Summer's harvest provides a bounty of home canning opportunities, and we want to know how you capture the season's flavors to enjoy all year long. Whether you can fruits, veggies, salsa, jams, jellies, or anything else, we want you to share your skills.

Enter your original Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable showing us your recipe or technique for canning your harvest or making preserves for your chance to win a fantastic canning set from Ball. Whatever edibles you want to keep in a jar, we want to see it!

Top entries may also be eligible to compete in the Jam and Pickling Contests at the 2011 Oakland Eat Real Festival.  Read more about the free Eat Real Festival, follow the festival on Facebook or on Twitter, and come celebrate, share, and learn more about food!  September 23-25 at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entrants. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, September 12.

The Can It! Challenge is closed.

10 Prizes

First Prize (10 Winners)

Ten winners will receive a complete Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set and an Instructables prize pack, including Pro membership, robot t-shirt and more!
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 Jul 18, 2011 and Sep 12, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


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