Submit your most creative projects out of reused materials! We are partnering with Nokero to give away lots of green prizes.

Nokero (short for No Kerosene) develops and manufactures safe, affordable and environmentally-friendly technologies that eliminates the need for harmful and polluting fuels used around the world. These products have been distributed to 120 countries through a number of distributors in developing countries (e.g. India, Fiji, South Africa, Rwanda, Namibia, Columbia, Guatemala, etc.). We appreciate Instructables' collaboration on this contest and look forward to seeing the creative reuse submissions.

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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, December 10, 2012.

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 Reuse Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize

Five Grand Prize winners will receive a SunRay Pro Power Panel, a Crestone Solar Light Bulb (N200) and an Instructables prize pack.

First Prize

Five First Prize winners will receive a Shavano Solar Light Bulb (N220), a Crestone Solar Light Bulb (N200) and an Instructables prize pack.

Runner Up Prize

Twenty Runner Up Prize winners will receive an Ed Solar Book Light and an Instructables prize pack.

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 19, 2012 and Dec 10, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


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