Promotional materials

You can use the materials on this page to help share information about the Shape the Future competition.

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Poster to print

The poster can be printed at A4 or A3 size, and can be used anywhere you would like to share information about the competition.

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Preview: Shape the future Poster to Print

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Social media graphics

Please feel free to use these graphics to share the competition on Twitter, Facebook, and your other social media channels. On Twitter, you can tag us at @imascientist.

Social media graphic to share: Shape the Future - Pitch your idea

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Social media graphic to share: Shape the Future - 3D researchers

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Social media graphic to share: Shape the Future - 3D art

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Promotional copy

Copy and paste the information below into emails or newsletters to share information about the competition. Alternatively, there are documents aimed at different interest groups; these can be downloaded, or linked to.

Information to copy and paste

The shorter version

Shape the Future: 3D printing for a sustainable world

What does sustainability mean to you? Efficiency? Recycling? A better way of living? One thing is clear: our planet needs bright ideas and new ways of thinking, consuming and living.

Do you have an idea for a more sustainable future? A piece of art expressing the idea of sustainability, an idea for a new product that will help us reduce our carbon footprint, or a way to find a new use for an old product?

The Shape the Future competition (shape19.imascientist.ie) is inviting you to pitch your idea. The winning entry will be designed by I-Form researchers and printed on cutting edge 3D printing systems. The winner will also receive €500 to spend on promoting their sustainability work.

The catch? It’s a tough judging panel: Irish school students and the public. Each shortlisted entry will be teamed with an I-Form researcher and school students and the public will be able to ask questions and quiz the contestants before voting to decide the winner.

The competition is open to anyone resident in the Republic of Ireland who has an idea to help create a more sustainable future. Entries can be from individuals or teams. (However people working in or studying 3D printing full time are excluded from entering.)

Entries close Monday 30th September at 5pm.

More information and submit your idea: shape19.imascientist.ie

The longer version

Shape the Future: 3D printing for a sustainable world

What does sustainability mean to you? Efficiency? Recycling? A better way of living? One thing is clear: our planet needs bright ideas and new ways of thinking, consuming and living.

Do you have an idea for a more sustainable future? A piece of art expressing the idea of sustainability, an idea for a new product that will help us reduce our carbon footprint, or a way to find a new use for an old product?

The Shape the Future competition (shape19.imascientist.ie) is inviting you to pitch your idea. The winning entry will be designed by I-Form researchers and printed on cutting edge 3D printing systems. The winner will also receive €500 to spend on promoting their sustainability work.

The catch? It’s a tough judging panel: Irish school students and the public. Each shortlisted entry will be teamed with an I-Form researcher and school students and the public will be able to ask questions and quiz the contestants before voting to decide the winner.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to anyone resident in the Republic of Ireland who has an idea to help create a more sustainable future. Entries can be from individuals or teams. (However people working in or studying 3D printing full time are excluded from entering.)

Each shortlisted entrant will be teamed up with an I-Form researcher and their idea will be quizzed and voted on by Irish school students and the public. Then I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, will turn the winning idea for sustainability into 3D printed reality.

Entries close Monday 30th September at 5pm.

What happens then?

  • Shortlisting: The shortlisting panel will choose a finalist from each category based on technical criteria and print feasibility, as well as strength of connection to the sustainability theme.
  • Pairing with I-Form researcher: Each finalist will be paired with a researcher from I-Form and together create an entry page on the judging website.
  • Public vote: In November the site will be open to the public and Irish schools will ask questions and book live chats to quiz the finalists and researchers about their idea and 3D printing. They will also vote for the entry they want to win.

Prize

The entry with the most votes will be designed and printed by a researcher from I-Form. A €500 cash prize will be awarded to help the winner promote their sustainability work.

All intellectual property in the entries will be retained by the person entering the idea. All entrants must be sure that they are not infringing upon someone else’s intellectual property and grant permission for the competition organisers to promote their ideas. Every effort will be made to produce a print as similar to the submitted idea as possible; however, adjustments may need to be made to ensure print feasibility.

More information and submit your idea: shape19.imascientist.ie

Documents to share


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