• All project entries must have been publicly launched between 1st January 2019 and 2nd March 2022 to qualify.
  • Projects can include the use of 3D 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.

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

For further information about writing a winning application see Write a Winning Application.