This fall, Instructables.com is offering our community an amazing Outdoor Project Contest. The Instructables Outdoor Project Contest is your chance to win awesome backpacking and outdoorsman supplies - we can't wait to see what you make and share on Instructables.com

Need some inspiration to get started? Check out these awesome Outdoorsmanning Projects.

How do you explore the bounties of nature? We are looking for projects about camping, backpacking, swimming, climbing, hiking, any outdoor activity!

Any Step by Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that showcase outdoor recreation and projects are eligible. Been wanting to make those perfect snack bars for your backpacking trip? Know a unique way to tie flies for fly fishing? We want to see it! Share your Outdoorsman Skills with Instructables to win great prizes for backpacking and outdoor trekking.

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), October 31, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, December 30 2013.

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.

The Instructables Outdoor Projects Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

(1)One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

(3)Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

(5)Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (10)

(10)Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
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 Oct 31, 2013 and Dec 30, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Instructables Outdoor Projects 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.