While there are plenty of people who innovate, create and build things all over the world, few are able to solve just about any problem, on a budget, with items found lying around the compound as well as the redneck. For many years now Instructables has wanted to run a redneck contest to honor and support this unsung hero of the maker community and we're excited to announce that we're finally ready to join our strong willed, catfish noodling, explosion tire mounting redneck friends in the literal and proverbial sun.

So listen up everyone out there, Put on a pair of pants, or not, grab a beer, or 6, head on out to the backyard and make something that will blow us away.

Any project that our judges deem to be "redneck" is appropriate, including, but not limited to, catapults, fire, destruction, mud, trucks, ATV's cannons, paintball, flags, things that go fast, home brewing, alcohol, camouflage, beer, wolf bed spreads, eagle portraits, lay-z-boy couches, trailers, trailer hitches, truck nuts, ez cook recipes, liquid cheese, guns, gun racks, Lynard Skynard, demolition, above ground pools, nascar, smoking meat, tailgating, tobacco, deep frying or any one of the so many amazing redneck projects that we've seen go by over the years.

For additional inspiration and direction check out some great redneck projects that are already on the site in the DIY Redneck Guide. We look forward to seeing your submissions, and to rednecks everywhere - we salute you!

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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, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 10, 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.

The Redneck Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Husqvarna 460 Rancher 20 inch chainsaw, an American Classics four gun wall rack, and a redneck prize pack.

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive a Superwinch 1331200 UT3000 Series Winch and a redneck prize pack.

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up winners will receive a redneck prize pack. The prize pack includes a wolf blanket, spark plug corn cob holders, a Monsters of Rock CD and a 3lb. sledge hammer.

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 Nov 29, 2012 and Jan 10, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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