Christmas 3D Printing Challenge

Challenge has ended

Ended on: 2013-12-31 23:59:59 UTC

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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 e.g. christmas tree 3d model and take those prizes home. Be creative - we must overcome the army of the North Pole. Christmas is coming soon - be prepared.


Below are the models participating in this challenge. Browse through them or submit yours!

Awards & Prizes

There are two categories of awards in this challenge. Each of them will have one winner and two runner-ups.

Best Christmas 3D Printable Portfolio

The award will be given for the best printable Christmas related models uploaded during the challenge period.

For the winner
For the two runner-ups

Best Christmas 3D Printable Model

The award will be given for the best printable Christmas related model uploaded during the challenge period.

For the winner
For the two runner-ups

Terms & Conditions

Submission deadline: December 31, 2013, 23:59:00 PST

  • Christmas 3D Printing Challenge will run from the 27th of November, 2013, to the 31st of December, 2013.
  • Only 3D printable models will be eligible to participate in a challenge.
  • Make sure to check the box "Christmas 3D Printing Challenge" when uploading the right model.
  • The files must be submitted as .STL or .VRML files and be 3D printable.
  • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene or 3D printed design might be used by sponsors for marketing purposes.
  • You can have as much entry models as you want.
  • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
  • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D models to CGTrader platform is free of charge.
  • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
  • Employees and relatives of CGTrader and sponsor teams are not allowed to participate in this challenge.
  • Any existing taxes or duties must be paid by the winner. CGTrader is not responsible for any illegal actions taken by the prize winners.


The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader staff. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

Best Christmas 3D Printing Portfolio

  • Quality of the 3D printable models
  • The number of 3D printable models submitted to the challenge
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D printable models
  • Clear and attractive presentation on

Best Christmas 3D Model

  • Quality of the 3D printable model
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D printable model
  • Clear and attractive presentation on

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate in the challenge?

Simply upload 3D printable model, check the box Christmas 3D Printing Challenge while uploading and you are IN!

How much models can I submit to the challenge?

There are no restrictions on that. More models - more chances to be on the winner designers list!

What is a 3D printable model?

A 3D printer needs files in the industry standard file format STL, or WRL for multiple color prints. Most 3D design software can export to STL. 3D printable models have additional requirements in their design - models must be watertight, which means that the model has only closed solids, and no open surfaces.

Do free 3D models participate in the challenge?

Yes, absolutely. Sharing artwork is always appreciated in the community.

Can I sell my 3D models which participated in other challenges elsewhere?

Yes. There are no restrictions on publishing and selling your models elsewhere.

Do price tags play any importance when entries are being judged?

No. But do not forget that the prices are always judged by the customers.

I want to participate in the challenge so I am going to delete my already uploaded models and upload them again to meet the "publishing period" requirement. Can I do that?

No. We are tracking every deleted and uploaded model, so it is useless to drive-through our requirements of the challenge.

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