My Thing 3D Printing Marketplace Launches with My Precious Plastics Contest

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MY PRECIOUS PLASTICS is an international design competition that wants to rethink the endless possibilities of plastics and 3D printing technologies for designing unconventional jewelry pieces. The competition is open to designers from around the globe, who are interested in taking a step into the world of 3D printed jewelry.
Amazing prizes are waiting for the winners and there’s no participation fee. If you are a designer working with 3D printing, you have until September 11th to submit your proposal.

The contest is organized to celebrate the launch of mything, an innovative marketplace about to launch in autumn 2017. mything uses 3D printing and laser cut technologies to produce different design scales (jewelry, accessories, home decor, etc), making them accessible to a vast amount of people. The platform is a design market which links designers with regional, professional 3D print and laser cut providers. Designers can sell their creations online, indicating a license fee per sold product and without paying a listing fee.

Customers choose from the uploaded designs and personalize their purchases. The objects are fabricated locally and picked up by or sent to the customer. Upon reception and confirmation by the customer, the license fee is credited to your account and transferred once you have received a minimum of €30. All design entries in the jewelry design competition will be available for purchase on the marketplace for a minimum of 6 months. mything will contact the designers in good time to arrange the license fee they would like to receive.

Take a step into the future of jewelry design
The integration of 3D printing technologies into the world of jewelry design is constantly spreading, but mostly only replacing traditional techniques as a primary method of fabrication. mything wants to take this idea one step further and have a deeper look at the endless possibilities that this amazing technology offers. What will happen if we see 3D printing technology as a design tool rather than as a fabrication method? These techniques widen the material library of jewelry designers more than ever, present opportunities to work with unconventional materials while treasuring the beauty of diversity in design. Welcome to the world of “MY PRECIOUS PLASTICS”!

7 AUGUST 2017 – Official announcement of the competition
11 AUGUST 2017 – Start of the registration period and submission
10 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Close of registration and submission of the designs (23:59 CEST)
15-20 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Jury evaluation period
22 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Announcement of winners

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