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Be a Changemaker! The Scholastic Awards and 3D Systems bring you the START.WRITE.NOW! 3D Design Challenge! Create a 3D digital design that transforms conventional forms of art and writing, inspires change in your community.

The Challenge
Submit a 3D digital design made with FREE Cubify Software or other digital platforms by August 1, 2014. The most original design using Cubify software wins a Sense 3D Scanner! The best overall design wins $50!

How to Submit
For detailed information on how to submit, visit the START.WRITE.NOW! 2014 webpage. All submissions are due by August 18, 2014.

3D Systems and the Scholastic Awards
In 2012 3D Systems partnered with the Scholastic Awards to sponsor the Future New category. The Future New Award challenges students to express bold, innovative ideas using new mediums and technologies like 3D printing. Take a look at the 2014 3D Systems Future New Medalists HERE, and images of their Award-winning work below. Read More

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For the second year in a row, we asked creative teens around the country to submit boundary-breaking creations incorporating cutting-edge technologies and techniques to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. We received an amazing variety of creations that defied the confines of the Scholastic Awards’ current categories, including 3D design, robotics, and performance art.

Three Future New submissions utilizing 3D Systems’ free 3D design software were awarded $1,000, sponsored by 3D Systems as well as a print of their work made using a top-of-the-line 3D Systems printer! Learn more about this year’s winners below! Read More

Senseless Drawing Bot, a collaboration project + installation created by So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi via triangulationblog.com. Check out the bot in action here.

What is the future of creativity and innovation? The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and our sponsors at 3D Systems think you – our students and teachers – already know! Innovation and originality have been at the heart of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the past 90 years, and as we have grown, the definition of creativity has evolved along with us. 3D Systems, an innovator in creative technology is sponsoring the Awards newest challenge this year, the Future New!

The Future New Creative Challenge asks students to produce boundary-breaking creations that are conceptually or socially-driven and incorporate new materials and technologies as tools for innovation. Works within this challenge must not fit into other categories of the Scholastic Awards; however, work which pushes the boundaries of an existing category will be considered. Read More