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Nokia UK has launched a search for photos taken with its Nokia N8 camera phone for a national billboard advertising campaign. The Nokia N8 billboard competition opened yesterday and runs for four weeks, closing on 7th April. UK residents can enter the competition by visiting Nokia’s Facebook page. The winner will get their image blown up to the size of a huge 96 sheet, billboard advert and displayed near their home.
Nokia Press Release
Groundbreaking Nokia N8 advertising campaign searches for the public’s photographs
Nokia has launched a search for the nation’s amazing shots taken on its Nokia N8 smartphone 12 MP camera for a groundbreaking campaign where aspiring photographers can get their images featured in a national billboard advertising campaign.
It’s the first time images taken on a mobile phone camera have been blown up to this scale for use on outdoor advertising billboards.
Whether you want to share your perfect view, show somebody how much you love them or have taken a spontaneous digital picture that needs to be seen, one winner will get their image blown up to the size of a huge 96 sheet, billboard advert and displayed near their home.
Showcasing the image quality of the Nokia N8’s digital camera, the current advertisement campaign features a series of images taken on the smartphone, including shots by blind photographer Gary Waite, the star of Nokia’s TV latest advert. Keen photographers have the chance to be the next star in the campaign.
The Nokia N8 billboard competition opens on the 10th March and runs for four weeks, closing on the 7th of April and people can enter the competition by visiting facebook.com/nokia.uk.
John Nichols, Head of Marketing at Nokia UK said: “Giving real people the chance to showcase their skills and passions on this scale, is the perfect way to prove that the Nokia N8 has the best digital camera on any smartphone. We believe that this opportunity will inspire people to explore and share their creativity, and we’re excited about seeing the results.”
The Nokia N8 has been awarded Best Camera Phone Award by What Digital Camera and Mobile Choice. The N8 smartphone lets users create exciting content, connect to their favourite social networks, and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps. The Nokia N8 boasts a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a sensor rivalling those found in compact digital cameras.