Print To Win Contest

Ends May 15, 2016

This Contest Has Ended

Thanks to all the participants - we love you!

Share Your Prints & Win Free Filament or a MatterControl T10 3D Printer Controller!

If you love printing new designs, you’ll be excited to know that you can win a free roll of filament, just for 3D printing a design from Pinshape! Upload your prints to Pinshape and you’ll be automatically entered to win a 1kg roll of PLA filament from MeltInk. The more prints you upload, the better chances you have to win.

To top it off, the best print will win a MatterControl T10 3D Printer Controller and a roll of filament!

Ends on: May 15, 2016 at 23:59:59 PST

MeltInk 3D Print Contest
Pinshape & MeltInk 3D Print Contest Prizes


Enter the Draw

  • Win 1 of 30 rolls of PLA filament from MeltInk

Top Prize for Best Print

  • 1x MatterControl T10 3D Printer Controller ($329 USD Value)
  • 1 roll of PLA filament from MeltInk


  • Pinshape Contest Judge Lars Brubaker

    Lars Brubaker

    Chief Executive Officer, MatterHackers

    Lars is a programmer, 3D printer enthusiast, and entrepreneur who cares deeply about enabling people through technology. Prior to co-founding MatterHackers, Lars worked for many years in the video games industry and was the founding CEO of game studio Reflexive Entertainment. He is the lead programmer for the MatterControl open source project, and a contributor to the RepRap community.

  • Pinshape Contest Judge Julia Truchsess

    Julia Truchsess

    MeltInk Community Member

    Since founding Pragmatic Designs in 1986, Julia Truchsess has invented, developed and helped bring to market hundreds of successful consumer, toy, music, and industrial electronic products. She has been involved in 3D printing since 2012 and is the designer and manufacturer of the Z-Temp™ temperature control accessory for the Zortrax M200 printer.

  • Pinshape Contest Judge Carmelo Nazario

    Carmelo Nazario

    Pinshape Ambassador

    My name is Carmelo Nazario and I am an Application Support Analyst by day at the ASPCA (animal rescue org) and a 3D designer by night. When I heard 3D printing was finally a reality and affordable I jumped and bought an Ultimaker 2. I enjoy posting fan art on my twitter page and creating 3D models for my amazing 3D community on Pinshape. I love my 3D printing community— it's filled with so many talented and down to earth artist that are willing to help at a moment's notice.

Rules & Eligibility

  1. Contestants can enter as many times as they want.
  2. Entries of prints that haven’t been printed before (at the time of upload) will receive 2 entries into the draw to win filament.
  3. Each unique print uploaded to Pinshape counts as 1 entry.
  4. Filament winners will be randomly chosen.
  5. MatterControl T10 3D Printer Controller will go to the best picture of a print.
  6. Open worldwide (free shipping)


We want to reward those who upload amazing photos of their prints! That’s why we are giving away a license to Simplify3D and a roll of PLA filament from to the two best pictures of a print! Pictures of prints will be judged on the following:

Complexity of Model (25 Points)
More complex prints get more points.
Print Quality (25 Points)
The better the print turned out, the more points you’ll get.
Image Composition (25 Points)
Is the print presented creatively and beautifully?
Image Clarity (25 Points)
Is the print in focus and well lit?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the contest?

Print a design on Pinshape and snap a great photo of your print! Upload your print to Pinshape and be sure to check the box that says “Submit this model to MeltInk 3D Print Contest”. Submissions for the best print will be accepted until May 15, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. The best print will win a MatterControl T10 3D Printer Controller ($329 value) and a roll of filament.

When/how will the winners be announced?

The winner will be announced in the week following the end of the contest, in a post on the Pinshape blog. If you’re a winner, you’ll be contacted directly by the Pinshape team.

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