The Tape Contest is once again back by popular demand. As you may have guessed, this contest is open to any Instructable that uses adhesive tape at any point during the process. If you show us projects with just the right tack you could be eligible to win a MacBook, 3D printer or Leatherman multitool.

In addition to those cool prizes, we have FIVE Makey Makey judges prizes for educators who include one of the following in the introduction of their Instructable:
  • A lesson plan related to the project
  • A detailed explanation of how they have incorporated their project in the classroom

The Tape Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • A MacBook Air
  • An Instructables Mug Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Creality 3D Printer with a 3 filament bundle
  • An Instructables Mug Prize Pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Leatherman Surge
  • An Instructables Mug Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Mug Prize Pack

Educators Judges Prize (5)

Five Educator Judges Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Makey Makey
  • An Instructables Mug Prize Pack

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 Mar 4, 2019 and Apr 30, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


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