April 2, 2014

Design Printable Memes, Win a LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer

There are only two weeks remaining in CG Trader's Meme 3D Printing Challenge and based on the uploads to-date (available here on Facebook), the competition is fierce.

There will be six total winners for this challenge. First place and two runners-up awards will be given for those who create the most voted 3D printable meme portfolio. Next, first place and two runners-up awards will be given for those who create the best printable meme-related printable model.

So what are the prizes? Beyond winning a printer, there is a whole bundle of items up for grabs outlined below.

Best Meme's 3D Printable Portfolio

For the winner:

  • TAZ 3 3D printer from LulzBot,
  • 200 USD gift card to shop on Sculpteo,
  • Promotional features of 3D printed design on Mashable,
  • 100 USD gift card to shop on Protoparadigm,
  • Filaments from 3D 2Print,
  • 300 USD from CGTrader, and
  • CGTrader T-shirt.

For the top two runners-up:

  • 40 USD gift card to shop on Protoparadigm,
  • Promotional features of 3D printed design on Mashable,
  • Filaments from M3D,
  • Filaments from Lulzbot,
  • Filaments from 3D 2Print,
  • 3D Printing your model of choice by CGTrader, and
  • CGTrader T-shirt.

Best Meme's 3D Printable Model

For the winner:

  • 300 USD from CGTrader,
  • 200 USD gift card to shop on Sculpteo,
  • Promotional features of 3D printed design on Mashable,
  • 100 USD gift card to shop on Protoparadigm,
  • Filaments from 3D 2Print, and
  • CGTrader T-shirt.

For the top two runners-up:

  • 40 USD gift card to shop on Protoparadigm,
  • Promotional features of 3D printed design on Mashable,
  • Filaments from M3D,
  • Filaments from Lulzbot,
  • Filaments from 3D 2Print,
  • 3D Printing your model of choice by CGTrader, and
  • CGTrader T-shirt.

Terms and Conditions

Now that you are excited about the prizes, here's the fine print. We at LulzBot want to note that this is CG Trader's competition, so all rules, guidelines, terms, and conditions are set by them.

Submission Deadline: April 14, 2014, 23:59:00 PST.

  • Meme's 3D Printing Challenge will run from the 6th of March, 2014, to the 14th of April, 2014.
  • Only 3D printable models will be eligible to participate in a challenge.
  • Make sure to check the box "Meme's 3D Printing Challenge" when uploading the right model.
  • The files must be submitted as .STL or .WRL files and be 3D printable.
  • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene or 3D printed design might be used by sponsors for marketing purposes.
  • You can have as much entry models as you want.
  • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
  • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D models to CGTrader platform is free of charge.
  • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
  • Employees and relatives of CGTrader and sponsor teams are not allowed to participate in this challenge.
  • Any existing taxes or duties must be paid by the winner. CGTrader is not responsible for any illegal actions taken by the prize winners.
  • You can find the challenge announcement on our Blog and feel free to drop a thread on our Discussions board.
  • (CG Trader's staff) are independent sheriffs of this challenge, so stick to the rules and don't do anything stupid.
  • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop (CG Trader) a line at info@cgtrader.com. If you love the design of this challenge (we bet you do) express it on Feedback&Comments!

Judging

The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader, sponsors and public votes. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

Best 3D Meme Portfolio

  • Quality and number of the 3D Meme models,
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Meme models,
  • and
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com. (This means description, title, technical details, renders and images of 3D model need to be fully added).

Best 3D Meme Model

  • Quality of the 3D Meme model,
  • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the 3D Meme model, and
  • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com. (This means description, title, technical details, images of digital 3D model need to be fully added. Images of printed model are also advisable.

To learn more about the challenge, visit the CG Trader Meme 3D Printing Challenge website and see the uploads to-date, which are available on Facebook.

Good luck, and happy printing!