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Make It Real: 3D Printing Competition

May 14th, 2013


Make It Real: 3D Printing Competition

3D printing is not a fiction anymore. It's everywhere now. 3D printed edible food is a reality: pasta is being served in Google office already. Some people have changed melted plastic into cookie dough-filled syringe, use the same software and 3D print nothing else, but cookies. "Nike" has already printed cleat for the shoes. 3D printed acoustic guitar plays no worse than a usual one. A couple of journalists brought 3D printed gun on a plane without any security inspection.

So we decided to wait no longer. At this very moment CGTrader is opening up the 3D printing competition!

If you ever had a dream to make your favourite 3D character real, it is about to come true. So, are you ready to 3D print it? CGTrader is looking for new talents and calls all designers to step into this exciting technology. Acquire fresh modeling skills and enhance your creativity!

Could you try to guess what is the grand prize?

That's right - the winners will receive two stunning Ultimaker 3D printers! In order to remember the childhood the winners will have to construct them themselves! You will also receive 3D printer filaments from FILACO, a gift card for 3D printing from Sculpteo and 3D printing of the winning model by 3D Print UK. Runners-up will also receive striking prizes. Who on the Earth would not be fascinated to have their own 3D models showcased in iMakr, the largest 3D printing store in the world?

To participate in the 3D printing competition, CGTrader does not ask for anything impossible. No pressure to turn iron into the gold. No trips to the Mars and back. All you have to do is: a) Upload your 3D print-ready models for sale or for download to CGTrader;
b) Be sure they are 3D printableand in .STL format;
c) Mark them as 'print-ready';
d) Do it until the 30th of June. It is more than easy and we call it a challenge!

Nominations

There are two categories of awards in this competition. Each of them will hold one winner and two runners-up.

Best 3D Printable Portfolio

A designer will be awarded based on all 3D printable models uploaded during the competition period, judging them by both quantity and quality.

For the winner

  • Ultimaker 3D Printer (Kit). Enhance your experience by constructing it yourself!
  • 3D printing your model of choice by 3D Print UK
  • 200 USD gift card for filaments from FILACO
  • An opportunity to sell your 3D model in the largest 3D printing store in the world iMakr
  • 150 USD gift card for 3D printing from Sculpteo
  • Publicity for the winner by iMakr
  • 1 year, unlimited IP based subscription to grab your inspiration by Stash
  • 200 USD in CGTrader credits and CGTrader's mug and T-shirt

For the two runner-ups

  • 100 USD gift card for filaments from FILACO
  • An opportunity to sell your 3D model in the largest 3D printing store in the world iMakr
  • 50 USD gift card for 3D printing from Sculpteo
  • Individual user access subscriptions to grab your inspiration by Stash
  • 100 USD in CGTrader credits and CGTrader's mug and T-shirt

Best 3D Printable Model

The award will be given for the best 3D printable model uploaded during the competition period, judging it in terms of quality and professionalism.

For the winner

  • Ultimaker 3D Printer (Kit)
  • 200 USD gift card for filaments from FILACO
  • An opportunity to sell your 3D model in the largest 3D printing store in the world iMakr
  • 150 USD gift card for 3D printing from Sculpteo
  • Publicity for the winner by iMakr
  • 1 year, unlimited IP based subscription to grab your inspiration by Stash
  • 200 USD in CGTrader credits and CGTrader's mug and T-shirt

For the two runner-ups

  • 100 USD gift card for filaments from FILACO
  • An opportunity to sell your 3D model in the largest 3D printing store in Europe iMakr
  • 50 USD gift card for 3D printing from Sculpteo
  • Individual user access subscriptions to grab your inspiration Stash
  • 100 USD in CGTrader credits and CGTrader's mug and T-shirt

Is anyone here still doubting? Upload your 3D model right now!

These 3D models turn into real ones with a help of Ultimaker 3D Printer! Visit www.ultimaker.com!

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