Published 16 March 2010
Posted by Al Dean
Sample of entry for this year’s competiton
LG Mobile Phones has again partnered up with crowdSPRING and Autodesk to hold its competition to define the future of mobile communication. Starting on March 15th, LG Mobile Phones will give consumers the chance to design their vision of the next revolutionary LG mobile phone and compete for more than $80,000 in prizes. The competition will award over 40 winners. The first place winner will be awarded $20,000, one Wacom Intuos4 medium tablet, and Autodesk industrial design software. The second place winner will be awarded $10,000 and Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, and the third place winner will be awarded $5,000 and Autodesk SketchBook Pro software. To reward as many people as possible in the name of creativity, LG will also be giving out a whopping 37 honorable mentions at $1,000 each.
This year’s competition marks the inaugural participation of Russell Bobbitt, a world renowned movie prop master. Bobbitt has worked on a variety of visually stunning films such as Star Trek, Iron Man and Iron Man 2. He recently received the prestigious “Behind the Camera” prop master award for his work on the first Iron Man film. Bobbitt will serve as a guest judge to reward one contestant’s cutting-edge design with the Prop Master’s Choice award. The contestant’s design will then be created into a non-working mock-up that could wind up in Bobbitt’s next blockbuster film. The Prop Master’s Choice winner will also receive $3,000 plus Autodesk SketchBook Pro software. Autodesk will supply participants with a free 15-day trial of SketchBook Pro, a paint and drawing application for use on the Mac or PC.
Eligibility: Any U.S. resident (citizen or green card holder) that is 18 years (or age of majority in state of residence) and older
Start and End Dates: The competition begins on March 15, 2010, at 12 a.m. PST and ends on April 26, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. PST
Winners will be announced on May 14, 2010 at www.crowdspring.com/LG/winners.
- First Place: $20,000 Cash Award + 1 Wacom Intuos4 medium tablet + Autodesk industrial design software
- Second Place: $10,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software
- Third Place: $5,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software
- Prop Master’s Choice: $3,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software + 1 non-working concept mock-up creation
- 37 Honorable Mentions: $1,000 Cash Award
Official rules can be found at www.crowdspring.com/LG
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