Some say you have to go big or home while others believe that less is more. In the Big or Small Challenge, both arguments are right and we want to see how everything plays out! Take something small and build a blown-up version, or take something big and make a miniature version. 

Grand prize is an iPad Mini 3, and runners-up will win an Instructables prize pack. There’s no Instructable too big or too small to compete! 

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Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an iPad Mini 3
  • an Instructables prize pack including a t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a t-shirt

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 Mar 14, 2016 and Apr 11, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Big or Small 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.