3D Printing in Education Challenge

3D Printing in Education Challenge

You won't be surprised to learn that schools and universities around the world are starting to adopt 3D printers. The potential to innovate teaching methods using additive manufacturing technology is insane. To illustrate how huge it is, we would actually go so far as to say it might be the end of sleeping through math or biology class. (yeap, that's right)

The problem here is that cool 3D print models for educational purposes are still difficult to find. The science category may not be the sexiest one, but it is super important, and we like to think that developing this discussion we're contributing to a brighter and tech savvier future for us all. Is your inner geek still alive and well? Then shake off that cool designer's vibe and help us reshape modern education.

Science, technology, engineering, maths, design and technology - these are the disciplines that could greatly benefit from 3D models for printing. The purpose of this challenge is to generate a collection of smartly-designed and useful 3 dimensional visual aids that would help teachers illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, enhance hands-on learning and learning by doing. Think of what drove you crazy back in school (or still is!) and what could be explained in a much much simpler way. Whether it's a 3D printable skeleton or a rocket, an engine or a set of planets - enter the challenge to woo the future adopters of 3D printing. Embrace your inner geek and win amazing prizes from 3D Printing Store, Cartesio3D, 3D Buzz and Tinkercad!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2015-03-18 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

Below are the top quality models that were participating in this challenge.

There are no entries in this challenge just yet.

Awards & Prizes

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

For the 1st place winners
For the 1st runner-ups
  • 1 roll of filament by Cartesio3d
  • Printed model of choice by The 3D Printing Store
  • 1 download course of choice by 3D Buzz
  • Tinkercad pack (bag, hat, shirt, Autodesk Imagine, Design, Create book) by Autodesk
  • 100 credits by CGTrader
  • Promotional features by CGTrader
For the 2nd runner-ups
  • 1 download course of choice by 3D Buzz
  • Tinkercad pack (bag, hat, shirt, Autodesk Imagine, Design, Create book) by Autodesk
  • 50 credits by CGTrader
  • Promotional features by CGTrader

Terms & Conditions

In order to qualify for the prize winnings, you must agree to terms & conditions.

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


Best 3D in Education Challenge Model

  • Quality of the 3D Education model
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Education model
  • Clear and attractive presentation on 3D model website CGTrader.com

Best 3D in Education Challenge Portfolio

  • Quality of the 3D Education portfolio
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Education portfolio
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com

Judging

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

Things you must know
  • 3D Printing in Education Challenge will run from the 21st of January, 2015, to the 18th of March, 2015.
  • When uploading your entry be sure to check "education-challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
  • Cool renderings are optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.
Things you should know
  • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries.
  • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene might be used by sponsors for marketing (non commercial!) purposes.
  • You can have as much entry models as you want. By uploading more than 10 entry models you are eligible to enter Portfolio category too.
  • 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.
  • We are independent sheriffs of this challenge, so stick to the rules and don't do anything stupid.
  • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop us a line at info@cgtrader.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please go through these questions before contacting us

Do I need to upload files or only images of my 3D design?

You need to upload files and images of your 3D design in order to participate in the challenge.


I don't want to put my entry model for sale. Do you have any suggestions?

Does earning money from your digital files sounds like a bad idea? Just try to put higher price on it, let's say 300 USD.


I don't want to loose copyrights on my model after it is sold.

There are General, Editorial and Custom licenses for you to choose under which you want to operate. Individuals or companies which bought your model can't use it for commercial purposes if it hasn't been changed. So no worries - you won't loose the copyright.


How can I participate in the challenge?

Design awesome 3D model for 3D Printing in Education Challenge and upload it to CGTrader.


What if I put the required tag on my already published 3D model on CGTrader - do you treat it as a valid entry?

No. Only 3D models uploaded in the period from the 21st of January to the 18th of March 2015 will be treated as valid entries.


Do free 3D models participate in the challenge?

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


Can I enter with 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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