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2023 MultiMaker Lab Design Contest

Contains information about the 2023 design contest including the theme and rules

Design Submission Form

Choosing the Contest Winners

The winner of the contest will be the design that receives the most votes. All submitted designs will be displayed for a brief period of time for voting in-person at the UAH Library as well as online following the end of the contest submission period. All UAH students, faculty, and staff will be able to vote if they choose to, and each person will only be allowed one vote. Contest participants will also be allowed to vote for any design of their choosing, including their own. We will not collect any identifying information of those who vote, but all voters will need to sign in through their UAH account when voting. 

Additional information, including dates for the voting period, will be added soon.

Design Safety/Ownership

This contest is sponsored by the UAH Library and only MulitMaker Lab library staff will have access to your submissions. All ownership rights/copyrights for contest submissions will remain yours, though the MultiMaker Lab may play or display copies of submissions for purposes such as voting, showcasing student projects, or promoting the lab. 

Example Media & Art Forms

The following are some examples of possible formats your submission could be in. However, this list is not exhaustive and other media or art forms are acceptable. 

  • 3D model
  • Painting
  • Digital Art
  • Photograph
  • Video
  • Music
  • Animation
  • Sculptures
  • Drawing
  • Embroidery (needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, etc.)
  • Sewn Item (mini/small quilt, accessory/costume piece, etc.)
  • Origami
  • Items made using the Glowforge or Cricut like paper crafts/cards, engravings, etc.
  • Crocheted or Knitted Item


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Anna Kate Tippett
Subjects: Philosophy

Contest Introduction

Welcome to the first ever Design Contest hosted by the MultiMaker Lab! Simply submit a piece of art, media project, or 3D model created by you that matches our theme for a chance to win. The contest will open on Wednesday, September 13 and will end on Wednesday, October 18 at 11:59 pm. No submissions submitted after 11:59 pm on October 18 will be accepted.


Below this box you’ll find information regarding the contest theme, rules, and resources that you can utilize when creating your design.  


If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact Anna Kate Tippett at

Contest Theme

The theme for this year’s contest is the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. All submissions must be somehow inspired by or related to the poem, any elements or specific lines/items, any themes in the poem, or any interpretations of the poem, including your own. Interpretations can be literal or more figurative or imaginative. You can choose to incorporate or use any or all of the poem’s text in your design, but this is not required.  

“The Road Not Taken” entered the public domain in 2019 when copyright protections for the poem expired. For more information on public domain in general, please click here. For more information on when this poem specifically entered the public domain, please click here. 

Contest Rules

  • Open to all current UAH students
  • Only one entry per person
  • Your design must fit the theme of the contest
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 18
  • A limited amount of remixing/use of content not created by you is allowed in your design. It is recommended that you only use content in the public domain or content under the appropriate Creative Commons licenses that allow for derivatives. If you choose to use any such content, then you are responsible for checking the copyright status or protections for any items that you use. Library staff has the final say in determining how much use is too much.
    • This does not apply to the poem. You may choose to incorporate or use any/all of the poem's text in your design. This is not required but is allowed.  
    • Resources for public domain and Creative Commons licenses and content is available in the "Contest Resources" box below.
    • The use of any patterns, such as sewing, knit, or crochet patterns, is allowed. Please make note of any such patterns you used in the submission form. 
  • Any art form or physical object is acceptable, including 3D models, music, animation, digital art, painted/drawn/other art, videos, or photographs, as long as it has been made by you. 
  • The following file types will be accepted:
    • Physical objects such as paintings, sculptures, etc. should be submitted as a photo file (PNG or JPG)
    • 3D models should be submitted as STL files
    • Digital artwork should be submitted as either a PNG, JPG, PDF, or SVG file
    • Photographs should be submitted as either a PNG or JPG
    • Videos should be submitted as MP4 files
    • Music should be submitted as MP3 or WAV files

Contest Resources

MultiMaker Lab
The MultiMaker Lab is happy to assist with your design. We have equipment and software you’re welcome to use, or our staff is happy to help offer advice, tips, or resources for your design. For more information about the lab, please click here to view our website.  

We also offer one-on-one assistance via our Book a Lab Librarian program where you can request an appointment with one of the MultiMaker Lab librarians for project consultations or assistance in learning a new piece of equipment or software. Simply click here to open the form, fill out the required fields, and a lab librarian will be in touch soon. Please allow at least three days' notice for scheduling an appointment.  


Creative Commons, Public Domain, and Copyright Resources
Limited use/remix of content not created by you is allowed in your design. It is recommended that you only use content in the public domain or licensed under the appropriate Creative Commons licenses that allow for derivatives. For more information about any of these terms, please click on the blue terms below:

There are multiple websites and online libraries that have public domain and Creative Commons content available for download, including images, audio, video, 3D models, and other content. Please see the images below for a list of some such websites and online libraries; printable versions of each are also available at the bottom of the box.