Home 3D Printing Challenge

Home 3D Printing Challenge

You are probably well aware that 3D printing is breaking into new territories every day. This time we’re occupying the most important area of all – your home! And every other home around the world. It’s time to really show everyone what can be done with a 3D printer. Why bother going shopping for homeware products, if you can print them at home? We invite you to push the limits of your creativity and design 3D printable items that would be handy at home, which is basically everything from door knobs and picture frames to cutlery sets and bathroom furniture – there are no bad ideas.

Creating a cosy and beautiful home has never been easier. Can’t find a flower pot to fit your windowsill? Print one. Need a custom-made toolbox to hold all your screwdrivers? Print one. A lid of your kettle got broken? Print a new one. It’s okay if you feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of choices that this challenge provides – creative chaos is an artist’s best friend and we’re positive you’ll come back with mind-blowing 3D printable items.

Although it is a very exciting challenge, we don’t expect you to work for free 3D people! Among other fantastic prizes, we have an assembled TAZ 4 3D printer from LulzBot to give away and plenty of cash. You get the idea, now start creating!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2014-07-14 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.

Best Home 3D Printable Portfolio

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

For the winner
For the two runners-up
  • 50 USD gift card to shop on Sculpteo
  • Filaments from Thorivola
  • Filaments from RepRapTeile
  • 3D printing your model of choice by CGTrader
  • CGTrader T-shirt

Best Home 3D Printable Model

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

For the winner
  • 400 USD from CGTrader
  • 100 USD gift card to shop on Sculpteo
  • Filaments from Thorivola
  • Filaments from RepRapTeile
  • 3D printing your model of choice by CGTrader
  • CGTrader T-shirt
For the two runners-up
  • 100 USD gift card to shop on Sculpteo
  • Filaments from Thorivola
  • Filaments from RepRapTeile
  • 3D printing your model of choice by CGTrader
  • CGTrader T-shirt

Terms & Conditions

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

Submission deadline: July 14, 2014, 23:59:00 PST


    Things you must know
  • Home 3D Printing Challenge will run from the 29th of May, 2014, to the 14th of July, 2014.
  • When uploading your entry be sure to check "Home 3D Printing Challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
  • What to model? Napkin holders, vases, various home decorations, even improvements for your gadgets -- essentially everything what reminds you about your sweet home.
  • Image of already printed model is optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.
  • All models uploaded to the challenge will be operated under CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

  • Things you should know
  • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries.
  • You can have as many entry models as you want. By uploading more than 10 entry models you are eligible to enter Portfolio category too (with a chance to win TAZ 4 3D printer!).
  • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world. By inviting your friends to the challenge you get a handshake from us.
  • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D files to 3D model website CGTrader 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.
  • Do you have an idea but you do not have knowledge on how to create a printable 3D model? Make sure to post an offer for our designer community on our Jobs section.
  • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop us a line at info@cgtrader.com.

Judging

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

The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader, sponsors and Joshua Harker. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

Best Home 3D Printable Model

  • Quality of the 3D Home printable model.
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Home printable model. Be unique - browse for the ideas on the internet or just make your brilliant idea come true specially for this challenge.
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com. It means description, title, technical details, images of digital 3D model need to be fully added. Images of printed model are also advisable.

Best 3D Home Printable Portfolio

  • Quality and number of the 3D Home printable models.
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Home printable models.
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com. It means description, title, technical details, renders and images of 3D model need to be fully added

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 sell digital files of my creation - only tangible model itself. Can I sell only tangible object?

Yes of course - please look below.


I don't want to loose my digital model file after I sell it. Do you have suggestions?

We have three options of selling on CGTrader. You can sell your digital file, stream a file to customer's 3D printer (without loosing a file) and sell already printed object. If you choose to sell in all three options your chances to get happy customers triples.


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. In this particular challenge we require that all models should be operated under CC BY-SA 4.0 license.


How can I participate in the challenge?

Design awesome 3D model related to Home and upload your design here CGTrader. So simple and easy!


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 29th of May to the 14th of July 2014 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 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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