Does anyone know why there are no more international contests ? (all contests are limitied to entries from the US, Canada, UK and Australia)  what happened ?

Posted by sitzikbs 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is there a time limit for how long after you publish an instructable, it can be entered into a contest? (if not, there should be...maybe a year) Is there a limit to the number of times the same instructable can win a contest? (if not, then it should be limited to once)

Posted by explosivemaker 5 years ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Can instructable put France in the contests? Plz

Posted by atselikas 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hello, I live in Greece, can i still take part in a contest?

Asked by Vagg21 9 months ago

Contests? Answered

If i submit multiple entries in a contest, will they have an effect on the judging of each other asides from the fact that only one can win. Will he user be kept in mind while judging the entries or will they all be judged separately and the highest scoring one be awarded? ty

Asked by SA-DIY 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Can I participate in holidays gift or another contest? i live in spain and i dont understand very well the conditions

Posted by bellotero69 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Do you think there is going to be a Halloween contest this year? I hope so b/c I'm working on something Halloweeny. Plus it seems like during the Halloween cotest someone always complains/whines about their project not being a finalist or someone pirating their idea, which can be entertaining. I had some other contest ideas: Most Likely to be Sold in an Infomercial. (Stuff that is in the tradition of Ron Popiel) Practicallity Contest. (Stuff that may not be sexy, but is very useful) Dark Ages Contest. (The projects couldn't contain LEDs or electronics.) Vacuum Contest (Ibles for the vacuum cleaner or that use a vacuum. You'd want them to suck. :) Just a couple of thoughts.

Posted by RadBear 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hi, I live in Greece, can I still take part in a contest?

Asked by Vagg21 9 months ago


How do I start up my own contest? plz reply thx nicktheskier

Asked by nicktheskier 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Just wanted to ask if yous are able to make the contests open to New Zealand? I see you have Australia in there but what about us here in NZ? I work at a after school center for youth and I have a few members that would really like to enter the LED competition you have going at the moment. They have just started thinking about something and then I saw the fine print that the comp was not open to us. Could this change anytime soon?

Posted by keu274 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I live in Pakistan and I want to participate in the LED contest. I dont have any one in USA who can proxy me. This contest should be open for all those who have interest and are handy men. I have a very good project on LEDs If I am allowed I can upload my LED project I hope my request will be considered Thank you

Posted by ramizsattar 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Welcome everyone to my contest all you need to do is send me a link to your instructable/s that you would like to enter in the contest and at the 1st of february i shall choose the winner  and there will be: Grand prize 1st prize 2nd prize and runners up. The rules: all of the instructables that you enter must be yours no one elses instructables just yours. 2 you MUST not beg in your instructable if you do i shall reject it ALL instructables must be entered before the 1st of february  okay enter these instructables!

Posted by highvoltageguy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


When I get ten subscribers, I will hold a contest/raffle! Here's how to enter: 1.subscribe to me. 2.say what you would like me to build in minecraft PE. 3.the winner will get me to subscribe to them and will get their request built!

Posted by butterpro 4 years ago

Contest? Answered

So where is the total of votes for our projects? Sorry this is my first contest here so I do not know these things. I see page views and favorite but how do we know how many votes we have? Someone said that winning is not by votes alone, so does this mean we could have a low number of votes and still win a contest? I am confused, lol

Asked by deleted_account 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hello, one of my friends is working on designing and manufacturing products related to schools, education etc. These  products are all made of PP sheets. He is also producing those sheets. Project bags, sheets, files, school bags, bookcovers form some of their product line. A PP (Poly propilene) sheet is an environment friendly new technology which can substitute older plastics in the manufacture of lots of products. PP can be molded into products, can be produced as wide sheets. And the material is very colourful, produced in any color you like. My friend and his company is very willing to sponsor a new contest about products made of PP sheets. And can supply the winners' presents etc. can someone from contact me about this? thanks.

Posted by hobbyman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I am giving away a gift card for whoever can make the best Rube Goldburg Machine! How to enter Must be a video of it in action Must be submitted to this by 4/5/11 (will extend if needed) Must have more than 10 elements or steps or whatever Must use fire, balloons, or an exercise ball The rest is up to you! Have fun

Posted by patriots8888 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


 can someone repost the link for the upcoming contests please . Thanks you

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


 Can someone tell me what  contests are coming up in  late may or june  ???

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Just an idea. A possibility for people to requests updates on contests. Such as being notified when a new contest opens. To make it easier to enter them. Just wondering if this would be possible.

Posted by mattdenney 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I just submit my newspaper tray instructable today and the system says could not enter the contest. Why? I want to participate in the Epilog contest. Please answer

Posted by cremolada 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Would it be possible to have a board where contest applicants can post their entries. It gets VERY confusing when they are mixed with the general instructables. This doesn't seem too hard to do.

Posted by rickharris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there a way to see how many votes someone has for an instructable?

Posted by kooljo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

contest? Answered

I entered my instructable for fall for yarn contest.... but my instrcutable is not shown in the entries page. what should i do?

Asked by katheejama wahab 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have entered into 3 of the contest,I am sure that they are over but never did see if I got any votes.Is there a way I can see the votes and where I was finished in this contest.Thanks, it's been fun doing them so no sour grapes here just curious that is all.

Posted by LarryF29 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

idea for contest

How about a "make some sound" contest

Posted by Microbe 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Your Contest?

I don't have a laser at this time. So how would I enter your contest?

Asked by DavidS4819 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Contest list

I dont see the contest list anymore on instructables. Neither it is on facebook. Can any one enlighten me why is it removed?

Posted by sabu.dawdy 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Contests for India

Pls make Indians also eligable for contests THanks

Posted by jangoachayan 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

There should be a contest.

There should be a contest for the worst instructable ever.

Posted by jon123321 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Glovebox Contest

I was looking at entries for the Glovebox Contest and saw a couple that didn't seem to have anything to do with cars or travel of any kind. Did the moderating system change? I also saw an ible for a bike in that contest. Is the contest open to motorcycle/scooter/bicycle entries as well?

Posted by Brooklyntonia 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

contest update

Im just wondering what happened to change the end date of the contest. i was trying to look to see where there was a post or something and couldnt find anything. does this mean it will be judged on the 10th instead judgeing announced today? im just confused how it the contest is changing its making it hard for me to keep up. thanks in advance - Nate

Posted by DjProToJeeX 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Contest criterias

I tried to post this earlier but either something went went wrong or I was too blonde to find it, so if i is adouble plese ignoreand delete! My intention was to enter the Make it Glow contest with a better and more complete version of my forever Light. But after checking some entries I decided against it. There are a lot of totally unrelated entries in the contest and I fail to see the point in entering if obviously noone cares about what goes into a contest. For example a hovercraft, cordless screwdriver, fingerprint scanners, remote controlled robots, space doors or cmputer controlled flower pots..... I though the reason for a contest would be to have stuff in there that fits th contest.... I know some standards are not that high but isn't it a bit too low to allow totally unrelated entries into a contest??? Me, I simply don't see how a contest can be fair if the entry rules are already being completely ignored and obviously noone here cares to remove those entries... For that simple reason I won't support a contest with my entry.

Posted by Downunder35m 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Woodworking contest

Woohoo a woodworking contest! Open to international entries too! :D The deadline seems to be missing, does anyone know when it is ?

Posted by scraptopower 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

entering the contest

Hi, I would like to enter the contest with my instructable but I can not. I entered only 1 contest with this instructables and I have read that according to rules I can enter 3 contests with 1 instructable. I would also like to ask why I can not enter contests with some older instructables that are also used only once. Regards

Posted by luani 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Book Contest

Just curious about the rules of the book contest (and other contests) I noticed that Kipkay has some of his instructables entered in the book contest. Just wondering since Kipkay works for Make if this was entirely fair; I mean most contests don't allow people even remotely affiliated with the entity running the contest to participate. Not saying that I necessarily have a problem with it; just pointing it out.

Posted by mada 10 years ago

Contest entry

Hello everyone, I just want to know what is happening with my contest entry, I applied to a "build my lab" contest about three or four days ago and I still waiting for approval. Thank you in advance for all answers

Posted by kondzio29 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Homebrew contest ?

Hi, Is the Homebrew contest for drinks only, or also home-brew equipment ? At some point it had some brew equipment as a main image, and there are also a few equipment entries as well. Thank you,

Posted by KronBjorn 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

upcoming contest

Maybe somebody else pointed this out before, but when I click on the "upcoming contest" link, it send me just to the current one…is it normal?

Posted by marcellahella 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Contest Voting???

I'm really sorry if this is an ignorant question, however, I'm a bit confused with several of the contests as of now. Many of them are giving me the option to vote on entries.  I thought the voting phase was supposed to start after the contest deadline.  Is that not so?

Posted by TheLegoDJ 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

DIY Contest

I just wanted to let everyone know about a contest where you can win a $10,000 gift card from Sears or a Samsung 46-inch HDTV just by sharing a DIY/Holiday story. It is very easy to enter! Here are the details... Project Holiday Contest Everyone has a holiday disaster tale, DIY story, or some handy tips for getting your home ready for the holidays. Visit to upload your photos or video and let your captions tell the tale. Enter the Project Holiday contest by January 15, 2009 for your shot at winning one of 10 prize packages.

Posted by DinaC 10 years ago


If anybody know the upcoming contest PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!

Posted by tom66663 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

suggestion for contests

In the contests tab when you list all the contests can you sort them in increasing order of end dates. That is, contests closing sooner are listed higher in the list. Those that have closed would always be at the bottom of the list. This makes it easier to quickly identify contests which have very less time left and jolt our grey cells into action. On a similar note, a graphical printable calendar schedule of all the contests for the next 3 months or so that I can pin up on my wall as a reminder to submit an entry would be nice. Printable post it type notes might also help, this way I take a printout of those contests I am interested in and paste them on my wall calendar. (now there's an idea for an ible :-) )

Posted by Mojo_JoJo 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Paint It! contest

It seems like the Paint It! Contest has been stuck in judging for a while now. I was wondering when the winners will be announced. Also, (I may have imagined this) weren't there "runner up" prizes initially available in the contest?

Posted by American Ruin 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Contests on the way? Answered

Does anybody know if there are any new contests that are coming up soon?

Asked by connoboarder 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Halloween Contest?

I uploaded images into Flickr and a video into the You Tube group and none of my entries are in the conest. What gives?

Posted by staramaze 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Contests are worldwide ? Answered

I live in Argentina and I want to participate in the contest , can I get in from here ?

Asked by Diegojavbau 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Contest Idea

I was thinking that we should make a snow fort contest.  What do you guys think?

Posted by murray484 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

contest suggestion

I would like to see an instructables contest for ideas, games, tricks, any witty way to raise money for nonprofit organizations.(example: something one can do at a table at a festival, try for a dollar) a contest that helped out nonprofit organizations is even more important during these hard times Spending is down and donations are even further down. It is not the organizations that suffer it is the people they help who suffer.

Posted by jedbd 10 years ago

Instructables Contest

I have won 3 months Instructables Pro membership after my post was featured , please see   but I did not use it yet, and I have no clue how to claim it. Can anyone please show me the steps to claim my free pro membership ??

Posted by goldenshuttle 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Sugru Contest!

Hey folks! Here's one we've really been looking forward to.  The Sugru Contest is set for  9/13 - 10/3!  To enter make an Instructable using Sugru, simple as that or as complex and interesting as you like!  Check out the Sugru website if you need to get some for the contest! 

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago