Stash your special possessions, hide your heirlooms, and disguise doors. Find the perfect way to practice stealth and protect your valuables for the Hiding Places Contest!

Creatively hide trinkets, switches, or entire rooms for a chance to win an iPad Mini 4, a Panoraxy Hidden Camera Clock, or Bluetooth Rock Speakers. Look around your home and discover the best way to show off your sneaky side.

The Hiding Places Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand (1)

iPad Mini 4
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

First (3)

Panoraxy Hidden Camera Clock
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second (5)

Premium Bluetooth Rock Speakers Set
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Third (10)

Secret Bolt Clamp for Hiding
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

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 Sep 18, 2017 and Nov 13, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hiding Places Contest 2017. 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.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


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 announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.