Do you like hidden passageways, secret compartments, or clever hiding spots? Enter the Hiding Places Contest and show us where you stash your stuff to win an Oplink security system with four cameras, hidden dropcam tissue box, and rear view sunglasses! Whether you're hiding your diary from your little brother, protecting your heirlooms, or building a secret sanctuary, if your objective is to hide something, we want to see how you do it!  

Entries will be judged based on ingenuity, creativity, documentation, and quality of presentation. A good hiding place is not visible in plain sight, and keeps your belongings (or you) safe. What do a you do to keep people from finding your stuff?

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The Hiding Places Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 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 (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive:
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 4, 2015 and Jun 15, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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