The Modify Furniture Design Challenge

Here's your chance to design the next Modify Furniture Desk Accessory

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Modify Furniture is excited to launch our first Design Challenge! Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a newbie, here’s your chance to show off your creative side, get your name out there, and  win a $200 cash value prize in the process. Entrants will be designing a "drop-in" desk accessory to add form, function, and flair to existing Modify furniture designs.

To see how our desk accessories work, check out the video.


The Challenge

Design the Next Modify Furniture Drop-in desk accessory.  

The Rules

  1. DESIGN: must serve a purpose (examples: pencil holder, phone amplifier, lamp).
  2. SHAPE: design base must be  4" x 8.764" with 3/8" corner radius to mount into our accessory line. (approximate dimensions for youth submissions absolutely welcome). 
  3. MATERIALS: base should be able to be made from CNC routed 3/4 inch sheet material. Additional materials may vary. 
  4. SUBMISSION: design images plus brief description may be emailed to and/or submitted via instagram with hashtag #mymodifydesign Please tag us as well.  For submissions by minors, please read contest rules for more details. Drawings, DXF, JPEG, PSD files all accepted. 
  5. JUDGING will be done by the Modify Furniture team and will be based on the following attributes
  • creativity 
  • functionality (written description optimal)
  • sustainability
  • cost effective
  • ease of manufacturing
  • design appropriate for customers of ALL ages 

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Terms and Conditions of Modify Furniture Designer Challenge

  1. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must: (a) be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of legal residence);(b) be 18 or older or if under 18 entrant must have obtained a parent's or legal guardian's prior permission. Minors who enter must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible to receive any prizes. Contest is void where prohibited by law. By entering this contest, all entrants agree to have their name, age and Entrant-written description of their entry posted on the Modify Furniture Website and associated social channels.  No address, contact information or other personal information will be shared by Modify Furniture unless specifically approved for distribution by the entrant.

3 SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Modify Furniture, 540 Barnum Ave. Bridgeport, ct 06724.

4 CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on March 1, 2017 09:00am EST in the United States and ends on March 15, 2017 , 8:00pm EST("Contest Period"). All dates are subject to change. Entries must be submitted by March 15,2017 order toto qualify.

5 HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, You should supply Modify Furniture with your design for the next  CNC routed or 3D printed Modify Furniture Drop-in Accessory. Judgement of submissions will be based on the following qualities:


    1. accessory must serve a purpose (examples: pencil holder, phone support, lamp)
    2. shape
      1. design must fit the profile of our desk accessory drop in system but should be useable as a stand-alone product. The base of the design must be 4”x 8.764 with 3/8 inch corner radius to mount perfectly into our line. 
      2. Approximate dimensions for youth submissions drawing are absolutely welcome. 
    3. materials
      1. The base of the accessory should be designed to be made of 3/4 inch bamboo plywood 
      2. additional materials should be 
        1. cost effective
        2. sustainable 
        3. easily sourced 
        4. Must be safe and appropriate for customers of all ages.


1. submit image by email of the Perfect Modify Furniture DROP-IN Accessory in any one or more of the following formats (1) .dxf or .dwg files along with drawing (3) sketch up file (4) 3D rendering. Submission should be emailed to along with a brief written explanation of your Drop-in Accessory Design, its function, and the reason why it would be a good addition to the Modify Furniture Drop-in Accessory line. (the supporting statement)

2. Images should also be loaded onto instagram with the hashtag #mymodifydesign  If entrant does not have an instagram account, by entering the competition he/she agrees to allow Modify Furniture to post images on the Modify Furniture website and  instagram account. No personal identifying entrant information beyond first name and age will be released on instagram in the submission phase of the contest. 

During the Contest Period, the Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges will be evaluating the designs and supporting statements to ensure that they meet the Design Requirements. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who submits a design and/or supporting statements that does not meet the Design Requirements. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Rules are subject to disqualification.

7 JUDGING: Each design will be evaluated and scored based on the following "Criteria": (i) usefulness of product (ii) creativity and originality (iii) supporting statement - how well the design satisfies  the design requirements (iv) adherence to the Design Requirements and these Rules.

8 Modify Is working in conjunction with ShopBot on this Contest and by submitting an entry to the Contest, The Entrant agrees to allow ShopBot to post the winner’s Design and Supporting Statement on their website 

9 By submitting a Design, you agree to give up all rights to that Design to Modify Furniture. By submitting a Design, Modify Furniture has the right to produce, sell, and promote that design on and associated social channels. By accepting a  reward from Modify Furniture, the Entrant gives up all rights to proceeds or royalties for the Design. 


10 Decisions of the judges are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept their prize, then Modify Furniture reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant


11. Notification Winner: Becoming a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the design of the next highest score will be chosen as the potential winner. The winner will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor's discretion  If a winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging Criteria


12 PRIZE  the winner of the Modify Design Challenge will have a total of

1. four of their own design desk accessories made for them and sent to their home within the united States.

2. winner will receive $200 credit for any product sold on the Modify Furniture website.

3, the winning entrant will have their desk accessory added to the Modify Furniture website Drop-in Accessory Line for no less than three months along with their personal description of the design. Winners over 18 must consent to have their name noted in the product description. entrants under the age of 18 may  have their first name and age written in the product description on the modify furniture website.  A winning Minor will also receive an official congratulatory letter documenting that they were the first place winner of the Modify Design Challenge and featured on the Modify Furniture Website. 

13  TAXES: In order to receive a cash prize, potential winners must submit tax documentation requested by Modify Furniture or otherwise required by applicable law, to Modify Furniture The  winner and if the winner is a minor, their parents or legal guardians, is responsible for ensuring that they comply with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a potential winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited

14 GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

15 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: As between Modify Furniture and the Entrant, the Entrant retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to the Design. As a condition of entry, Entrant grants Modify Furniture a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display the Design for any purpose, including display on the Modify Furniture website, without any attribution or compensation to Entrant. Entries will not be returned.

16 PRIVACY: Entrants agree and acknowledge that personal data submitted with an entry, including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by Modify Furniture for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest. All personal information that is collected from parents, guardians,on behalf of Entrants is subject to Modify Furniture’s  Privacy Policy, located on the modify Furniture website

17 The Designs  may also be used for press and media purposes and Entrant agrees to waive any rights and not assert any intellectual property rights that Entrant has or may have in the Design.

18 WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY: Entrants warrant that their Designs are their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted Design.

20 To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the Entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any Design or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by Entrant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) any misrepresentation made by Entrant in connection with the Contest; (iii) any non-compliance by Entrant with these Rules; (iv) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to Entrant's involvement with the Contest; (v) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in the Contest; (vi) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest Site in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant; (vii) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry or voting information in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant and in the voting process by consumers; or (viii) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant.

21 ELIMINATION: Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Contest.

 22 RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY: If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Modify Furniture  reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

23 NOT AN OFFER OR CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Under no circumstances shall the submission of a Design into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with Modify Furniture.

24 FORUM AND RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL PROCEDURES: These Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and Entrants expressly waive any and all such rights.