Dimension Announces Fifth Annual Extreme Redesign Contest

23 Sep, 2008

Contest calls on CAD students to submit innovative and creative redesigns.

The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, announced today the launch of its fifth annual Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge, a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and college students that awards scholarships to the winners. Over the past four years, more than 2,500 entries have been judged and 27 students have been awarded $40,000 in scholarships.

Contestants are invited to submit a new perspective on an everyday product or a fresh vision for updating a famous piece of art, animation, or architecture. Dimension will award student winners $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships based on their designs' creativity, usefulness, part integrity, and aesthetics. The company will also award teachers of the three first-place winners a laptop computer for use in the classroom.

This year's contest will include a video-entry option, allowing students in all categories to submit a 30-second description of their design. Students can also submit a 200-word description of their design in place of the video.

"As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of this contest, it is gratifying to look back at the contest's evolution," Jon Cobb, vice-president and general manager of 3D printing for Stratasys, said. "Last year's addition of the art and architecture category, along with this year's video-submission option, are two recent examples of how we continue to expand the creative opportunities available to our talented pool of contestants. We look forward to continued progress in our mission to promote design and engineering careers through the contest."

2008 Extreme Redesign Contest rules, submission information, and application are available online.