In anticipation of Social Media Week (powered globally by NokiaFebruary 18-22, 2013) yesterday our global team launched an awesome mobile photo contest called #PicYourCity!  Using tools like Nokia Creative Studio, Lightbox, Hipster, Instagram and StreamZoo (or none at all!) people around the world get to showcase the uniqueness of their hometowns.

The contest asks folks to show off their cities by capturing unique perspectives and iconic images of New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Lagos, Hamburg, Miami, DC, Singapore, Tokyo, and Milan. Extra bonus: incorporate the spirit of our global theme Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World into your photo.

Whats the prize? The person who submits the best image overall will get the opportunity to travel to experience SMW13 February in the host city of their choice, (psssst: choose Lagos!) and each of the 10 city finalists will win a Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView imaging!


1. Take a picture: Using any smartphone device, take a photo that captures the uniqueness and heart of one of the 10 host cities for Social Media Week.
(Note: To qualify, photos must be taken with a smartphone and must be of one of the 10 participating cities: New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Lagos, Hamburg, Miami, DC, Singapore, Tokyo, and Milan.)

2. Add a filter: Using any social photography platform, such as Instagram, Hipstamatic, Nokia Creative Studio, StreamZoo, or Lightbox, make your photo stand out. While a filter isn’t necessary to enter, it does make it more fun!

3. Tag & Share: Using #PicYourCity, share on Twitter with the city you’re capturing. For example, “Just submitted my entry to @SocialMediaWeek’s #PicYourCity for NYC!”
(Note: To qualify, photos must be tweeted with the hashtag #PicYourCity.)

There’s no limit to the number of entries you can submit, so get creative! With some additional swag from our partners Stickygram, Casetagram and more, we can’t wait to see how February compares to September.

If you need some inspiration, check out our Instagram Your City special website, featuring the top 13 city shots.

The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2013, so grab your smartphone and show the rest of the world what makes our SMW13 host cities unique and beautiful. See the full rules and regulations here.

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