Considered by some to be the handy person's secret weapon, duct tape is useful for a variety of tasks. For the Duct Tape Challenge, we want to see how you utilize duct tape to fix, adhere, or completely make your project. Use it in your workshop or bring it into your craft room; any project that uses duct tape will work for this contest.

The most impressive duct tape-related Instructable will earn the winner an Apple Watch! So, grab a roll (or 10) of this handy material and see what you can make.

The Duct Tape Challenge 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an Apple Watch
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty Five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a 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 Jan 16, 2017 and Feb 13, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


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