Audio visual, or A/V as it's called has come a long way from the classic overhead projectors and cassette tapes. Over the last decade we've seen amazing hacks for building a home theater on a budget, custom built house-rumbling sound systems, and home production studios. With a little innovation, you can now get professional sounding results at home for a fraction of what it used to cost. Instructables would like to support these audio visual creations by launching the A/V Contest.

Any Instructable project that relates to the categories included in A/V, including but not limited to home theater, speaker building, car audio, audio hacks, audio recording and playback, film, televisions, projectors, video recording and playback is eligible. Enter your A/V project and have a chance at winning an Acer HD Projector, Samsung HDTV or a sweet set of Koss headphones.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 14, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The A/V Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Samsung UN55EH6000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV (Black) and an Instructables prize pack.

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive an Acer® H5360 3D-DLP Projector and an Instructables prize pack.

Second Prize

Ten Second Prize winners will receive a pair of Grado Prestige Series SR-60i Padded Headphones and an Instructables prize pack.

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 Nov 19, 2012 and Jan 14, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select A/V 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.