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Samsung Mobile Design Competition 2019, USA & UK (Win $10.000 Prize)

Samsung Mobile Design Competition 2019, USA & UK (Win $10.000 Prize)

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The Samsung Mobile Design Competition is a global contest that challenges contestants to come up with innovative new ways for Galaxy mobile devices to be used in the future. There are two categories to enter. The Next Mobile + category is to design a new accessory for Galaxy smartphones. Further,  tablets, and wearables – such as smartphone cases, tablet covers, watch straps or earbud case. Which enhances the device and provides added value for the user.

The Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm category is to create a new wallpaper design for Galaxy devices with screens, which could incorporate elements such as interactivity and contextual awareness.


  • In each Category, the TOP 1 will receive $10.000.
  • The runner up will receive $5.000.
  • Third place will receive $3.000.
  • Fourth and Fifth place will receive $1.000 in each category.
  • Each of the top three winners will receive an invite to this year’s Samsung Developer Conference– held from
  • October 29–30 in San Jose, California – where they’ll officially receive their awards. Mock-ups of the top five entries will also be featured at the conference.


  • Entries from designers or teams will be accepted, and entrants are free to enter one or both of the categories.
  • All entrants must be over 18, professional designers or design students. Also,  able to present their work to a panel of English-speaking judges.
  • Entrants will need to be available to travel to the UK from 24 to 26 September 2019. Further,  to present their concept to the jury in London.
  • In addition, the top three will also be to the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, USA. From 28 to 31 October 2019 for the award ceremony and exhibition of the designs.
  • If contestants enter as a team, they will be asked to select a single representative to attend the judging and awards ceremony.

Judging criteria

Samsung is looking for fresh perspectives and ideas for how Samsung Galaxy devices could be used in the future. Further, This is part of Samsung’s wider strategy of incorporating user feedback and open collaboration with a wide variety of different designers to inform the future development of its products.

For the Next Mobile + category, contestants must design a new accessory for a Samsung Galaxy device. Whether that is for a smartphone, tablet or a wearable device like a smartwatch or earbuds. Further, the judges will be looking for innovative accessory designs that provide interesting new interactive functionality or features, which create a new experience for the user.

For the Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm category, contestants are free to design a new wallpaper for a Galaxy mobile device or devices, whether static, animated or live. Further, The judges will be looking for designs that suggest new possibilities for future mobile devices, such as interactive wallpapers that respond to the user’s touch and movement, or generative designs that transform depending on the user’s data or situation.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline04 August,2019
Open toSpecific Countries
Organizer Samsung de zeen
Contact the organizer[email protected].



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