The Summer Fun Contest is back and this year Tentsile and Oru Kayak are providing some fabulous prizes! Now’s the time to gather 'round, get back in touch with nature, and enjoy the season with the people you love most.

Enter your summer fun projects to win a Vista Combo from Tentsile, Connect tree tent, Trillium hammock, folding Oru Kayak, outdoor speakers, and much more! We’re looking for projects that make your summer more exciting, and there’s a special judges’ prize for water-related Instructables. Good luck, and remember to wear sunscreen!

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The Summer Fun Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

35 Prizes

Grand (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • a Tentsile Vista Combo including a Vista Tree Tent, Trillium Hammock Fabric, Tree Protector, Straps, Ladder, Drinks Holder, and Hatch Cover
  • a YETI Tank 45 Cooler
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or a stainless steel mug

Judges' Prize: Water

One Judges' prize winner for the best water related Instructable will receive:

First (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug.
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 Jul 4, 2016 and Aug 29, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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