Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shapeways 3D printed Miniature Houses Contest!!!

3 months in the making and it's finally here! I'm happy to announce Shapeways 3D printed Miniature Houses Contest

3D printing is the perfect tool for creating unique pieces for your miniature house or display. Show off what you've made with Shapeways and enter for a chance to win printing credit. Submit a picture of your miniature house or roombox display decked out with furniture and decor items 3D printed by Shapeways - either your own original designs or the many miniatures for sale on Shapeways. In the description be sure to tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them.

All participants will receive a code for 10% off an order with Shapeways after the contest has ended. Contest ends April 10, 2015.

Judging based on the following criteria:
Creativity: How do you create an inviting, original, miniature environment incorporating 3D printing?
Craftsmanship and quality: How well is the display put together and your vision realized?
Detail: What surprising, original details do you include that delight viewers?

How to Enter:
1. Start with any miniature space
Use a dollhouse, storage box, build a foam core structure, anything you can come up to make a miniature room.

2. Design or order your 3D model
Design your own models or shop other designers’ miniatures from the Shapeways marketplace - some suggestions are below (on contest page).

3. Decorate your room
Use your 3D printed furniture and decor and other materials as needed.

4. Submit one picture of your miniature scene
Photograph your scene and post it to Shapeways Facebook Wall. In the description tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them and include the hashtags #shapeways and #3Dminihouse. All entries due by 11:59pm PST on April 10, 2015.

Judges Panel:
Carol Mitcheson, Miniature Maker and Collector, mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.com
Kacie Hultgren, Designer, PrettySmallThings.com & KacieHultgren.com
Megan Hornbecker, Designer and Modern Miniatures Fanatic, shapeways.com/shops/ModernMiniHouses and modernminihouses.blogspot.com

Check out the contest page for more details, links to tutorials to get you started, inspirational 3D models, terms & conditions and all that stuff.

Also, for Mini Week at Shapeways, I was featured in the Designer Spotlight, check it out here https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/19908-designer-spotlight-megan-hornbecker.html


  1. This contest sounds Very Exciting! It will be so interesting to see what people are able to 3 D print, and how they incorporate them into their minis. All the best to everyone who enters! :))


    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I'm super excited about it and I think it's going to be a great opportunity for people to try a new medium.


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