2019 SHINE Illuminator Award
Student 3D Design Competition

Students, get ready to have some fun!

SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), a Janesville, Wisconsin-based company dedicated to being the world leader in the safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, announces a student-driven design competition to create a 3D object to be used by SHINE as an employee award of excellence, titled The Illuminator Award. This inaugural competition kicks off in the fall of 2018 and concludes on January 18th, 2019. The winner will be announced in early February 2019.


What are the requirements?  6th – 12th Graders are eligible to enter. All students must be currently in the School District of Janesville, Janesville private/religious schools or Janesville homeschool students. This is to be a 100% student-generated design, with no more than four students per team.  An original draft of the design will need to be provided at the competition presentation.

What are the design specifications?   

  • Dimensions: 15cm (wide) x 15cm (long) x 30cm (tall)
  • Must be 100% 3D printed; exception made for lights, batteries, electrical connections and paint.
  • Materials: unlimited
  • Must include the following text/graphics: “2019” “Illuminator Award” & SHINE logo (available above)
  • Also available in pdf

What are the judging criteria? 30 Points Total

  • SHINE-y-ness (most resembles SHINE technology) – 10 Points
  • Usefulness (able to use in daily office life) – 10 Points
  • Innovation/Creativity – 10 Points

How and when do we present our 3D design?  Teams will describe their design and the process they used in an 8-10 minute presentation on February 1st, 2019.  More information will be posted on this website soon.

Is there a prize for the winning design?  Yes! Huge bragging rights and a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of SHINE Building One with our CEO Dr. Greg Piefer, for the winning team and an accompanying adult.  The winning team’s school will also receive 3D printing supplies!

  • Everyone receives a participant certificate
  • Medals for First, Second and Third Place winners

What about publicity for the winners? The winning team members’ parents/guardians (if age 17 or under) will need to give consent by signing a SHINE Photograph and Video Publicity Release Form to allow images to be used by SHINE.

Who are the judges?  Designs will be judged by 5-7 SHINE employees.

Where can I learn more about SHINE?  Our website is really cool and has a lot of great information for your use!  www.SHINEmed.com  and check out our video too! Click here to view our video.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?  Your teachers or Cheryl Peterson, SHINE’s Community and Employee Engagement Manager.  cheryl.peterson@shinemed.com

Thank you for your interest in the
SHINE Illuminator Award
Student 3D Design Competition.
Good luck to all!