Instructables, a do-it-yourself maker community, together with 3D Hubs, a global 3D printing network, are set to give desktop 3D printers to 15 lucky winners of a new contest. Considered to be one of the largest 3D printing competitions in 2016, the 3D Printing Contest 2016 offers a very impressive prize pool that will definitely entice a lot of interested contestants. Some of the prizes that contestants can get are the 3D printers that are very popular on the market, as well as 3D printing vouchers given to each contestant.
It is very easy to join this contest. The contest has 3 categories, and Instructables users only need to create a 3D printing project that is qualified in either of the 3 categories. You have to bear in mind that you must upload the entry as a fully formatted video or photo Instructable. Moreover, it can be uploaded by using your desktop or the Instructables smartphone application. In order to be part of the contest, contestants need to select the “3D Printing Contest 2016” under the Open Contests section upon publishing. In just one business day, you will already know through the Instructables staff, whether the entry qualified or not.
So as not to waste your efforts in making your entry, you must be aware that the submission of entry must be between April 4 and June 27. Entries will be judged in order to determine which are eligible and not, and for which category. However, it is also possible that a single entry can be considered for all categories. There may be different prizes for every category, but an entry will only win in a single category. Entries will not only be judged based on the quality of the project, but also the creativity, the quality of the presentation and the Instructable’s final execution.
The judges will then select 65 Instructables after the set deadline. On July 11th, the winners will be selected, and they will be announced the following day. In judging the entries, it is not only the judges who will do all the work because the community scores also matter until the 9 entries with the highest scores are chosen under the Best Instructable category. In addition, there are also winners chosen by Zortrax in the Best Health Related Instructable category with three judges, and winners chosen by Ultimaker in the Best Fully 3D Printable Instructable category.
Being considered as the Best Instructable would mean that your chosen project must include with 3D printed parts, 3D models or any other types of project that is related to 3D printing. There are multiple Grand Prizes to be awarded for the Best Instructable category, and 5 of them will receive the 3D printer models. Other selected winners will also receive either a Witbox 2, DeltaWASP, SeeMeCNC’s, a MakerGear M2, an Ultimaker 2 Extended + or Rostock Max. Four more addition Grand Prize winners will receive either a LulzBot Mini, a CEL Robox, a Craftbot Plus or a BEETHEFIRST 3D printer. For sure, no one will go home empty-handed from the 3D Printing Contest 2016.