It's time for Halloween, our favorite holiday! Get ready to make a costume, build a haunted house, cook up some gruesome treats, or any other spooky activity! Once again we're celebrating with our Halloween Contest, our biggest contest of the year!

The Halloween Contest has different categories, each with its own awesome set of prizes. Win something cool in Costumes, Decorations, Props, Food, Green, Video and Slideshow for those who just want to share their photos. Don't worry about what category your entry will be in, just enter the best Halloween-related Instructable you can and we'll take care of the rest!

This year we've gathered another great set of prizes. We have sewing machines from SINGER, a CarveWright machine for wood designs, EL wire from thatscoolwire.com, Ponoko gift certificates, and so much more! Take a peek at the Prize tab to see all of the awesome things we'll be giving away!

So what are you waiting for? Get going and make something spookily awesome. We can't wait to see what it is!

Multiple entries are allowed, although each entrant can only win one prize. International entries are allowed.

The Halloween Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

WINNERS

First Prize (1 winner)

65 PRIZES

Craft Grand Prize

One winner will receive the Futura SES-2000 from Singer. This machine will both sew and embroider so you can get any project going. 

Tech Grand Prize

One winner will receive the new CarveWright Version C, the most affordable and the most capable compact CNC system available. This system allows beginner or expert to easily create spectacular projects with the new powerful CarveWright software features. Now more reliable than ever, the new CarveWright C is the perfect addition to anyone's shop. See how you can "Create Anything" at CarveWright.com.

First Prize

Each category has one first prize winner and each prize is different.

Singer Costume Category: Brilliance sewing machine from Singer
Dremel Decorations Category: Dremel 4000 + Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Kit
thatscoolwire Props Category: $250 voucher from thatscoolwire.com
Ponoko Green Category: $250 voucher from Ponoko.com
Food Category: KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer

Second Prize

Each category has three (3) second prize winners and each category prize is different.

Singer Costume Category: Talent sewing machine from Singer
Dremel Decorations Category: Dremel Multi-Max
thatscoolwire Props Category: $100 voucher from thatscoolwire.com
Ponoko Green Category: $100 voucher from Ponoko.com
Food Category: KitchenAid Hand Blender

Runner-Up Prize

Each category has five (5) runner-up prize winners and each category prize is different.

Singer Costume Category: Talent sewing machine from Singer
Dremel Decorations Category: Dremel 4000
thatscoolwire Props Category: $20 voucher from thatscoolwire.com
Ponoko Green Category: $30 voucher from Ponoko.com
Food Category: Apron w/robot patch

First Prize (1 winner)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera

Second Prize (3 winners)

Eye-Fi X2 memory card.

Runner-Up (5 winners)

Soda bottle tripod

First Prize (1 winner)

Laptop from Microsoft.

Second Prize (3 winners)

Flip video camera.

Runner-Up (5 winners)

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 Nov 9, 2009 and Nov 7, 2010 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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