Celebrate all of the colors of the rainbow by creating with all the colors of the rainbow!

Make a project that uses ALL OR just ONE of the colors of the rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple/Indigo/Violet) for a chance to win a Gift Card. To enter, you can make a project that uses a variety of rainbow colors, or have your project center around just one color.

Besides a grand prize winner, there will also be Judges' Prizes for the top winner for each color and one for rainbow.

Check out one of the the previous years to see what the other top contenders made:

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 |

The Colors of the Rainbow Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Judges Prize

One Judges' Prize Winner for each Rainbow, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple will receive:

  • $200 Digital Gift Card

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive:

  • $200 gift card.

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

  • $100 gift card.

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:

  • $50 gift card.
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 May 23, 2022 and Jul 18, 2022 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Colors of the Rainbow 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.