Fire, earth, air, and water -- the Brave the Elements Contest is about all the things you make and do to withstand or take advantage of the elements. All projects that involve or are inspired by one of the four elements are eligible. So show us your fire pits, wind turbines, rain collection systems, and anything else that harnesses the power of nature.

Prizes include a GoPro HERO4, 1.7L camp stove system, portable speaker, and more. Whether you’re trekking in the wilderness for miles on end, or weatherproofing your home for winter, if you make something that helps you adapt to your environment, we want to see it!

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The Brave the Elements Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
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 Dec 14, 2015 and Feb 8, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Brave the Elements 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.