Whether you cut it, smelt it, hammer it, bend it, or cast it, we want to see what you’re making with metal. Enter the Metal Contest for a chance to win aDIWire CNC wire-bending machinefromPensa Labs,spot welders, butane soldering torches, wire cutters, and more.

There is a judges’ prize for wire projects, so all you wire enthusiasts, show us what you’ve got! Good luck, metal heads! Keep calm and forge on.


The Metal Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Wire

One Judges' Prize for the best project involving wire will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive:
  • Parallel Clips: 100 cut clips
  • an Instructables prize pack including the robot t-shirt

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jun 8, 2015 and Aug 17, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Metal Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.