With just a little bit of imagination, creativity and ingenuity, almost anything can be made extreme. Publish an Instructable in any category that makes something bigger, faster, brighter, taller, louder, or, more awesome, crazy or wild - in short, more extreme and you’ll be eligible to win a Go Pro Hero 2 HD video camera, Goal Zero Nomad 7 Flexible Solar Panel, and more!

We’re looking for projects that relate to the standard extreme events like sky diving, drag car racing, and competitive eating. But we’re also looking to loosen the reigns a bit and explore some new extreme fields like extreme taxidermy, extreme canning and extreme home remodeling. If you do it, and it’s extreme, we want to hear about it!

Make sure to tell us in your intro step why your project is EXTREME!

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 9, 2012.

The EXTREME! Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

8 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One grand prize winner will receive:

First Prize (2)

FIRST PRIZE (2 Winners)

Two first prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (5)


Five 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 Feb 27, 2012 and Apr 9, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select EXTREME! 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.