We often think of GIFs as being silly or funny, but they can be useful and informative, too! The GIFs Challenge tasks you with showing off a part of your Instructable's documentation in GIF form. You can enter any type of project you want as long as you compliment your Instructable with a GIF that shows some part of the process of putting it all together.

While we will be looking for fun, well-executed GIFs, we will first be judging projects on clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution. Think of this as your opportunity to enhance your Instructable’s documentation and presentation with informative GIFs.

Check out this collection to see some great examples of GIFs being included in the documentation in Instructables.

The GIFs Challenge 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

16 Prizes

Grand (1)

a Macbook Air
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (15)

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 Sep 4, 2017 and Oct 2, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select GIFs Challenge 2017. 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.