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January 17, 2012

Amazing Everyday Challenge: Week #1 Winner!

It has been exactly a week since I last spoke to you guys about the Amazing Everyday Challenge. In just seven days we have had some fantastic entries for our very first competition theme….. ‘Amazing Family and Friends’. Once I have announced this week’s winner you can find out what our next theme is!

We received a wide variety of amazing entries from all over the world and from all kinds of settings; think windsurfing with a cowboy, curious kittenschildren pulling funny faces and lots of really close friends (some even had towers coming out of their heads!). All of these photos encapsulated exactly what we were looking for from the family and friends theme…so well done guys!

This competition is running for a total of four weeks. Those of you who are good at maths will now realise that there are three weeks left! So if you don’t win this week please feel free to keep trying, you have three more chances to WIN the Nokia Purity In-Ear Headset.

This week’s winner is: Jamie Haggett

Well done Jamie, here is your beautiful competition winning daughter Jordan Isabel:

Jamie had a great story to accompany this winning image and it really captured our attention amongst all of the entries that we received. Here is his story, in his own words (try not to shed a tear):

‘When my second daughter was born my wife had a Placental abruption which required us to dial 911 in a very scary situation. We were not expecting our daughter that evening so we were not fully prepared. Our cameras were not charged, packed or anything. We rushed to the hospital in an ambulance with my N8 in hand. Jordan Isabel was born a happy girl a couple hours later after some nail biting surgery. We spent an entire week in the hospital with nothing else but my N8 to capture the first week of her life. No other smartphone would have been up to this task and I will be forever grateful for this phone because of that day. Thanks Nokia! This to my entire family was the amazing without question…’

There you have it, that inspirational story draws the Amazing Family and Friends week to a close. Time to release the next theme; get your cameras at the ready!

Week #2 Amazing Everyday Challenge theme

This week I want you to send in your ‘Amazing Journeys’. I want to see your journey to work, your holiday photos, how you get from A to B, amazing people you have met on your travels….anything that you think fits into the amazing journey theme! Here is an image of me and my friends on boat going past the Statue of Liberty in the USA:

Your entries can be submitted in any format of your choice (whether that’s a video, photo or blog post, it’s up to you). All you need to do is  post  the links  to your work in either the comments section below or on Twitter at @Nokia_Connects using the Hashtag #NokiaChallenge (we always love hearing about which Nokia handsets you use so please share which Nokia you’ve used to create your masterpiece with). The vote to decide on our overall winner is completely up to our community (yes, that means you!)  but in our weekly challenges we’ll decide who has captured the best Amazing Everyday.

You have until midnight on Monday 23rd January (London time) to enter your Amazing Journeys for this week. Head to Nokia Connects on Tuesday 24th January when we announce the winner and the ‘Amazing Everyday’ theme for the following week.