A night of fun preceded by weeks of DIY preparation, this is why Halloween is our favorite holiday! Get ready to submit your awesome costume, haunted house, gruesome treats, or anything else to celebrate Halloween. You’ll be eligible for some fantastic prizes while terrifying the neighborhood - everybody wins!

The Halloween Challenge has 6 different categories, each with its own set of prizes. You can enter your Instructable in up to three categories, including Decorations, Props, Food, Epic Costumes, Easy Costumes, and Photos for those who just want to share their photos. This year we're giving away two extra special Grand Prizes - your choice of a 15” Macbook Pro with Retina Display or a Full Spectrum Laser New Hobby Laser Cutter! All entries are automatically eligible to win a Grand prize.

So what are you waiting for? The countdown is on. We can't wait to see what it is!

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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, November 7, 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 Halloween Grand Prize is closed.

Grand Prize

2 PRIZES

Grand Prize (2)

Two grand prize winners selected from all 6 categories will be awarded their choice of a,
15-inch 2.6 GHz Retina Macbook Pro or a Full Spectrum 40W Laser New Hobby Laser Cutter with a 20"x12" cutting bed.  Winners will also receive an 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 20, 2012 and Nov 20, 2012 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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