3D printing award

International competition for additive manufacturing technologies 2017

Submission: March 31, 2017
Registration: March 31, 2017
Language: English, German
Location: Concept
Prizes: Prize money of EUR 15.000
Type: Open


Already for the second time the Challenge seeks to uncover specialists from around the world who are thinking outside the box and – pushing boundaries! 3D-Printing has the potential for the digital world to become real. Where do the developments of additive manufacturing lead to and which opportunies do they offer?
Interdisciplinary teamwork causes chances for creative new paths – because innovation needs a view from the top.

Who are the pioneers of nowadays that break new ground, who combine new techniques and create something unpredictable, unknown and new? Designer who push the process, demonstrate conceptional and practical ideas and think outside the box.


The competition is open to Students and companies (Young Professionals and Professionals) working in design or technical fields, as well as the automotive, research and medical sectors.
We welcome submissions from previously published projects to brand new ideas.
The jury will also take into account whether each project was submitted by students, young professionals or professionals.


Prize money of EUR 15.000
Exhibition at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D in Erfurt (20.–22. June 2017)
Exhibition will go on roadshow on international fairs
Award ceremony and gala event

Further prizes will be given by our partners:
MakerBotEMEA will hand a MakerBot Replicator Mini+ to the best student project
and designreport offers 5 online-subscriptions (Englisch or German) for the lucky winners!


December 2016
Call for entries opens

31st of March 2017
Submission deadline

20.-22 June 2017
Exhibition of the finalists’ projects at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D, Messe Erfurt

20th of June 2017
Gala evening with award ceremony followed by International roadshow

Go to the competition’s website