It's summer time! Time to dust of your grills, smokers, and barbeques and show us how you do it right. We want to see all of your perfect bbq recipes, as well as how you build, fix, and mod your own grillers.

Share your new Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructables with original content for a chance to win!

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, June 26.

The BBQ Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

7 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

One winner will receive a Weber 22.5-Inch Smokey Mountain Cooker! This charcoal smoker can accommodate a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership and Robot t-shirt.

First Prize (1 winner)

One winner will receive a Weber Q portable gas grill. Perfect for tailgating or trips to the beach, this grill is ready to go!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership and Robot t-shirt.

Second Prize (5 winners)

Five Second Prize winners will receive a splash-proof, super-fast Thermapen instant-read thermometer!  Also included is an Instructables prize pack with robot t-shirt, pro membership and more.

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 30, 2011 and Jun 26, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


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