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Sign up and enter the Campus Battle to get your first print free and win free shipping for the rest of the academic year! More info below.

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Enter to Win The 3D Printing Campus Battle

Win free shipping for the rest of the academic year!

Simply sign up for an account with your .edu email and be automatically entered to win. Each entrant at the three schools with the most signups will win free shipping for the rest of the academic year. Plus, you'll get your first print free so tell your friends!

ALL entrants who sign up before October 31 will get:

  • Your first 3D print free, up to $25
  • 20% off printing their own models in all materials as long as the entrant is part of the Shapeways EDU discount program; discount is valid until 11:59 p.m. PDT September 30, 2015. Starting October 1, 2015, they will receive 15% off your own designs.

Grand Prize: Entrants from the three winning schools will receive FREE shipping for their school projects for the rest of the academic year, ending June 30, 2016.

Contest ends October 31, 2015

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Shapeways Education Grant:
Up to $1000 to Realize Your Idea

Contest Prize

Are you a student pushing the boundaries of 3D printing? Are you experimenting with new applications for 3D printing and design, engaging your creativity and pushing materials to their limits?

Now accepting grant applications until November 15, 2015! Submit application materials to

The team at Shapeways is excited to support the next generation of 3D printing innovation through our Education Grant Program. Twice a year Shapeways will award printing credit, up to $1000 in value, to select student projects that expand, enhance and push the boundaries of 3D printing.

How to submit:

    Send an email to with the following:
  • You contact information, including name, email, phone number, and university affiliation.
  • A 1-page resume. If working on a group project please include the resume all group members.
  • A 500 word project description that includes the project concept, how you plan to execute it, scope and goals and objectives.
  • A 250 word statement of interest that addresses the following: how does this project push the boundaries of 3D design and printing; how will support from Shapeways help this project achieve its potential; and how will this project impact your studies and your career?
  • Up to five work samples including examples of past work, renders or prototypes for the current projects. Submit files in one compressed folder as high quality jpgs.
  • Make sure have a Shapeways account registered with a valid student email address

You must be a current student at an accredited university enrolled in a degree program. If you applying with a group project select a member from your group to represent you in the application process. You must register for an account with a university email address on You must submit all requested materials by the final application date. The Shapeways Education Grant call for applications close on November 15 and March 15. Notification will be by email 2 weeks after the deadline.

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Shapeways Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility. This contest is operated by Shapeways. While students outside of the US can register for the Education Program and receive the gift code, a year’s worth of free shipping is only open to Shapeways users in the United States who are enrolled in a US university at the time of entry who live in a jurisdiction that does not prohibit this contest.Employees, officers, and directors of Shapeways and their immediate family are not eligible to enter. Individuals may not enter more than one entry into the competition. By entering this contest, you agree to be bound by these Rules. All entries must comply with and are bound by the Shapeways general Terms and Conditions.
  2. Prize. The entrants from the winning school will receive free regular shipping through June 30, 2016.
  3. Contest period. This contest is open from Monday August 17 to Saturday October 31, 2015. All entries must be received by 11:59 PDT on 10/31/2015
  4. How to Enter. Register for the Shapeways EDU discount program with your school email address at and verify your email/account via the verification link sent to you.
  5. Winner Selection. Shapeways will determine the three winning schools by Friday, November 13, 2015. There will be only three winning schools. The winning schools will be the schools associated with the largest number of valid Shapeways EDU accounts created during the Contest Period. Shapeways will use its sole discretion to determine the schools associated with the largest number of valid Shapeways EDU accounts created during the Contest Period.
  6. Winner notification. Entrants from the winning schools will be notified via the email in their Shapeways account. Upon contact, Shapeways may need to obtain confirmation of the winner’s eligibility. If Shapeways cannot contact a winning entrant through the contact information in their Shapeways account in a reasonable amount of time, Shapeways may elect at its discretion to disqualify that entrant.
  7. Taxes. The winner will be solely responsible for paying all federal, state, and local taxes that may be due on winnings and, as a condition of receiving the prize, Shapeways may require the winner complete tax documentation.
  8. Liability and Jurisdiction. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved exclusively by a court located in Manhattan, New York, USA. Decisions by Shapeways regarding the interpretation of these rules are final. By participating in this contest, you agree to release Shapeways and its agents from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind of injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Shapeways reserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from this contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules. Shapeways reserves the right to suspend or cancel this Contest in the event of hacking, security breach, or other tampering. Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to


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