IMPORTANT UPDATE: Geoff Rowley and his team at Civilware have chosen the winners!

Good news, man-crafters. We've partnered with Civilware to bring you the manliest of all crafting contests. Share your ruggedly masculine crafts to win well-built and manly stuff from CivilWare, including a custom-made knife!

Check out Civilware around the web, including their video All The Best. from the Civilware page on Vimeo.

Civilware is a public service broadcast spanning a comprehensive range of products and brands. Editorially driven by commerce and media, our features offer a unique vantage point into the services of brands who continually meet the highest standards of design, production and quality. All the best.

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), December 2, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 13, 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 Manly Crafts Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

16 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • a custom one-of-a-kind Civilware Striker knife
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive a Service Tin full of Lord Windsor Roasters' coffee and 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 Dec 2, 2013 and Jan 13, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


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