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List of Upcoming Contests (updated 4/2/18) Answered

Hello everyone!

Below is a partial list of the 2018 contest calendar. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change and contests will continue to be added throughout the year.

The contests below are already in planning, and I've left off ones that we're still trying to decide on. The months indicate when the contests will be launching. All contests will launch near the beginning of each month.

Keep in mind that the list below is not set in stone. We always find fancy new companies to supply prizes so dates are subject to change!


May

Woodworking Contest
Open to projects that demonstrate woodworking skill.

Make It Move Contest
This is a contest for things that move.

Colors of the Rainbow Contest
A celebration of color! Judges prizes for projects that match each color of the spectrum.

Flowers Challenge
All things related to flowers.

Crock Pot Challenge
Recipes that show off what you can do with a crock pot.

Outdoor Fitness Challenge
Everything involving outdoor fitness is fair game.

Casting Challenge
This is a challenge for all things related to mold making and casting.

June

Stick It! Contest
Bring forth the glue, tape, and anything else that sticks.

Backpack Challenge
Show us your wildest backpack mods and creations.

Clocks Challenge
Have you got the time to build a clock?

Planter Challenge
Design and create an amazing planter for all your flora friends.

Pets Challenge
All things pertaining to pets.

Oil Challenge
Open to any project that use oil in some way.

July

Water Contest
Cool off this summer with everything water-related.

Creative Misuse Contest
Show us creative ways that you misuses tools or materials.

BBQ Showdown
May the best pitmaster win!


*All contests subject to change.


Please leave suggestions for prizes here.
You can also leave suggestions about contests here.
Have a contest question? Check the Contest FAQ!


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SimonRob (author)2018-05-11

hello, contests are open 2 months and challenges only 1 is it right ?

why there are only challenges in june ?

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randofo (author)SimonRob2018-05-11

As it currently stands, yes. We may be extending the length of the Oil Challenge to be a contest. I'm going to be updating this page in the next few days.

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ruudcreates (author)randofo2018-05-15

Never looked at it that way, but good to know. Only one question remains, what about a (BBQ) showdown?

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randofo (author)ruudcreates2018-05-16

That will likely run 1-month as a challenge. :)

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SimonRob (author)randofo2018-05-11

Thank you !

is it possible for you to extend the clock challege too ? my probleme is that I wanted to participate but I bought online some components and it will be delivered for the end of june, plus I have some exams :/ so that's why I asked but if it isn't possible for you, I can understand :)

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randofo (author)SimonRob2018-05-12

It is unlikely we will be extending that one, but I will let you know if we decide to.

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SimonRob (author)SimonRob2018-05-11

oh I didn't see the "stick it" contest sorry :)

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vspencer (author)2018-05-14

Will Instructables be doing the Makerspace contest again this year?

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randofo (author)vspencer2018-05-14

It does not seem likely. The contest is a massive undertaking on our part, and we don't currently have the capacity to make it go at the scale we have been donig it.

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taifur (author)2018-05-07

Have you any plan to change the Instructable prize pack? Instead of T-Shirt, you can offer Mug or umbrella or other thing.

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38ren (author)2018-05-02

I just want to say, great job on the designing of the cover banners for the contests! They really catch my eye and get me excited about the contests, they're so colorful and clean :)

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pj200 (author)2018-04-29

Any design challenge coming up?

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randofo (author)pj2002018-04-29
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Not_Tasha (author)2018-04-27

Will the May contests be released on 4/30 or 5/7?

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randofo (author)Not_Tasha2018-04-27

They are going to be released on 5/1 actually.

We are breaking our Monday 'rule' this month because there is a big change rolling out in relation to contests on May 1st:
https://www.instructables.com/topics/Important-Cha...

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GFire (author)2018-04-10

I'd like to see a contest about games.... of any kind, Yard, Board, Game pieces, etc.

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Birdz of a Feather (author)2018-03-20

I had the same question about the space challenge as SimonRob. When you are updating the list of upcoming contests, is it possible to include a brief description of what the challenge is about? It would help us plan ahead to know a little more about each contest - not just the name.

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It's outer space. I'll put a sentence for each.

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M.C. Langer (author)randofo2018-04-03

Hi Randy, how are you? Please clarify the Runner-up prize in the Space Contest, because it says winners will receive a $100 Amazon card, but the photo shows a $50 Amazon card.

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Matlek (author)randofo2018-04-05

There is a similar problem in the microcontroller contest, for the first prizes. Is it $250 or $500?

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randofo (author)Matlek2018-04-05

$250. It has been updated.

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chienline (author)randofo2018-03-24

Awesome! Let's start Draft-ing :D

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Thanks so much - this is great and very helpful!!!

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SimonRob (author)randofo2018-03-24

thanks! that's really clear now ;)

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stevemoseley (author)randofo2018-03-23

Thank you so much for the description under each of the contests and challenges!!!

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Not_Tasha (author)2018-03-20

Only 3 contests in April, or still hoping to add something?

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randofo (author)Not_Tasha2018-03-23

Just 3 in April. More in May and June.

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BrittLiv (author)2018-03-24

Thanks
a lot for the update and the explanations. I really hope a soap dispenser is
related to cleaning :-) and finally a clock challenge *happy*

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SimonRob (author)2018-03-19

hello

for april the "space challenge" is "space" like astronaut or "space" like a room ?

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binaryben (author)2018-03-04

There hasn't been a month that there wasn't a new contest since 2009 it appears until Feb just gone https://www.instructables.com/contest/archive/

Is this the beginning of the end of contests? Is Autodesk's commitment to Instructables lessening?

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randofo (author)binaryben2018-03-08

We are now launching all contests on or around the first Monday of each month. Sometimes they will launch the last Monday of the month prior (if it is closer to the 1st). This is why it appeared nothing launched in February.

We launched 4 contests on Monday.

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binaryben (author)randofo2018-03-11

Okay, thanks for the information. Would be a real shame to see the contest section slow down. I really enjoy watching them

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UnicornClockworks (author)2018-02-20

Is Makerspace 2018 not happening anymore?

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As of right now, it seems unlikely we will be running a Makerspace Contest for 2018.

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binaryben (author)randofo2018-03-11

Aw, that's a shame. What dictates if a certain competition runs again or not? Is it mainly around whether there is a suitable sponsor or not?

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randofo (author)binaryben2018-03-14

Honestly, the issue with the Makerspace Contest was that it was a ton of work. Running the contest was one person's full-time job for a couple of months. We're still deciding if we want to commit to that again, but, as mentioned, it does not seem likely.

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Arebajane (author)2018-03-12

I want to do a first time entry. Trash to treasure! I call it. Woodifying!

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randofo (author)Arebajane 2018-03-12

In order to enter you need to post a new Instructable with step-by-step instructions. After you finish writing the Instructable, you should be able to submit it to the contest.

You can start a new Instructables here:

https://www.instructables.com/editInstructable/

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AMbros Custom (author)2018-03-02

Resin challange contest should be in the contest list of 2018..

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aCuriousCreator (author)2018-02-22

Ah didn't know the list existed! This is super cool, I can start planning a few projects around this!

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