INVITATION TO COMPETITION
As part of the Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015, Design Terminal and VARINEX Inc. are organizing an open competition for introducing objects made by 3D printing technology and recognizing their designers.
Applicants can compete with any artworks based on 3D printing technology and printable by 3D printers for industrial or home use.
Natural persons or legal entities persons and business organizations without legal entity can apply for the competition.
Documents Required for Application:
filled application form at www.whattoprintin3d.com website (I wish to submit an application);
product design in PDF file;
3D CAD model of the product in .stl format;
a max. A3 size poster, in electronic format, presenting the product, consisting of a max. 1 page product description illustrated by 2-3 characteristic pictures (description should be in editable [word] format, while pictures should be of at least 300 dpi resolution [with jpg extension]).
Application documentation can be submitted only in electronic format. The project’s CAD and PDF files and the poster should be uploaded by the applicants to the their own Dropbox or Google Drive accounts and the appropriate links should be included in their application forms. The language of the documentation should be English. An applicant can submit more than one application.
An application can be submitted with a design that meets the following requirements:
it is not older than 3 years;
it did not participate in the 2014 What-to-print-in-3D competition;
it does not infringe copyrights and industrial property rights;
it does not include model parts with smaller than 1 mm of wall thickness.
Applicants must give a statement about the division of copyrights and ownership in the application form. The application is not valid if it does not meet the requirements, its documentation is incomplete, or it is received after the deadline.
The application form and additional information is available from the www.whattoprintin3d.com website. If you would like to send in the 3D printed object itself, please send it to the address of VARINEX Inc.: H-1141 Budapest, Kőszeg u. 4. If you have any further questions, send an e-mail to the following address: email@example.com,.
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015
Preliminary registration serves as an indication that the applicant intends to participate. It does not oblige him/her to submit the application.
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015
This is the deadline of submitting the required design documentation.
Deadline of Public Votes: April 14, 2015
The public can vote on Facebook for three applicants to be in the first 20.
Evaluation and Voting
Evaluation has two rounds.
First round – selection of the 20 best applications
Based on the detailed documentation, the jury chooses the 17 best designs
3 applicants are chosen by the public on the www.facebook.com/3dnyomtatas.Varinex Facebook page
Second round – selection of the 3 best applications
The jury selects the 3 best designs out of the 20.
In the event of a tie, the chairman shall have the casting vote. No appeal shall lie against the decision.
The jury shall prefer designs that can only be created by layer-to-layer 3D printing technology. Important aspects are novelty, originality and the applied design solution.
Applications are published on the following page: www.facebook.com/3dnyomtatas.Varinex, where you can vote for them by pressing the Like button until April 14, 2015, 10.00 a.m. The public can vote for three applicants to be in the first 20. The best applications (max. 20) will be printed and presented to the public as part of the Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015 event.
Members of the Jury
Dr. Miklós Bendzsel, Honorary Professor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, President of the Hungarian Design Council and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, chairman of the jury.
György Falk, Honorary Associate Professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, President of VARINEX Inc.
Pál Koós, Associate Professor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Acting Deputy Director of the Design Institute and Department Head of the Design Department.
Péter L. Molnár, designer, founding member and Manager of the Maform Studio, professional leader of the Zsennyei Műhely, board member of the Hungarian Design Cultural Foundation.
Samu Szemerey, architect, urbanist, founding member and Curator of the Contemporary Architecture Centre, professional consultant of the Design Terminal.
György Simó, Managing Director of FREEDEE Printing Solutions Ltd.
András Varga, Assistant Lecturer of the Machine and Product Design Department, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Awards and Recognition
The best applications (up to 20), including the ones voted for by the public, will be printed in 3D by VARINEX Inc. and its strategic partners, reserving the right to proportionately minimize the size of the designs which prove to be too large.
Design Terminal will put the printed models on display with the name of their designers as part of the Budapest 3D Printing Days 2015 event. The models will be on display until May, 14-16. Additional information about the event can be found on the 3d.designterminal.hu website.
The awarded designers will receive an award certificate.
Award of the Winner:
a Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D PRINTER, and
a 3D printing service opportunity of 500 EUR
and the White Cube award for the most remarkable design.
Award of the Second Runner-Up:
A Prestigio tablet,
and a 3D printing service opportunity of 400 EUR
Award of the Third Runner-Up:
A Prestigio tablet,
and a 3D printing service opportunity of 300 EUR
Jury can grant special awards for imagination, creativity, novelty, and for applying outstanding formal solutions.
Announcement of the Results and the Award Ceremony
Location: Akvárium Klub, 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér
Date: May 14, 2015
Budapest, February 23, 2015
The Institutions that Issued the Invitation to Competition: