Samsung and Dezeen have launched a design competition to challenge professional and student designers to imagine how we will use mobile devices in the future and present fresh perspectives on how Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and wearables could evolve.
The competition has two categories - one to design accessories that create new ways to experience Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables, and another for screen wallpapers with features such as interactivity and contextual awareness.
For the Next Mobile + category, contestants will design accessories to suit any Samsung Galaxy device - whether that is a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch or earbuds. The judges will be looking for accessory designs that provide interesting new functionality or features, or suggest new ways that Galaxy mobile devices could be used in the future.
For the Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm category, contestants will design for any Galaxy device with a screen - whether that is a smartphone, tablet or smartwatch. Their wallpaper designs can be static, animated or live, but they should suggest new possibilities, such as interactive wallpaper that responds to the user's touch and movement, or generative designs that transform depending on the user's data or situation.
The top five finalists in each category will have the chance to present their ideas in London before a jury including Samsung executives and Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
The jury will choose the top three winners in each category, who will be invited to travel to the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, USA, for the prize-giving ceremony, where mock-ups of all ten finalists' works will be on display.
The winner in each category will receive $10,000 from a total prize pot of $40,000.
The deadline for entries is August 4, 2019.
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