Enter any project that uses metal to be eligible for the Metal Challenge! We're giving away a Hobart MIG welder, Milwaukee 18V lithium ion drill, 123 piece Stanley socket set, and more!

We're looking for projects across all categories.  Any project that involves metal from towering steel sculptures down to handmade metal rings are eligible for entry. Not to be picky, but screws, staples and other small kinds of metal hardware don’t count - sorry. So, go forth and hack, hammer, weld, grind, cut and sand. Be sure to wear goggles, take detailed photos, and submit your best metal work win these awesome prizes!

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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, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, May 7, 2012.

The Metal Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
(1) Hobart 500500 Handler 140, 115-Volt, 25-140 Amp, Gas/Metal/Arc Single Phase wire welding package.
(1) Milwalkee 18V Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit.
(1) Stanley 123 Piece Socket and Wrench Set.
(1) Neiko Stanless Steel 6-inch Digital Caliper
(1)  Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
(1) Hobart Auto Art 130 Wire Feed Welding Kit.
(1) Stanley 123 Piece Socket and Wrench Set.
(1) Neiko Stanless Steel 6-inch Digital Caliper.
(1) Instructables Prize Pack.

Runner Up Prize (5)


Five Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
(1) Neiko Stanless Steel 6-inch Digital Caliper
(1) 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 Mar 12, 2012 and May 7, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


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