3D Printing Competitions - Win 3D Printers

3D Printing Competitions – List of Contests

The ultimate goal of every designer is to have their unique work recognized. 3D printing competitions offer a great chance not only to showcase your design but also to improve skills. Winners get various awards including 3D Printers. In addition to prizes, the selected design is labeled as a winner on STL sharing websites. For the designer, this means special recognition in 3D printing society.
3D printing competitions are mostly sponsored by manufacturers who want to promote their products. While file sharing communities are brilliant platforms for that. As result we see them cooperate well with each other. Please see “Basic tips for best results in 3D printing competitions” below the table.

3D Printing Competitions

Color codes: Open, Closed.
Competition
DetailsPrizeEnds
Folklore
Use any 3D tools to create a 3D render.
Organized by: CG Boost
Subscriptions and Credits2021.03.24
Daft + Punk
Universe

Model a scene reminiscent of Daft Punk’s style.
Organized by: Sketchfab
DP Album, Turntable, more2021.03.29
Simple Machines
Create a simple machine
Organized by: Instructables
$500, 250, 100,
19 Prizes
2021.03.29
3D Pioneers Challenge 2021
International Design Competition for Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies
Organized by: 3DPC
€35000, more2021.03.31
Airship
Print and Paint

Print and Paint Airship
Organized by: MyMiniFactory
7.000 in Prizes2021.04.14
Modified 3D Printers
Show and share the creative DIY modified printers.
Organized by: Creality
$20.000 in Prizes, more2021.03.09
E3DFlexibles2021
Design something that makes interesting use of flexible 3D printing material.
Organized by: E3D-Online
“Flowalistik” Signature
Hemera, more
2021.03.14
Loopy Looper
Create modification of the Loopy Looper.
Organized by: Cults3D
x4 Printers2021.04.15
Fantastic
Print & Paint

Print STL from the campaign and paint it.
Organized by: MyMiniFactory
Phrozen, Resin, more2021.04.14
Enapter
Design devices and systems for hydrogen applications.
Organized by: GrabCAD
$3.000 in Prizes2021.05.19
Innovation Award
For 3D printing applications startups.
Organized by: Forward AM
$100.000 in goods and services, more2021.03.28
Painting Contest
Patreon. Print, paint, and post.
Organized by: WWTavern
Phrozen, more2021.03.10
Upcycling
Recycle materials or unwanted products.
Organized by: Snapmaker
Rotary module, more2021.03.07
make:able
An assistive technology design challenge for students.
Organized by: PrintLab
6 for each age group2021.04.01
#3DPetPrint
Design something "Pet inspired" for a chance to win a Creality CR-10s & more.
Organized by: ptt.live, Thangs
3D Printer, Filament, $50, more2021.02.28
Gaming Mouse
US and Canada. Design a computer gaming mouse.
Organized by: GrabCad
$3000 Cash, more2021.03.01
Make It GlowMake something that glows.
Organized by: Instructables
$500, $250, etc.
19 Prizes
2021.03.01
Robot
US and Canada. Create a 3D model of an innovative, futuristic robot.
Organized by: Sketchfab
Sony’s Spatial Reality Display, more2021.03.01
Miniatures
Share a picture or a video of your own favorite miniature
Organized by: Anycubic
Photon Mono, Resin, more2021.02.25
TownBuilderUse TownBuilder to design your 3D terrain.
Organized by: MyMiniFactory
1x Phenom
3x Mars Pros
2021.02.22
Jewelry
Special prize for using Tinkercad
Organized by: Instructables
20 Prizes2021.03.01
Organization ToolsCreate a model or improve an already existing one.
Organized by: PrusaPrinters
i3 MK3S+ Kit,
Prusament
2021.02.21
Power of Nature
Use any 3D tools to create a 3D render.
Organized by: CGBoost
Subscriptions and Credits2021.02.24
Movie Role
Scene

Submit your entry shots..
Organized by: Elegoo
3D Printers, more2021.02.16
Painting ContestPatrons Only. Print, Paint, and Post on Instagram.
Organized by: BTB
Phrosen Mini, more2021.02.15
Alien Moon
Landing

Use Blockbench to create an alien moon landing scene.
Organized by: Sketchfab
$50 Gift Card,
Subscription
2021.02.08
#Thangs100K
Print a model from Thangs & share it on FB, Twitter, Insta
Organized by: Thangs
$5000 in 3D Printers2021.02.06
Anything GoesOpen to any project ...
Organized by: Instructables
$500, $250...
19 Prizes
2021.02.08
Street Art
3D Scanning Challange. Use iOS LiDAR Scanning Apps.
Organized by: Sketchfab
$100 Gift Card,
Subscription
2021.02.01
Fantasy IslandCreate a low poly fantasy island.
Organized by: Sketchfab
Framed Art
$50, $25, Cards
2021.02.01
#sculptjanuary2021Challenge yourself over 31 days with a set of 31 topics.
Organized by: CGBoost
NA2021.01.31
3D Modeling
Contest

Create a posed, stylized fantasy character ...
Organized by: AnimSchool
Cash Prizes
Subscription
2021.01.29
Underground CityUse any 3D tools to create a 3D render.
Organized by: CGBoost
Subscriptions and Credits2021.01.27
Gaming GuyEditing Challange. Use data from the original model.
Organized by: Sketchfab
$100 Gift Card,
Subscription
2021.01.25
HeroesTooSchools only. Develop innovative and sustainable solutions for social distancing.
More details: https://bit.ly/3nswCBI
x3 3D Printers2021.01.15
X-mas Tree
Decoration
Make a Christmas ornament, share a picture on FB.
More details: http://bit.ly/38lc9d6
Filament, Resin,
More
2021.01.15
Enapter ChallengeDesign a water trap that can remove moisture ...
More details: https://bit.ly/3fAfLKz
Up to $2000 in Prizes2021.01.09
Christmas
Printing
3D print and paint your baubles ...
More details: http://bit.ly/3r69Hik
Phrozen Mighty & Mini, More2021.01.01
3December 2020Create a model every day ...
More details: https://bit.ly/33EeY6w
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2021.01.04
3D Printed BedroomCreate a printable 3D model that is useful in a bedroom.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Tug5jG
Adventurer 3
Filament
2021.01.05
ChristmasDownload, print, and paint ...
More details: http://bit.ly/34lGhTu
10x Elegoo Mars Pro2020.12.28
3D Printable GiftsDesign a unique holiday gift ...
More details: https://bit.ly/3ghHdwS
Ender 3 PRO,
7 Prizes
2020.12.28
Snow CreatureCreate a 3d Render of Snow Creature
More details: https://bit.ly/342syRj
Subscriptions and Credits2020.12.23
PlasticsDisclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions. Special prize for the best use of Tinkercad.
More details: https://bit.ly/34lyjtX
$500, $250...
20 Prizes
2020.12.14
Battery PoweredLight it up, make it move, power screens ...
More details: https://bit.ly/2JKFy72
$500, 250...
19 Prizes
2020.12.14
Thangs3D print and share Rancor by ChaosCoreTech.
More details: https://bit.ly/3qgRle3
3x $50
Gif Cards
2020.12.13
Tippy TreeSkin design contest. Create a customized skin for Tippi Tree.
More details: https://bit.ly/35Fu25o
x3 3D Printers2020.12.06
Holiday DecorationsShare how you decorate for the holidays ...
More details: https://bit.ly/2Jd4aF2
$250, 100...
9 Prizes
2021.12.07
Mechanical ClockUse gears, numbers, hands and any mechanism you have in mind.
More details: https://bit.ly/3l0qCiT
$250
Subscription
2020.11.29
Modern ApartmentDesign a modern apartment, fully furnished.
More details: https://bit.ly/3kZwfh2
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2020.11.30
Paint and CraftPaint and Craft Contest on Patreon
More details: https://bit.ly/3k9UsQN
2x Phrozen 3D Printers, more
2020.11.30
HolidaysModel a holiday scene.
More details: https://bit.ly/32VgoJj
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2020.11.30
Plastic PackagingRealization of the next generation of PET packages.
More details: https://bit.ly/38LLffk
€50002020.11.25
Magic BookCreate a new 3d rendered image.
More details: https://bit.ly/3lqjg8j
Subscriptions and Credits2020.11.25
Stylized BustRecreate your favorite character as a low poly stylized bust.
More details: https://bit.ly/3lq9Nht
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2020.11.23
Fashion & AccessoriesThere are earrings, necklaces, belts, ties, buttons, etc. Be creative ...
More details: https://bit.ly/34CdmLo
2x Prusa Mini
Prusament
2020.11.20
DiamArtDesign new products for the luxury market.
More details: https://bit.ly/3fe23N9
€40002020.11.12
Lo-Fi Study GirlConcept Art Challenge
More details: https://bit.ly/3e26ytI
$50 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.11.09
Halloween7 Categories including, costumes, masks, and props.
Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/3l1zF2k
$1000, 500...
26 Prizes
2020.11.09
RemixMake your own version that pushes the idea to the next level.
Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Fw0jBE
$500, 250, 100, 50 Gift cards.2020.11.09
Sci-Fi CorridorDownload the existing model and apply a texture to it.
More details: https://bit.ly/35iFylE
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.11.02
HalloweenStudents only. Create a 3D object on BlocksCAD.
More details: https://bit.ly/33DDhBT
2x $25 Gift Cards2020.10.31
NASAAn Advanced Lightweight Lunar Gantry for Operations (ALLGO)
More details: https://bit.ly/2RRzQkx
$7000 In Prizes2020.11.02
Haunted HouseUse your favorite software and workflow to model a haunted house.
More details: https://bit.ly/2IyjUSN
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2020.10.26
Moving CastleCreate a new 3d rendered image.
More details: https://bit.ly/3jICYv8
Subscriptions and Credits2020.10.28
Culture and TraditionUse RealityCapture (photogrammetry software) to participate.
More details: https://bit.ly/3jTA0ny
€200 Credit
$100 Gift Card
2020.10.19
3D Printing Industry Awards 2020Design a trophy that will celebrate the unique capabilities of 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/3gOzkyB
Craftbot
3D Printer
2020.10.10
Virtual PrototypingStudent Virtual Prototyping Design Challenge
More details: https://bit.ly/3gZy3nH
2x 3D Printer
more
2020.10.12
Make it MoveWe want to see projects that move.
Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/3bACdkw
$500, 250, 150, 50 Gift cards.2020.10.12
Calligraphy SchoolSketchfab 3D Editor Challenge.
More details: https://bit.ly/34btjGX
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.10.12
Tidy DeskImproves the organization of your home office or desk.
More details: https://bit.ly/3n7dNVr
Ender 3 PRO2020.10.09
Isometric RoomUse your favorite software to create a 1 x 1 x 1 isometric room.
More details: https://bit.ly/2FMGGp5
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2020.10.05
RTFKTTexture existing model using your preferred tools and workflow.
More details: https://bit.ly/32Bk4jG
Sneakers, Hoodie...2020.09.28
Hook TournamentJoin a free Hook 3D Design Course on ptt.live
to win a 3D printed hook tournament. PolyMax Only.
3x 3D Printers
35x Filament
2020.09.25
Let there be light!Light – your model must shine.
More details: https://bit.ly/2CGSE1I
MK3S Kits
Prusament
2020.09.27
COR Alpha Design ChallengeSubmit a design for a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design.
More details: https://bit.ly/33Pe4F8
$25.000
in Prizes
2020.09.28
Mushroom HouseCreate a new 3d rendered image.
More details: https://bit.ly/3m2pOL2
Subscriptions and Credits2020.09.23
I'm a unique colorIdentify the color of yourself. Draw a picture with your own color!
More details: https://bit.ly/2QfP6qh
Artist 24 PRO
Deco PRO
2020.09.20
SelfCADThemes: Music Instruments, Interior Design, and Holidays.
More details: https://bit.ly/39VQyaq
FDM and SLA
3D Printers
2020.09.20
Purmundus
Challange
The theme of this year's international competitions in the field of 3D and 4D printing is: "Geometry and Material in Harmony".
More details: https://bit.ly/3hCiIuB
EUR 30.000
in Prizes
2020.09.21
RobotsShare your robotics-related projects.
Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/3fSpxHj
$500, 250, 100, 50 Gift cards.2020.09.14
CNCCNC-themed instructables.
Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/2CG83iL
$500, 250, 150, 50 Gift cards.2020.09.14
RTJ4DRemix the model or scene using your favourite 3D workflow.
More details: https://bit.ly/2PHGwAF
XP-Pen, Headset, more2020.09.07
Design InspirationDesign a “pebble” to showcase PolyJet capabilities.
More details: https://bit.ly/2VDvdwq
$3000
in Prizes
2020.09.07
Cultural Product DesignExplore the spirit behind Yangshilei.
More details: https://bit.ly/2DHW8l2
$8.500
more
2020.09.01
Summer
Contest
Students only. Create a 3D object on BlocksCAD.
More details: https://bit.ly/30D4z8N
Chromebook
Membership
2020.08.21
NASA ChallengeRestraint and Mobility Aid System for Multiple Gravity Environments.
More details: https://bit.ly/3e4tMxC
$7000
in Prizes
2020.08.17
PuzzlesWe want to see puzzles of all types. Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/3iyBcvA
$250, 100, 50 Gift cards.2020.08.17
MonoBikeUse your preferred tools and workflow to texture an existing model.
More details: https://bit.ly/30okV6d
$100 Gift Card,
Subscription
2020.08.10
Fairy Tale3D model a fairy tale scene.
More details: https://bit.ly/3gpo0bD
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
Subscriptions
2020.08.03
Student Design ContestFor all students who are using Tinkercad. Disclaimer: Instructables.com judges the quality of instructions in the first place.
More details: https://bit.ly/2UAuprX
$100, $50 Gift Cards2020.08.10
Cyrcle PhoneDesign a non-rectangular phone from the future.
More details: https://bit.ly/2NOq5S2
3 x Creality
Ender 3 PRO
2020.07.31
Shop ChallengeCreate a functional tool that will be requested on GrabCAD Shop!
More details: https://bit.ly/31dhsbs
License, T-Shirt & More
2020.07.27
Upcycling PrusamentOriginal Prusament boxes/spools only. Anything goes: toys, games, educative items, practical, etc.
More details: https://bit.ly/3i2mXQb
MK3S Kit
Prusament
More
2020.07.26
SouvenirsScan one or more souvenirs using your preferred tools and workflow.
More details: https://bit.ly/3j41NBV
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.07.27
TrashUse your favorite software and workflow to model some trash.
More details: https://bit.ly/2ZMUkOS
Framed Art
$50 Gift Card
2020.07.20
Medieval Fantasy Tavern3D editor challenge: Use an existing model and resubmit it in a unique way.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Vkwk4i
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.07.06
Bring the Outdoors IndoorsCreate a 3D model that brings an outdoor activity inside.
More details: https://bit.ly/2WTewgo
$200 Credit
Swag, more
2020.06.26
Global Maritime
AM Challenge
Design an innovative rescue boat.
More details: http://bit.ly/2o0lNhi
$30,000
$20,000
$10,000
2020.06.30
Sea LifeCreate a low poly scene of 3D sea life.
More details: https://bit.ly/37Hct4k
Art Print
$50 Gift Card
2020.06.29
3D Scanning
Clothes
Scan one or more pieces of clothing using Agisoft Metashape.
More details: https://bit.ly/2U5FGjt
Software
$50 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.06.31
Environment DayUse 3D printing to create something to hold, help, keep, or improve the nature of your environment.
More details: https://bit.ly/3hALtbf
PolyBox
Filament
2020.06.25
Toys & GamesWe want to see the most awesome toys and games you can make at home! Tinkercad special prize.
More details: https://bit.ly/3guivcc
$250, $150, $100, $50 Gift Cards2020.06.22
Paladin's BookHand paint an existing 3D model.
More details: https://bit.ly/2AsxZgT
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.06.22
3D Printed
Jewelry
Design and 3D print an 3D original model of one or more pieces of jewelry.
More details: https://bit.ly/2K7HiDY
Anycubic
3D Printers,
Filament
2020.06.15
StormtrooperImagine what a Stormtrooper would do away from the stress of their regular work life!
More details: https://bit.ly/2WB5w0K
Rights to Sell,
more...
2020.06.25
SculptingDesign a 3D model or create a remix that fits the contest theme.
More details: https://bit.ly/2L3LYeT
Prusa SL1
Prusament
2020.06.07
Dune BuggyUse your favorite software and workflow to model a dune buggy.
More details: https://bit.ly/3d4I7dS
Art Print
$50 Gift Card
2020.06.09
The Distance LearningPost an instructable with an outline of the assignment and demonstrates three examples of student work that includes Tinkercad 3D designs.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Uw83bs
$500, $250, Gift Cards2020.06.01
Sci-Fi CircusUse your favorite software and workflow to sculpt a character that you might find in a sci-fi circus.
More details: https://bit.ly/2WyZvjA
XP-PEN
$50 Gift Card
more
2020.06.01
Double-Bladed AxeUse your favorite software and workflow to texture existing model..
More details: https://bit.ly/36cUcLp
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.06.01
Finish It
Already
Finally complete and share your neglected, abandoned, and half-finished projects. Document creative process and add a story.
More details: https://bit.ly/2X6xlg8
$250, $100, $50 Gift Cards2020.06.01
3D PrintedGet extra publicity for your model and don't forget to add the instructions. Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Uw83bs
$1000, $500, $250, $50 Gift Cards2020.05.25
Extreme
Redesign
Open to students worldwide. This year, Extreme Redesign features 3 categories.
More details: http://bit.ly/2PbAZ5Z
$3500
& More
Scholarship
2020.05.25
Boast Your
Toast!
Reimagine and reinvent the toaster.
More details: https://bit.ly/3eYCLlz
Subscriptions,
Prusa i3 MK3S
2020.05.24
LighthouseUse your favorite software and workflow to model a lighthouse.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Z0HLka
Art Print
$50 Gift Card
2020.05.25
3D Pioneers
2020
Welcoming entries from universities and research institutes as well as from industry, design and engineering firms.
More details: http://bit.ly/38DGCjO
€35,000
3D Printer
more ...
2020.05.15
3DBenchy3DBenchy turned five. Let’s celebrate!
#3DBenchyBirthdayContest
More details: NA
SImplify3D
Filament
2020.05.09
Baked Goods3D Scan one or more baked goods using your preferred tools.
More details: https://bit.ly/2xgW9Jx
$100 Gift Card
Subscription
2020.05.11
Mask HolderMask holder design competition. Original or a modification.
More details: https://bit.ly/3b631ar
$100 Gift Card
2020.05.11
CoVent-19Develop a rapidly deployable mechanical ventilator.
Round 1 (Open Entry).
More details: https://bit.ly/2QVUwaX
$10 000 in Prizes2020.05.01
Earth DayModel something related to Earth Day.
More details: https://bit.ly/3cBkFnK
Art Print
$50 Gift Card
2020.05.06
Face maskImprove or build a new model.
More details: https://bit.ly/3aDglDi
10k Euro
2020.05.03
ClocksGet extra publicity for your model and don't forget to add the instructions. Disclaimer: Instructable.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: http://bit.ly/2IkkHTQ
32 GB iPad
Apple Pencil
& more...
2020.04.27
3D-ify This in Your StyleInterpret François Bourdin’s concept art in your 3D style.
More details: https://bit.ly/2w0MXZ8
$100 Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.04.27
SculptingGet extra publicity for your model and don't forget to add the instructions. Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/2wJgM0X
$500, $250, $50 Gift Cards2020.04.27
Electromaker KitsCustomize one of Electromaker’s popular 3D printable projects: The DIY Mood Lamp.
More details: https://bit.ly/2UARsBZ
Mega X
Photon Zero
Wash & Cure
2020.04.25
3D Editor
Challenge
Adjust 3D Editor settings to give the existing model an entirely new look and feel.
More details: https://bit.ly/34ENkWh
$100 Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.04.27
NASA "RASSOR" Bucket DrumDesign a bucket drum for RASSOR that will provide the maximum amount of regolith extraction and retention while remaining free of obstructions during loading and unloading.
More details: http://bit.ly/2WmvNjv
$7000
in Prizes
2020.04.20
Everyday NecessitiesEveryday necessities for life during a pandemic.
More details: https://bit.ly/2UAqNWa
3 * MK3 Kits
25 Spools
2020.04.17
Arcade GamesLow poly. Use your favorite software and workflow.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Vdjrbk
$100 Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.04.20
Covid-19Prevent the spread by creating open-source product designs for public spaces.
More details: https://bit.ly/2RGPTlc
Under $7992020.04.19
LED StripGet extra publicity for your model and don't forget to add the instructions. Disclaimer: Instructables.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: https://bit.ly/3aBIXNR
$250, $50 Gift Cards2020.04.13
DUCUUK Only. Design Competition for Kids. Three age ranges: under 5s, 6 - 10 Yrs, 11 - 16 Yrs.
More details: https://bit.ly/3bLxr2J
3 x Lego Sets (£120)2020.04.10
Easter EggCreate your own customized Easter Egg, with any design program.
More details: https://bit.ly/34ky0xZ
CraftBot Plus Pro 3D Printer2020.04.13
CC0 Remix ChallengeUse your favorite software and workflow to create a scene using at least three CC0 models.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Q39Bqw
$100 Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.04.07
Sanitiser - Fountain Of HygieneCreative industries and individuals are invited to submit their designs for a future vision of sanitiser. These designs will be displayed at the Design Museum.
More details: http://bit.ly/38YOZXa
Charity for
The Red Cross
2020.04.05
Texturing:
Easter Bunny
Texture Easter bunny using your preferred tools and workflow,
More details: https://bit.ly/3agAUpu
$100 Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.04.06
HeartGet an extra publicity to your model ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ and don't forget to add the instructions. Disclaimer: Instructable.com judge on the quality of instructions.
More details: http://bit.ly/39qVa6V
iPad Air, 64 GB
T-Shirt
& more...
2020.04.06
varioShoreDisclaimer: the project/make has to be completed using varioShore TPU only. Share your prints on social media, use the hashtag.
More details: http://bit.ly/39JH40D
16, 8, 4
Filament
Spools
2020.03.31
Duncan Louca's
Transhuman
PRINT - PAINT - POST Competition. Duncan Louca's Transhuman model. (Disclaimer: Nude Art)5 x Resin
3 x Resin
3 x Resin
2020.03.31
Make-A-ThonMedical Device 3D printing design competition utilizing CAD and Solidworks to solve medical problems.
More details: http://bit.ly/2SiDODK
NA2020.03.28
Favorite ToyScan your favorite toy and use RealityCapture to process the model.
More details: http://bit.ly/2VHJEAA
€200 RC Credit
$100 Gift Card
2020.03.31
Tiny CabinUse your favorite software and workflow to model a tiny cabin.
More details: http://bit.ly/2xQKVeZ
$100 Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.03.30
Low-cost VentilatorsMontreal hospitals launch global challenge to design low-cost ventilators
More details: https://bit.ly/2wEzcjh
CAD $200k2020.03.30
ELEGOO
3D Print Contest
NA, EU, Japan Only! Elegoo Mars Printers Only!
3D print, publish and hashtag to win.
More details: http://bit.ly/339cmfn
5xResin x1
2xResin x2
1xResin x7
2020.03.23
Luminaire DesignMENA region. The 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition.
More details: http://bit.ly/2woi2WK
Showcase in Dubai.
Trip to Show.
2020.03.22
FrontiersModel a character, architecture, or vehicle that you might encounter on a frontier.
More details: http://bit.ly/2SkPLY9
$100
Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.03.02
Practical &
Functional
Contest theme: Practical and functional models for your household, garage or garden.
More details: http://bit.ly/2RS4WYA
MK3S Kit
$150 Voucher
$100 Voucher
2020.03.01
Fix ItDisclaimer: Even though Instructable.com are judging the quality of instructions in the first place, there is often a special prize for 3D design and/or 3D printing use.
More details: http://bit.ly/2N47G3O
Makita Cordless
Tools
2020.03.02
Raspberry PiDisclaimer: Even though Instructable.com are judging the quality of instructions in the first place, there is often a special prize for 3D design and/or 3D printing use.
More details: http://bit.ly/2T23pS8
3D Printer,
Gift Cards
2020.03.02
e-NABLEUSA schools only. Create a 1-3 min video.
More details: http://bit.ly/36g5mxj
Ultimaker 2+
8 Spools
Filament
2020.02.29
Dream CarAustralia Only. Three age groups: under 8, ages 8-11 and ages 12-15. Students asked to recreate their 2D Dream Car sketch as a 3D model using Makers Empire’s 3D design app.
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$275 Gift Cards
$2500 Vouchers
2020.03.01
Fantasy
Forest
Create a collection of at least 10 Sketchfab models using the theme of “Fantasy Forest”.
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$100
Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.02.10
Meet MAT 2MAT is back. He changed, a bit. He grew. He needs new texturing, new looks. 3D Painting Contest.
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Value of $50k of prizes in total2020.02.04
DogsUse your favorite software and workflow to model a dog.
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$100
Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.02.03
Low Poly
Game Level
Use your favorite software and workflow to create a low poly game level.
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3 x $100
Gift Card
Sketchfab PRO
2020.02.03
Design
Challenge 2020
In two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing.
More details: http://bit.ly/2JycHQ2
3D Printer
Software Licenses
more
2020.02.01
Made With
ColorFabb
Share your ColorFabb prints on social media, tag us with our official accounts and use the hashtag
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Spools of Filament2020.01.31
Make it GlowDisclaimer: Even though Instructable.com is judging the quality of instructions in the first place, there is often a special prize for 3D design and/or 3D printing use.
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Dremel
2020.01.27
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3D Printer
Dremel
3D20
2020.01.06
3December
2019
Use any tool and workflow you like to create your models.
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3 x $100
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Sketchfab PRO
2020.01.01

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Please post your comment below or contact us if we’ve missed any 3D printing-related contest/competition. We will update our table accordingly.

Basic Tips For Best Results in 3D Printing Competitions

– Please read competition instructions carefully before entering any contest.
– In most 3D printing competitions designers would come up with totally new designs, however, in some cases, designers will be asked to redesign existing objects.
– You don’t have to be a top designer to participate. Unique idea is paramount.
– Ability to use various design software skills will make you competitive but it will not guarantee the first place.
– Research the subject of competition and try to find topics that have not been overused.

3D Printing Competitions - List of Contests & Challenges
3D Printing Competitions – List of Contests & Challenges
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– If competition involves redesigning something you should analyze it and find weaknesses and areas of improvements.
– When posting your entry describe it clearly with a good quality picture. The way you post the entry is as important as the design itself.
– It is a good idea to share your competition entry in social media. This can win you vital likes together with possibly gaining some useful advice.
– Competitions may carry additional requirements such as for loading multiple parts or restrictions concerning age, country of origin, etc. Please pay attention to the small print at the end of announcements.

Read More: 30 Day Challenges

If you are active on social media, you may come across weekly, monthly and even yearly challenges, promoted by people you follow. Here you can find 3D Design or 3D Printing related 30 day challenges that are about to start, are ongoing, or happened in the past. We will dig into the subject and find out how 30 day challenges empower designers.

3D Printer Giveaways – Entry for Free 3D Printing Related Products

Did you know that 3D printer giveaways are an often occurrence? Manufacturers, together with community members, frequently organize such promotional events. For them, it is a great opportunity to advertise their products, promote their 3D printing-related channels, and grow the follower base. With minimal effort, participants can obtain their first or additional 3D printer, try new filaments or other 3D printing-related products.

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