Bring the adventures from a far off galaxy back home for this year’s Sci-Fi Contest! We want to see replicas, creative cosplay, and projects that show off your appreciation for your favorite Sci-Fi movies, books, and TV shows. Also, in honor of the upcoming new Star Wars movie, there is a special judges’ prize for the best Star Wars-themed project.

Be one of the few to come out on top and you could win a Phantom 3 Drone, BB-8 Droid, Kindle Voyage, or Flight Force Flying Car Drone. Don’t hold back, today is the day to show off your science fiction side.

The Sci-Fi Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize


Judges' Prize: Star Wars (1)

20 Prizes


One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Star Wars (1)

One Judges' Prize winner for Star Wars related project will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive:
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 Dec 12, 2016 and Feb 6, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Sci-Fi Contest 2016. 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.