Sports fans and tailgating aficionados, today is your day to shine! We are giving away a Coolest Cooler to the winner of the Tailgate Challenge. What do you bring to the pre-game celebrations? Tributes to your favorite sports teams, scrumptious snacks, tunes, games, attire to battle the elements, cooking implements — it’s all fair game, and we can’t wait to see your tailgating-related Instructables.

As a special treat, we have Ryan Grepper, inventor of the Coolest Cooler, as a celebrity judge for this contest. Ryan is actually an Instructables author, and the Coolest Cooler was first an Instructable before he launched the Kickstarter campaign for it, which in 2014 became the most successful Kickstarter project ever, raising more than $13 million. Who knows — maybe your Tailgate Challenge entry will become the next Coolest Cooler!

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The Tailgate Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • a Coolest pre-ordered just for you! (Please note-this product is not released yet.  It will be shipped to you when it becomes available.)
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five 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 Jan 19, 2015 and Feb 9, 2015 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

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

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

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.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.