It's time to delegate the work with automation. Use a computer or machine to automate a task and show us how you did it!

Need inspiration? Check out the winners of our previous Automation Contests:

The Automation Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 gift card.

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive a $250 gift card.

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive a $150 gift card.

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up winners will receive a $50 gift card.

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 Feb 1, 2021 and Mar 29, 2021 (11:59pm PT).


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