What kinds of contests do YOU want to see on Instructables?

Hi everyone! As we're planning contests for the next year, we wanted to get suggestions and feedback on the types of contests we're running. :D

Is there a contest we ran years ago you'd like to see again?
Any contests you're sick of?
A weekly challenge you'd like us to expand on?
Do you want the contests to be more specific or more open ended?

We're trying to shake things up in contest-land - so any and all suggestions are welcome! I'm especially interested in what types of tech contests you guys would like to see, as well as ideas for food contests. 

P.S. For anyone wondering about weekly challenges - we're still trying to figure out a way to do it that makes it easy for you guys to enter and easy for the editors here to run. But I promise we are discussing it! :)

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the contest i think would be cool would be a nerf contest. this could consist of mods for nerf guns, tips for nerf wars, and general nerf stuff! i think this could be really cool! and the winner could get a bunch of free nerf swag!

Btw, I didn't remember any "war" or "military" contest. Toy weapons, wargaming, tank models, etc

Yonatan24 Glumgad40 minutes ago

"Weapons & Survival Contest"?

I think the two most contests I would want are:



Model Cars


What about a wired science project contest. Something between of building an ant farm and discovering antigravity.

randofo (author)  awall99yesterday

That's a very wide range! :)

Pets. I would love to see a contest full of things for animals, kinda like the "design for kids" contest but with animals. Maybe with some pet prizes, like dog/cat toys or something.

randofo (author)  ProfessorPi2 days ago

We haven't run a Pets Contest since 2011. So, I suppose we could consider running another one some time in the future.

What kinds of pets do you have?

I have a dog.

mr electro3 days ago

I would like to see a "spy" gadgets contest. eg: Hidden bugs, concealed radios, concealed cameras, coding devices etc.

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