We're so excited to announce that we've teamed up with Alite Designs for the Great Outdoors Contest! They're offering up some absolutely amazing camping supplies for prizes - we love them and we know you guys will too.

We want to see how you enjoy enjoy the outdoors! We are looking for projects about camping, backpacking, swimming, climbing, hiking, any outdoor activity!

Any Step by Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that showcase outdoor recreation is eligible. Have you been waiting to build your kids that pool in the backyard? Building your own bouldering mat? We want to see it! Share how much you love the Great Outdoors with Instructables to win great prizes from Alite Designs. Instructables’ own Mrballeng has also given us some of his amazing Fishbones!

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), June 3, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, August 26, 2013.

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.

The Great Outdoors Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive an ULTIMATE OUTDOOR PRIZE PACK from Alite Designs, including:
Winner will also receive a 12 pack of 3/16" G2 Titanium Piranha knotless gear ties with 100' paracord and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (9)

Nine Runner Up winners will receive:
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 Jun 3, 2013 and Aug 26, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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