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The Shapeways 3D design challenge!

We would like to invite all the designers on Shapeways to enter into our 3D design challenge! We are looking for the most inspiring 3D object that can be made. It could be anything: a necklace, a starship, a figurine, art or a useful object of some sort. Our judges are going to evaluate each submission according to just one critera though: how inspiring is it? So get brainstorming, get making and get creating!

So, why enter? The top ten finalists’ designs will be 3D printed out by Shapeways and taken to SIGGRAPH 2008 in LA to be exhibited there. After thousands of designers have seen your work at SIGGRAPH we will ship your model to you. The community will then vote on the finalists to determine which one is our grand prize winner. This person will win an additional $500 in free 3D printing from us.

We will start accepting submissions as of today. You have until August 7th to submit your entry. On the 11th our judges will have painstakingly looked at all the designs and have selected the top ten that will go to SIGGRAPH. On the 15th at SIGGRAPH we will be announcing our grand prize winner. To enter into the contest simply upload your design and add the tag SIGGRAPHContest to the object. I’ll keep you posted! 

Disclaimer: You can not win the trophy in the picture. That trophy is the American Youth Cheerleading National Championship Trophy for 2006. Glory, being exhibited at SIGGRAPH and $500 is 3D printing could be yours however.

(photo credit: Jaye_Elle Creative Commons Attribution)

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