Rosie Sutherland’s original island-inspired art will soon appear on a limited-edition cell phone case. The Maui resident created the winning design in the “Create Your 808” contest that was sponsored by Mobi PCS and 808 Shells. The design depicts the goddess Pele with flames and tapa-inspired elements in a graphic of black and white. The winner of the contest, which was launched in November, was selected by Facebook voters. The cell phone case will be produced by 808 Shells. It will be available by late February and sold exclusively in Hawaii’s Mobi PCS retail stores.
As the winner, Sutherland will receive the very first limited-edition case with her design. She also won a free Samsung Galaxy S4 with 12 months of Mobi PCS unlimited talk, text and data service and a Beats by Dre “Studio” headset, which is valued at more than $1,500.
Rusty Kamai of Honolulu won second place; his win was based on Facebook likes. Kamai’s design earned the Honolulu resident a Samsung Galaxy S3 with six months of Mobi PCS unlimited talk, text and data service. He also will receive a Beats by Dre “Studio” headset and an 808 Shells case of his choice.
Third place winner Samson Harp of Maui will receive a Beats by Dre “Studio” headset and an 808 Shells case of his choice.
Mobi PCS plans more new programs and partnerships like the “Create Your 808” contest in the coming months.
On Maui, Mobi’s retail store is located in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. Mobi PCS has six retail sales and service locations on Oahu. On the Big Island, Mobi PCS is located at Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza.
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