Create an original character for a chance to win a £2000 3D printer

Artists and designers, professional and hobbyist, are being invited to join in this year's 3D Print Cup competition, which will see creatives go head-to-head for the chance to win a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer, worth £2,000.

To enter you'll need to register (opens in new tab), and you can join as an individual or as a team. Last year's 3D Print Cup competition, hosted by cartridgesave (opens in new tab), was staged in Manchester's Northern Quarter and included over 100 entrants from the UK, Spain and America.

The competition was won by Jonathan Salter, and judged by 3D modeller Andrew Hickinbottom, illustrator Stanley Chow, 3D print expert Mike Head and Laura Sanderson, senior lecturer at The Manchester School of Architecture.

Join the 3D Print Cup and you could win a Makerbot

Join the 3D Print Cup and you could win a Makerbot

In addition to the 3D Print Cup, the show will feature live demos, tutorials and networking events with the chance to get hands-on with the latest 3D print technologies.

Who will win? Enter and find out, for full guidelines and registration details visit the cartridgesave website (opens in new tab).

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Ian Dean

Ian Dean is Digital Arts & Design Editor at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his love to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.