Stratasys Kicks Off Tenth Annual Extreme Redesign 3d Printing Challenge

Global 3D printing contest has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to students for innovative designs

September 10, 2013 - Stratasys today announced the opening of its 2014 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. Now in its tenth year, the contest invites students worldwide to submit inventive new product designs, redesigns of existing products, or original or redesigned works of art or architecture. Designs are created on 3D CAD software. Students at the middle school, high school and college level are eligible to participate in the design challenge, and the winning submissions are awarded with scholarship money.

“The Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge not only offers students a chance to win scholarship money by putting their creativity and critical thinking skills to the test,” says Stratasys Executive Vice President of Marketing Jon Cobb, “but it gives the rest of us a glimpse of the exciting possibilities coming from this future generation of inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.”

As in prior years, Stratasys will award the top three student winners in each category either $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in each of the categories of Middle School and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture. Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Instructors of the first-place student winner in each category will receive a limited-time demo 3D printer to use in the classroom. Since the contest’s inception, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded to students. Each submission must:  

  • Be a sound mechanical design
  • Be realistic and achievable
  • Include a clear written description of the design

This year’s contest will also feature the bonus award category, “Extreme Sports,” in which students may compete for an additional prize. Students whose designs are intended for use in a sporting activity will have a chance to win a $250 gift card.

For video, photos, and descriptions of previous winning designs, visit Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. For contest rules and regulations, visit Rules & Regulations. To enter the contest, go to Submit Entry.


Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) is enabling design and manufacturing innovation through its 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Designers and engineers in aerospace, automotive, medical, and other markets use the company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes to produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping, and additive manufacturing. For more information and news on Stratasys visit or

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