LG Mobile Phones, crowdSPRING and Autodesk have announced a new competition to define the future of personal mobile communication. While it’s just for US residents (18 and over), you can have a chance to design your vision of the next revolutionary LG mobile phone and compete for more than whopping $80,000 in awards, $20,000 for the top prize, $10,000 and $5,000 for second and third, then 40 prizes of a grand for the runners up.
According to the particpation web-site, the LG are looking to “Predict what’s next.” and want to know what you, the designer, thinks mobile phones should look like in “2, 5, or 10 years?” as the web-site says, they’re not looking for a “long list of specs or phone ideas that already exist,” but rather new concepts or big ideas – but you do have to incorporate the LG logo must be included somewhere.
Entries will in judged on the basis of Need Fulfillment/Market Potential, Creativity/Originality/Innovation as the to leading criteria, then feasibility and Polish/Appeal. Submissions may be “illustrated or rendered in any format – hand sketches, digital drawings, or renderings – rendering tool used will not affect judging process. You may submit as many entries as you like.” Autodesk are sponsoring the event and providing a 15 day trial of SketchBook Pro to anyone that enters here. If you’re a twitter user, then you can follow it at @LGcompetition