When it comes to camping and exploring the great outdoors, sometimes you've gotta get tough!

You can only use what you bring with you, so it better be good! That's why some of our favorite gear is multi-use. Multi-tools, rope, and, our favorite, duct tape. That's why we're having the Scotch Tough Duct Tape Great Outdoors Contest!

We want to see what cool uses you have for duct tape in the great outdoors. It can be simple of elaborate, just be sure to document it with great pictures or video and clear text. And remember, Scotch Tough Duct Tape has six different tapes to choose from for a variety of uses.

So get to it, show us your great use for duct tape. We can't wait to see what it is. 

The The Great Outdoors Duct Tape Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1 winner)

First Prize (3 winners)

4 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Stainless Steel Weber Genesis S-310 Gas Grill! And if that's not enough there will also be $200 towards a great summer party!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that has a one-year Pro membership and a Robot t-shirt.

First Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive a $100 gift card to REI to help get them ready for the ultimate outdoor adventure.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that contains a one-year Pro membership and 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 May 30, 2011 and Jun 26, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select The Great Outdoors Duct Tape 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.