Once again, Stratasys is running their annual 3D Redesign challenge, where young people can exhibit their 3D innovations.
The contest involves submission of design ideas for evaluation by an expert Stratasys panel. The most innovative ideas are awarded very notable prizes and will certainly be useful to further the emerging careers of the designers.
The challenge is open to students worldwide in the areas of engineering, design and art or architecture. They must provide extensive information to enter, however, including not only a 3D model in STL format, but also descriptions and videos. Stratasys is looking for compelling designs that provide both functional and aesthetic benefits.
Prizes are as follows:
- First-place winners in every main category will receive USD$2,500 scholarships, and the instructor of the first-place students will receive a demo 3D printer for a limited time to use in the classroom.
- Second place winners will receive USD$1,000 scholarships.
- The top 10 entries in each category will receive a Stratasys apparel item (value up to $50).
- Regional semi-finalists will receive a 3D printed model of their design.
- Each person who enters will receive an official Extreme Redesign T-shirt.
And that’s not all: Stratasys announced a new category “Make a Difference” for the best project improving society and the environment, with a USD$1,500 prize. And the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) is awarding a USD$1,000 scholarship to an entry of their choice from a NCATC member school in the post-secondary engineering category.
If you'd like to enter, there's plenty of time as the deadline is February 4, 2016. But that just means contestants will have that much longer to refine their designs. Start now!
It seems that each year this contest grows in size and innovation. We always review the winners and have found some incredibly ingenious designs made by students. After all these twelve years of challenges, we believe many of the entrants to this event in past years must have gone on to successful careers in 3D.
Kudos to Stratasys for continuing with this excellent program!