From greenhouses and garden sheds to dog houses and pergolas, outdoor structures can be both fun and functional. For the Outdoor Structures Contest, show off your best builds for outside. All permanent or portable structures will fit the bill as long as they reside out-of-doors.

Shape and create the finest structures to win a Porter-Cable 8-Tool Combo Kit, Therm-a-Rest Canopy, or Bosch 2-Tool Combo Kit! Go complex or keep it simple, whatever suits your taste can suit this contest.

The Outdoor Structures is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will be receiving:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Ups will receive:
  • an Instructables prize pack including a 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 Aug 28, 2017 and Oct 23, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


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