Contest: Design and 3D Print an Ornament, Win an Ultimaker!

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Contest: Design and 3D Print an Ornament, Win an Ultimaker!


Update: This contest is now closed. Check out the winners’ designs and all of the fabulous runner-ups.

The holidays are upon us, so it’s time to break out your 3D printers and get festive. Make: is looking for the coolest, most uniquely designed holiday ornament that the community has to offer. If it’s yours, you’re in for a special treat. We’ll be giving away $100 in Shed Cred, valid on Maker Shed purchases, to the second place winner.

We have teamed up with Ultimaker to make the first place winner’s holiday season very merry indeed. The creator of our favorite ornament will be printing their future holiday decorations with a new Ultimaker 2 Extended. Ultimaker makes some of the most highly regarded printers on the market and we couldn’t be more excited to put their machine in one of your talented hands.


If you don’t own a 3D printer, don’t worry. You can still enter to win thanks to 3D Hubs. In the spirit of giving, 3D Hubs has come on board for this contest to offer contestants without 3D printers a $10 3D printing credit on their distributed manufacturing platform. To take advantage of this offer, use code ‘3DHubsMAKE’ while placing your order to print your ornament. The discount code goes into effect tomorrow, Friday, December 4th.

The contest closes on December 15th at 11:59 p.m. PST, and a winner will be announced the following week. Happy printing!


  • Must be an original design (designs that are taken from another Maker or from third party intellectual property such as Star Wars will be disqualified)
  • Must be 3D printable on a desktop FDM or SLA machine
  • No offensive materials
  • Bonus points for the inclusion of Makey, moving parts, print in place, and/or integrated electronics!


Upload an STL file with a photo and description of your completed print to Youmagine, as well as any print and assembly instructions you’d like to provide. Your entry will not be seen unless it is tagged as ‘MakingMerry’.

Judging Criteria

The entries will be judged by members of our talented 3D printing testing team (scroll to the bottom of our 3D Printer Buyer’s Guide to meet your judges). Entries will be judged based on print quality, creativity, originality, and aesthetics.

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