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Design My Samonite Competition


Beginning January 15, this unique international design competition is open to many European countries, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. Participants are invited to create their own original artwork to be printed onto a Cosmolite® suitcase using a pioneering printing process. The Cosmolite suitcase is made with Curv® material, exclusive to Samsonite in the luggage arena, and is one of its most innovative and best-selling collections to date. Design My Samsonite will give participants the once-in-a-lifetime chance to make their mark on this iconic collection, visit the dedicated website for more details: http://www.designmysamsonite.com.


Contestants can choose one of 14 themes to base their artwork on: Europe, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, Turkey and South Africa. One winner from each theme will be awarded a Cosmolite suitcase, and the overall five best theme designs will receive the grand prize of an exciting trip to a European city of their choice (up to the value of 1.500€). Samsonite will produce a limited edition of Cosmolite suitcases featuring one or more eye-catching designs from the five Grand Prize Winners. Winners will be selected by a Samsonite jury comprised of six members of the design and marketing teams.

The Grand Prize Winners are not the only ones to win awards; all entries are eligible for the People’s Choice Award. The design with the most votes on the Design My Samsonite website will win the accolade of The People’s Choice Award Winner and take home a set of Cosmolite suitcases.

Samsonite has developed a revolutionary printing technique which enables bespoke designs to be embedded within the Curv material.  Curv material, paired with Samsonite’s patented shell-forming process, results in luggage made with innovative material widely known for high-energy absorption and outstanding shock impact performance.  Curv is also used to make ice hockey skates, shin guard protection and body armour and is widely known for its feather light and advanced impact-resistant qualities.

All admissions will see their designs exhibited on the Design My Samsonite website gallery (www.designmysamsonite.com), Samsonite Facebook page (www.facebook.com/samsoniteofficial), Samsonite Pinterest page (www.pinterest.com/mysamsonite), the contest  will also be promoted via Twitter (www.twitter.com/mysamsonite) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/mysamsonite).

Participants may enter their design at the official Design My Samsonite website (www.designmysamsonite.com) where they will find the contest artwork template and briefing, product information on the Cosmolite collection, Curv material, videos, pictures and a gallery page of submitted artworks.

The Design My Samsonite winners will be selected in March 2014 and a limited production of the official winning suitcases will be produced in time for summer 2014.

For the full competition rules, terms and conditions and additional information, please visit www.designmysamsonite.com.


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