You Invent launch 3D printing Christmas competition

The Ri Christmas tree is in the grand entrance
Royal Institution


The Ri and You Invent are very excited to announce the launch of this year's Christmas competition. We want you to get creative and design a 3D decoration for the Ri Christmas tree! 

One lucky winner will have their design brought to 3D printed reality, and placed at the top of the Ri Christmas tree over the festive period. Three winners will also receive prizes of a Faraday Membership of the Ri.

The brief is simple, design a science themed Christmas decoration using 3D CAD software such as TinkerCAD or 123 Design App and send it to

All entries must be designed using 3D software and emailed as an .stl file along with an entry form and all entrants must be between 5-18 years old.

The closing date for all entries is Thursday 4 December 2014.

For all the information and to download the entry form, visit