Nokia Launch N8 Photo Competition

Nokia has launched a search for the nation’s amazing shots taken on its Nokia N8 smartphone 12 MP camera for a ground-breaking 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 Nokia.

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.

Click here to enter the competition

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]