It’s December 1st, and what better way to start this month than by launching our 4th annual Winter Holiday Decorations Contest! It’s that time of the year when your 3D printers can really show off their holiday spirit.

This contest has become our favorite yearly highlight, combining the creativity of our community with the charm of the winter season – and we just love it! Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or New Year’s Eve, each holiday offers a lot of opportunities for your unique designs. We’re excited to see how your 3D printing skills will bring these ideas to life.

Christmas Tree Ornament Set by Popandsicle

Christmas Tree Ornament Set by Popandsicle

For those who’ve been in winter holiday mode since summer, great news: your creations are eligible too. Any design you’ve crafted since the start of July can join this festive showdown!

Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at the previous year’s round or these standout entries we picked for you. They might just spark your next great idea.


Reindeer Kit Card Multicolor

Cheesy Holiday Mechanism

Xmas Tree

Pull-String Nut Cracker

Magnetic Icicle decoration for doors

Advent Calendar


Glowing Snowflake with LED Noodles




First place

The first-place winner will unwrap a brand new Original Prusa MK4 Kit!


Second place

Second place will be rewarded with 1050 Prusameters – which is just right for grabbing
3 spools of Prusament or choosing from other selected products including Prusa Merch!


Representative images of what you can exchange your Prusameters prize for.<br>Starring: Mikoláš Zuza & Pepa’s head

Representative images of what you can exchange your Prusameters prize for.
Starring: Mikoláš Zuza & Pepa’s head

Third place

For third place, you’ll get 700 Prusameters , perfect for picking out 2 spools of Prusament or exploring other products.

Representative images of what you can exchange your Prusameters prize for.<br>Starring: Mikoláš Zuza & Pepa’s head

Representative images of what you can exchange your Prusameters prize for.
Starring: Mikoláš Zuza & Pepa’s head

Community’s Picks

You all have a chance to help award some prizes too. We want to see your makes of these designs and the five entries with the most makes (who are not also main prize winners) will each receive 350 Prusameters.

Judging Criteria

  • The overall quality of the model.
  • Printability – Whether the model has an optimal orientation, whether it is divided into multiple parts so it can be printed more easily (without supports) etc.
  • Originality – If you create something truly unique, it will be rated better than a slightly altered existing model.
  • Popularity – Share your model to increase its popularity, and prove that users appreciate such a model.
  • Your other works – In case we can’t decide between two favorite designs, we often check your other models to see what you can do.
  • Assembly instructions – If your model consists of multiple parts, we check how easy it is to assemble the final product.
  • Photo quality – Well-lit, in-focus, and clear photos help show off your work and help us pick the best designs.

How to participate?

It’s easy to participate in this competition. Just follow these simple instructions.

  • Design and create a model or improve an already existing one (“remix”) so that the result fits the theme of this contest. The model has to be printable on an FFF/FDM or SLA 3D printer (any manufacturer and model). This also means that you don’t need to own a 3D printer to participate. When creating the model, keep in mind the pros and cons of various types of 3D printing technologies and what can and can’t be actually done.
  • Upload the model to and make sure it contains:
    1. Model in .3MF or .STL file format (print files are optional)
    2. Photo or render of the model (ideally both)
    3. Model description
  • Add the model to the contest. You will find the new competition button just below the download button on the print’s page after you publish your print. Click the Compete medal and select the “2023 Holiday Decorations” contest. After that, your print will be shown on the contest page and you will be in the running.

Of course, you can share your model on social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest,…), and don’t forget to add @printablescom. This can help increase the popularity of the model.

Terms and conditions

  • The contest runs from December 01, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
  • You can submit up to 5 unique models to the competition and increase your chances of winning.
  • Models submitted to the contest must be new models that have been uploaded on or after the 1st of July 2023.
  • The model must contain at least one printed part.
  • By entering the contest, you agree to keep your model posted to for a minimum of one year. The Prusa team reserves the right to repost your design if it is removed before the end of that year.
  • You must be the original creator of the model you upload, please do not repost other people’s models from other sites.
  • We reserve the right to terminate the competition or change the conditions of the competition at any time. In case of violation of the terms and conditions or attempted fraud, the competitor will be disqualified.
  • Submitting entries that do not fit the contest criteria will result in disqualification and repeated offenses may disqualify you from future contests.
  • Results are at the judge’s discretion and all results are final.