Fortune and fame can be yours if you win Samsung's new contest; here's how to enter

Fortune and fame can be yours if you win Samsung's new contest; here's how to enter
Now that Sir Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start his own design firm, do you think that you can step up and be the next in-house design superstar? Samsung announced today that it is teaming up with design publication Dezeen to find the next "boundary-pushing Galaxy design." The Samsung Mobile Design Competition will allow individuals, studios and students to compete for $40,000 in prize money in two categories.

For the Next Mobile + category, contestants will submit their designs for a new Samsung Galaxy accessory to be used with a smartphone, tablet or wearable device. For example, designs could be submitted for a smartphone case, tablet cover, watch strap and earbud case. Samsung says that these designs should enhance the device they are intended for while adding value for the user. Besides the design files and lifestyle renders (or videos) showing the accessory being used, Samsung wants each submission to include a description of the design, detailed specs, and information on the audience that the product is intended for. There are explicit rules, so we do suggest that you go over these on Dezeen's website. For example, you must title the accessory you've designed using the name "Galaxy" at the end. This indicates the connection of your accessory with Samsung's Galaxy line of mobile devices.

The second category, the Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm, asks contestants to submit their best wallpaper design in a video, image or APK file. Sammy also wants to see how the wallpaper would look on some of their current devices and asks that each designer explain the idea behind it. The wallpaper can be interactive, or even feature certain functions that change depending on the device owner's current environment.

The first place winner in each category takes home $10,000

Like most television reality competitions, there will be several rounds with contestants getting eliminated in each round. When there are five people left standing in each category, the designers will go before a  panel made up of Samsung executives and several well-known designers on September 25th. These judges will select the first, second and third place winners in both categories.

Now here is the part that you came for. The first place winners in the Next Mobile+ category and the Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm will each receive $10,000 U.S. Dollars in unmarked and consecutively numbered bills. The second place winner receives $5,000 while the third place winner takes home $3,000. The remaining two finalists in both groups get an honorable mention and a $1,000 prize. The awards will be handed out at the next Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California to be held October 29th and 30th. The top three winners from both categories will attend the conference while mockups of the five finalists' entries will be on display.

While not required to enter the contest, keep in mind that the five finalists for either category will have to provide Samsung with a short video that presents their designs and shows the process of creating it. This will be used on the company's promotional materials for the contest and will not be used to evaluate the entries.

Guess what. You don't have to be a U.S. citizen to enter as this is a global contest, but you do have to be 18 or older. To enter the contest, click on this link. For the terms and conditions of the contest, click right here. You have until August 4th to submit your designs. All descriptions must be in written in English.

You might recall that back in 2016, ZTE's Project CSX used crowdsourced ideas for a new phone. The phone was called the ZTE Hawkeye, and the company tried to raise funding for it on Kickstarter but fell miserably short of the $500,000 goal. As a result, the project was canceled.



1. Fred3

Posts: 608; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

i'll give it a try even though i most likely will not even win lol

2. f_u_006

Posts: 122; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Oy vey! How is John-whatever's leave from Apple relevant to this topic? C'mon Friedman, be a reasonable goy.

3. Tipus

Posts: 913; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Apple is relevant to any topic here on PA :)) And Samsung note7 battery fiasco also is :)))

5. pimpin83z

Posts: 611; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

This is the 100% truth.

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Just had to mention Jony Ive in a Samsung article? Why am I not surprised....

6. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Now is your chance to show what a design superstar you are, unlike that copy and paste loser that just left Apple.

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

No problem. I'll draw up a picture of the Nexus 6, that has a detachable back cover with a consumer replaceable battery. Maybe beef up the ram and storage. give me millions of dollars!!

8. Vancetastic

Posts: 1871; Member since: May 17, 2017

Sign me up, but make it out of durable plastic.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Don't tell me, tell Samsung and you'll be on your way to fame and fortune.

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