Whether you just signed up for Instructables today or years ago, if you're ready to share your first Instructable, the First Time Author Contest is just for you. As long as you haven't shared an Instructable before, you can share and enter it here now no matter what it is about.

Enter for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. If you're not sure what to do, don't worry, this class on How to Write an Instructable is a great place to start!

The First Time Author Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • $1000 Amazon Gift Card

First Prize (3)

Three First Place Winners will receive:
  • $500 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card

Runner Up (10)

10 Runner Up Winners will receive: 
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
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 Apr 27, 2020 and Jun 22, 2020 (11:59pm PT).


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.


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.