Summer is in full swing, and it is time to get outside and soak up the sun. Let’s make the most of it, shall we?

Our partners at Zoro are sponsoring an Outdoor Workshop contest this summer. The rules are simple: your project must be something that was to be used outdoors. Other than that, let your imagination and ingenuity run free. Build a new sprinkler for your kid, a sprinkler for your dog, or a sprinkler for yourself. Or something entirely unrelated to sprinklers. It’s up to you.

Entries are due by July 7th. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
If you’re looking for inspiration or for items to add to your tool chest, check out http://zoro.com. Zoro has over 400,000 products to outfit your workshop, from hand tools and power tools to specialty products that are too numerous to name in DIY categories like hydraulics, gears, electrical supplies, and much more.
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Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from the US. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), 6/9/2104. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, 07/07/2014.

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 Outdoor Workshop Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

25 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five (5) First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten (9) Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runners Up (10)

Ten (10) Runners Up will receive:
  • $10 Zoro Credit
  • Zoro Hat
  • Zoro Tumbler
  • 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 Jun 9, 2014 and Jul 7, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


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