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Extreme Redesign

Rise to the 3D printing challenge

Students: Remake your world! Each year, Stratasys calls on tomorrow’s engineers, artists and architects to design a better future in the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

The contest calls upon secondary and post-secondary students around the globe to redesign an existing product or create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished. Put your inspiration to work and get recognized.

The Challenge

Middle school, high school and college-level students worldwide: Send us your best design in the form of an STL file, and tell us why your design improves on the existing engineering solution or why it’s a great original or redesigned work of art or architecture. The winning entries will be creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable.

Since the contest’s inception, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students, plus recognition on our website. Instructors of top students receive tablet computers for classroom use.

The next Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge will open in September 2014.

Who Can Enter?

The Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge welcomes submissions from students around the world in the following categories:

Middle And High School Engineering

  • This category is open to students in secondary schools worldwide

College Engineering

  • This category is open to students enrolled at a university, college or post-secondary school worldwide

Art and Architecture

  • This category is open to students of all grade levels worldwide

Prizes

Every entrant will receive an official Extreme Redesign T-shirt. If a team earns one or more monetary prizes, the total dollar amount of the prizes will be divided evenly between team members.

Finalists

We’ll 3D print the top 10 designs in each category on a Stratasys 3D Printer. These top finalists will receive their 3D models, plus a $50 USD gift card.

Winners

In the final round, judges will choose winners in each category to receive the following prizes:

  • First place: $2,500 USD* plus a limited-time demo 3D printer for the instructor to use in the classroom
  • Second place: $1,000 USD*
  • Third place: $1,000 USD*

Bonus Prize

Additionally, one bonus prize of $250 USD* will go to a design that meets a designated bonus challenge for that year. Past bonus themes have included designs that incorporate school spirit, and designs that strive to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

*If a team earns one or more monetary prizes, the total dollar amount of the prizes will be divided evenly between team members.

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