All makers have some kind of instinctive affinity for duct tape and cardboard. When the two are combined, the possibilities are endless. They are the ingredients for many small repairs, big builds, and beyond. Here at Instructables, we have been really amazed at the previous community outpour of cool things that have been fabricated with duct tape and cardboard.

With that sentiment, we present the Duct Tape and Cardboard Contest! To enter the contest, post an Instructable that features duct tape or cardboard, or both. It can be an epic build, a tiny repair, a stylish outfit, knight's armor - whatever you can dream up! Make something awesome for a chance to win a Dewalt Jigsaw, precision cutting tools, Makedo kits, and more!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, March 11, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Cardboard and Duct Tape Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

24 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a DEWALT DW331K 6.5 Amp Top Handle Jig-Saw, a Basic Xacto Cutting set, a 12x18 inch Hawk Cutting Mat, a Makedo Kit For One, five rolls of Duck Brand duct tape, and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive a Hawk 30 piece Hobby Knife & Miter Saw Cutting Craft Set, a Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter, a 12x18 Hawk Cutting Mat, a Makedo Kit For One, five rolls of Duck Brand duct tape, and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables Robot t-shirt..

Second Prize (6)

Six Second Prize winners will receive an Xacto X5282 Basic Knife Set, a 12x18 Hawk Cutting Mat, a Makedo Kit For One, three rolls of Duck Brand duct tape, and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Runner Up (14)

Fourteen Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables robot t-shirt.
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 Feb 4, 2013 and Mar 11, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Cardboard and Duct Tape 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.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.