Calling all lurkers! It's time to share a project, any project, in the First Time Author Contest! Have you had an idea for a project for a while now but haven't found the gumption to post for the first time? Your time has come!

Please share your projects now for a chance at winning a gift card in the First Time Author Contest! In order to qualify, you must be posting your first Instructable into the contest.

Only   left to enter the First Time Author Contest!

Grand Prize

84 ENTRIES
19 PRIZES

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:
  • Instructables Mug Prize Pack
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 Jul 26, 2021 and Sep 20, 2021 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select First Time Author 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.

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.