Deadline Approaches for Entering Dimension’s Extreme Redesign Contest

Submissions due Feb. 1 for CAD student challenge.

Submissions due Feb. 1 for CAD student challenge.

By DE Editors

Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. is reminding computer-aided-design (CAD) students and educators that only a few days remain to submit a design for its sixth annual “Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge.” The contest challenges CAD students worldwide to submit their most creative, useful, and innovative Extreme Redesigns—whether an entirely original concept, a new perspective on an everyday product, or a fresh vision for a famous piece of art, animation, or architecture.

This year’s contest will feature a new “Green Bonus.” This award will recognize one student across all categories whose design best displays innovation in areas such as energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. The Green Bonus winner will receive a $250 gift card.

In addition to the Green Bonus, Dimension will again award nine student winners either $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture categories. Designs will be evaluated based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity, and aesthetics. Each instructor of a first-place student winner will receive a laptop computer for use in the classroom.

To enter the High School or College Engineering categories,  students must identify an existing product and redesign it, making the original design better by adding new functionality or aesthetic qualities. For submissions in the Art and Architecture category, the emphasis should be on originality and the overall beauty or aesthetic of the design.

Once the design is complete, students send an .stl file of their Extreme Redesign, a completed submission form and a 200-word description or 30-second video conveying the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign entry.

Final submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2010. A panel of independent judges from various industries will judge final entries. Winners will be selected in April, 2010. Complete contest rules and submission information are available here.

To qualify for the notebook computer, students should include their instructor’s name and email address on the contest application form.

For more information, visit Dimension’s site.

Sources:  Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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