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Card Holder Design Challenge

Card Holder Design Challenge 3D printing Contest Shapeways

Get $15 towards prototyping a wallet or card holder

Card Holder Design Challenge 3D printing Contest Shapeways

The holidays are fast approaching, and we all know what that means: amassing a new gift-card collection. But where are you going to put all those plastic tickets to Shapeways, Applebees and Amazon?

Create an accessory compatible with any standard gift card or credit card, then share the render and link in our forums. You’ll get $15 towards prototyping — and we’ll pick our favorite designs to be part of the 2017 gift guide.


All Submission are due by Sunday, October 30th at 12 PM EST. Shapeways Money will be processed the following week.

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How to Join the Challenge


Design a card holder

  • Using your favorite 3D modeling software, design an accessory for a new gift card holder in the material of your choosing. It should be able to hold credit and gift cards along with business cards, transit cards, and/orlove notes.


Upload Your Design to Shapeways

  • Open up a Shapeways shop (if you don’t already have one). Upload your model using the upload button. Put your model in the Accessories category, and any applicable categories, then tag it as is relevant. Set your model to ‘public’ and ‘for sale’ in your Model Details page. Set the prices with your markup for the materials you want to offer in (we’d recommend the Strong and Flexible family) Models must be *.stl or *.obj

  • Add CustomMaker if you want your shoppers to customize the product.


Share Your Entry!

  • Share a link to your product in the Card Holder Design Challenge thread along with a photograph or render. Remember you can share as many products as you want, but only one credit will be given per shop. Then help choose which you think are the best entries by liking or sharing them.


  • Credits are limited to one per person.

  • By participating in the design challenge you are granting Shapeways a perpetual, nonexclusive, sublicensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to use your model, description, and photographs, as well as print and distribute prints of your model, for promotional purposes.

  • All submissions must be awesome.

  • All submissions must be submitted by October 30th at 12 PM EST.

  • All submission must comply with the Shapeways Terms & Conditions and Content Policy.

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