Outer space inspires exploration, creativity, and above all, wonder. In the Space Contest, we want you to travel to the outer reaches of your imagination. This contest is open to any space-related project your Earthly hands can make.

We’re giving away some fantastic prizes, in partnership with Celestron: 4 computerized telescopes and 5 pairs of binoculars, all waiting to give you a glimpse into the awe-inspiring space that surrounds our big blue planet.

Get started on your project today! It may just be one small step to get started, but that puts you one giant leap closer to winning a super-sweet prize.

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The Space Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • a NexStar 4SE
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
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 Jun 13, 2016 and Aug 8, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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