A Solihull-based company has launched its second annual Young Mobile Phone Designer of the Year Award after the success of last year’s competition.
Students from all major colleges and universities were invited to enter the first instalment of mobilephones.com’s award which was created to promote the talent of the UK’s young designers.
This year’s competition tasks budding designers with developing a smartphone for teenagers.
“We had a great response to the award by both students and lecturers last year,” said David Abrahamovitch, Award judge and co-founder of Mobilephones.com. “All of the designs we received were top class, and we were all really impressed with the standard of the students who entered.”
The award will run until April 2015, after which 12 finalists will be selected to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in London. The winner of the award will claim a £1,000 prize, whilst two runners-up will also be awarded £500 prizes.
Last year’s winner Daniel Lau, who has since graduated from Nottingham Trent University, said: “For me the benefits of entering the award was that it provided me with the opportunity to get involved in an area of design that I would like to work in the future.
“By entering and possibly going on to win the award, it will boost your CV and provide a greater audience to your design work and skills. It was a positive experience for me – entering, travelling down to London and then going on to win the award”.
By running the award for a second year, Mobilephones.com aims to encourage more young designers to get involved in design, displaying the talent that was demonstrated in last year’s event.
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