This is a challenge for all those who consider themselves experts in their field. We're looking for those little tips and tricks that take a lifetime to learn and demonstrate a mastery of your craft. Show us the techniques that really separate the skilled amateurs from the true professionals.

This can be in any discipline, so long as you're at the top of your game. It does not matter whether you are an expert at baking tarts, surface mount soldering, restoring antiques, tuning up motorcycle engines, or something else entirely; this is a chance to show off the tricks of your trade!

Please make sure to very clearly state what tip you are demonstrating in the introduction of your Instructable so that beginners can understand. 

The Pro Tips Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Place winners will receive:

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
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 Mar 5, 2018 and Apr 16, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


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