Are you a University Design Student looking for something extra on your CV, or are you just feeling a little low on cash? This award might be for you!
Young Mobile Phone Designer of the Year Award 2014 is now OPEN!
Mobilephones.com launches Young Mobile Phone Designer of the Year Award. Targeted at university students enrolled on a design-related course within the UK (attention Strathclyde and GSA Product Design Engineers), the Award aims to promote the creative talents of our future designers. The challenge for entrants is to design a mobile phone for the future, answering the question:
What will mobile phones look like in 5 years’ time?
You should also provide a design statement to accompany your designs. This should cover topics such as:
- What innovative features the mobile phone has and how this will improve style/functionality of the handset
- Why you think your phone would stand out
- What inspired you to create your design
- Evidence of research of existing mobile phones and their position within the market
The winner of the Young Mobile Phone Designer of the Year Award will receive a £1000 cash prize, as well as a £1000 cash prize for their university. Two runners up will also receive a cash prize of £500.
Students from over 50 universities have been invited to submit their ideas, with a number of universities incorporating the brief into its academic course for the year 2013/2014.
Founder of Mobilephones.com, David Abrahamovitch, states: “This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to give product design students the chance to build a platform for a future career in the industry”.
All entries must be received by Wednesday 30th April 2014, after which 12 finalists will be invited to an official awards ceremony to be held in London in June where the winner will be announced.
This ceremony will also provide all participating universities with the opportunity to showcase their students’ work, giving both students and universities a platform from which to demonstrate their creative talents.
For more information and to download the full design brief, visit www.mobilephones.com/award or contact Charlotte Kertrestel, on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0121 704 5600. You can download the full brief here.