Whether you use light bulbs, LEDs, glow-in-the-dark pigment, or anything else that gives off light: all light-emitting projects are eligible.

Make something that glows and show us the steps to recreate it, and you could win!

The Make it Glow Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • $500 Digital Gift Card

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • $250 Digital Gift Card

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • $100 Digital Gift Card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize Winners will receive:
  • $50 Digital Gift Card

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 Jan 4, 2021 and Mar 1, 2021 (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.