It's time to get outside! Show us how you make things to use the outdoor space around your home.

All home-based, outdoor projects are eligible - whether it's a backyard fort, deck, shed, greenhouse, outdoor lighting system, custom landing pad for your flying car, etc.

There is a special judges' prize for our favorite garden-related instructable!

The Backyard Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

20 PRIZES

Judges' Prize (1)

One Judges' Prize Winner will receive:
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • $500 Amazon Gift Card

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:
  • $50 Amazon 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 May 25, 2020 and Jul 20, 2020 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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

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.