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GLOBAL – Nokia and ELLE are searching for the next Style Correspondent to celebrate the unveiling of the new pink Nokia N8. The competition will continue throughout the summer, after which eight finalists will be sent to report from the New York Fashion Week in September. The winner will become Nokia’s Style Correspondent and will be featured in January’s issue of ELLE. The winner should be passionate about style and fashion – and able to communicate that passion.

The competition opens on Nokia’s Facebook site, where all the contestants create their own competition profiles and can engage in conversations and comment on each others’ work. The competition welcomes seasoned as well as new style bloggers, and also provides tips and tricks for those who are completely new to blogging. Now might be the right moment to start.

The search for the next Style Correspondent is launched simultaneously with the new pink Nokia N8. With its high quality 12 megapixel camera the Nokia N8 is the perfect choice for capturing your stylish moment anytime, anywhere.

The first round of the competition takes place on June 1-21. All it takes to participate is to post one photo on your competition profile that shows your best style.

For the second round, which starts on June 24, 500 contestants will be selected. In the second round they will be asked to write in 250 words covering why they should be the next Nokia Style Correspondent.

In the third phase, beginning July 8th, 50 semifinalists are chosen to create their own style portfolios. It could be in the form of a blog entry, video, or Flickr album. As well as the medium, the contestants are also free to choose the subject, be it a style icon, a defining moment in fashion, or something completely personal. To help create the portfolio, they will receive a pack of supporting material, including a pink Nokia N8.

The eight finalists will fly to New York Fashion Week in September. There they will be given different assignments to report about on their blogs – with the help of their Nokia N8, of course. Nokia and ELLE have also arranged meetings and interviews with style icons and fashion photographers. The finalists get to see what happens behind the scenes of  the NY Fashion Week and ELLE.

The winner will become the next Nokia Style Correspondent and get to be profiled in January’s ELLE.

Are you the new talent in style reporting?

Anyone can become the new fashion and style blogging star. No previous experience is required. The criteria for evaluating all of the work in the competition are style, communication skills and creativity. The most important thing, however, is that the contestants have a passion that they are able to share with their readers and the community.

Find more information on the competition here. NYC is calling: are you out there?