Can you say C-O-N-T-E-S-T? It is that time of year again for the annual 3D Printing Industry Awards and this time they are in need of a new trophy design. Your job, should you accept, is to come up with a 3D printable design for the awards trophy.

It will be no small feat as the competition will be tough. It will take some ingenuity to come up with something to fit the bill and capture the judges hearts. So it is time for you to come out with your best stuff so you can wow them with your design skills.3d printing industry awards 1Your job will be to incorporate the logo of the 3D Printing Industry into the design and to push the boundaries of 3D printing. The first prize will be used as the official trophy and given to at least 20 winners in 3D printing.

Of course there is also a 3D printer as first prize, given to the winner. One lucky person will get a Startt 3D printer.

This will be sponsored by The VirtualFoundry, those guys who came up with the baddest of bad (bad as in good) real 3D printer metal filaments that those of us with regular desktop 3D printers can use. For each approved submission everyone will receive a 220g (.44lbs) spool of bronze filamet. filamet metal filament

So brush up on your design skills and get to work.

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