Bring the Outdoors Indoors Design Contest

Enter the Contest

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In light of COVID-19, people all over the world are practicing social distancing and spending more of their time indoors. For this contest, your job is to create a 3D model that brings an outdoor activity inside. This can be anything from redesigning a sporting good, creating an accessory to make an outdoor activity feasible inside, or even creating a new invention.
Get creative and get ready to impress our esteemed judges from Hydro Flask, Albatross Bikes and Formlabs! We're excited to see what you submit!


Submitting a design is simple!

  1. First, log in or create an account on Pinshape, the Formlabs-managed 3D model sharing platform.
  2. Once, here you can upload your design, title it whatever you’d like and make sure to tag it with “OutdoorsIndoorsContest”
  3. Finally, fill out the submission form on this page including a link to your Pinshape design.


There will be one winner in each of these categories:

  • Most Practical or Functional Design
  • Most Original or Outside-the-Box Design
  • Best Looking Design

Each winner will receive a Formlabs Prize Package which includes…

  • $200 Formlabs credit
  • Formlabs swag: shirt, stickers, and more!
  • Tough 1500 printed frisbee
  • Finishing kit
  • Design featured on Formlabs blog post and social media

Note: Total prize value is ~$300


  1. Contestant must submit at least one .stl file (contestant can submit more than one design, but the quality, not the quantity, of the work will determine the winner).
  2. The contest does not require 3D printing of your file and users do not need a Formlabs 3D printer to qualify.
  3. File must fit on the build volume of a Form 3 printer (145x145x185 mm) and be printable using SLA resins.
  4. Contest is open between April 17, 2020 at 12pm ET and June 26, 2020 at 12pm ET.
  5. Winners will be contacted and announced online two weeks later.
  6. Contest is open worldwide.

Please find Formlabs’ general contest terms and conditions linked here.

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Meet our Judges


Will Hilgenberg

Albatross Bikes

Will works as a mechanical engineer in the cycling industry and started his own framebuilding company, Albatross Bikes. He got his start in 3D printing when looking for a way to quickly and easily prototype products before sending them into production.


Jeff Burga

Hydro Flask

Jeff has 14 years of experience in the outdoor sports industry. His diverse roles have included Design, R&D, Testing, Quality Assurance and a vast range of manufacturing processes. He has used 3D printed parts to significantly reduce development timelines and cost.


Matt Lewis


Matt works in product marketing at Formlabs, with a focus on launching high performance SLA resins. Matt has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and previously worked as a product manager in the consumer packaged goods industry.