It's time to dye your heart out. That's right, get out your tie dyes, fabric markers and bleach for a chance to win your own set of incredible Inkodyes by Lumi. Lumi is pioneering a new approach to printing on fabric using sunlight. Inkodyes develop their color in UV light and can create a variety of effects on fabric. You can submit any print or dye related project like tie-dye, dip dye, batik, and bleach printing for a chance to win!

Contest will be judged by:
Jesse Genet // CEO & Founder of Lumi
Stephan Ango // Co-Founder & Head of Design at Lumi

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), September 9, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, October 21, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Print & Dye Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (12)

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Twelve Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
  • a Lumi Starter Kit
  • and an Instructables prize pack including 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 Sep 9, 2013 and Oct 21, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Print & Dye 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.