Zip ties are flexible, strong, easy to use, and inexpensive, and because all of these wonderful qualities exist in a single object, we’ve been seeing some amazing projects involving this ingenious material. What are you making with zip ties? Enter it in the Zip Tie Challenge!

We’re giving away an Apple watch to the winner, and all runners up will receive an Instructables prize pack (including a coveted Instructables T-shirt!).

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The Zip Tie Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand prize winner will receive:

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 Dec 28, 2015 and Jan 25, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


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


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.