As the days get shorter and the winter sets in, there is one thing for certain, the opportunity to light up the night increases. With this in mind, we bring you the Make It Glow contest.

Show us all of the ways you brighten the dark winter days for your chance to win a Macbook Air or iPad2. This contest is open to Instructables, Photos, and Videos. Anything that illuminates is eligible to enter and we're excited to see the innovative things you come up with!

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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, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 2, 2012.

The Make It Glow Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

13 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand prize winner will receive a 13" Macbook Air along with an Instructables prize pack.

First Prize (2)

Two first prize winners will receive an iPad 2 along with an Instructables prize pack.

Runner Up Prize (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will 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 Oct 10, 2011 and Jan 2, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Make It Glow Challenge. 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.