Applying for a Cool Idea! Award is easy. Just click the Apply Now! link and complete the round 1 application.
You’ll also need to retrieve a quote(s) by uploading your accompanying 3D CAD model(s) via our Upload a Part link.
Round 1 reviews will be conducted on a rolling basis within each application period. If the judges deem your application to be a finalist, you will receive an email from Proto Labs within a month of applying inviting you to round 2. If you do not hear back from Proto Labs about your application, your product was not selected as a finalist.
Round 2 reviews will be conducted the month following the close of the application period to which you have applied. Each finalist will hear back from Proto Labs on the outcome of their application around the end of the month following the close of the application period.
• January 1 – February 28, 2017
• April 1 – May 31, 2017
• July 1 – August 31, 2017
• October 1 – November 30, 2017