Firing something into the air is a blast. Winning some Estes quadcopters and rocket sets for indulging the desire to shoot something as far and as fast (and, as the lawyers have reminded us -- safely) as possible is just icing on the cake! Show us what you sent into the atmosphere, how you got it up there, and whether or not it came down again.

Pics or it didn’t happen. Video or it wasn’t awesome.

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

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), May 5 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 30, 2014.

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Grand Prize

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Grand Prize (1)

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Second Prize (5)

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How It Works

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Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 5, 2014 and Jun 30, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


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