The Oil Contest is a celebration of all types of oil and their myriad uses. It does not matter whether you use oil for health, beauty, cooking, science, machining, hot rodding, or something else entirely. We want to see what amazing projects you can come up with that use oil of any kind. The best projects have a chance of winning a Canon mirrorless camera, GoPros, and oil diffusers. 

The Oil Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A Canon EOS M6 EF-M 15-45mm Kit
  • A Wifi Essential Oil Diffuser
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winner will receive:
  • A GoPro Hero
  • A WiFi Essential Oil Diffuser
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A FujiFilm Instax Mini Classic Camera
  • A WiFi Essential Oil Diffuser
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

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 May 28, 2018 and Jul 30, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


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