This year we're changing up our normal gardening contest and opening it up to homesteading entries as well!

In addition to indoor and outdoor gardening, we'd like to see instructables about caring for livestock, building much needed shelter for animals and humans, how to hunt and prepare wild game - anything that involves living off the land!

Keep in mind that we are not looking for survival-style instructables, but instead instructables that teach individuals to live a sustainable lifestyle and/or teach traditional skills.

Enter today for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet!

Need some inspiration? Check out previous contest winners and some of our favorite gardening and homesteading projects here!

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

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, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), March 10, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 2, 2014.

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.


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The Gardening & Homesteading Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 PRIZES

Homesteading Grand Prize (1)

One Homesteading Grand Prize winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet (8 inch, in white) and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Gardening Grand Prize (1)

One Gardening Grand Prize winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet (8 inch, in white) and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Judges' Prize: First Time Author (1)

One Judges' Prize:  First Time Author winner will receive a FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive a Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator, a copy of "The Dehydrator Bible" and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (8)

Eight Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 Mar 10, 2014 and Jun 2, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Gardening & Homesteading 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.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

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.