Above are some examples of some of the full color prints currently in our gallery for inspiration.
To clarify a query you can post multiple entries to the contest, your design can be a product, character, jewelry, miniature, sculpture or anything you can think of, as long as you are a student of some description. And of course all IP and rights to your designs remain yours as per Shapeways terms and conditions.
To make sure your entry is valid it is important to tag your design as 'Student Contest' (not competition) either during the upload process, or once the model is uploaded, and that the submission includes a full color render (you will not be judged on the rendering itself) and the model is 'Available to all'.
Below is the upload dialog, followed by the option if already uploaded.