Metal is a dependable material that can be decorative and utilitarian. There is so much that can be crafted with it that makers of almost every skill level can try their hand at bending, welding, casting, smelting, or hammering it. For the Metal Contest, show off the fun and innovative ways you create with metal!

Great prizes fromMiller Electric Mfg. Co.are up for grabs including aMultimatic™ 215Welder,Classic Rise Welding Helmet, andMiller hats! Get out to your workshops, craft rooms, and garages and begin your builds!

Try your hand at something new, or brush up on old skills with theWeldingandMetalworkingClasses from Instructables’ experienced makers!

The Metal Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand (1)

Multimatic™ 215 Welder
Classic Helmet, Rise
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

First (3)

Classic Helmet, Black
18 Inch Sheet Metal Bending Brake
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second (10)

18 Inch Sheet Metal Bending Brake
a Miller Hat
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (15)

an Instructables prize pack including a 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 Oct 30, 2017 and Jan 8, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Metal Contest 2017. 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.