Sometimes being an expert DIYer is not about building something new, but restoring something old. The Fix It! Contest is your chance to show off how you repaired something that broke and made it better. This can mean restoring it to mint condition or modifying it to be even better than new!

The Instructables demonstrating the best repairs will have the chance to win a Canon DSLR camera, iPad or Leatherman.

The Fix It! 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 (5)

Five Second Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • An Instructables T-Shirt 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 Aug 5, 2018 and Oct 1, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


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