The Make it Glow Contest is back again! This delightful contest is open to all Instructables that include anything that emits light.

Break out your lightbulbs, LEDs, glow-in-the-dark paint, and all the other glowy things... and build something brilliant!

The Instructables that shine brighter than the rest will have the chance to win a Canon DSLR Camera, pocket projector or Dremel rotary tool.

The Make it Glow Contest 2018 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • A Canon EOS Rebel T7I Kit
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • A UO Smart Beam Laser Mini Projector
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Dremel Variable Speed Compact Scroll Saw Kit
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Winners 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 Nov 12, 2018 and Jan 7, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Make it Glow Contest 2018. 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.