Make something with paper for a chance to win an iPad Air or Amazon Gift Card! You can glue, fold, tear, tape, just make sure you incorporate paper. 

This contest also has a special judges' prize for a first time author!

Prize Update: Due to the spread of COVID-19, all physical contest prizes (including prize packs) will be replaced with equivalent-value digital gift cards. Prize values are noted in the official rules. For more information, please see COVID-19 Adjustments to Instructables Contest Prizes.

The Paper Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Judges' Prize: First Time Author

One Judges' Prize for a First Time Author will receive:
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables Mug prize pack

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive: 
  • iPad Air + Space Grey + 256GB + WiFi
  • Instructables Mug prize pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables Mug prize pack

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive: 
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables Mug prize pack

Runner Up (10)

10 Runner Up winners will receive: 
  • Instructables Mug 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 Feb 10, 2020 and Apr 6, 2020 (11:59pm PT).


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