Calling all brilliant minds! It’s time for the Lamps and Lighting Contest. Any project that lights up is eligible, so get to brainstorming and build an illuminated project that puts your current lamps and lights to shame.

The winners will take home some wonderful prizes, including a Dewalt tools combo kit and a 4-in01 soldering station.

Want some inspiration and help getting started? Check out the Instructables Lamp Class.

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

The Lamps and Lighting Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Second Prize (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 Aug 22, 2016 and Oct 3, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Lamps and Lighting Contest 2016. 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.