Watching an object change into something different is magical. In the Before and After Contest, we’re celebrating that spirit of transformation. Whether you’re upcycling an existing object into something entirely new, redesigning a space, solving a problem, or building something where there used to be nothing, that contrast of before and after is compelling to see.

When putting together your Instructable, consider including stories, side-by-side before-and-after photos, animated GIFs, and any other textual, aural, or visual element that highlights the transformation that took place.

Document those ch-ch-ch-changes and enter your projects for a shot at winning a Canon EOS Rebel T5i camera, Cannon Powershot SX400 IS camera, Leatherman, and more exciting projects.

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The Before and After Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 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 (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 Jun 15, 2015 and Jul 27, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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