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Great Big Gigabot Giveaway 2015

DEADLINE : Aug 22, 2015 23:59:59 UTC

Ready for Round 2?

Thank you all for your amazing submissions!
VOTING IS NOW TAKING PLACE.
Vote for your favorite submissions! https://www.younoodle.com/podium/jr/great_big_gigabot_giveaway_judging1/public_voting#0

In honor of the amazing community that inspired the resources to help us in our pursuit of making 3D printing accessible to new markets, re:3D, the creator of the world’s most affordable, industrial, human-scale 3D printer, is partnering with YouNoodle, Singularity University, techfortrade, Tunapanda, The S Factory/Start-Up Chile, Jones-Dilworth, 3D Hubs, Wevolver, Elsevier, USAID, Simplify3D and Falkon Ventures to give away a Gigabot to support your vision for improving the world, one print at a time.

To Enter:
Create a video explaining how you would use Gigabot for social good. Your idea should be original and support a local community or organization. Everyone is eligible to enter the contest by completing an entry form and uploading your video beginning August 1st at 06:00am CT. Only one entry per person. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on August 22, 2015 to be eligible.

Guidelines for submitting your video:
- Must demonstrate a well-developed plan or idea for using large format 3D printing for social impact
- Must answer the question, “How would you use Gigabot to make a difference?”
- Must explain why you’re passionate about your idea or plan
- Must be 2-3 minutes in length
- Should suitable for public viewing

Voting:
Each entrant has the opportunity to promote his or her own entry to gain votes. This can be done as soon as a video entry is submitted -submit early for an opportunity to maximize votes! Entrants are encouraged to share links to their videos via social media and the web.

Winners:
Voting will count toward 25% of the final decision. The remaining 75% will be determined by a panel of judges who will score the videos based on 1) feasibility 2) originality of the idea 3) drive & dedication.

Winners will be announced on September 1, 2015. Winners will also be notified via phone or email and announced on social media channels.

Judging:
To eliminate bias for what is anticipated to be a very visible & competitive contest, a broad base of judges will be recruited to reflect communities that have helped re:3D reach 300+ deliveries of Gigabots! Individuals include:
-William Hoyle
-Carolyn Seepersad
-Joshua Pearce
-Jay Larson
-Nikki Finnemore
-Patricia Hansen
-Jarah Meador
-Kyle Ballarta
-Matt Ferguson
-Kate Gage
-Andrea Ippolito
-Kriselle Laran

Check out our blog for more details on the judges and sponsors who make this opportunity possible at: http://www.re3d.org/behind-the-scenes-in-this-years-gigabot-giveaway/

Prizes:
This year, we are pleased to announce that along with the Gigabot, there will also be a few other prizes given away to the winner and runners-up thanks to our sponsors!

The overall winner will receive:
-One Gigabot kit (retail value $5,950)
-$100 of print credit on 3D Hubs
-$149 Simplify3D Software license
-A dedicated team of Wevolver designers to help with creating project documentation and structure!
The last three prizes were made possible by some of our amazing sponsors, 3D Hubs, Simplify3D, and Wevolver.

Along with this, the top three submissions will receive a copy of Open-Source Lab:How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs. This book was written by our very own judge, Joshua Pearce and was contributed by our generous sponsor, Elsevier!

If we receive more than 50 qualified entries to the contest, we will give away a 2nd Gigabot (retail value $5,950) to a “People’s Choice” entry for the video that received the most votes. Shipping of prizes to each winner’s preferred address will be included.

Some Legal Stuff:
- re:3D and the panel of guest judges reserves the right to remove any video at their discretion. Abide by the guidelines, and all will be fine. re:3D retains the right to use any video submission in promotional or marketing material without giving compensation or receiving prior approval from the entrant. re:3D will send a Gigabot (including shipping) to the winner at the preferred address in August. re:3D will not be liable for providing additional or replacement parts. The winner will however be able to purchase additional filament and parts at their discretion via the re:3D online store.

Questions? Email sanchana.vasikaran@re3d.org

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