Celebrate the book and your own creativity in the Book It! Contest.  Make it, upcycle it, or reinvent it! Whether you create a lamp, costume, or canvas for graffiti, we’d like to see your best project ideas inspired by the classic codex (that’s a fancy Latin word for the form of the book we all know and love).

Enter your authored masterpiece in the Book It! Contest and win awesome prizes, including a Lomography LCA-120 camera and film. Brought to you by Blurb, the creative self-publishing platform for books that puts you in full control.

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The Book It! Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


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.

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 Oct 26, 2015 and Dec 7, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Book It! 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.