"It's Back to School Time, and we want to see what you do to kick it off in style! Whether that means tricking out your wardrobe, making a new bag for your school supplies, a new wallet, room decor or even some helpful techniques that keep you on top of it all, we want to see what you do. Make a new Instructable that shows us how you're celebrating your return to school for a chance to win some sweet prizes. We can't wait to see what you make."

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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, September 10, 2012.

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 Back to School Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive iPad 2, 16GB, WiFi. Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize Winners will receive a Kindle Fire Wi-Fi, Full Color 7" Multi-Touch Display. Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

Runner Up Prize (5)


Five Runner Up Prize winners will receive an Olympus VG160 Digital Camera in Orange. Winners will also receive an Instructables 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 Aug 13, 2012 and Sep 10, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Back to School 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.