Prize shipment

Why hasn't my prize(which i won more than 2 months ago) been shipped out? 

Posted by ElmarsM 3 years ago

no prize :(

Hi! I am so proud to say I won a prize for the Halloween contest. I won 2nd place in the costumes section. Mine is the Anyways, I never received the prize and I just spoke with the other winner and she got it shortly after winning. I have written to a few people about this but no one responds. Now I'm trying on the forum! Thanks!!!

Posted by cenzi 6 years ago

Wondering time frame to receive a prize?

I was a runner-up in the 4th epilog laser challenge.  I got the instructables prize pack about two weeks after the contest ended. However I still haven't gotten the leatherman juice.  I was just wondering if this was normal.  Any further light would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by pastprimitive 6 years ago

halloween contest prize

So... we took second place on the halloween food contest ... and was just curious as to how long it would take to recieve the prize? so i emailed like i am supposed to... and this is what i got in return Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: Technical details of permanent failure: DNS Error: Domain name not found so... UH... really? anyone got any update on this or know of who i should be asking besides a random cry in the forum? thank you much

Posted by licenseless 5 years ago

Still haven't received my tshirt from the arduino contest :(

Am I the only one? I didn't get my instructables prize pack or tshirt yet, though I did get my arduino. anyone else have this problem?

Posted by ajdi123 5 years ago

Question about receiving prizes

I won a prize in a contest recently. I received a message saying my prize was being shipped out a little over a month ago, but I have yet to receive it. What is the average time to receive a prize after it has been shipped? Thanks

Posted by Crazyffrey 4 years ago

what model leatherman is the prize?

Just wondering, what model is it, because it is not specified.

Posted by Spectrace 11 years ago

Didn't receive prize?

I recently won a runner-up prize in the elemental LED contest. I entered my mailing info and about a week later, I got the instructables prize pack with a t-shirt a stuff, but I didn't get the actual prize (Apollo beat jammer). Does the prize normally come separately from the instructables pack? If so, how long will it take? (been 2 weeks since the instructables pack came) thanks

Posted by sidmani 5 years ago

Air Instructables pilot's license - Toss It! Prize

We did the design for the Toss It! prize today. Here's how it looks. These are laser-etched anodized aluminum cards. You can only get one by winning the contest.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Prize for hurricane lasers contest

Hi I was awarded second place in the lasers contest which is great but after filling in the prize delivery info I haven't received anything. I would like to know what's the procedure. I haven't gotten a confirmation or any prizes from you. Did you get my info? wires

Posted by wires 5 years ago

Contest prize lost in transit?

I won a contest two months ago, and received two shipment notifications (suggesting the prize was split into two parcels?). One parcel arrived shortly after, the other is still missing. Who do I talk to?

Posted by xGrape 3 years ago

Woodworkers Contest Irwin Prize

Hello, I took 2nd place in the woodworkers contest. I did receive my T-shirt and patch. Just wondering when I get my Irwin's tools prize? Have not received any prize yet. Anyone have any ideas? I don't believe the 1st place winner have not received there's either... Hmmmm... thanks for reading, Greasetattoo

Posted by Greasetattoo 7 years ago

Should I get a confirmation email after accepting a prize?

I recently won a prize in a contest and received a link to accept the prize. I went to the link immediately and filled in my mailing info. I assume all went well, but I thought maybe I would get some kind of confirmation email that I had accepted it and I didn't. So, I went back to the link and it let me accept the prize again. Is that all I have to do or is there another step to accept the prize? Thanks!

Posted by mikesoniat 6 years ago

Missing part of prize

I won third place in the dyeing for color contest a few weeks ago. I filled out all of the paperwork instructables sent me and received 'most' of the prize. However when the box came, it was missing the 12 white cotton bandanas. I have messaged the contest manager, and service@instructables, but neither has returned my messages. What do I do to get the missing part of my prize?

Posted by KristinM5 2 years ago

Prize Claim Process

I am a little confused about the prize claim process.  I got a PM with a link, went to the link and filled out the form and clicked "accept."  But it was kind of weird that I didn't get any acknowledgement that I submitted the form.  Also, for an Instructables prize pack prize (which includes a shirt) shouldn't they ask for a shirt size?  When/where/how do they do that?  I guess I am just worried that maybe I am missing something. Or that the form isn't being submitted properly. Or maybe I'm just being impatient.

Posted by The Papier Boy 7 years ago

Contest Prize Help

Hi there, once again i need to apologize if this post bothered you. well i am trying to ask why i am still not receive my prize?  I already asked to other contestants and they already received their prize. I won the first prize on Halloween Draw and Sketch with Sketchbook Contest .. and until today .. i am still receive any news about it. I even don't know if the prize already sent or not .. Like we all know that the contest winner was announced on 31st October 2012 .. I already sent email to instructables service .. they always answered with they still waiting for the prize to come in to HQ .. if they're still waiting .. why other contestants already received their prize?  Maybe it sound simple for some people but just think about it .. until today i am still waiting for more than 2 months without any information about it ... it's totally not good. I just don't get it .. why they must wait for months until the prize arrive to HQ but the contest is already over and they already announced the winner ?? Why don't they prepare everything before the announcement ? Regards, Gangga Saputra

Posted by ganggasaputra 5 years ago

Prize verification

Hi Prize Room Guru, I think it would be a great idea to create some form of prize verification for contest and challenge winners. I've won a few contests, and each time I fill out the 'collect your prize' form I always wonder whether or not anyone received my info. Once I won something from the Big and Small challenge and my info was never processed, so I visited the HQ to pick it up (which isn't exactly a bad thing, but still). It's a small improvement, I know, but it would definitely put my mind at ease. I'm sure there are others out there who feel the same way. Thanks for considering this :) Lance

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago

Never receive my prize

Hi I was a winner (First 5) of the cardboard contest. I already received the instructables prize with my robot t-shirt.  Thanks it is great :) A few weeks ago I received a mail (not email) from Fedex describing the sending of my prize. I'm surprise to see that it mentions the sending of the prize "Three Month HowToons Subscription". First because I don't received this pack, I only received the tshirt from instructables (thanks it is great). And also because I'm in the First(5) winners and it's normally six month HowToons subscription and not three. Could you please tell me if I will receive it? Thanks for your response. Have a good day

Posted by miniil 1 year ago

Unusable Competition Prize for International Winners

Does anybody know how to get in contact with the Instructables competition team? I won a Dremmel in the Remix competition and a US spec machine has been shipped to the UK instead of a EU one. I've tried contacting Instructables via the people who sent me message to confirm that I'd won a prize, shipping etc but nobody is responding. Steve

Posted by Steve99and04 2 years ago

Where's my stuff?

I replied to one of the emails I got regarding the Make it Tweet contest, but I think I was replying to a robot so I will ask here as well.... I received my prize pack, tee shirt and stickers and I am quite happy, I must say, However, I can't seem to find the coupon or code for my Think Geek prize. Was it sent as a hard-copy? I am surprised that I didn't get a code number in my email. Where should I look for this? Thanks bunches Chris the Carpenter

Posted by Chris the Carpenter 7 years ago

It's that time of year again!

Yes, it's award season again - the IgNobel Awards. PHYSIOLOGY PRIZE: Anna Wilkinson (of the UK), Natalie Sebanz (of NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, and AUSTRIA), Isabella Mandl (of AUSTRIA) and Ludwig Huber (of AUSTRIA) for their study 'No Evidence of Contagious Yawning in the Red-Footed Tortoise." CHEMISTRY PRIZE: Makoto Imai, Naoki Urushihata, Hideki Tanemura, Yukinobu Tajima, Hideaki Goto, Koichiro Mizoguchi and Junichi Murakami of JAPAN, for determining the ideal density of airborne wasabi (pungent horseradish) to awaken sleeping people in case of a fire or other emergency, and for applying this knowledge to invent the wasabi alarm. MEDICINE PRIZE: Mirjam Tuk (of THE NETHERLANDS and the UK), Debra Trampe (of THE NETHERLANDS) and Luk Warlop (of BELGIUM). and jointly to Matthew Lewis, Peter Snyder and Robert Feldman (of the USA), Robert Pietrzak, David Darby, and Paul Maruff (of AUSTRALIA) for demonstrating that people make better decisions about some kinds of things — but worse decisions about other kinds of things‚ when they have a strong urge to urinate. PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE: Karl Halvor Teigen of the University of Oslo, NORWAY, for trying to understand why, in everyday life, people sigh. LITERATURE PRIZE: John Perry of Stanford University, USA, for his Theory of Structured Procrastination, which says: To be a high achiever, always work on something important, using it as a way to avoid doing something that's even more important. BIOLOGY PRIZE: Darryl Gwynne (of CANADA and AUSTRALIA and the USA) and David Rentz (of AUSTRALIA and the USA) for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle PHYSICS PRIZE: Philippe Perrin, Cyril Perrot, Dominique Deviterne and Bruno Ragaru (of FRANCE), and Herman Kingma (of THE NETHERLANDS), for determining why discus throwers become dizzy, and why hammer throwers don't. MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Jointly awarded to the following "team" for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations. Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), PEACE PRIZE: Arturas Zuokas, the mayor of Vilnius, LITHUANIA, for demonstrating that the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank. PUBLIC SAFETY PRIZE: John Senders of the University of Toronto, CANADA, for conducting a series of safety experiments in which a person drives an automobile on a major highway while a visor repeatedly flaps down over his face, blinding him. You can watch the whole ceremony here, although the video is over two hours long... Annals of Improbable Research  

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago

Sew Subversive (and stickers) came today!

Yay! My book came today. As a pleasant surprise, I also found three robot stickers tucked lovingly betwixt two pages!! Thanks, guys! You can be sure I'll post the forthcoming sewing projects.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

Kid wins $10k for K'NEX rollercoaster

Ian Culhane won $10,000 for designing a 7-foot-tall toy roller coaster. Not bad for a 10-year-old."It's money for college," the aspiring engineer from Olympia, Wash., said Thursday about the savings bond.Ian's creation was on display at the Toys "R" Us store in Times Square, where he accepted the prize from the president of K'NEX Brands, a building toy company in Hatfield, Pa.The boy, who first started playing with building sets when he was 4, was one of thousands of children ages 6 to 12 who entered the annual contest.Ian began the project last summer, using 6,000 plastic parts from his collection of 15,000 to assemble the roller coaster, which runs through the body of a dragon.Two months ago, his parents packed it up and shipped it off for the contest. Just recently, his parents told him he won."It was like, whoa! Huh? I didn't think I'd win, 'cause there were so many other good ones," he said.A panel of judges comprised of K'NEX employees selected semifinalists based on the creativity, uniqueness and detail of the projects. It had to be made exclusively from K'NEX parts.An online vote determined 10 winners and Joel Glickman, an inventor with the toy company, chose Ian as the grand prize winner. The nine others each won $1,000 savings bonds.In New York for the first time, Ian, his 14-year-old sister and their parents stayed at a hotel he called "pretty fancy for us. We always stay at a Motel 6."While he was disappointed he couldn't spend any of the prize money, his father, a hydrogeologist, gave him $100 to spend at a toy store.What will he buy? More plastic building

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Instructables prize pack?

What is the instructables prize pack, besides the robot t shirt?

Posted by RiverFlame 4 years ago


I've never won anything on Instructables before. What do we do now, to make sure our prize is shipped to the correct address?

Posted by KevinSaw 10 years ago


I want to know that does instructables really provide with gifts if we win a contest . if yes does they charge a shipping fee

Posted by amansinghaljpr 3 years ago

I won a contest more than a month ago. Is my prize on its way?

Hello I won the Sodastream party food contest one month ago, and received my instructables prize pack shortly after, but the main prize (a Sodastream Penguin) has not arrived. Is it still coming? :sniffle Thanks

Posted by Bindlestiff 7 years ago

reuse contest prize distribution.

Hi, as a proud winner of the recycle and reuse contest in December i told all my friends of my good fortune, now they ask 'well?lets see your prize then' To which i can only reply i have not got it yet. in contrast the runner up prize for the photography contest arrived swiftly. here are pictures of instructables iv made since then.

Posted by crazyg 5 years ago

Exact contents of Arduino Contest second prize pack?

Hi, I'm a second-prize winner in the Arduino contest and recently received notification that my prize is in the mail. I'm trying to figure out what exactly comes with the prize pack in terms of accessories, if any. I don't know much about the pcDuino but I know the Raspberry Pi requires a power supply and SD card to boot. It's not totally clear from the prize page if it comes with these, or if I'll need to get them separately. It looks like I'd need to buy them on my own, but I want to double check before I spend any money. Any pointers would be appreciated!

Posted by Ben Finio 4 years ago

how long does it take to receive prize from a contest

I won a BBQ cookbook in the low and slow BBQ contest almost 2 months ago and I'm trying to figure ou how long it takes to receive the prize.  Hope there wasn't a mix up or anything

Posted by Mhbaben 8 years ago

Only Half of my Prize arrived?

I have received half of my 2nd price for the Green Tech Contest in the form of a Cool T-Shirt, stickers, Sugru  etc, but have not yet received my Solio® Bolt Solar Charger. does anybody know what is happening, as this is one prize i will really use.

Posted by trubbleguy 6 years ago

warranty for contest prizes

Hey, i have a question that has been in my mind for some time now: a lot of the contest prizes involve some kind of electronic devices, and if you would buy these in a store, you would get a 2 year or so warranty. so i wondered: do the prizes have a warranty like that as well? it would be nice to know in case something stops working. and if there is a warranty, how could you claim it, since most of the time warranties need a reciept as proof of purchase. that won't work with the prizes obviously. i would be glad if someone could answer my question, thanx

Posted by sursula 3 years ago

Does 6X t-shirt delay prize package shipment?

I won runner up prize from recent Meat Contest. I can't wait for the book: Meat: Everything You Need To Know to be shipped. I haven't received the notification that my prize package has been shipped since I received the notification that I have a prize from on June 30. It didn't take this long in the past. I'm wondering if my order of a 6X t-shirt caused the delay? I don't wear that size, I just have a plan for a t-shirt of that size. At this point, should I change the t-shirt size in the prize form to speed up the process or that will cause more problem for Anyone had the similar experience with me?         babybayrs 

Posted by babybayrs 3 years ago

And the winner is...

It's that time of year again - the Annals of Improbable Research has announced the 2010 IgNobel Prizes. It makes you proud to be British.... The full list of winners: Engineering Prize: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse (UK) and colleagues for perfecting a method to collect whale snot, using a remote-control helicopter. Medicine Prize: Simon Rietveld (Netherlands) and colleagues for discovering that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride. Transportation Planning Prize: Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Japan) and colleagues for using slime mould to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks. Physics Prize: Lianne Parkin (New Zealand) and colleagues for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes. Peace Prize: Richard Stephens (UK) and colleagues for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain. Public health Prize: Manuel Barbeito (US) and colleagues for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists. Economics Prize: Awarded to the executives and directors of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and Magnetar for creating and promoting new ways to invest money — ways that maximize financial gain and minimize financial risk for the world economy, or for a portion thereof. Chemistry Prize: Eric Adams (US) and colleagues for disproving the old belief that oil and water don't mix. The research, supported by BP, was published under the title: "Review of Deep Oil Spill Modeling Activity Supported by the Deep Spill JIP and Offshore Operator's Committee". Management Prize: Alessandro Pluchino (Italy) and colleagues for demonstrating mathematically that organisations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random. Biology Prize: Libiao Zhang (China) and colleagues for scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Still waiting for my "hiding Places" prize

Hi there, I've sent a couple of emails asking  when I should expect my prize for the hiding place comp.  I've yet to receive any information on when I should expect it.  I don't mind waiting (been over a month already), I'd just like to know when I should expect it! If you could get back to me on an ETA that would be swell.

Posted by monster_mash 3 years ago

Dancing a jig....because I just won a prize from ALLIED Electronis (totally unexpectedly)

At Allied Electronics Corp, on Face Book, they run a contest where they ask for each participant to read their ad, and post something the tool does.  If you get picked, you win the tool offered as prize.  Here is my facebook notification: "The winner of our Grab Your Gadgets contest.... Mike Keller! He's won a Remote-Display Clamp Meter from Fluke." I am flabbergasted ! :-) Here is the original tag line in FB:   Grab Your Gadgets ends at midnight!  Enter to win a Fluke Clamp Meter!

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago

Valentines Day Contest

I doubt that I would ever have time to enter this contest but I'd thought I'd mention a flaw in the prize format for us pesky Canadians, and other potential areas of the globe as well.  I'd love to win a kindle fire, however they are not available to Canada.  Now I'm sure I could hack a work around for making the Kindle Fire function in Canada, but shipping directly from Amazon to Canada will likely be an issue.  Perhaps ship to instructables HQ and then ship privately to non-US winners (if there are any).  Or, offer a prize value, though I'd prefer the first sneaky work around.  Anyway, just something to think about, awesome second prize regardless.

Posted by iminthebathroom 6 years ago

The Hackaday Prize 2015- save the world and go to space! Really!

OK all you engineers, makers and tinkerers- The Hackaday Prize 2015 has begun! Win a trip to space (or $196,883 in cash) plus over $500,000 in other prizes! I know people here on Instructables are the super creative type of folks that would kick butt in this competition and I'd love to see an Instructables member go to space (because that would be awesome and Astronaut looks pretty cool on a resume.) I took part in it last year and it was a ton of fun and I learned an awful lot by reading through all of the other projects and discussing ideas with other contestants. I also got a lot of ideas for future instructables... :) Your mission this year is to save the world! The devices that inform our daily lives were science fiction in decades past. The barriers that once required giant companies to produce such marvels are starting to crumble. Now, one person with one idea can revolutionize the way we live our lives. Be that person. This year Hackaday is issuing a call to hackers, engineers, makers, and hardware startups from all over the world to focus their creative efforts on solving serious issues that face humanity. The global water crisis, pollution, climate change, food shortages, fossil fuel dependency, and many other big problems are waiting for new solutions. It’s time to unleash the community's innovative energy and collective expertise to move humanity forward. The world’s problems can’t wait. Share your ideas to help everyone get started. To learn more visit

Posted by Honus 3 years ago

Idea- Instructables Awards

Everyone's posting ideas for instructables, so I thought I'd post one of my own- The Instructables Award. At the end of every year, the community will vote and pick winners for a category. There doesn't have to be a material prize. It could perhaps be some sort of badge, that is displayed on the winner's page ( example: Best something 2007)The categories would be something like this:Most productiveMost comments - (or the Goodhart award)Most innovativeMost featuredMost helpful (GMiko could be...)Most thoughtful...or somethingMost commentedMost resourcefulCommunity member of the year (The kiteman award)Most beloved (its a tight race between Ible Robot and Kiteman)Most random (*cough*Cough*)Most controversialRising star - New guy that's becoming popularRandom winner - no reasonMost funMost pyromaniac?Most greenBest techie (techie of the year)Best Artist (artist of the year)Longest running member (nonstaff)Best avatar?Best comment (the single best comment of the year?)Best forum topicwell? what do you think? Ideas for categories are welcome!

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago

Worldwide Contests!

Is there any worldwide contests? I really want to enter some, but all I've ever seen is only in UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUT EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA), UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CHINA, THE NETHERLANDS, COLOMBIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, NORWAY, OR SWITZERLAND. ( I copied). I think every winner would pay the delivery!at least I would... I'm from Brazil, and I'm always in, and would be really nice to enter in a contest :D thanks, this site is great!

Posted by ItzRulez 5 years ago

Can the prize be shipped in Pakistan If I win a contest

I'm from Pakistan. I have participated in a contest. If I win,  will I receive prize in my country. does it shipped in Pakistan? 

Posted by TehseenHasan56 2 years ago

Prize Shipment Delays

Hi everyone! If you have won a contest in the past month or will win a contest in the next month or so, there might be a slight delay in shipping your prizes out.  You might have noticed that we are hiring a shipping clerk, that's because we need one!  We are a little understaffed at the moment and we are shipping out for prizes as fast as we can, but unfortunately we are only human! Thanks for understanding!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago

HELP! I can't get my prize?

So, I won a prize in the Rubber Bands Challege, and I was really agitated. But I saw a notice (after I win) that members can only enter for the contest only from UK, USA, Belgium,.... But I'm from Hungary.And I won a prize. So I can't claim it??

Posted by milivok 3 years ago

New Prize for Art of Sound Contest

In addition to the already awesome grand, first, and runner-up prizes for the Art of Sound Contest we're adding one more: a Thingamagoop from Bleep Labs. Bleep Labs was already providing the quirky Thingamakit runner-up prizes, but now they're throwing in the sweet and bleepy Thingamagoop as well to make the contest even more exciting.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

How long does it take for the prize to arrive in UK?

Well? I just want to know, how long it it going to take?!?

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago

Contest Prize Not Shipped?

Hi there! I received a runner up prize notification 16 days ago that I had won an Arduino MKR 1000 for placing runner-up in the Arduino Contest 2016. I claimed my prize, and haven't heard anything about shipping or any other kind of confirmation yet. The other prize I won for coming in 2nd place on another contest notified me and shipped very soon after I accepted. Can someone check to see if everything is ok? Attached is a screenshot of the winning prize message I was sent (and accepted). Thanks, Esper2142 (Josh)

Posted by esper2142 1 year ago

Contest Prize Help

I won a prize inthe off grid contest and haven't recieved anything.  I entered my address in the link bar. The rules say I have to fill out a form, and to either call or email support.  I called and got a meesage to email and then a beep and the call disconnected.  I emailed and got a n autoresponder about how to cancel my membership. Needless to say I am a little confused about how to get the prize, which is sad because I was planning on doing a video review of the cool fenix kit for my website, but cannot because I just cannot seem to get it in the mail... tngun

Posted by Daves Homestead 5 years ago

I won a prize, how do I get tax information.

At the beginning of last year I won a MakerBot. (hurray!) Now it is time to do taxes. (not hurray!) My question is, how do I get the tax information I need to fill out my tax forms?

Posted by PS118 4 years ago

Google says "To the MOON!"

Time to go to the moon. Google is sponsoring an X Prize, get a lander to the moon. Besides requirements like a soft landing and traveling on the surface, there's a time limit. The full prize, $20 million, is only good to December 31 2012, then it drops to 15 and goes away by 2014.So, is the Instructables crew working on this or not? Hey, the people here are pros at making great things on the cheap, they should be able to get that prize and some profit from it. Why not, it worked on Salvage 1 (and who else here will admit how inspiring that was).

Posted by forgesmith 10 years ago

Weekly Challenge?

I apologize if this has been answered, but I couldn't seem to find it anywhere.  I've been out of the game for awhile at instructables! Are there still weekly challenges? It used to be a quick competition with small prizes based off the number of entries.  Does anyone know if these are still going on? Thank you.

Posted by emilygraceking 5 years ago