‘Create Your 808′ Cell Phone Case Contest Wants You

How's this for a phone case?

How’s this for a phone case?

Are you artistic? Do you look at designs of cell phone cases and say: “I could have drawn that.” Well, now’s your chance. Maui’s 808 Shells and Mobi PCS are searching for island-inspired art that they can then use for a limited-edition cell phone case.

The contest, dubbed “Create Your 808,” is accepting art created by hand using any medium or designed with computer software programs. All art must be in black against a white background–no color. Those entering the contest must be Hawaii residents and have to be 14 years or older.

All designs will be uploaded to Mobi’s Facebook and Instagram pages, where the public can vote. The single design with the most Facebook “likes” by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 will be the “Create Your 808” winner.

The winning piece of art will appear on a cell phone case produced by 808 Shells and sold exclusively in all eight Mobi PCS retail stores across the state. A total of 250 limited-edition cases will made. They will be available to fit the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3, as well as the iPhone 5s, 5, 4s and 4.

The winning artist will receive the very first of the limited-edition cases featuring his or her design, as well as a free Samsung Galaxy S4 with 12 months of Mobi PCS unlimited talk, text and data service. The first-place winner also will receive Beats by Dre “Studio” headphones.

Second and third place prizes will also be awarded, based on the same voting system.

To enter the “Create Your 808” design contest, submit artwork to social@mobipcs.com. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. HST on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

Photo: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum/Wikimedia Commons

Suzanne Kayian About Suzanne Kayian

Suzanne Kayian is a Maui-based writer, public relations specialist and social media zealot. With more than 20 years experience, Suzanne has contributed to a variety of publications ranging from local independent magazines to corporate international websites. She also designs and implements PR and promotional campaigns for an assortment of clients including musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauiZan