PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is sturdy, light, and relatively low in cost. We see so many clever and interesting applications for this wonderful material on Instructables that we decided it's high time to have a PVC Challenge! Enter your PVC creations for a chance to win an iPad and a coveted Instructables T-shirt.

Keep in mind that the entries will be judged on clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution of the Instructable. So put your best foot forward. We can't wait to PVC what you make!

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The PVC Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an iPad Air in Space Gray
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive 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 Jun 15, 2015 and Jul 13, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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