Winners Announcement Page

Rubber bands are awesome - just stretch them out or twist them up, and you can power all manner of lightweight creations!

We've teamed up with Klutz Books to help stretch your imagination. Harness the power of rubber bands to build something really cool, and share your project on Instructables for the chance to win some great Klutz books and Instructables gear!

We're looking for fun, kid-friendly projects you can do in an afternoon or weekend using materials that are cheap and easy to find. Recycled household items are perfect for this! All types of rubber band-powered entries are eligible, with one exception: no weapons of any kind.

We'll be giving away 3 First Prizes (two selected by user votes, and one Judge's Choice) as well as a Special Flying Contraption Prize and awards for 10 Runners-up.

So look around, find some rubber bands and a co-pilot, and get to work building something awesome!

Bonus:All contest entries will be considered for inclusion in future Klutz books. If Klutz editors pick your project, you'll be credited in the book, and awarded a great set of Klutz books!

(Offiical Rules)

The Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest is closed.

14 Prizes

First Prize<br />(3 winners)

Five Klutz Books of your choice, plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers!

Flying Contraption Prize<br />(1 winner)

A special Judge's Choice Award will go to the best Flying Contraption!

Win five Klutz Books of your choice, plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers!

Runner-Up<br />(10 winners)

An Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
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 19, 2009 and Apr 19, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Klutz Rubber Band-Powered 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.