Our planet is powered by a big, glowing orb in the sky, so it’s only natural that the human eye is drawn to things that glow. In the Make It Glow Contest, we’re celebrating all things bright and glowy. So bust out your lightbulbs, EL wire, candles, fiber optic cable, and anything else that casts a glow and, well… make it glow!

Winners will take home some amazing prizes, including an UP Mini 3D printer, MonkeyLectric glowing bike wheel display systems, Samsung Galaxy tablets, and much more.

We can’t wait to bask in the glow of your brilliant creations!

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The Make It Glow! Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

24 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (4)

Four Second Prize winners will receive:

Third Prize (6)

Six Third Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 19, 2015 and Jan 11, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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