Samsung Electronics Ltd. and global design and architecture magazine Dezeen announced the launch of their latest global design competition to recognize the value of sustainability. Offering a total of KES 3Mn+, in prize money, the Re: Create Design Challenge is the competition to look out for. It invites entrants around the world to dream up their own creative ideas for reusing, recycling and upcycling old Samsung devices or their materials.
Samsung Design Competition – Re: Create Design Challenge
To participate in the Re: Create Design Challenge, the task is this:
‘come up with innovative ways to repurpose old devices or waste materials by transforming them into new products or services that can benefit both people and the planet.’
At this point, either you have a flurry of ideas rushing through your brain or you may be struggling a bit. Whichever side you are on, these examples should help you streamline your thought process.
- The EYELIKE™ project: which sees old smartphones repurposed into medical diagnosis cameras.
- Galaxy devices: feature a design that incorporates recycled plastic from discarded fishing nets
- SolarCell Remote: incorporates recycled materials for 24% of its plastic component. It is also powered by light rather than conventional disposable batteries.
The global mobile giant notes that it believes in the power of creativity, and our future needs to be protected and transformed through meaningful and sustainable innovations. Maybe this is the competition that provides a spark that leads to impactful change for all of us.”
How to Enter
The challenge is free to enter for anyone over the age of 18 in any country. This is regardless of whether they are a professional designer, a student, or someone with no formal design training.
- Visit Dezeen’s official website. Here you will find full details on the competition, including submission instructions and prize information.
- Submit your to Dezeen’s website by July 19 at 23:59 GMT
How Will Samsung Select Winners?
Through several rounds of evaluation, with 4 criteria including;
- · Innovation (How original is the idea?)
- · Problem-solving (Does the idea propose meaningful solutions to improve people’s lives?)
- · Social and Environmental Impact (How will the idea positively impact people and the planet?)
- · Human-centred design (How well does the idea fit with Samsung’s design philosophy and resonate with its products or the lifestyles of Samsung consumers?)
Once the initial rounds are complete, they will select and announce a short list in August. After, an expert panel of Dezeen editors and design professionals will select the first-place winner and the two runners-up.
The first-place winning individual or team will take home the competition’s £10,000 grand prize. The two runners-up will receive cash prizes of £4,000 each.