The world is an unpredictable place, and it pays to be prepared. In the Survival Contest, we’re looking for your builds, hacks, and tricks for not only surviving, but thriving in any situation. Whether you’re flexing your survival skills in the great outdoors or preparing for the zombie apocalypse, show us what survival means to you.

The winners of this contest will win some really cool prizes from Leatherman, including a Tread multitool bracelet, Signal multitool, and Piranha multitool.

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The Survival Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (9)

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 Aug 31, 2015 and Oct 26, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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