It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it's… the Heroes and Villains Contest! We’re looking for projects inspired by your favorite hero or villain, and yes — made-up heroes and villains are welcome, too.

The winners will take home some incredible prizes as a reward for their efforts, including an Apple Watch Sport, a mini projector, and a quadcopter.

Who will triumph in this battle of good and evil? BAM! POW! ZAP! Only time will tell.

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' current contests here!

The Heroes and Villains Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an Apple Watch Sport
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug

First (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug.
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 Jul 4, 2016 and Aug 29, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Heroes and Villains 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.