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design competition



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1st Place

Selected by a panel of Thangs and judges this epic Hamster Playground has one 1st prize!! 

2nd Place

Selected by MOST DOWNLOADS this bird feeder tire had the most downloads by the time judging took place.  

3rd Place

Selected by a very scientific randomizer this pet toy launcher has landed our 3rd prize win! 


We had a blast working with these companies to make this design competition possible. They are doing some really awesome stuff in the 3D Printing industry and we would highly recommend checking them out! 



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Getting Started?

Make your pet 3D with my (advanced) Product Design course.


The Challenge

Design something "Pet-Related". This can be anything from a design of your favorite Floofer or Scaly Pal, a handy new pet product, a creative pet toy, or anything else inspired by the pets we bring into our families to love.


We are teaming up with to bring the #3DPetPrint Competition. Design something "Pet inspired" for a chance to win a Creality CR-10s & more.



  • PTT's Blender Starter File

  • Blender for 3D Printing Shotcut Key PDF



Submissions open: 1 Feb 2021

Submission End: 28 Feb 2021 (11:59pm CST)

Winners Announced: 5 March 2021

The Prizes


First Place

  • Creality CR-10S Printer (Provided by Thangs)

  • 3 rolls of Fulament Matte PLA

  • 1-year Membership 


Second Place

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card (Provided by Thangs)

  • 4 rolls of Polymaker filament 

  • 3-month Membership


Third Place

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card (Provided by Thangs)

  • 2 spools of Polymaker filament 

  • 3-month Membership

Disclaimer: Winners outside of NAFTA, Canada, China, EU, Japan, and Australia are subject to shipping costs for all prizes.

The Dates



Submissions open: 1 Feb 2021

Submission End: 28 Feb 2021 (11:59pm CST)

Winners Announced: 5 March 2021

How to Participate


  1. Design an original 3D printable design in any software you choose.

  2. Upload that design to with hashtag #3dPetPrint in the description. 

  3. Submit up to 10 designs by the deadline 


  • Submissions need to be manifold/watertight and 3D printable 

  • Submissions must be submitted by the deadline to be considered

  • Submissions must be pet-related in some form.

Disclaimer: Winners outside of NAFTA, Canada, China, EU, Japan, and Australia are subject to shipping costs for all prizes.

The Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors who have contributed to the 3D Print community with their amazing services as well as providing prizes for this contest. ;


affiliate links included above

Step #1 - Signup for Contest

Join the mailing list to get updates & reminders about this contest and future opportunities to win cool things for your design skills! 

Frequently asked questions

Who is the challenge for?

Anyone can submit to this competition, using any design software they wish so long as their design is pet-focused you’ll be entered to win.

What if I don’t know how to design?!

Fear not! has some great tips and resources to get you started! You can jump into our Beginner 100 Course for completely free! You can also become an All-Access Member.

Does it cost anything to enter?

Nope! This competition should not cost you any cash to enter. Just a little creative spirit and time.

Where do I submit my design?

In order to submit to the competition, you’ll need to upload your design to with the appropriate hashtag. Please see “How to Participate” for more information.

What are the prizes?

Please see “Prizes” for more information. The prizes will be distributed by individual sponsors. There is no cash exchange value for these prizes.

How will the winner be selected?

The 1st place winner will be selected by a panel of judges from Thangs & 2nd Place winner will be won by MOST DOWNLOADS from So if participating get your submissions in early! 3rd place winners will be selected from a submission raffle, giving everyone a chance to win.

Do I need a 3D printer to participate?

Nope! While your model should be watertight and printable, you do not need to print your designs in order to submit them.

Got Questions?

Ask us inside the Print That Thing Designer Discord in the #design_contests channel.