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Got a great project you want to share with the world? Our fourth annual World Maker Faire New York is taking place on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, and the call for makers is open until this Sunday, July 28. Last year, we had 650 makers and 55,000 attendees! Apply today to share what you make with the best community in the world.

UPDATE: The Call for Makers has been extended until Sunday, August 4!

There are four types of entries:
Maker Exhibit – an all-weekend exhibit space to demonstrate your project(s)
Performer – a scheduled performance, usually on a stage, set lengths vary
Presenter – a scheduled 10, 20 or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage
Sponsor – companies or commercial entities

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
♦ Student projects
♦ Robotics
♦ Arduino projects
♦ Raspberry Pi
♦ Space projects
♦ Food makers
♦ Conductive materials projects
♦ Kit makers
♦ Interactive art projects
♦ 3D Printers and CNC Mills
♦ Textile Arts and Crafts
♦ Home Energy Monitoring
♦ Rockets and RC Toys
♦ Sustainability
♦ Green Tech
♦ Radios, Vintage Computers, and Game Systems
♦ Electronics
♦ Electric Vehicles
♦ Biology/Biotech and Chemistry projects
♦ Puppets
♦ Kites
♦ Bicycles
♦ Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
♦ Music Performances and Participation
♦ Unusual Tools or Machines
♦ How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Check out our promo video for this year’s World Maker Faire New York and get excited!


The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to World Maker Faire on Sep. 21 & 22, 2013 in New York. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59pm PT on August 5, 2013.

Enter Now!

Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

Contact me at [email protected] or via @snowgoli.

  • Kate Rowe

    Want someone else to pay for the trip or supply the money you need to finish your project?

    There’s still time to win $2,500 in the Road to Maker Faire Challenge:

  • richard westerfield

    how do you get there and how much does it cost?

    • Goli Mohammadi

      Hi Richard,

      The Faire is held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, N.Y. You can get an early bird adult ticket for $25 until August 1. All the info you need is on the Maker Faire site: Hope you can make it out!

      • richard westerfield

        what is the address?

  • bains

    wow.. its amazing. there is chance to win $2,500. thanks for this post.

  • Kate Rowe

    The Call for Makers for World Maker Faire New York was just extended until August 4th!