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October 19, 2015

Meet the winner of #LumiaChallenge: Inspiration

With #LumiaChallenge: Inspiration, we challenged you to turn an inspirational saying into a work of art. It’s now time to announce our winner!

Every #LumiaChallenge is an opportunity to inspire and create, and this challenge was all about inspiring words sharing the stage with talented photography.

We wanted to learn about the wise words that inspire you to #AchieveMore in your life. So, we asked you to share one of your favorite inspirational quotes using Font Candy or Fhotoroom and a photo taken with your Lumia to express the meaning of your quote.

As always, the community came through, sending in tons of entries that wowed us with their thoughtfulness, wisdom, and inspirational qualities.

Our Lumia imaging ambassador David Detko judged the entries. Many of you probably already know David, a long-time community member who has attended events such as MWC and taken over the Lumia Voices Instagram account.

Who has he chosen as the winner of #LumiaChallenge: Inspiration? Let’s hear it from the man himself. Over to you, David!

“First of all, I would like say thank you for the opportunity to be the guest judge for this challenge. I must also say thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge on behalf of the Lumia Voices team. The team received tons of entries, and it was a tough decision for me to make.

“This challenge was more complex than previous challenges as you needed to do more than simply take a photo or video: You also had to find an appropriate quote.

“To select the winner and runners-up, I used the following criteria: First, I looked at the photo and how ingenious, spectacular and beautiful it was. Second, I observed the quote of your choice and how it fits with the image. Finally, I looked at overall layout. This includes the composition, location, and style of text.

“Based on those criteria, here are the runners-up and winner.



Life is meant to be lived till your heart is satisfied, it is meant to be cherished

“This is a profound message –that life, as well as nature, requires maintenance and care. The environment is just as important as our health. Nature is in constant motion, changing; it never stops. To live a full life, we too must be constantly on the move… I digress a bit, but I see a lot in this post that makes me think. It contains wise thoughts and demanding editing.”

Nigel Joy

The gladdest moment in human life, I think, is a departure into unknown lands.

“Oh, how many times we have all lived this quote. Just think [about] the first day of school, the first job or a trip to another country and culture: the unknown people, location, feelings you felt! The biggest adventure … is to explore the world! Don’t fear the unknown; take advantage of the opportunities offered by LIFE – I often do this, and now I’m the jury! Really inspiring entry!”

Marco Huismans

Don’t let the fear of falling keep you from flying

“If you already know me, then you know how much I love cats–especially my own–so I don’t deny that this had a little influence. This is a perfectly caught moment as this kitten flies like a bird. Although cats are not afraid of falling, this proves how courageous and daring they are. And you know: who dares, wins! Imaginative and funny. I like it!”

The winner

Narek Hovas

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved

“We shape our destiny, and we often make decisions and choose the appropriate way to influence its evolution. Narek has chosen this awesome action shot and added this great quote to achieve his goal. The image and quote are fully consistent with each other for this to be the winning entry. You could say it was his destiny was that he won this #LumiaChallenge!

“Congratulations to our winner, Narek Hovas, and our three amazing runners-up. Your submissions were truly inspiring! Please contact James at [email protected] about your prize.

“To everyone who submitted an entry, thank you for participating, and great work! Seeing your photography skills and discovering what inspires you is always a humbling pleasure.

“Until next time, Lumia lovers!”