Duct tape is a material with many faces. Depending on who's holding it, the stuff can be a crucial element in a large-scale project, the solution to a problem, or even a decoration. Roll up your sleeves and start unrolling your tape for the Duct Tape Challenge.

To enter the challenge, just make a new Instructable that involves duct tape in some way. It can be a minor fix or part of an epic build, that's up to you. Create something awesome and win a brand new iPad Mini 2.

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The Duct Tape Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an iPad mini 2  (16GB, space gray)
  • a roll of duct tape in a random color
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive:
  • a roll of duct tape in a random color
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

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 May 4, 2015 and May 25, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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