Get outside and make something outdoorsy to win awesome prizes in this year’s Great Outdoors Contest. Camping, hiking, cycling, or surfing: if you do it outside, we want to see what you made for it. (And how you did it, obviously.) You can even document your build on the go with our iOS or Android apps.

This year’s prizes are provided by Oru Kayak, Alite Designs and Brown Dog Solar, and the grand prize winner will take home an Oru Kayak, a pack and chair from Alite, and a folding solar cell from Brown Dog!

Have a look at some outdoorsy guides and last year's contest to get some inspired and enter today!

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), June 2, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, August 25, 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 Great Outdoors Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

18 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (9)

Nine 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 Jun 2, 2014 and Aug 25, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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.

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.