For the BBQ Showdown, we are looking for the best pit masters in all the land to show us some really killer BBQ Instructables. This is open to all styles of BBQ from all cultures; it doesn't matter if you think BBQ should come dry rubbed, drenched in sauce, or served with kimchi. If it's barbecued, we want to see it!

Unfortunately, we can't visit your barbecue and literally taste your food. However, we have the next best thing! Your Instructables allow us to re-create your BBQ recipes at home, so make 'em good!

The BBQ Showdown Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A Damascus blade knife set
  • A knife roll
  • An Instructables prize pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • A BBQ Pizza Stone
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A Digital Wireless Meat Thermometer
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will 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 Jul 2, 2018 and Jul 30, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


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


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.