Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge lists active 3D designers on CGTrader who have increased their reputation scores the most during the week. At the end of the week the member who received the most reputation points wins the challenge.

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Ongoing Challenges


Easter 3D Printing Challenge

Easter 3D Printing Challenge

Easter is a very special holiday for Christians. That is why we are back with another holiday-related challenge. Did you know that Easter signifies rebirth? Then, why Easter should stay the same every year? 2014 is the year when it is going to rebirth itself. And it is going to rebirth in 3D printable items.

“How?”, - you ask? Well, you will make it yourselves! That is right, we invite you, 3D designers to make change the world a little bit once again.

Create something unique. It can be a decoration or an Easter gift, or even something that depicts the end of the Great Lent. It's eggsalicious!


Deadline: 2014-05-05 16:59:59 PST
3D Landmark Challenge

3D Landmark Challenge

Stop The Moment!

When was the last time when you took a photo of a nice landmark? There are a lot of worldwide famous tourist attractions around the planet. Machu Pikchu, Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge - there are so many amazing places in this “3rd rock from the sun” that it would be so absurd to name them all. Of course, there are a lot of less known or even unknown places which are as beautiful and astonishing as those mentioned before. You can also create various sculptures, statues or various points of interest.

A photo camera is not the only gadget which could be used to stop the moment in picture. Computer can be also used to do that. How come? By designing 3D models of landmarks, of course! That is right, if you are a 3D landmarks modeling professional, it is your chance create something astonishing!

There are great prizes waiting for the authors of the best models and portfolio - MAXON's Cinema 4D Visualize - the full 3D modeling, rendering and animation package for architects, product designers and visualizers, rendering monster KeyShot from Luxion, some mouses from 3Dconnexion and many more. So, everything you need to do is a 3D model of an impressive landmark. It could even be a non-existing place. Or you can simply choose one of the best known sightseeing places. Feel free to take us on a tour around the world.


Deadline: 2014-05-11 16:59:59 PST

Finished Challenges


Meme 3D Printing Challenge

Meme 3D Printing Challenge

Meme 3D Printing Challenge: such much wow

Facebooke has just turned tene last monthe. Amaze. Such much has changed since the very beginning. Wow. Very much so good memes were posted on this social network. Much more wow will be if it will be three dee printed. Alright, let’s get serious… Yes, Facebook has really turned 10 this month. Yes, it has changed a lot since 2004. It has become a tool for communication between people. It has changed even the way how people interact with each other.

Sharing is caring? Sharing is laughing! Internet memes - that is something that had become big during these 10 years. Of course, you have seen at least one of them online. (Probably, even more than one.) Jackie Chan? Beyonce? Anybody? Yeah, we see that troll face you are making!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to see a meme in reality! Make a 3D printable meme and get so much wow prizes from our sponsors for the best 3D printable model and portfolio. You and your friends will be a part of jury - likes and shares of your model will be counted as points. So, do not forget to share and promote your model online.

Special thanks to Ryan Kittleson for letting us use pictures of his 3D printed memes!


Deadline: 2014-04-14 16:59:59 PST
3D SciFi Challenge

3D SciFi Challenge

It was the year 2414 when the entire human race was forced to leave planet Earth as a result of the disorder in the parallel universe. It directly affected the solar system and whole Universe as we know it. No one knows what exactly happened, but the living conditions on the majority of planets became unhabitable. In these times of instability and race migration a war broke out when two origins had collided one with another due to growing supply needs and habitable territories.

The galaxy split into the origins of good and evil. The good ones were concerned to restore stability and overcome the crisis in a peaceful way. The evil ones, however, had a desire to use this crisis to take control over the whole Universe. It marked the beginning of a war that would last for hundreds of years. It still continues to this day, and the universe needs you to end this conflict!

Brave 3D designer, it is time for you to take a side - join Polyguardians or Enraged Verticians. Design anything that could help your side win: spaceships, characters, buildings, vehicles, guns - you name it. Anything goes! And let the stronger side win. That’s right - the participants of the winning side will be awarded with a special prizes. However, the most stunning model and portfolio will be selected from all entries of the challenge.

Join the battle for the Universe!


Deadline: 2014-03-17 16:59:59 PST
Valentine's 3D Printing Challenge

Valentine's 3D Printing Challenge

Are you tired of the same gifts for Valentine’s Day each year? Great! Here is a wonderful chance to change that once and for all.

Sweets, flowers, jewelry - it is easy to foresee the gift-giving moves of a man in love, right? Well, it is not a secret, that the best gifts are those which can surprise. One thing that definitely surprises is 3D printing.

Join our side and make Valentine’s day a 3D printable day. Re-think the shape of heart, the shape of any other gifts - teddy bears, jewelry and anything that could be presented as a gift or somehow relates with the day of love.

Create a unique 3D printable model of something for Valentine’s day and win great prizes - we have a 3D printer over here waiting for the winner.

Love is in the air - put it in a 3D print!


Deadline: 2014-02-28 15:59:59 PST
Christmas 3D Printing Challenge

Christmas 3D Printing Challenge

It is the year 2013 - Santa Claus and his elves are still the leaders of Christmas gift-giving market. They say that they “make gifts in the North Pole”. Therefore, most of the world companies probably have factories there. It is time to change the balance in the gift making market and put Santa into the 2nd place.

The only way to do it is to use the alternative manufacturing - 3D printing. The future is near, dear designers. You better turn on your 3D modeling software. You are essential part of 3D printing revolution and it is a substantial platform for you. Together we can make history.

Design a 3D printable model of a gift or decoration for Christmas and take those prizes home. Be creative - we must overcome the army of the North Pole. Christmas is coming soon - be prepared.


Deadline: 2013-12-31 15:59:59 PST
3D Architecture Challenge

3D Architecture Challenge

Make The World Wonder

Have you ever dreamt to live in a modern house that no-one had ever thought be possible to build? Something so fancy that even the richest men of the planet would find difficult to bring to life. Or maybe the perfect simplicity is the best sample of architectural perfection? Transform your imagination into floor, walls, ceilings and the roof. Then exchange it to fame.

Design a building of epic architecture with marvelous exterior or stagger us with an interior which could confuse even the best professionals of architecture and interior design. We are going to award the winners in two categories: exterior and interior. This time it is a 2-in-1 challenge!

We have exclusive V-Ray goodies for the winner – the most photo-realistic rendering technology. Or maybe you would you like to get a... Space mouse - created especially for 3D modeling? Or get the solution for design, visualization and architectural communication from Twinmotion? It is just a small part of the prizes! 3D Architects, engineers, designers and artists - come and show your skills worldwide. Only roof is the limit!


Deadline: 2013-12-15 15:59:59 PST
Staples 3D Printing Challenge

Staples 3D Printing Challenge

Do you hear the creativity singing to you from the stock of paper? You should. We challenge you to bring the brilliance and magic of the digital world into the analog life. Design the best 3D printable model for Staples and bank in 1000 EUR in cash as well as an opportunity to sell your design at Staples – one of the largest office supply retailers in the world!

The models should be specially made for MCor Iris True Color 3D printer. This amazing printer uses standard copy paper to print 3D models – it prints 3D object layer by layer on paper sheets. Colored ink is being deposited on both sides of the paper sheet in the printing process – forget about the single color, you can use more than 1 million of them in your design.

The best models, made for this challenge, will be made available for buyers in Staples MyEasy3D store. Staples and CGTrader give you a unique opportunity to not only touch what you created with your fingers – literally, but also make it a stylish and popular souvenir or business gift. So, have it in mind and create something that looks attractive, interesting, and unique. Upgrade the art of origami – make the paper dance for you!


Deadline: 2013-10-21 13:59:59 PST
3D Character Challenge

3D Character Challenge

Want to participate in the challenge? All you have to do is to prove that your fantasy and professionalism is a more powerful potion than uranium or the famous deadly spell Avada Kedavra that was used by Lord Voldemort against Harry Potter.

Let your childhood beasts leave the wardrobe or get out from under the bed. Call all the fairies, elves, goblins, dwarfs, owls, wizards, hobbits, witches, lizards, unicorns, centaurs, mermaids, princes, giants you have ever read about to wake up from the book pages, to step off the TV screen and to awake from the life of being a plush toy. Immediately design them!

Then participate in this unique challenge with your original entries and... have all the chances to become the winner!


Deadline: 2013-09-14 23:59:59 PST
3D Game Model Challenge

3D Game Model Challenge

Would you like to develop your skills by learning from the leading professional Blizzard artist and member of Riot Games family? Have you ever dreamt about making your own game characters or the whole computer game? I am sure yes. So, we will help you.

Welcome to the 3D modeling galaxy. You are here to design new generation computer game models not overcoming the boundary of 50,000 polygons and unlimiting your fantasy. Digitize all your imaginary friends or favourite game characters. Find no restriction in nostalgia zone. No boundaries in amount of uploaded 3D models. Style, colours, type, a particular game - do not matter.

Get into the challenge and win the stunning prizes to start working on your own game the world has not seen before.


Deadline: 2013-10-14 23:59:59 PST