Welcome to the Green Tech Challenge where we want to see what great uses you have for modern technology to reduce material or energy use.  This can be done with LED lights, solar power, drip irrigation, and so much more. The grand prize is a new iPad and a solar kit so you can use your technology wherever you go!

Once again, we're talking about modern technology, that stuff with circuits, in order to be more green. Being "green" here means using less materials such as water or paper or less energy from the outlet.  How you do it is completely up to you. Just be sure to state what problem you're solving and what you did to fix it. We can't wait to see what it is!


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, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, July 30, 2012.

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 Green Tech Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

16 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One new iPad (WiFi, 16GB), a GOALZERO Escape™ Scout 150 Power Pack, and a GOALZERO 32101 Boulder 15 Solar Panel.

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

First Prize (5 winners)

A GOALZERO Escape™ Scout 150 Power Pack and a GOALZERO 32101 Boulder 15 Solar Panel.

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

Second Prize (10 winners)

Solio® Bolt Solar Charger and an Instructables Prize Pack that includes 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 21, 2012 and Jul 30, 2012 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Green Tech 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.