2014 is the year of the winter quadrennial international sporting event series that rhymes with Shmalympics. (It's trademarked.) Now that Instructables is available in 5 more languages (now with more Brazilian Portuguese!), we figured we could throw our own version of the aforementioned quadrennial sporting event.

Enter the Makerlympics! It's a catch-all contest with prizes going to the judges' favorite entries within each category: Food, Living, Workshop, Tech, Play, and Outside. Grand Prize winners in each category will win a sweet wi-fi camera to help document another year's worth of DIY projects. Runners-up will all receive an Instructables prize pack.

Winners will also receive "gold" and "silver" maker medals!

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), February 3, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, February 24, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Makerlympics Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (6)

Six Grand Prize winners (one from each category) will win a Samsung 16.2MP MP Smart Digital Camera and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Each winner will also receive a "gold" medal crafted at the Pier 9 Workshop!

Runner Up Prize (12)

Twelve Runner Up winners (two from each category) will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Each winner will also receive a "silver" medal crafted at the Pier 9 Workshop!
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 Feb 3, 2014 and Feb 24, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Makerlympics 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.