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Flashforge Sponsored 3D Modeling Contest: DIY Back To School Supplies

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Summer is coming to an end… and that means back to school! It's typically a time to start looking for school supplies, but that doesn't mean you have to buy everything! With 3D digital models and a 3D printer, you can get real school supplies! To help students' fully experience the fun of 3D modeling and 3D printing, Flashforge sponsored a 3D modeling contest held by PDO Academy.


What Contest?

Create an original 3D model that is back to school and/or office supplies related, and submit it to Thangs.com. Participants are required to invent original/innovative 3D models that can solve a problem!

The contest is seeking student's creative ideas. Here are some ideas to get you kickin' - pencil cases, stationery holders, paper clips, paper tray, book holders, locker storage, or headphone holder.


Flashforge 3D Printer granted!

The grand prize is partly sponsored by Flashforge. Despite that the entry works are not required to be 3D printed in the contest, having a 3D printer and turning a 3D model from digital to physical would be pretty wonderful for participants! Flashforge Adventurer 3 worth US$359 will be granted as the 1st place prize!

Contest prize in details

Grand/1st place prize: 1 unit of Flashforge Adventurer 3 + 8 rolls of Flashforge PLA filament (0.5kg/roll, 1.75mm in diameter) + $200 Amazon Gift Card* + Autodesk Fusion 360 T-Shirt & Hat**

2nd place: $100 Amazon gift card* + Choice of Autodesk Fusion 360 T-Shirt or Hat**

3rd place: $75 Amazon gift card* + Choice of Autodesk Fusion 360 T-Shirt or Hat**

4th place: $50 Amazon gift card*

5th place: $50 Amazon gift card*

6th place: $25 Amazon gift card*

7th place: $25 Amazon gift card*


Participate Criteria

1. Submit Entry: upload your 3D model designs to Thangs.com including the hashtag #DIY in the model's description

    Note: put the hashtag in the description and NOT the title of the model

2. No limit to the number of entries per contestant

3. Include 2-3 sentences explaining your design

The more detail included in the story, the more the judges will understand your idea!

4. Contest deadline: until Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.



Entries will be judged on quality, creativity, adherence to the contest theme, and suitability for 3D printing.

  1. Kevin Kennedy from Product Design Online
  2. Thangs.com team members
  3. Fusion 360 team members


Winners will be announced the following week, September 10th, 2021 on PDO page and Thangs social media. As long as you love 3D modeling, love to innovate, and love to share, you can participate it now! Flashforge invites 3D designers and/or 3D enthusiasts from various industries to join this contest, bringing your imagination and creation into full play!


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Read the full details of contest: 3D Modeling Challenge: DIY Back to School