Extreme Redesign 3D Printing ContestStratasys has announced the winners of their 11th annual Extreme Redesign Contest. The 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge was open to middle school, high school, and college students around the world in engineering, design, and art or architecture.

This year’s winners include:

Art & Architecture Category

Haya Alnibari

1st Place:
“Helico” Helix-shaped Sharpener by Haya Alnibari, Ti Fu, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ryerson University, Instructor: Vincent Hui

Engineering: Secondary Education


1st Place:
HUNCH 2015 Zero Gravity Scale by Thomas Vagnini, Franklin, MA USA
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Instructor: Kristen 

Engineering: Post Secondary

Melanie Gralow and Lena Heeman

1st Place:
Cooling with Heat by Melanie Gralow and Lena Heeman, Bremen, Germany

University of Bremen

Each year, students are invited to redesign an existing product, or come up with a design for a new product that improves how a task is currently done. Designs are judged on four different aspects: sound mechanical design and part integrity; design creativity; product usefulness; and a compelling written and/or video description. Designs submitted for the Art or Architecture category are also judged on aesthetics.

First-place winners in all categories received a $2,500 scholarship, and the first-place student’s instructor received a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. For the first time, this year’s first-place student winner in the Post-Secondary Engineering category also won a trip to a 2015 3D printing/additive manufacturing conference. Second- and third-place winners received $1,000 scholarships. You can see all of this years’ winners, as well as past winners, here.