Enter the Real Homes' DIY competition and win $150

Show off your DIY skills to win $150 and for the chance to be featured exclusively in Real Homes magazine

DIY competition
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If you follow Real Homes, then you're probably not afraid of a a little DIY!

To show off your skills, whether you're a total novice or a self-taught pro, we want you to let us know what you've been up to in your own home – indoors or out – whether you rent or not.

After all, the best way to upgrade your space without going over budget is to get creative and try your hand at sprucing your surroundings, yourself. 

Whether you've upcycled a thrifted bookcase, painted a garage from top-to-bottom in record time, or found an excellent use for leftover tile, no DIY project (opens in new tab) is too small to celebrate.

What's in it for you? Each winner will win $150 (or the equivalent in GBP), and your full project will be featured on realhomes.com and/or exclusively in Real Homes magazine (opens in new tab)...

How to enter the Real Homes' DIY competition 

Get involved by filling in the form (opens in new tab) to share a snapshot of the project you'd like to contribute and every month we'll pick five lucky winners. The last submissions for this month will be midnight on the 30th of September and we will aim to contact winners by the 7th of October.

Please note that we will need a set of basic step-by-step instructions to accompany your submission should you be chosen! This should be roughly 300 words.

Terms and Conditions apply. Good luck!

Terms and conditions

All entries must be submitted via the online entry form. This competition is Open to all residents of the UK and US (excluding residents of Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. military installations in foreign countries, or any other U.S. territory where prohibited or restricted by law) aged 18 years and over, except employees of Future Plc and its group of companies (“Future”). 

Entries limited to one per household. Use of automated devices or methods of submission are not valid forms of entry. There will be up to five (5) monthly winners in total each entitled to $150 (or equivalent in GBP) (the “Prize”). By entering your images and / or videos (“Media”) you: (i) confirm that you have the permission of the homeowner to submit the entry; (ii) agree and understand that your surname and county of residence will be published if selected as a winner; (iii) confirm that the Media has not been shared with other home publications  (vi)  grant Future an exclusive right to publish, feature, reproduce and use the Media  in Future’s print and digital media (including social media), in existence now or later invented with credit to you, and (vii) grant Future’s licensees the right to publish content incorporating the Media, providing the publication is in the same context as Future’s use. All photos must be submitted as jpegs at 300dpi. Computer-generated or computer-altered Media will not be accepted. Artwork and illustrations will not be accepted. You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all Media entered. Future does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced Media. 

The winners will be selected by members of the Real Home editorial team (the “Judges”) from all valid entries received. Future reserves the right to withhold prizes if, in the opinion of the Judges, the quality of entries falls below the standard required. The Judges’ decision as to the winners is final and no correspondence relating to a competition will be entered. The winners shall be notified by Future by email/telephone within 28 days of being selected and will be required to supply details of a UK or US postal address. Future will deliver the Prize. The Prize is non-transferable. There is no alternative Prize. No purchase required. Void where prohibited. The value of the Prize may be taxable as income and each Prize winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state, and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the Prize. By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, the competition rules at: www.futureplc.com/competition-rules/ and collection of personal data in accordance with Future’s privacy policy at: https://www.futureplc.com/privacy-policy/. We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend a competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside its control.

Camille is Deputy Editor of Realhomes.com and joined in January 2020. Her love of interior design stemmed from a childhood spent dreaming up weird and wonderful ways to renovate her grandma’s house in France – a greenhouse roof was involved – and it was spending time around very good-looking house plants and in a hardworking kitchen garden that gave her a green thumb. When Camille isn’t sipping coffee and/or writing, she is seeking out cool new Facebook Marketplace finds or tapping into her other creative outlets: painting and clay throwing. She currently rents in North London with her French cat and two others, and hopes to one day renovate the most sustainable house of dreams, somewhere marvellously sunny with a wild, lavish garden and chickens, of course.