Fall is in full swing, and soon, it will be time to nestle indoors for winter. But should we stop surrounding ourselves with the bounty of nature? No! It's a perfect time to show off your green thumb, and share how you bring your garden indoors.

We are looking for all forms of indoor gardening, hydroponic systems, aquaponic projects, illumination tips, anything that can be grown indoors!

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, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), October 28, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 20, 2014.

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.

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The Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

(1) Grand Prize

(1) One Grand Prize winner will receive:

(3) First Prize

(3) First Prize winners will receive:

(5) Second Prize

(5) Five Second Place 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 Oct 28, 2013 and Jan 20, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening 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.