZES

First Prize



One First Prize winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to Think Geek!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

Second Prize



One Second Prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Think Geek.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

Runner-Up



Five runners up will each receive a $50 gift certificate to Think Geek.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!
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 Mar 23, 2011 and Apr 3, 2011 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select April Fools 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.

Accepting

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

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.