Maker 3D Printing Challenge

Maker 3D Printing Challenge

Makers and DIYers are suddenly among the sexiest amateurs online. Everyone's building, creating, constructing - it seems that surfing (the most hipster hobby available), has now been replaced. What gave the Makers Movement such a powerful boost that it went from geeky to cool? We’ll take a wild guess and say that (among other things) it’s definitely 3D printing models.

Makers are dedicated to building useful, sustainable products using the collective knowledge, since designs are often open source, allowing others to contribute. We have noticed the surging interest in the Makers Movement among 3D designers and thought it’s the right time to tap into this fast-growing industry. We’re fascinated to see what constructions and creations you will submit to the Makers Challenge, because we (like yourselves) believe that if you can think it, you can print it. It’s all about finding the right angle and making it into 3D files.

So what will be considerate suitable? Anything that involves engineering, building, creating, constructing, has that crazy vibe of invention and innovation and consists of at least three components. Makers want to earn money while changing the world and the society for the better, keep that in mind when you’re fiddling with your new projects. And while you're at it, think about your design from a journalist's perspective - would it make a cover story of an ordinary man, who has devised an extraordinary product? Excellent.

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2014-12-01 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

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

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$14.00 off
    Frame for a mirror round shape 3D printable model
     
    $21.00
    $35.00
    -40%
    stl
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      BRO HOME DECOR XX 3D print model
       
      $5.00
      stl, obj, mtl
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        BRO OCTAHEDRON STRUCTURE X1 3D print model
         
        $5.00
        stl, obj, mtl
        Free
        stl, obj, mtl
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          hoedecor 3D print model BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE
           
          $49.00
          stl, obj, mtl
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            BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE artchallenge 3D printable model
             
            $49.00
            stl, obj, mtl
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              3D print model BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE
               
              $49.00
              stl, obj, mtl
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                3D printable model BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE
                 
                $49.00
                stl, obj, mtl
                $7.00
                stl, ige, igs, iges
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                  sphere BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE 3D printable model
                   
                  $49.00
                  stl, obj, mtl
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                    BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE 3D print model
                     
                    $49.00
                    stl, obj, mtl
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                      3D print model BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE artchallenge
                       
                      $49.00
                      stl, obj, mtl
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                        BRO SPHERE STRUCTURE 3D printable model
                         
                        $35.00
                        stl, obj, mtl
                        Free
                        stl
                        Free
                        Free
                        Free
                        Free
                        stl
                        Free
                        stl
                        Free

                        Awards & Prizes

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

                        Best 3D Maker/ DYI Model

                        The award will be given for the best 3D printable Makers/ DYI model uploaded during the challenge period.

                        For the winner
                        For the 1st runner-up
                        • Fillaments by drreelings3dfilament
                        • Fillaments by Fillamentum
                        • 3D printing your model of choice by Re3D
                        • 100 credits by CGTrader
                        For the 2nd runner-up
                        • Fillaments by Fillamentum
                        • 3D printing your model of choice by Re3D
                        • 100 credits by CGTrader

                        Best 3D Maker/ DYI Portfolio

                        The award will be given for the best and most of 3D Makers/ DYI models uploaded during the challenge period.

                        For the winner
                        • Fillaments by drreelings3dfilament
                        • Promotional features by CGTrader
                        • 200 credits by CGTrader

                        Terms & Conditions

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

                        Things you must know
                        • 3D Makers Challenge will run from the 30th of September, 2014, to the 1st of December, 2014.
                        • When uploading your entry be sure to check "3D Makers Challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
                        • You can model all kinds of Do-it-yourself models. The originality and usability of the model will be definitely considered when judging.
                        • Your model should created from at least three components
                        Things you should know
                        • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries.
                        • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that renderings of your models 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 your models to our 3D model website is free of charge.
                        • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
                        • You can find the challenge announcement on our Blog and feel free to drop a thread on our Discussions board.
                        • 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.

                        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 staff and sponsors. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

                        Best 3D Makers Challenge model

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

                        Best 3D Makers Challenge Portfolio

                        • Quality and number of the 3D Makers Challenge models
                        • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Makers Challenge models
                        • Clear and attractive presentation on 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 printable DYI model 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 30th of September to the 1st of December 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 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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