Get out your Paracord and make something awesome with it to win one of 7 Leathermans! Show us how it can be woven, used to tie items together or your best original uses for this versatile rope. Pen a new Photo, Step-by-Step or Video Instructable to be eligible to win. You must include original photos and a brief description of your project.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, June 19.


The Paracord Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

10 Prizes

Grand Prize (3 winners)

Three Grand Prize winners will receive a custom laser-etched Leatherman Squirt as well as an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership and a Robot t-shirt.

First Prize (7 winners)

Seven First Prize winners will receive a Leatherman Style CS, a pack of Sugru, and an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership and a Robot 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 May 23, 2011 and Jun 19, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


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