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


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

Asked by Vagg21 8 months 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


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

Stop with the incomplete knex contests...

Ok. So this is something that has been bugging me for AGGEESSS now. All of these Knex contests, hosted by people who clearly no nothing about knex. (Sorry for being a bit harsh) And also, with a massive lack of presentation, pictures, and/or prizes. I mean, in about the last week, I've seen at least 10 knex competitions and challenges. Well sure, maybe the odd knex competition or whatever, but not loads of comptetitions that are stupid. Sorry to the guy who did this, but I mean, someone made a ball machine contest, no presentation, picture or prize, with 3 random categories. I mean, theres nothing new, nothing challenging, so whats the point? Maybe you thought this whole topic was harsh and mean, but see the other side of it. STOP POSTING STUPID CONTESTS!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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


If anybody know the upcoming contest PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!

Posted by tom66663 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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

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

Entries in a contest

How many entries can we give for a contest

Asked by Gagan jain 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months 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 Kids?

Ok, why shouldn't there be a contest, for kids 0-16 year olds... this is because many contests contains electric things like circuit boards and programming where many kids like me cannot understand at all! Also, why couldn't kids enter most contests, such as the back to school contest. This is why I believe there should be contests or challenges that  kids can enter.  Comment below if you have any suggestions or disagreements.

Posted by NXTHacker 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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

knex contest

I was curious if any one was going to do a knex contest or something.                  thanx

Posted by lukas rider 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Pie Contest

Hello My entry to the pie contest has been listed three times. I think it should only be listed once. Thank You

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

December contest?

The Thanksgiving contest just ended and I was wondering if there would be a December one happening. Just to give time to think up some stuff, y'know?

Posted by fungus amungus 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Contest Judging?

It seems that all contests have the same "Criteria"  originality, usefulness, simplicity, and clarity of instructions. I have looked at some of the past contest winners and wonder how these "Criteria" were applied. Some of the past winners have been anything but simple, and the instructable may have many questions in the comments about what is meant  in the instructions or asking for clarifications. Also the "usefulness" of some of the winners is very questionable. It looks like the more complicated and outlandish the instructable the better chance it has to win.

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

Contest Ideas

I have a contest idea.  Why dont we have a "Instructable of the Year" Contest?  It could go on ALL year until January 1.  Then all the votes get counted and the Instructable of the year is chosen?  the instructable could be any genre, the prizes would be a sword with the instructables robot on the blade and the Username of the winner.  Also the instructables "pack" (Shirt, stickers, etc).

Posted by yofortune 8 years ago

Halloween Contest

Alright so I'm really confused because I entered my instructable in the photos, decorations, and props section of the Halloween Competition; unfortunately my instructable is only showing up in the photos section. It was my understanding that you could enter your instuctable in multiple sections. Am I wrong? Please help.

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

Rainbow contest

Does the grand prize is for rainbow colors all together or it can be only about one color

Asked by LiorS5 7 months ago

Halloween Contest

Our favorite holiday of the year is coming up! That's right, Halloween is just around the corner and we can hardly wait. Of course, we'll also be having a Halloween Contest to celebrate. We'll be announcing the details and prizes soon, but don't feel the need to hold back on posting any great Halloween-themed Instructable. Any Instructable that has been posted since the end of the last Halloween contest can be entered. That's Nov. 10, 2008 or later.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Efficiency contest

Disclaimer: I may be biased, since I have an entry in the running.I am very confused as to why the current leaders of the efficiency contest are in the contest at all, nevermind winning.One is not instructions for making anything. It just says "watch less TV". It may be good advice, but it is not a DIY project.One is a recipe for bread. It may be wonderful and delicious bread, but it has nothing to do with being green.One is about making a suit out of a sleeping bag. I suppose this would allow you to turn down the heat, but that is a bit of a stretch, (besides, so would a sweater - and the instructable doesn't say anything about this being the reasoning).I don't mean to disrespect these fine instructables, I am just saying they are totally irrelevant to this specific contest.But not only are they in the contest, they have been in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place since voting opened 2 days ago. Who is voting for these entries, and why?

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

Contest Voting

Hi! I am very new to instructables! I am in the holiday gift contest. I have been sharing with all of my friends and family getting votes. How do we know how many votes we have, or if we even have a shot to become a finalist?? Is it by views? Some of these instructables have been up for a while and have thousands of views and mine has only been up since the 28 th and only has 348 views : (, and 34 favorites?? Thank you in advance for any help : ) Sandra 

Posted by sandralynnramirez30 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Contest Submissions

I submitted two more entries to the cookie challenge and yet they're not being shown and voting has already begun. I submitted them before the deadline. Will they show up on the cookies challenge page later on today?

Posted by N1K1_1NC. 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Contest Rejection

I tried to enter my instructable for Altair's Sword in the Think Geek Sci-Fi contest and it got rejected. No reason was given and I was just told to check the entry rules, but I see nothing that would disqualify my instructable. Yes it's a sword, but it's from a game that is a sci-fi game about a guy who gets in a futuristic machine that uses his DNA to allow him to relive his ancestor's lives in the hope of figuring out where a mysterious alien artifact is to keep a secret society from taking over the world. They even feature several Assassin's Creed items on Think Geek, including a latex tomahawk. Could anyone let me know why it was rejected?

Posted by The Rambler 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

The Contest Purple

Original Melzy Creations wants to see your original purple creations! ANY PROJECT THAT IS PUBLISHED THAT IS PURPLE IN COLOR IS ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE FROM MELZY! A symbol of good judgment, meditation, and most importantly, figs, we think purple represents us really well. We use it in our ingredients and all of our branding, but we want to see what you can do with it! Do you have a fig’n awesome recipe for purple plum pie? Maybe you’ve got a killer tutorial for a purple dinosaur costume, know how to construct a lifelike replica of a sea urchin, can build a robot that shoots violet laser beams from its eyes, or you’re just looking for an excuse to paint that sailboat you built last summer a nice shade of electric indigo. Whatever it is, we want to see it! Anything goes as long as it’s purple. The contest will be open to step-by-step, photo, and video Instructables, with bonus points for those who incorporate figs into their project. It doesn’t matter whether your work is old or new, as long as it’s yours to share with the world. Go ahead and get started, we can’t wait to see what creations you come up with! Check it out!

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

Makerspace Contest

**Entries Here** GROUP PRIZES Most Featured Instructables:  Coventry Makerspace Most Instructables: BrainTrust INDIVIDUAL PRIZES Grand Prize Individual: How to Build A Garden Shed by KurtH3 Second Prize Individual:  Turn a Furby into Krang by ModMischief Simple Vault Mechanism by ThomasJ1 From blank keys to working keys without dismantling the lock by MesiterJos ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This summer Instructables is giving your group a chance to win amazing new tools for your shop. Compete against makerspaces around the world to win over $30,000 in prizes!!! The best part….. Everyone that participates is a winner!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTEST DESCRIPTION The object of the contest is to post as many high-quality Instructables as you can between June 1 - August 31. The space that posts the most featured Instructables during that time will receive $20,000 in prizes including an Epilog Zing Laser Cutter, Ultimaker 2, Silhouette Portrait, and Lincoln Electric 210 Welder. Furthermore, every group that posts at least 10 Instructables will receive a prize. Projects can be posted under any category, they do not need to be tech-specific. We also have prizes for Individuals. See full prize details below. Every week we will update the scoreboard above to see how many projects have been posted by each space. Check in every Monday afternoon to see where your makerspace stands. ***Official Contest Rules attached as PDF at the bottom of this forum topic*** What counts as a makerspace? Makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabrication labs, student groups, artist collectives, and any creative group of four or more!  TO ENTER SUBMIT GROUP ENTRIES HERE. To enter as a group submit a collection of Instructables to the google form. Your collection only needs 1 Instructable when you first submit it. You cannot publish a collection with less than 5 Instructables. So please submit your group's unpublished collection ("draft" collection) to the google form and leave it unpublished until you have 5 tutorials. You can add more entries during the contest dates. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry. SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES HERE. You can only submit an entry to the Individual category if it is also entered in the group category as part of a team application, and if the entry was solely created by one team member. Instructables posted between June 1 and August 31 are eligible for entry. GROUP PRIZES All makerspace prizes will be given to groups of people, not individuals. Winners are selected based on criteria below. A makerspace can only win one of the following categories. Most Featured Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most featured Instructables will receive Ultimaker 2 Epilog Zing Laser Cutter Silhouette Portrait Lincoln Electric 210 Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size) Most Posted Instructables: one makerspace that posts the most Instructables** will receive Ultimaker 2 Lincoln Electric 210 Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Silhouette Portrait Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   10 Featured Instructables: all makerspaces that post >10 featured Instructables will receive $100 3D Hubs printing credits Silhouette Portrait Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   10 Instructables Posted: all makerspaces that post > 10 Instructables** will receive $50 3D Hubs printing credits Instructables Prize Pack (up to 8 depending on group size)   **these Instructables don’t need to be featured but to qualify for this contest they must: (1) have multiple steps, (2) have full text descriptions in each step, and (3) have images in each step.   INDIVIDUAL PRIZES All individual prizes will be given to individuals based on merit (a panel of judges will select winners). Grand Prize Individual (1): the individual with the best project will receive: Ultimaker 2 Lincoln Electric 140c Welder Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Hood Lincoln Electric Multi Angle Fixture Lincoln Electric Welding Apron Instructables Prize Pack Second Prize Individual (3): 3 individuals will receive $100 3D Hubs printing credits Instructables Prize Pack   --------------------------------------------------- If you have any questions please reach out to Carley Jacobson at

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Contest vs. Challenge? Answered

In the Contests area of the site, some contests are labled as a Contest while others as a Challenge.  What is the difference between Contest and Challenge.  Just want to be sure I am entering these under that proper conditions. Thanks, TheWaterDog

Asked by DiyWaterDog 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Who Judges the Contests ?

Who judges the contests ? The Sponsors or Instructables ? I ask because I noticed that the Little Bits contest and the Microprocessor contest both have 8 of the same finalists. Does that mean one instructable can win more than one contest at the same time ?

Posted by chris.deen 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

keeping warm contest

Been three days and entry to contest has not shown up?

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

Max Contest Entries

There has been some question about the max number of contest entries allowed in the contest FAQ forum. There are few ibles that have won a Halloween contest and then are entered in more contests that equal more than 3 total contests. Until now, it seemed that Halloween  was the exception to the rule. However, with this example, it seems that there is a bug in the contest entry system. This ible has won a contest and is entered in 4 more.

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

questions about contests

Hello i have few questions about contests: Iam in middle east, could i participate in the contest how to get the prizes  and I live in Lebanon?

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

immediate contest entry?

Is it possible to change the moderated contest entry process? I think it would be better if we could enter a contest on a probationary basis when we post an instructable. That way viewers can vote on recent instructables. If the instructable doesn't meet the contest criteria then the entry is cancelled, no harm, no foul. It seems that there are times when contest acceptance is slower (weekends).

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

wrong date on contest

Hi.  I just wanted to let you know that the date on the "Make it Move Challenge" is off.  On the main Contests page it says that the deadline is July 17th, but the headline under the Contest Info says "Enter Now! Contest Closes July 10." 

Posted by ejp1087 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Contest winner medals

I miss the old contest winner banners at the top of the IBLES.  I realize that there is now a medal at the top right corner of the IBLE next to where the featured medal is.  My question is would it be possible to get the contest winner medal to link to the contest that they won?

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

Analog photography contest ?

When the winner will be announced ?? - analog photography contest

Asked by Mahir Asrani 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to start a contest? Answered

How do i start a contest based on an instructable? In short - i write a general purpose instructable - then others adapt it to their needs - and the best one then wins a prize. Any particular way to start such a contest?

Asked by MasterMonkey 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

contest. the word descriptive.?

I would love to enter your contest. but my entry is not bassed on looks to confuse. mine is bassed on combanation of flavours. i would like a more defind . requirment. wether this is a looks or floavour comanation contest.  thank you for your time, rolfo

Asked by RolfH1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Hit veiws in contest

.Is it possible to again include the Hit totals in contest by again adding the 'VIEWS' Tab? It would be so much easier...especially for some contest which have like 600++ entries!! Then we could see the new and the old easily....else who is going to go and check the entries...18 by 18 by 18!! Thanks!

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

Contest entering problem

My sling I entered into the pocket sized contest had said pending moderation. This would be fine but it has said that for about 4 days.

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

Contest archive bug

I found a bug in the contest archive. I want to get ideas for the upcoming Make It Fly contest, so I went to the archive and found all the past contests with a fly theme. I clicked on them, but it just sends you to instructables' main page. There is no error or anything, just like if you went to the main page. With a little investigating, I found out that the contests that are in 2017 work fine. All the ones older than 17 don't work and act as stated above. I use Chrome, and wondered if that was the problem. I went to FireFox, but it worked! You could click on a contest in 16, and it would come up fine, but then I clicked on one in 15, and it went to the main page again. Does it do this to anyone else?

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

Moderation Rules in a Contest

I submitted my instructable into the epilog contest BEFORE the closing time, however is hasnt been reviwed yet. If my instructable is reviewed AFTER the contest closes will my instructable still be entered as I dont want to miss out.TomHere is my instructable

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

New Contest This Week

OK, you asked for it, and we've been wanting to do it again, so this week a new Pocket-Sized Contest will be starting up!More details to follow, including the prizes themselves which will easily fit in your pocket.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Makerspace Contest Legibility? Answered

Hi, is the makerspace contest open to all countries (the usual lot) or can only people living in CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND OR SWITZERLAND enter? thanks a lot!

Asked by Fathomlis 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

ideas for future contests

There could be a contest on how to judge the contest. I expect winners to be something that took thinking, presented well and also very unique. Things that have been sold for years in stores, done handmade...and things that are all over the Internet...made not seem to be first prize winners in my thoughts.... perhaps if you had a could get all the things people expect from your contests.. .put these items in excel and give points to every thing the project excels at.. ..that is how we pick our scholarship winners for high school alumni each year...

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

Contest Voting Change

We have revisited our contest rules and decided that we had made a mistake in making community voting not be a factor in our decision-making process. As a result, we are reverting back to our previous rules, and picking half of the finalists based upon community voting. This change has already gone into effect for all contests that are currently running. It is rare that we change the rules of a contest while it is running, but we feel that this change should prove beneficial to all. This change is part of our ongoing commitment to do what is best for the members of this website.

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

3D printer contest

I was checking out the 3d printer contest information, eager to win, but uncertain what to post as a first-time visitor to This website.  Fortunately, you almost immediately reminded me that my real creative gift is language.  I am pretty sure you meant the "age is upon us," but you typed "the age is upon is" in the opening description of the contest.  Now I have posted something.  It may not be demonstrative of my creativity, but it shows my attention to detail, which is very helpful when it comes to machine care and feeding.

Posted by SuziKO 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Knex Gun Contest

Hey guys! I''m having a contest, in which you guys must post (on this 'instructable') a knex pistol. I will choose the winner. It will last until Christmas Morning. The gun must be one you made yourself, and you can enter more than one. No Repeats!!! I will check on this once a week. The gun doesn't have to be a replica, just a good, solid, working pistol.

Asked by knexguy237 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago