International Digital Modeling Contest (IDMC2024)

International Digital Modeling Contest 2024 (IDMC2024) aims to spread fundamental technologies for inspiring the creation of three-dimensional mechanisms and objects in new innovative environments led by additive manufacturing (3D printers).


In this contest, we are calling for submissions that consist of output works produced by the 3D printers using 3D data created from original ideas through digital modeling, and include the verification of this entire process.


Details will be announced on the current web page.


This contest will be held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG 2024), which is primarily sponsored by the Japan Society for Graphic Science.


For the past 17 years, the Japan Society for Graphic Science has been holding the Digital Modeling Contest in Japan. Based on the experience accumulated through these contests, this time the society has expanded the areas eligible for entering works and is inviting entries from abroad.



2024/05/15The submission form for submissions for review is now
available. The deadline is May 27, 2024.
2024/04/05Submitting entries and Submission of materials for judging deadline extended.


Exhibition:Monday, August 5, 2024 - Friday, August 9, 2024.

*This schedule includes the time for entrants to bring in their works and the time for them to take them out.

* The works will be set up on or after the afternoon of 5 August (Mon). Please bring in and set up the works at the exhibition hall by the entrants themselves.

*Applicants who wish to request output services in Japan should contact the Executive Committee with questions. Information on technical cooperation partners will be provided.

Important Days

April 8, 2024 April 15, 2024 Closed
AM 12:00 (GMT) no later
Deadline for submitting entries
 *For information on the required submission, please review 'Entry details'.
May 20, 2024 May 27, 2024 Extended!!
AM 12:00 (GMT) no later
Deadline for submission of materials for judging
 *For information on documents to be submitted, see 'Submission of documents for examination'.


Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Fukuoka, Japan


Judging criteria

The criteria for judging will be announced later.


Individuals and groups consisting of several persons


7-1 Entry details

All genres, any theme.

3D printers are used widely, from making machines to architecture, molding designs, everyday goods, toys, characters, and so on. The 3D data used is made by methods which continue to progress based on innovative concepts and technologies such as creating modeling data by measuring target objects using 3D scanning devices, large-scale shape data processing, etc.

In the areas of robot engineering and medical engineering for example, 3D printers are used to build 3D models for resolving various problems. We welcome entries from areas developing such novel applied technologies, 3D shapes made by additive manufacturing, 3D models built using original and innovative 3D shape production methods, etc. For details of digital modeling contests held by Japan Society for Graphic Science in the past, please click here.

Please send the information from (1) to (7) to the designated e-mail address.
subject:ENTRY IDMC2024(Entry Representative's Name)
*Please change [at] to @.
*Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by e-mail within one week of receipt of your entry. If you do not receive a receipt notice within one week of your entry, please contact us at this address (idmc2024-support[at]

*Please note that if there are a large number of applicants, we may be unable to accept applications due to the capacity of the venue.

7-2 Submission Materials Required for Judging

After entry, please send the from (1) to (3)
*The submission form for submissions for review is now available. The deadline is May 27, 2024.

Submission Form

3D data (STL files) and presentation movie data cannot be uploaded directly to the form.
Please upload them using a data storage service, etc., and then enter the URL of the download destination in the form.
If you use a data storage service, please allow approximately 7 days for the data to be stored.

If you have any questions, or if you have difficulty submitting your data within the deadline, please contact us.

(1) two-page description
You are required to submit a two-page description of your work using the template specified.
*The work descriptions will be printed out by the organizer and posted at the exhibition site. In addition, a collection of works in PDF format will be made available on the web page.

Guidelines for Writing Commentaries
WORD filePDF file
The following elements should be included in the manuscript of the work description.

(2) 3D data of the work (STL format)

(3) Presentation video data(about 3 minutes)
*Please submit a video presentation showing your work from many different angles.

Purpose of the contest

The Digital Modeling (Digital Content) Contest positions creation as an academic activity and will be held while maintaining the contest format. One of the goals of the contest is to explain in an easy-to-understand manner the process from the purpose of creating the work to the model production, with an emphasis on necessity and preservation of the process. To make effective use of 3D modeling machines, it is important to have content that can be used for 3D modeling, such as educational works and resource works.


Contact information for the Executive Committee of the Japan Society for Graphic Science International Digital Modeling Contest (IDMC2024)
idmc2024-support [at]
*Please change [at] to @.


Hirotaka Suzuki
Yuji Katagiri
Committee members
Shota Ishii
Tomoko Ohtani
Daiji Okada
Ai Sakaki
Maiko K. Tsujii
Kidai Nakano
Misako Nishii
Tatsushi Tanaka
Ryuta Motegi
Naoyuki Miyakoshi
Jury committee Chair
Kensuke Yasufuku
Jury committee Vice-Chair
Yoshizumi Fukue
Jury committee members
Tsutomu Araki
Shigekazu Ishihara
Keiko Ishihara
Aya Saito
Hisashi Sato
Akihiro Shibata
Emiko Tsutsumi
Koichi Matsuda
Toshio Muramatsu
Yayoi Yokoyama
Akihiro Matsuura


Japan Society for Graphic Science

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