Samsung supports emerging talent by hosting an accessory design competition featuring the new Galaxy Tab S
TRIESTE, Italy – July 10, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its partnership with International Talent Support (ITS), a global platform and competition for young emerging creative talent, to create the Samsung Galaxy Award, a unique competition within the ITS program. As a global leader in mobile technology, Samsung is devoted to inspiring and supporting the next generation of creative minds. With the Samsung Galaxy Award, Samsung is giving young talented designers an opportunity to showcase their creative approach and design vision by developing a prototype product made from Diesel denim that embodies the convergence of technology and fashion.
Ten finalists will be selected from the ITS FASHION, ITS ACCESSORIES and ITS JEWELRY competition fields to present two prototype proposals to protect and carry the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S. From these prototypes, 10 will be chosen to be exhibited during the final round on July 11 and July 12.The conceptual designs and sketches were drawn using a Samsung Note tablet and S Pen. There were no limitations around what the final prototype could be - a cover, a case, a bag or anything else that the finalists’ creativity would inspire.
Diesel, a partner of ITS since the first edition in 2002 and a leading denim pioneer known for moving outside and ahead of industry trends, has added additional inspiration to the contest as finalists will use the brand’s iconic denim fabric as the main material for each prototype. The final prototypes will represent the union of innovative form and unique design that will enhance the exceptional experience of using Samsung mobile devices.
True to the ITS spirit, the winner will be decided collectively by the votes from four united ITS juries: Fashion, Accessories, Artwork, and Jewelry, coupled with input from a panel of Samsung representatives including Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics Mobile Communication Division. By creating the best accessory to carry the Galaxy Tab S that is both effective and unique, the winner will receive the Samsung Galaxy Award of €10,000.
About the Galaxy Tab S
The Galaxy Tab S embodies the next evolution in mobile display technology. Sporting an industry-leading Super AMOLED display, this tablet combines the most advanced display technology with a full range of premium content for an unrivaled entertainment experience. The Galaxy Tab S is also powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet design. Further information can be found at www.samsungmobilepress.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US＄ 216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About International Talent Support
For thirteen years the mission of ITS has been that of giving space, visibility and support to young talents from all over the world and to provide them the opportunity of showcasing their creativity to the contest’s prestigious international judging panels composed of leading professionals in fashion, accessories, art and jewelry. ITS provides real support offering a selection of concrete awards and a vast array of job opportunities. ITS is a project conceived and developed by da EVE, presented by OTB, in collaboration with main partners DIESEL, YKK, SWATCH and SWAROVSKI.