Jack Daniel’s presents: The Independence Project

Much like Mr. Jack Daniel himself, you’ve mastered your craft. And your dream is to expand your passion project or maybe even make a living by making the things you love. The right way, the best way you can. Well, Jack Daniel’s would like to help.

Submit a video no longer than 60 seconds, describing your business or project plan, and you could win $25,000 to put towards it. Be sure to include your date of birth in the Instructable's text. Your video will be posted to a gallery where people can marvel at your brilliance. An expert panel of judges will then select one Grand Prizewinner.

This could be the start of something big.

*No Purchase Necessary.  Must be at least 21 years.  Void in CA and where prohibited.  Entries must be submitted through Instructables, who is the administrator.  See OFFICIAL RULES for details.

The Jack Daniel's Independence Project Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

3 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive $25,000 for an excellent future project and an empty Jack Daniel's barrel.

First Prize (1 winner)

One First Prize winner will receive a 13" MacBook Air with 256 GB of SSD memory (1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz , 4GB memory, 256GB flash storage1, Intel HD Graphics 4000) (ARV $1199.00) and an empty Jack Daniels barrel.

Second Prize (1 winner)

One Second Prize winner will receive a new iPad (black with 16 GB and WiFi) and an empty Jack Daniels barrel.
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 23, 2012 and Sep 3, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Jack Daniel's Independence Project 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.