Rapid Jewelry 3D Printing Design Competition


Rapid prototyping plays an increasing role in every discipline of design. Jewelry designers now use computer-aided modeling and 3D printing technology to produce unique geometry for designs that were previously impossible to create. It is revolutionizing the industry; taking an age old craft and bringing it into the 21st century.

This is technology-driven fashion! Help us highlight 3D printing as a new approach for designing visually stimulating statement pieces. Show the world your design by creating wearable art that is equal parts technology and fashion. We’re looking for the best uses of 3D printing for jewelry design — not another string of pearls — designs that make the best use of 3D printing technology.

Enter your design online. Finalists will be 3D printed and featured in a nationally-traveling fashion show, where the 3 winning entries will be announced and highlighted. Finalists will also be featured in our national exhibition, online gallery, and pop-up retail stores. Be part of Rapid Jewelry!



Call for Entries opens: February 9, 2015
Entries due by: April 3, 2015 @ 11:59pmPT
Winners Announced: May 23, 2015

Join us for a special fashion show featuring the finalists and winners of Rapid Jewelry on May 23, 2015 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel Imperial Ballroom.



  • 3 winning entries receive cash prizes: 1st prize, $2,000; 2nd prize, $1000; 3rd prize, $500
  • All entries featured in an online gallery
  • Finalist 3D printed and featured in a nationally-traveling fashion show, exhibition, and retail experience — in retail finalist will receive royalties on the sale of their pieces.


Read the call for entries — the competition period has ended

Registration Fees:

  • $15 for students
  • $25 for members of Design Museum Boston & SNAG
  • $40 for non-members

Registration fees directly support Design Museum Boston and Rapid Jewelry.
To save on registration and enjoy a year of access to great design, become a member.

After completing the registration form, within 1 business day, you will receive your registration number, link to entry form, and invitation to a Dropbox folder where you will submit you files, along with a 60-day trial version of Keyshot 5, which we recommend using to create photo-realistic renderings for your entry.


Sam Aquillano
Executive Director, Design Museum Foundation

Dawn Barrett
Design Museum Foundation Board Member

Fabio Esposito
President, CEO, Solidscape

Richard Funnell
Global Training Specialist, Luxion Keyshot

Joshua Harker
Fine Artist Specializing in Digital Sculpture/3D Printing

Arthur Hash
Assistant Professor, Jewelry Design, Appalachian State University

Josh Mings
Director of Marketing, Luxion Keyshot

Paulina Perepelkin
Founder, Additive Fashion

Eric Portnoy
Owner, Room 68

Jessica Rosenkrantz
Co-Founder, Creative Director, Nervous System

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Executive Director, Society of North American Goldsmiths

Emily Stoehrer
Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chelsea Spear
Brand Consultant

Jenny Wu
Design Director, LACE & Partner, Oyler Wu Collaborative