MINNEAPOLIS — Stratasys Ltd. selected winners for the 12th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

First place in the Art and Architecture category is the Underwater Hotel submitted by Zachary Trippodo of Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield, CT.

This worldwide contest gives students the opportunity to redesign an existing product, create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished or design an original work of art or architecture. Entries were evaluated based on creativity, being mechanically sound and being realistically achievable.

The judges this year included industry experts:

• Tim Shinbara, vice president, manufacturing technology, Association for Manufacturing Technology

• Steve Deak, senior engineer, additive manufacturing, GE, and president-elect, AMUG Board

• Leslie Langnau, managing editor, Design World magazine

• Todd Grimm, president, T.A. Grimm and Associates.

Click here for a full list of winners and descriptions.

Stratasys will award first place winners a $2,500 scholarship, with second place winners receiving a $1,000 scholarship. The instructor of the first-place winner in each category will receive a demo 3D printer to use in the classroom for a limited time. The winner of this year’s bonus category, “Make a Difference” will receive a $1,500 scholarship. New this year, students who entered the contest from an NCATC member school, had the chance to be selected as the Coalition’s top entry in the post-secondary category. The NCATC winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.