The Competition

itPrint Australia is launching into the architectural industry and calling all architects, engineers, designers, artists and students who are interested in winning some great prizes including the chance to win a Makerbot Replicator 2X!

Have you ever wondered what your building would look like against the Perth skyline? This could be anything from a house to a skyscraper or even a futuristic spaceport. There is no limit to your imagination. Transform your idea into a stunning exterior (interior is optional) 3D printable model.

Entries are now closed. 


The competition is being broken down into 3 categories, Professionals, Students, and Hobbyists.

  • A professional is classified as some one who is or has been an architect, engineer or designer.
  • A student is classified as someone who studies full time or more than 20 hours a week part time.
  • Hobbyists is for every one else that does not fit into any of the other two categories.

The Prizes

There will be 3 categories Professional, Student and Hobbyist. The winners of each category will receive a SketchUp Pro 2013 single-user licence. An overall winner will also be chosen and will receive a Makerbot Replicator 2X.

The judges may also nominate up to 5 other entries as "Judges Choices" to receive a 3D Print of the model.   

During the voting period every design entered into the contest will have it`s own personal page to display the model.

All contestants will be able to order a print of their design at a discounted price, once the competition has closed and the winners announced.

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Only one entry per person
  • 3DS, OBJ, STL or VRML formats will be accepted;
  • Maximum build size is 200mm x 250mm x 200mm. If your piece is a larger construction, please design it to break down into parts/sections able to be printed within the build size;
  • All models to have a minimum 2mm thick base for the building to stand on;
  • Include a 1200px (width) x 800px (height) rendering;
  • Include a text document with a minimum of 300 words describing the building and your ideas behind it;
  • Once your design has been received it will be test printed on one of our 3D printers (on either a ZCorp Z450 or Z510), if it successfully passes this print test it will be entered into the contest. Details on the materials used can be found here
  • Entries must be received between 24th January 2014 and midnight on the 20th March 2014 West Australian Time.

Judging Criteria

  • Design and uniqueness;
  • Aesthetics (use of colour / textures);
  • Intent (written document);
  • Reality (Look of the 3D printed model).