International Smartphone market leader, Symbian, is initiating a competition in which university students write on the future of Smartphones.
If you are currently enrolled at an accredited university, are interested in mobile technology and have a talent for writing about the same, then this could be a way for you to win 1000 UK as well as to get your work published by Symbian. Not a bad deal.
The details are reposted below, along with the link to the Symbian site for specific questions and complete rules.
If any of you win, MobilitySite will expect it’s cut…or at least some Nokia swag.
Symbian Student Essay Contest 2008
This year, Symbian is commencing sponsorship of an annual research essay competition for university students on Symbian-related and wider mobile technology topics.
This year’s focus:“The next wave of smartphone innovation – issues and opportunities with smartphone technologies”
Essays submitted should address one or more of the questions listed here.
Up to ten essays will each be awarded a top prize of £1000. A special commendation will be awarded to those essays deemed of a high quality but which are not among the winning entries.
Winners of the contest will be announced at the Symbian Smartphone Show, 21-22 October 2008.
The prize-winning essays, including any specially commended, will be published on Symbian.com and potentially in a Symbian print journal.
Entering the contest
The contest is open to anyone registered as a student at any university worldwide. Groups of students can choose to collaborate on an essay. Essays are welcomed from students of any discipline.
Essays must be submitted before midnight (GMT) 30 September 2008.
Read the full rules before submitting your entry.