String is used to tie things together, of course. But it can do so much more! Stretch the boundaries of possibility with string and enter a project in the String Challenge.

The winner of this challenge will walk away with an iPad Mini 2, and all 25 runners up receive string micro lights.

All you need is your imagination and some string in order to throw your hat in the ring!

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' current contests here!

The String Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • an iPad Mini 2
  • an Instructables prize pack including a t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five 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 Apr 18, 2016 and May 16, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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