Welcome to the Launch it! Challenge. We're looking for your best and most creative projects that launch up in the air or launch something in the air.

Project may include: rockets, paper airplanes, K'nex guns, shooters, bubbles, balloons, nerf and much more! Create a new Instructable showing us how you launch it and you'll be entered to win some awesome prizes!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, July 31.

The Launch It! Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One grand prize winner will receive an Xbox 360 with Kinect plus an Instructables prize pack.

First Prize (3 winners)

Three first prize winners will receive an iPod Shuffle plus an Instructables prize pack.

Runner-Up (5 winners)

Five runners up will receive an Instructables prize pack.
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 5, 2011 and Jul 31, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Launch It! Challenge. 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.