• All project entries must have been publicly launched between 1st January 2022 and 22nd February 2023 to qualify .
  • Projects can include the use of 3d printing and additive manufacturing technologies in product development, as end use parts or as production tools – as long as the application is an innovation.
  • You can enter multiple categories, and/or multiple entries into the same category (as long as they are clearly different projects).
  • Include information about your collaborations so we can really celebrate those partnerships - be sure to give fair recognition where it is due!
  • Ensure you back your application up with supporting evidence, facts, figures and images.
  • Be sure to answer every question and be clear and concise.
  • For further information about writing a winning application see:

Write a Winning Application

Judging Criteria

Each individual award has its own unique judging criteria, however in general Judges will be looking for proof of: 

  • Design Innovation
  • Faster time-to-market
  • Part consolidation
  • Opening new business sectors/opportunities
  • Reduced costs
  • Job and wealth creation
  • Positive environmental impacts
  • Social impact
  • Educational impact
  • Project collaborations
  • Improved fitness for purpose
  • Potential future impact