It’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping, sun is shining, and Spring is springing. What better way to celebrate the bursting forth of a new season than with a full-out Baconalia!

The Bacon Challenge is simple: make something amazing that involves bacon. We know, bacon is already pretty amazing on its own - therein lies the challenge! Dress it up, build with it, get creative with your porcine bounty. The challenge is to make something both original and bacon-related. If it’s about bacon, it’s eligible.

Submit a new Step by Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that demonstrates your creativity, skill, and facility with bacon. Be sure to document your project with lots of great photos or video, and provide plenty of details so that others may enjoy the savory fruits of your labor. The challenge begins April 11th, and you have until May 8th to craft something brilliant and bacony.

You could win a custom-etched iPad or a shiny All-Clad skillet. So get cracklin’ - we want to see what you can do with bacon.

Contest is open to international entries

The Bacon Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a sweet new iPad, custom-etched on our own in-house laser, loaded up with ALL of the Instructables eBooks currently available, and Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership.

First Prize (1 winners)

One winner will receive an All-Clad Stainless Steel Non-Stick 12" Fry Pan with lid.  This is the pan you've been waiting for!  Also included is an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership.

Runner-Up Prize (5 winners)

Five winners will receive a copy of "The Bacon Cookbook: More than 150 Recipes from Around the World for Everyone's Favorite Food" and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership.


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 Apr 11, 2011 and May 8, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


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


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


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 announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.