If no-one else enters, every entrant will get a prize. Won't they?

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


I'm new and heard there were prizes for some comptetions. Is this true?

Posted by isitflamable451 12 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  |  last reply 10 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 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

instructable prizes

Well i had found in the store they are selling the prizes. So if u enterd the contest and u didnt won and u wanted a prize. well get happy and buy one . follow this link if u want to buy or clame a prize:

Posted by Jr Hacking kid 11 years ago

Prize Preference

If I do happen to get within the top 13 Instructables, I'd really prefer the second place prize (the tool set). Just saying... Anyways, good luck to everyone! I think we'll know who the winners are tomorrow!

Posted by icinnamon 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Mystery Prizes!

What's more fun that winning a prize? Why winning a mystery prize, of course! We're sending out mystery prizes to winners of the First-Time Author's Contest and Homemade Gifts Contest, and if you end up being one of lucky winners, we want to see your reaction when you open it. Share a picture of your mystery prize with us here or tag us on social media and we'll give you a shout out!  Check out the First Time Author Contest or Homemade Gifts Contest and make something awesome! 

Posted by tinaciousz 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Prize - Money

Sorry I want to ask you that you won the prize be translated as money, not as a prize, because in order to get the prize you have the duty to pay is more expensive than the prize itself?

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

Prize shipment

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

Posted by ElmarsM 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Wrong Prize

I recently won the monthly audio challenge.  I received the message showing the correct prize of a 3D camera pack.  However, when I click on the link to accept my prize and enter my shipping information, the second place prize, a blu-ray player set, shows up instead of the 3D camera prize. I am not sure where to go to get this rectified.  I don't want to click accept and get the wrong prize.  Any help with where I should go would be helpful.  I replied to the message, but it was sent by the Instructables robot and I have not heard anything. 

Posted by willyam111 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

My Prize!

Got my Prize package for the "Show Your Heart" Valentine's Day Contest today! I wasn't aware that they would include an Instructable's patch and their new...STICKERS! I want to thank all of you at Instructables for the awesome prizes that you give out. -Muffin

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Locations Prize

Hey If I win a prize how are instructables supposed to know where I live? Because I live in hong kong and for my setting on zip code i put 0000 0000 0000

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

Instructable's Prizes

I already won a Instructables T-Shirt, and was wondering if I won another contest with a T-shirt as a prize would I just get another one (kind of useless), or is there like an alternative. Like a patch or button. ,Dan-0

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 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  |  last reply 6 years ago

Launch It Prize?

Hey guys,What should we give away as a prize for a Launch It! contest? Toss out some ideas- we particularly like to give away tools. I may use or ignore your suggestions upon whim. ;DThis is a sort of a medium-sized short challenge; details very soon.ETA: Launch It! Contest Info

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

what does the prize pack prize include? Answered

Just about that

Asked by Emiliano Valencia 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 4 years ago

Instructables prize pack?

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

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

Paracord contest Prize

I see the first prize for the paracord contest in "Leatherman Juice". What is Leatherman Juice? Thanks!

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

What does the Instructables prize pack include?

Asked by lkuziez9680 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Prize shipping info? Answered

Good morning, I recently won a prize for the fix-it contest.  I received an envelope with the stickers and t-shirt, but it has been like a week and a half since then and I have not yet received the rest of the prize.  Is there a tracking number or something I could get to see what's up? Thanks, -K

Asked by PS118 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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  |  last reply 1 year ago

Contest prize help

Hi I won first prize in the Halloween photo editing contest and haven't heard a single thing about getting that prize in 7 weeks. However, i did contact instructables about 2 weeks ago asking what had happened and was informed that they were getting stock and it shouldn't be that much longer. I'm just curious is this normal for contest prize to take more then 7 weeks to reach someone.

Posted by sircaptaintigerotter 6 years ago  |  last reply 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 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Importing prize to UK

I recently won the 123d design contest and I wanted to gain some experiences from other UK prize winners, did you have to pay import duty and VAT? I know you are warned you have to pay them and are meant to but I just wanted to know who has had to, the prize is large and expensive so i'm not sure it will get through customs un-noticed but if anyone has any experiences with importing prizes into the UK please share them. Thanks

Posted by Maundy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Prizes for outside US being 240v instead of 120v?

As a contest winner not in the US, has any consideration been given to supplying electrical items in other countries voltages (ie 240v), should be relatively easy if coming from Amazon

Asked by buck2217 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Low quality prize

After placing second in a contest, I was very disappointed to find that the prize tool was a low quality tool from harbor freight which broke the first time I used it. I was also disappointed to see that they greatly overstated the $ value of the tool by linking to the most overpriced seller they could find (double the going rate for the tool). Last time I placed in a contest, the tool was a very nice dremel which I have used often and has not broken. Would be nice if they would give us quality tools again.

Posted by TheNecromancer13 1 year ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Make it Real Challenge Prizes

Has anybody received their prizes from the Make it Real Challenge?  It's been almost three months now and nothing has arrived.  I keep getting told that it's shipping soon, but nothing yet....

Posted by ridiculously.awesome 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Thank you for the gift horse! Hey, what's that in its mouth?

A few months ago I entered an instructable that placed in both the Robot Challenge and the Make it Real challenge and have been having some, well, odd experiences with the prizes.  I've received all of the Robot challenge prizes, plus some. I was sent an extra pocket oscilloscope and arduino uno! O.o That's about $200 in extra loot and I would think you would like me to return it. I sent an email about this to last week, but have yet to get a response. As for the Make it Real prize, I went back and forth with for about a month and eventually was linked some kind of e-document for me to e-sign. That was about two weeks ago and I haven't heard anything since. I know you all have had some kind of re-organizing in the prize department, is the dust still settling? I certainly don't mind the wait, but when I got the double prize pack I felt that I should come here and let you know, as this is the only contact option I haven't tried. BTW: thanks again for the prizes, it has been a huge boon for me. I hope we can get all this recombobulated.

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

contest prizes? Answered

Hello everyone, I know someone who won a contest and they still have not received their prizes. It has been a little over a month and I was just wondering how long does it usually take . He does not want to ask because he does not want to bug anyone.  Thank you. Billie Joe 

Asked by billiejoe 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Sponsored vs. Prizes Provided

I noticed there's new terminology being used on contests with sponsors. The Burn it contest and previous contests say they are "sponsored by," but all the current contests say "prizes provided by." Is this a clue that perhaps the sponsor has less input and those contests will close on the regular schedule, or does it not really mean anything?

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

Electronic Prizes and International Winners

Hi all, (and particularly mods if they're reading), I'm a fairly new non-US member to the site, and whilst I love that you open up many of your contests to the whole globe, I was wondering what steps you take (if any) to ensure your top prizes prizes such as Xboxes, iPads, tools, kitchenware etc are as accessible to those of us in different countries. This is particularly relevant for games consoles etc where chips can be different, games can be region encoded and TVs may not be able to display NTSC, but it does apply to anything that gets plugged in. Yes, I'm aware of voltage converters and plug adapters, but I've had mixed results with these over the years. So I was wondering: If one is lucky enough to get such an awesome prize - if there is an option to get the goods from the home country? If so - can this please be added to the standard comp info / rules page? If not, would instructables be willing to look into this, or possibly voucher alternatives against the product? Many thanks for reading!

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

is there any way to receive a contest prize if you live in a unlisted country

I live in South-Africa and my country never gets listed on the contest country list, I just wondered if there is a way to ship the prize to here?(the prize winner will be paying the shipping costs)

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

clarification on international prizes for puppetry contest

Just wondering... the grand and first prizes both say 'international winners will get $150 gift card' ... is that instead of the $150 muppet, or instead of everything? Just struck me as odd.

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

Robot Contest Ipad?

On the home page there is an ad for the Robot contest, in the corner there is an Ipad displayed but in the prizes section of the contest page the tablet is not mentioned. Just wondering what is up with that. Secret judges prize? 

Posted by Zaphod Beetlebrox 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Contest Prize Mashup!!!

Hello Instructables community forum readers, I'm not sure if this is the 'best' place to speak my mind, but here goes.  I mentioned this to Scoochmaroo one time, but that was shortly before she moved on... I was thinking that it would be AMAZING if there were some contest prize mash-ups. People who can sew amazingly and win a sewing contest...probably already have a sewing machine...but might REALLY try harder if they could win a Kitchenaid, that they don't have!  Or a chef that has the chance at winning a dremel tool or tool of some get the idea right?  Is there anyone out there with me? I don't think there would have to be a rhyme or reason to the prizes, but make it fun for people quite skilled in an area to try for some prize they might not be so adept with!... Okay, maybe sponsors and prize fronters want to see some fabulous things created with their line of equipment...but maybe there could just be an occassional "mash-up" prize like a judges prize??? Please take some time to consider!  :)

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

Shipment confirmation timeframe?

In the past few months, I've won two contests (wizarding and maker olympics). I was wondering, what kind of time frame should I think of for the shipment of the prizes? 

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

Contest rules? Answered

Are you allowed to enter more than one contest at the same time and win both? Can you win both grand prizes? Do you have to wait awhile before you can enter another contest?

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

It's IgNobel time again!

The 19th IgNobel Awards were presented this week (Thursday 1st):VETERINARY MEDICINE PRIZE: Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson of Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, for showing that cows who have names give more milk than cows that are nameless.PEACE PRIZE: Stephan Bolliger, Steffen Ross, Lars Oesterhelweg, Michael Thali and Beat Kneubuehl of the University of Bern, Switzerland, for determining — by experiment — whether it is better to be smashed over the head with a full bottle of beer or with an empty bottle.(I don't know their conclusions, their paper isn't available for free - anybody care to test for us?)ECONOMICS PRIZE: The directors, executives, and auditors of four Icelandic banks — Kaupthing Bank, Landsbanki, Glitnir Bank, and Central Bank of Iceland — for demonstrating that tiny banks can be rapidly transformed into huge banks, and vice versa — and for demonstrating that similar things can be done to an entire national economy.CHEMISTRY PRIZE: Javier Morales, Miguel Apátiga, and Victor M. Castaño of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, for creating diamonds from liquid — specifically from tequila.(Seriously, they did!)MEDICINE PRIZE: Donald L. Unger, of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, for investigating a possible cause of arthritis of the fingers, by diligently cracking the knuckles of his left hand — but never cracking the knuckles of his right hand — every day for more than sixty (60) years.PHYSICS PRIZE: Katherine K. Whitcome of the University of Cincinnati, USA, Daniel E. Lieberman of Harvard University, USA, and Liza J. Shapiro of the University of Texas, USA, for analytically determining why pregnant women don't tip over.(Possibly "because they have spines"?)LITERATURE PRIZE: Ireland's police service (An Garda Siochana), for writing and presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country — Prawo Jazdy — whose name in Polish means "Driving License".(I remember this story breaking - the confusion was immense.)PUBLIC HEALTH PRIZE: Elena N. Bodnar, Raphael C. Lee, and Sandra Marijan of Chicago, Illinois, USA, for inventing a brassiere that, in an emergency, can be quickly converted into a pair of protective face masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander.(How many teens are going to use difficulty breathing as an excuse to get into their girlfriend's underwear?)MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Gideon Gono, governor of Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank, for giving people a simple, everyday way to cope with a wide range of numbers — from very small to very big — by having his bank print bank notes with denominations ranging from one cent ($.01) to one hundred trillion dollars ($100,000,000,000,000).BIOLOGY PRIZE: Fumiaki Taguchi, Song Guofu, and Zhang Guanglei of Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Sagamihara, Japan, for demonstrating that kitchen refuse can be reduced more than 90% in mass by using bacteria extracted from the feces of giant pandas.(You've got to ask - where did they get the idea to try that?)References (and past award winners) available at

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

What is in an Instructables Prize Pack? Answered

I would like to know what is inside of an Instructables Prize Pack that people get when they win a prize for a contest win? Thanks!

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

What is a Judges Prize in contests?

I was looking at the prizes in the Coded Contest, and I saw the Judge's Prize. What does that mean?

Asked by ScarabCoder 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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  |  last reply 11 years ago

Citizen Science Contest Prize ?

I won a prize in the citizen scientest contest , I recieved my instructables prize pack but no sign of the rain gauge. Please help on this .

Asked by Bot1398 5 years ago  |  last reply 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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago