Paracord, which stands for parachute cord, was originally made for — you guessed it — parachutes. These days, people use the versatile rope for just about anything.

We want to see you get creative with it, so we’re launching this Paracord Challenge. Enter your amazing paracord projects to win a Leatherman multitool, a Fish Bone knotless gear tie, and more excellent goodies. Bear in mind that we will be considering the quality of your Instructable documentation, originality of the idea, and clarity of your explanation. Good luck!

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

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Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)


Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

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 Dec 29, 2014 and Jan 19, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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