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3D Printed Creature Contest

Show us Your Best Creature & Win $3500+ in Amazing Prizes

Unleash your creativity by designing a detailed monster, a new species, a celebrity turned into a zombie, or anything in between! Show us your most incredible, original work and you could be rewarded.

We’ve teamed up with Kast to give you super early access to their new 3D printer, so make sure to pay attention to the requirements of this contest so they can print your design! To get you started with design, check out this great SLA 3D printing tutorial by our friends at CGCookie.

3d printed lizard monster

11:59pm PST October 31


Win $3500+ in Incredible Prizes

First Place

*Loot Crate prize eligible for these countries Kast 3d printer prize
Lootcrate prizes for Pinshape contest

Second & Third Place

  • CGCookie Citizen membership*
  • 1 month Cloud PRO + Creator bundle from Metaio
  • Your design listed and sold on Amazon
  • Coverage in our social media channels
  • *2nd place receives a 3 month membership. 3rd place receives a 1 month membership.
Enter this Contest!


How do I enter the challenge?

Submit an original 3D printable design to Pinshape and make sure to check the “Submit this model to the Creature Design Contest” box on the upload form.

Can I submit designs I’ve made available on other sites or for other contests?

Yes you can. If it isn’t on Pinshape yet and it is something you’ve designed, it’s fair game!

I really want to win, how can I make sure I make the finals?

We like your enthusiasm! It’s up to you to convince as many people as possible to like your design on Pinshape. Post it on your social media account and ask friends and family to like your design. Remember though, they have to like it on Pinshape, Facebook likes, Twitter favorites etc. don’t count!

Do I still own my designs when I post them?

Of course! We will never take over control of your work, we’re on your side.

I want to sell my design, but not allow people to steal it. Can I do that?

To protect your file, you can stream it (pre-sliced file) directly to a 3D printer without giving away the source file, or you can restrict the sales to only physically printed items that are shipped directly to customers.

When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced a day after the contest finishes. We will ship prizes to the winner then also.

Does it matter if the designs are free or if I set a price?

Makes no difference to us! That being said, you’ll probably get more likes if the prices are at least reasonable.

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