Conditions of participation

The new FabLab (Fabrication Laboratory) at the University of Konstanz opened on 24. May 2023. The FabLab open laboratory provides easy access to modern production technologies including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and other computer-controlled machines. It is a place where people can put their ideas into practice while making use of the FabLab's equipment and know-how. The university is celebrating the opening of the FabLab with a competition.

We would like to know what project you would like to complete in the FabLab. Simply describe your idea in a comment on the university's Instagram post from 13 July 2023 (@unikonstanz). The three most creative submissions will win an item (sweatshirt, T-shirt or tote bag) from our Uni Konstanz Campus Store. You can also submit your idea by sending an email with the subject "FabLab competition" to

The participation guidelines and data protection information at a glance:

  • The competition is organized by the University of Konstanz. It is neither connected to Instagram, nor is it sponsored or supported by Instagram in any way.
  • The competition starts on 13 July 2023 and ends on 27 July 2023. All ideas received during this period will be included in the competition. 
  • You must be 18 or older to participate.
  • To enter your idea in the competition, you must either comment on the university's corresponding Instagram post or email marketing@uni-konstanz with the subject "FabLab competition".
  • The three most creative answers will be awarded a first, second or third prize. The first prize is a sweatshirt or hoodie, second prize is a T-shirt, and third prize is a tote bag. All the prizes are from the textile collection of the Uni Konstanz Campus Store.
  • As a participant you are obliged to act in accordance with the law. In case of a violation of the law you indemnify the University of Konstanz against any claims for damages by third parties.
  • After the end of the contest, the winners will be selected by a jury and notified either via Instagram Direct Message or via email (depending on how the winning idea was submitted). For clothing prizes, winners will be asked to provide a size and colour request. Afterwards, the prizes will be ordered according to the information provided, and winners will be notified when they can pick up their prizes at the Marketing Office of the University of Konstanz (room V912). If the winner is not a member of the University of Konstanz, the prize can also be mailed to their German address upon request. Prizes cannot be mailed to an address outside Germany.
  • We will use the information you provide solely to determine and contact the winners. After the prizes have been handed out we will immediately delete the data, unless otherwise required by legal or contractual regulations. Users can ask which personal data have been stored. They can demand that their personal data be corrected, deleted or blocked if this is legally valid and possible in the context of an existing contract. To better understand and exercise your data protection rights (as per Article 37 GDPR), please contact our data protection officer:


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  • There is no right to appeal; a cash payment is not possible.