How would you survive in a post-apocalyptic world? The Survival Ready Contest is brought to you in partnership with AMC’s The Walking Dead, and any and all survival-themed projects are eligible. The show follows a group of survivors who band together to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers and opposing groups, who are often more dangerous than the dead. Each person brings a unique skill set to the group.

To celebrate the return of The Walking Dead, Sundays at 9/8c on AMC, we’re calling on all outdoor enthusiasts, builders, survivalists, engineers, and leaders! Show us the top survival project or skill that you would bring to the table in a post-apocalyptic world for a chance to win the ultimate The Walking Dead prize package, GoalZero solar generator kits, water purifiers, and more!

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The Survival Ready Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

34 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:

Third Prize (10)

Ten Third Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen 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 Oct 3, 2016 and Nov 14, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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