Design Competition

We are calling on makers, designers and creatives to produce designs for facemasks. We want you to harness your skills and creativity to produce solutions to ease the PPE shortages we see around the world. We are providing cash prizes in 3 categories plus a special jury award. Together we can meet the challenges of coronavirus.

Improve or build a new model – We have a prototype mask which we have tested. This works well, but we believe that it can be improved upon to create a better solution. We are taking submissions from both people producing new designs or improving on our prototype.

Get our prototype design and start building

Feel free to download the prototype STL Files as a basis or as inspiration for your own masks.

If you have the capability to test print your prototype, STL files can be used to directly feed them to your 3D printer.

STP files are available to continue our work and build your own mask design..

Design Spiders

Design Spiders

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Design Honey

Design Honey

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Design Simple

Design Simple

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Design Simple Size S

Design Simple Size S

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Design Inner Part Size S

Design Inner Part Size S

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Inner Part Size S.stp
Inner Part Size S.stl

Inner part design for all outer part designs.

Design Inner Part variable size

Design Inner Part variable size

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Inner Part variable Size.stp
Inner Part variable Size.stl

Inner part design for all outer part designs.

Design Basis

Design Basis

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Design Basis.stp
Design Basis.stl

Basic design to create your own patterns.

Design Basic Size S

Design Basic Size S

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Design Basis size S.stp
Design Basis size S.stl

Basic design to create your own patterns.

Design Basic variable Size

Design Basic variable Size

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Design Basis variable Size.stp
Design Basis variable Size.stl

Basic design to create your own patterns.

* The StopTheDrop-Initiative c/o Jones AV Ltd. declines all responsibilities regarding use and application.

Improve or build a new model

We have come up with a facemask we called the MAF1 Prototype. It does the job but it surely can be improved and made better. You can download .step and .stl files of the design to make improvements or simply use it as inspiration for your own design or enter something completely new and innovative.

We are looking for an everyday mask for everyone for daily use, we are not looking to invent a medical grade facemask. The aim is to create a simple and accessible mask, to ease the strain on the PPE markets so that medical masks can reach the professionals who need it most.

Competition – Prizes in 3 categories

Most Economic Design

1st prize 2000 Euro
2nd prize 1000 Euro
3rd prize 500 Euro

Most Fashionable design

1st prize 1000 Euro
2nd prize 650 Euro
3rd prize 350 Euro

Most innovative design

1st prize 2000 Euro
2nd prize 1000 Euro
3rd prize 500 Euro

Special Jury award

1000 Euro

We are looking for Designs that:

  • help to protect by reducing the spread of droplets for the general public
  • are cheap to produce
  • fast to produce and scale with commonly available 3D printers or machinery such as injection molding
  • are lightweight
  • have an ergonomic fit
  • can be used with a selection of filter options
  • focused on coffee filter size materials to create a common form factor
  • with a frame that is easily washable whilst the filter is single use
  • must be easy to build / assemble without tools
  • should ideally be environmentally friendly through minimal material use
  • design can be scaled or available different sizes to fit children and adults
  • should have adjustable self fixing straps/fit
  • must be easy to distribute, flat-pack, letterbox friendly design
  • stable and lasting

Guidelines:

A filter template should be available, for example in the MAF1, the inner section can be used as a template to cut the filtration material to size if not used with coffee filters.

Terms:

  • Max. 3 designs per person
  • Must be available to all under creative commons license
  • Any products designed or derived from the Stop the Drop campaign must be sold or distributed on a not for profit basis
  • Extended Deadline: Sunday 3rd of May – 23.59 hrs CET
  • Read the complete Terms & Conditions