It’s exciting to witness a change, especially when you made it happen yourself. In the Before and After Contest, we’re looking for any and all instances of transformation, whether it’s upcycling, revamping, fixing, restoring, or remodeling.

When putting together your entry for the Before and After Contest, consider including side-by-side before-and-after photos, animated GIFs, and any other textual, aural, or visual elements that highlight the transformation that took place.

Winners will take home a Fein oscillating multitool, cameras, Leathermans, and of course, the coveted Instructables T-shirt. Abracadabra, presto-chango!

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The Before and After Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (11)

Eleven runner up prize winners will receive:
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 Jan 11, 2016 and Feb 22, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Before and After Contest 2016. 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.