The 3D printing revolution is now upon us. Perhaps you have been watching from afar, but have not yet had the opportunity to join in? Be left out no more! Here is your chance to win a 3D printer of your very own. Post an Instructable between January 7th and April 1st that shows off your skills as a maker for your chance win one of 10 UP! 3D Printers.

To win an UP! 3D Printer, simply post a Step-By-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that shows something utterly amazing that you have made. We are particularly looking for projects that demonstrate that the printers will be finding good homes.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 1, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The UP! Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (10)

Ten Grand Prize winners will receive an UP! Plus 3D printer, 9.5”x10.5”x14" and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables mug.

First Prize (20)

Twenty First Prize winners will receive a custom Instructables Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker Pocket Knife and an Instructables prize pack including an Instructables mug.

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 7, 2013 and Apr 1, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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