It's amazing what awesome things you can fit in a pocket these days. Enter the Pocket-Sized Contest! Create any Instructable that is "pocket-sized" and to win the ultimate of pocket-sized prizes, a Pentax Q digital camera.

So, think big and work small and enter your best pocket-sized Instructables, Photos, or Videos. Only entries that can feasibly fit into a normal-sized pocket will be eligible to enter.

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US and Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 21, 2011.
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The Pocket-Sized Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

16 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Pentax Q Camera (black) along with an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Place (5)

Five Grand Prize winners will receive an Etched Leatherman Juice along with an Instructables Prize Pack.

Runner Up Prize (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an 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 Sep 19, 2011 and Nov 21, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Pocket-Sized 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.