Want a chance to win over $80,000 in awards? LG has announced a contest to deign the next revolutionary mobile phone in partnership with crowdSPRING (an online marketplace for creative services) and Autodesk (a leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software). Anyone 18 or older can enter the competition and use a 15-day trial of Autodesk to design the next LG mobile phone.
First place will win $20,000, second place with $10,000 and third receives $5,000. There will be 40 honorable mentions with $1,000 cash and an LG phone for them too. Autodesk will provide the 15-day trial software for competitors to download and use to deign their entries.
Professionals and amateurs can submit their entries here by June 7th.
Here's the official wording to prevent any confusion:
Starting today, U.S. residents age 18 and over can have a chance to design their vision of the next revolutionary LG mobile phone and compete for more than $80,000 in awards.
Eligibility: Any U.S. resident that is 18 years (or age of majority in state of residence) and older
Start and End Dates: April 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. (midnight) PST – June 7, 2009 @ 11:59 p.m. (midnight) PST
Winners will be announced on July 7, 2009 at www.crowdspring.com/LG/winners.
First Place: $20,000 Cash Award
Second Place: $10,000 Cash Award
Third Place: $5,000 Cash Award
40 Honorable Mentions: $1,000 Cash Award + 1 LG U.S. Phone (A.R.V. of $300)
Official rules can be found at www.crowdspring.com/LG. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.