MyMiniFactory Launches ‘1st Birthday Design Competition’ — Win a Solidoodle 4 3D Printer

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Design contests and 3D printing seem to go hand in hand. If you are a designer, over the past several months you have had a pretty good chance of using your skills to walk away with some pretty incredible prizes. Today, my-3yet another design competition has launched.  The ‘MyMiniFactory 1st Birthday Design Competition’ will award several amazing prizes to its top designers.

Last July, MyMiniFactory officially launched their online repository of 3D printable designs. The company, located in London, England, allows users to download designs from a library of models, which are specifically created for 3D printing. The company also sells already 3D printed objects, and will print customers’ own designs for them at a fee. To celebrate their first year in business, MyMiniFactory has teamed with NinjaFlex filament to launch this unique design contest, which will pit designers against each other to design the most popular iPhone case backing.

Designers can enter the contest by following the steps below:

  • Download the .obj iPhone case frame template. Your design will need to be created, so that it fits within this template. The design can be one layer or several, depending on how far you want the backing to protrude from the case. The only limitations are that the design must fit within the frame, and be at least 1 mm thick.
  • Once the design is finished, merge it into that of the frame using NetFabb.
  • Upload your design/frame in .STL file format to MyMiniFactory.com, along with a screenshot measuring 600 x 600, and a brief description of your design.

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All submissions must be received by June 1st. Voting will begin on June 6th and end on June 15th. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded on June 18th. There will be three different prize categories, which are as follows:

Most Downloaded Design:

  • Solidoodle 4 3D Printer
  • MyMiniFactory T-Shirt
  • Designs featured on MMF home page
  • Your design showcased and sold online and at the iMakr Store

Staff pick:

  • £500 Print on Demand Credit
  • MyMiniFactory T-Shirt
  • Designs featured on MMF home page
  • Your design showcased and sold online and at the iMakr Store

3D Artist online pick:

  • Featured in 3D Artist Magazine
  • 3D Artist Magazine – 12 month subscription
  • MyMiniFactory T-Shirt
  • Designs featured on MyMiniFactory home page
  • Your design showcased and sold online and at the iMakr Store

Further details on this contest can be found at the official contest page. Are you considering entering or already have?  We’d love for you to post your design in the MyMiniFactory contest thread at 3DPB.com as well.

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