For centuries, people have been preserving foods in a variety of ways to not only make them taste great but to make them last longer too. For the Canning and Pickling Challenge, share the best recipes and techniques for canning and pickling your favorite foods.

To support your preservation endeavors, the grand prize winners of this challenge will be receiving an Instant Pot Multifunctional Pressure Cooker. Grab your jars, it’s time for some creative canning and prolific pickling.

To get pointed in the right direction, check out our Canning and Preserving Class!

The Canning and Pickling Challenge 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (3)

Instant Pot with Glass Lid
an Insrtuctables prize pack including a robot apron

Runner Up (15)

an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron
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 21, 2017 and Sep 18, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Canning and Pickling Challenge 2017. 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.