If you can demonstrate how to build something useable that is truly worth raiding the recycle bin to create, you could win over $1,000 worth of prizes from Voltaic, REI, Nokero and more!
To win Instructables’ Green Design Contest, you’ll have to use sustainable materials to construct something that people would want to create for themselves, while showing them exactly how to do so. The winning idea should be created with recycled or renewable materials whenever possible, and if it uses electricity, its energy consumption levels should be taken into consideration. Whatever your reclaimed product is, make sure that it’s useful, or at the very least, fun!
One of my personal favorite entries is the “Dinosaur Corncob Holder,” which shows readers how to transform an old, plastic toy animal into a clever designer corn utensil in a handful of detailed steps. It’s cute, creative and I’m sure that Urban Outfitters would charge you thirty bucks for one of those things. You’ve got my vote!
With one grand prize winner taking home a Voltaic Systems OffGrid Solar Backpack, ReadySet Renewable Energy Kit with Solar Panel with LED Light, a set of 3 Nokero Solar Light Bulbs, $500 REI gift certificate and a special Instructables prize pack, it is well worth sharing your renewable product secrets! Don’t worry if your green idea doesn’t end up at the top of the heap, as 30 first and runner up prizes will also be handed out. If you’re already a fan of Autodesk’s design software, you’re in luck! The judges will give one Autodesk-enhanced entry a huge prize pack.
Nokero's Solar Light Bulbs are one of the prizes offered to the winners!
You’ve got until July 17th to post your idea to the Green Design Contest’s entry wall, but if you need help coming up with eco-friendly goodies, click here for a lesson straight from Autodesk. If you’re curious about your competition or ready to share your reprocessed masterpiece with the greater Instructables audience, click here to get started.
As always, we’re wishing all of our readers the best of luck!
Source: Green Design Contest