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Guidelines for Submission

  • Must be a female student in Grades 3-12
  • Design a 3D (physical) code-based artwork, such as:
    • a 3D-printed object using a program like Tinkercad, 3D Slash, or SketchUp.
    • a physical artpiece that incorporate programmable electronics (such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi)
    • an art piece that incorporates both 3D printing AND programmable electronics
  • If you do not have access to a 3D printer, you can submit your design files for display only.
  • To be considered for the competition, you must submit your 3D code-based artwork.
    • Here is a list of where you may get your artwork 3d printed if you don’t have a 3D printer you can use at your school or home.
    • If you still are having trouble getting your work 3D-printed, contact [email protected] at least 14 days prior to the deadline, and we will try to help you get it printed (no guarantees that we will succeed).
    • In addition to submitting online form, you must contact us at [email protected] to arrange for drop-off or pick-up of your physical artwork.
    • All artwork will be returned after Code/Art Fest*
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per contestant, but each contestant may only win one prize per category.
  • Each entry must include a short write-up describing your 3D code-based artwork and what it means to you.
  • All work must be your own.


3D artwork will be judged by a panel of computing professionals from academia and industry. Entries will be judged equally on:

  • Creativity
  • Complexity
  • Emotional Impact
  • Design quality  
  • Write-up
  • Bonus points for using Tinkercad Codeblocks to code 3D design


Prizes will be presented at an Awards Ceremony during Code/Art Fest on March 14th, 2020. All contestants are strongly encouraged to attend, but need not be present to win. Awards will be given to the top 3 contestants in each of two age groups:

  • Lower (3rd – 8th grade)
  • Upper (9th-12th grade)

Prizes are selected both to reward effort and to encourage further exploration of coding.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 14th, 2020

Email [email protected] if you have questions or comments.

  • Submitted artwork will be displayed at Code/Art Fest March 14-15. In the unlikely circumstance that an entry is deemed inappropriate, Code/Art reserves the right to not display it.

* All physical artwork will be returned after Code/Art Fest. Code/Art is not responsible for any damage that may occur to submitted 3D artwork.

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