Do you fancy yourself a designer or artist? If yes, then you may have a chance to get your artwork featured in the Android Wear watch face collection for the fall. In collaboration with the PAPER, Google has launched a contest for artists around the world. Artists can submit their designs for the Android Wear watch face collection. In order to eliminate the impediment of knowing computer designing to submit designs, and consequently limiting the entries, Google is allowing all kinds of entries be it on computer, photos, canvas or even a scribble on a napkin. If you feel your artwork is worthy to be the face of the Android Wear, Google is ready to consider your entry. To send in your entry, all you need to do is post your artwork on Instagram before September 15 with the hashtags #AndroidWear and #WearWhatYouWant. In the article, Paper Magazine distinctly clarifies that accepting entries for the competition on Instagram no way hints at any affiliation or involvement of Instagram in the project. Also Read - Jio-Google partnership: From JioPhone Next to new 5G collaboration and more
“To celebrate the upcoming fashion weeks, PAPER and Android Wear are sponsoring a social media competition – launching a global search for unique watch face designs. Whether you’re a design student or just a fashion lover, this is your chance to free your inner designer. No need to be a computer whiz: snap a picture, sketch on a napkin, play with fabric, paint on canvas… If it inspires you, we want to see it!” wrote Paper Magazine in an article regarding its collaboration with Google for the competition. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
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— Android Wear (@AndroidWear) August 26, 2016
The five winning designs of the contest, declares Paper Magazine, will be turned into fully functional Android Wear watch faces, and they will be made available for download for Android and iOS users. The designs will also be featured in the Fall Android Wear watch face collection. Additionally, the winners will be awarded an Android Wear watch, a mentorship with one of the panelists of the contest, and a trip to Paris Fashion Week. The panelists include fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, industry maven Jenné Lombardo, Queen Bey’s stylist, Ty Hunter, Android Wear designer Morten Just, and PAPER‘s Editorial Director, Mickey Boardman.
Even in the past, Google has involved its audience in a phase of its new product’s launch. This year, Google has crowdsourced the naming of its latest operating system Android N. Google conducted a poll to take suggestions from Android users to name Android N. After scores of suggestion for the name of the operating system with Indians mostly rooting for the south Indian sweet Neyyappam, the OS was finally named Nougat.