Instructables is launching our summer camping challenge and we would love to see your favorite DIY camping gear. 

Submit a new Instructable that relates to camping and you'll be entered to win!

We've partnered with Coleman to offer some great prizes for avid campers. So what are you waiting for?

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, Sept. 5.

The Summer Camping Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

15 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive over $1500 in camping gear from Coleman. Get everything you need to deck out your camp!

First Prize (4 winners)

Four first prize winners will receive a Coleman sleeping bag and flashlight/headlamp combo plus an Instructables prize pack!

Runner-Up (10 winners)

Ten runners up will receive a Coleman flashlight/headlamp combo plus 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 Aug 8, 2011 and Sep 5, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Summer Camping 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.