Tentsile, Fishbone, and Brown Dog Gadgets have offered up top-of-the-line prizes for our 2015 Outside Contest! This is a chance to not only have an outdoor adventure this summer, but also your opportunity to win awesome equipment for future adventures. Camping, hiking, cycling, or surfing: if you do it outside, we want to see what you made for it. 

Prizes include five Tentsile tents, Fishbone grappling hooks, Brown Dog Gadgets solar panels, hammocks, Leatherman multi tools, and lots more. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, presentation, and thorough documentation of the Instructable. Whatever you make for your outdoor activities is eligible. We can't wait to see what you make! 

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The Outside Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Judges' Prize: Glamping

Travel outdoors with all the comforts of staying home!  One Judges' Prize winner for glamping will receive:

Judges' Prize: Survival

The outdoors can be unforgiving, show us your best survival techniques!  One Judges' Prize winner for survival will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (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 Jun 8, 2015 and Sep 7, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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