Here at the Instructables Lab we spend just about as much time fixing things and improving our space as we do making new things. With that in mind we thought it would be fun to run a "Fix & Improve it" Contest where any Step by Step Instructable, Photo Instructable or Video that shows virtually anything being fixed, repaired or improved upon is eligible.

From gluing the broken handle on your favorite mug back into place to renovating your cluttered garage into a shop with a man cave, if you've fixing, renovating or improving anything big or small, we want you to enter it into this contest.

If sharing your ingenious fix on Instructables for the benefit of human kind wasn't incentive enough, we're giving away a Macbook Air, Apple iPads, a bunch of iPod Nano's and a special Makita LS1016 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw that we're giving away as the judges prize to the best ""Home Improvement"" project!"

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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, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, September 13, 2012.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Fix & Improve It Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

10 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop, 128 GB Solid State Drive; 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

Judges Prize

JUDGES PRIZE: Home Renovation (1 Winner)

Judges Prize winner for best Home Renovation will receive a Makita LS1016L 10-Inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw. Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive an Apple iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi, White). Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

Second Prize (5)

SECOND PRIZE (5 Winners)

Five Second Prize winners will recieve an Apple iPod nano 16 GB Graphite (6th Generation). Winners will also receive an Instructables 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, 2012 and Sep 13, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Fix & Improve 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.