3D printing is a type of rapid prototyping technology. It allows private individuals and professionals to construct objects through layer by layer printing based on digital model files and using adhesive materials such as powder metal and pplastic. The desktop 3D printer is simple and convenient to operate, with FDM, SLA, DLP and other moulding technologies available to produce 3D printed objects. With 3D printing and low-cost high-performance 3D desktop printers in particular, everyone has the potential to become an inventor.

But you know all that

... because you are the proud owner or operator of a 3D printer, possibly an Anet machine purchased from Elektor, right? So here's a chance win trip to China in the 2018 Anet Global 3D Printing Competition. Simply by showing the ....
  • most impressive
  • most ingenuous
  • cheapest
  • wildest
  • most inspiring
  • hottest
  • cleverest
  • largest
  • smallest
  • funniest
  • most eleborate
  • topmost scientifical
  • funniest
  • utterly useless

... application of your 3D printer in a video. With unlimited creativity, you can share your ideas with thousands of 3D printer users around the world. And win a fantastic prize.


Grand Prize: 2 participants, $1500 worth of round-trip ticket to Shenzhen, China and including the prizes in first prize, winners can visit Anet factory; 
First Prize: 10 participants, $600 worth of Anet 3D printers and including the prizes in second prize;
Second Prize: 20 participants, $200 worth of Anet filaments and including the prizes in third prize;
Third Prize: 500 participants, $100 Anet new products coupons (can purchase A10, N4 3D printers);
Participation Prize: the top 50 participants, $50 Anet new products coupons (can purchase A10, N4 3D printers);

Time schedule

Application: now open
Application closes: January 15, 2019, 5:00 pm Shenzen time
Video ranking by jury: starts January 16, 2019
Publication of winning entries: starts January 21, 2019
Prize awarding: starts January 23, 2019

Apply now

You can apply to participate in the competition by sending your name, email and phone number to Anet through one of the following methods:  
Your video showing your 3D printing achievement should be uploaded to one of these social platforms:
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Google+,
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Vk

Points are gathered according to the number of  likes or shares obtained by the video. The Jury at Anet ranks entries by the order of points collected in total on the above social media.

Elektor Labs encourages all owners of a 3D printer to participate, independent of the make of their machine.

The full text of the Avnet 2018 Global 3D Printing Competition may be downloaded as a file attachment below.

Disclaimer: except for promotional activities, Elektor International Media has no involvement in this competition.