The Distance Learning with Tinkercad Contest is for all educators and homeschooling parents who are using Tinkercad as part of their distance learning experience. To enter, simply post an instructable with an outline of the assignment and demonstrates three examples of student work that includes Tinkercad 3D designs. No 3D printer required! 

We are giving away two prizes of $500 gift cards for the following five categories:

Make it Move – To win this prize, you need to demonstrate that you have designed and made something with functioning moving parts.

Connectors – This prize is for any assignment that encourages the creation of connectors. It can be as simple as an L-bracket for a robot or as complicated as connecting a bicycle to power a blender. We are looking for creativity and functionality.

Silly Solutions – Show us an example of how students identified a problem, or something broken, and used 3D design to create a fix.

Mashup – Show us how your students took two of their favorite things (or things from the gallery) and creatively combined them to make something new.

Scene – This prize is for designs of physical spaces, from parks and landmarks to undersea adventures.

If you have never posted an Instructable before, here are some resources to help you get started:

How to Write an Instructable Class
Featuring Guidelines
Contests FAQ
Reach out to us directly at service@instructables.com

For some assignment ideas, check out the Teachers & Parents section of the Tinkercad blog and the Tinkercad for Education lessons on Instructables.


If you are new to Tinkercad and want to try it out with your kids, here are some resources:

Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad
Starter Lessons in Tinkercad

Students, ask your teacher or parent about working on an entry together!

The Distance Learning with Tinkercad Contest is closed.

20 Prizes

Make it Move

2 winners of the Make it Move prize will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon gift card


2 winners of the Connectors prize will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon gift card

Silly Solutions

2 winners of the Silly Solutions prize will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon gift card


2 winners of the Mashup prize will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon gift card


2 winners of the Scene prize will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon gift card

Runner Up

10 runner up winners will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift card
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 Apr 6, 2020 and Jun 29, 2020 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Distance Learning with Tinkercad 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.