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Design the first ever BUILT BY GIRLS phone case and win a $5K educational scholarship.

Make My Case is a design competition where 2 young women or non-binary people between the ages of 15-22 years old will earn $5K towards their future and have their original design printed on phone cases sold in Verizon retail and online stores nationwide. No big deal! 💁‍♀️

Submissions close at 11:59 pm ET on June 26, 2019.

We are no longer accepting submissions.


Submit Your Work

In partnership with Verizon and Speck, BUILT BY GIRLS is launching 2 phone cases designed by emerging creatives. The winning designs will embody the BUILT BY GIRLS mission, and serve as an uplifting, daily declaration for the next generation of leaders.

This opportunity is open to female and non-binary students between the ages of 15-22 years old, who are legal residents of the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). The deadline to submit an entry is 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Each participant may enter up to 3 original artworks. Get your head in the clouds and start designing! Review our FAQ page for more info.

Entry Requirements

  1. Read the Official Rules.

  2. Download and read the Design Specification document.

  3. A brief bio about you. Less than 150 words.

  4. A brief explanation of your design concept. Less than 300 words.

  5. A brief explanation of what you’d put the $5K scholarship towards.  

  6. PNG file of your design, and design with phone template.

  7. TIFF file of design with phone template.

TIFF Design Specs: 106mm x 179mm, 300 ppi, CMYK

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About Speck Products

Speck creates award-winning cases designed to make an impact — and take one. Since 2001, they’ve been making distinctive products for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.

Speck is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the intersection of design and technology. They’re surrounded by the dreamers, experimenters, and geniuses that created the devices that Speck is dedicated to protecting every day.


Tips From Judges

Your phone case design should show off your own unique style and personality. Also, think back to some of your favorite cases and draw inspiration from what you looked for as a customer. We’ll be looking for:


On Theme Design

A design that will inspire our community to claim their power, use their voice, and take a seat at the table.


Original and creative

A fresh take on the theme that makes us do a double-take when we see it for the first time.

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Simple yet powerful

A little can say a lot. Sometimes, the most iconic designs are the simplest. Don’t overdo it.


Phone case ready

A design that is thoughtfully created with the phone in mind, using the case template.


Thanks To Our Partners!