The first 3Doodler Awards of 2015 were born from the bi-weekly “Doodle Offs” that used to be held by the creators of the “world’s first 3D printing pen”. The popular 3Doodler contest is back in 2016, and the winners of the 3Doodler 2016 awards have just been announced! The contest’s eight categories were highly competitive, but somehow the judges arrived at their final decisions. According to the contest page, entries were “judged on creativity and aesthetics through the lens of fashion and design. Doodles will not be judged on perceived comfort of use or practicality.”
Starting with the 3Doodler Macro Award is winner Cornelia Kuglmeier, a frequent 3Doodler user. It took him 40 hours to complete this amazing 19.5″ European Peacock Butterfly, and he used different nozzles, obviously with a great level of skill, to create the very intricate details of every hair, scale and strand on the body and wings of the butterfly. . 3Doodler said that she has always impressed them “with her carefully constructed and creative doodles, but this year she went above and beyond!”
The 3Doodler Macro Award runner-up is Jonathan Reycraft, with his creatively designed marble tower standing nearly five feet tall. It has two main marble entrances and a total of five paths that the marble could go down the tower.
Reycraft explains, “One path is a multi-level spiral route that passes through two separate funnels, the other winds around stepped steps that drop through each ramp to the bottom.”
Da Vinci Prize
Ala’ Fahmi Sawan won the 3Doodler Da Vinci Award with the innovative and adorable pink and white robot he made for his daughter! The robot is powered by a 9-volt battery and features handmade gears that propel it forward. 3Doodler said they loved the “completely unique design, giving it the edge as our Da Vinci winner!”
Da Vinci Prize finalist Eduardo Pires says he was inspired by man himself and combined the flying machine and the waterwheel, two of Da Vinci’s original inventions, to create his impressive Moving Doodle.
Pires explained: “To make a doodle that moves, I used the force of the water to turn the waterwheel. The rotational movement is transmitted to the wheel axle. Coupled to this axis, a crankshaft is responsible for creating an oscillatory movement for the flapping of wings”.
Fairy Tale Award
This is the first 3Doodler starter category of the contest; This pen is perfect for creative kids ages eight and up. 3Doodler saw a lot of “creative and whimsical entries” in this category, but the winner, Joanna Conant, is clearly at the top of her game with her dragon named Roger. She’s also quite the poet, and even included an original poem about him!
“Once upon a time there was a dragon named Roger
So brave and not afraid of danger
Bulldozers then broke in and destroyed his garden.
So Roger blew a lot of fire!
To demonstrate how versatile the 3Doodler Start is, Joanna created Roger using freehand techniques and Start Doodle blocks.
The Fairy Tales Award runner-up had an equally impressive and creative entry. Heide Murray was inspired by Slavic folklore to use her 3Doodler Start to create her own colorful version of “Baba Yaga’s mythical house with chicken feet”.
Interior Design Award
3Doodler said the voting was pretty close, as they saw a lot of “really amazing entries in this increasingly popular category.” But Devin Montes was declared the winner for his clever and creative use of a balloon to make a detailed lampshade with 3Doodler Start. You can see how he created this stunning display, which “casts incredible shadows while lighting up the room,” on his YouTube channel.
Mindy Nam was a finalist for the Interior Design Award, with her minimalistic and abstract metallic tiger and bat structures. 3Doodler says that wireframes “display creativity, artistry, and a great sense of design.”
Living World Award
This was the most popular category this year, and winner Yuval Mor impressed the judges with this highly detailed coral reef, inspired by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. He “perfectly captured the movement and life of this reef scene”, and each fish, along with the reef rock, was very carefully scribbled.
Paul Mahoney was the Living World runner-up, featuring a fierce and lovable Allosaur named “Allie.” The judges say “Allie” caught their eye, and that while they “can’t know for sure exactly what the dinosaurs looked or acted like, we feel Allie captures the spirit of imagination for the living world!”
single thread award
Heather Baharally proved that a single strand of 3Doodler filament could go a long way, with her elegant and winning gold flower ring.
The winner of the Living World category, Yuval Mor, was the finalist for this award, with a simple and elegant butterfly, which really “shows how sometimes less is more”.
This is another popular category, and winner Aikaterini Kedikoglou wowed the judges with a beautiful coral reef-inspired Doodled necklace, using a repeating pattern in multiple shades of blue and green.
Erica Gray, whose artwork has previously been featured with 3Doodler, was the finalist in this category, wearing an elegant gold bridal headpiece.
This may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen created with a 3D printing pen. Check out these adorable squirrels doodled by Judith Tarres Benet; How was she not going to win? What’s even more impressive, she created a stop-motion video of the scene!
Heather Baharally, who won the Single Strand category, is the runner-up in the Micro category. Her miniature detailed bee is so small that she fits on top of the 3Doodler itself.
cartoonist of the year
The 3Doodler “Doodler of the Year” award goes to Cornelia Kuglmeier, who also won in the Macro category with her European Peacock Butterfly. 3Doodler acknowledged that her “body of work throughout 2016 has been beyond impressive.” She made a tutorial to show how she made the origami crane that got a lot of attention on social media, and she doodled the entire 12 days of Christmas! She has an awesome Instagram feed full of Doodled flowers and much more, which showcases her “incredible creativity, artistry, and amazing ability of hers to capture details in Doodles.”
3Doodler said, “For all of her amazing Doodles over the course of 2016, we’re proud to name Cornelia Doodler of the Year.”
All of this year’s talented winners will receive a 3Doodler PRO and a year’s supply of plastic filament, along with a few other accessories. Keep doodling and maybe you can enter the contest next year! Discuss in the 3Doodler Awards forum at 3DPB.com.
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