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Nokia 808 PureView: Winners in Creative Mode

Wow. What can I say. 170 entries from all over the world, so many people really doing their creative best to win a Nokia 808 PureView in the PureViewClub Creative Mode Contest.

I’ve been reading a lot of poetry, many people describing how good the Nokia 808 PureView is, some even wrote several entries – and now it’s up to me to decide who the winners are… Never thought that would be so tough to be honest, knowing to disappoint so many people…

Still I feel confident I’ve picked to worthy winners.

First Winner

David Detko from Hungary. He wrote his poetic entry illustrating it with  the shots he made when he had the Nokia 808 PureView during an all too short trial period. In the past, I’ve featured several of his shots here at the PureViewClub, so many here will more or less “know” his work already.

I really think he is incredibly talented, and also with the results from his N9 he is one of the best Nokia ambassadors I know. In fact I believe Nokia should have given him the 808 PureView long ago, and now that Nokia is giving me the opportunity to do so, I can’t resist his talent myself.

This is what he wrote (I linked to the shots he used as illustration, be sure to watch them as well, and you’ll understand why I admire his work so much):

Let nighttime 
or daytime,

let eternal 
or unrepeatable moment,

Live in the world with an open eye
and discover it!

Be patient 
and creative,

… leave the rest to Nokia 808 PureView! ♥

And if you’ve seen all those shots but you’re still not convinced why I truly  believe David Detko deserves a Nokia 808 PureView, check this :-)

The second winner

Philip Xenakis from the UK crafted a very cunning short poem in which he used an “acrostichon”:  the initial letters of the lines form the word Nokia, whereas the last line opens with 808 PureView.

The ABCBCA rhyme scheme is interesting and no too obvious. In all, I even had to look a few times to see how creative his entry was. It happens to be the second entry in this competition I now announce as the “second best” :-)

No detail left uncaptured
Optics that inspire confidence
Knowledge, the key
Innovation through free-thinking persistence
All the difference it makes to me
808 PureView reasons, enraptured

So that’ s it! Congratulations David Detko and Philip Xenakis, you will be contacted soon! Thanks to all for entering this competition, I’m truly honored with all you effort and creativity!


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23 Responses

  1. Jehovah Jireh Maremmei

    If I had known b4, I WOULD have joined. Hope there is another contest this year..

  2. pawan

    I didn’t win 808…no problem. But i think my post was was really upto the mark, i mean every line made sense, it was original and really stood out…everyone who read it must be thinking that this guy has a really good chance…
    Marc what do think?, worthy a appriciation?

  3. [...] use Twitter and e-mail to get in touch with Philip Xenakis from the UK, to tell him he had actually won the Nokia 808 PureView in the “Creative Mode” contest, I was completely stunned to [...]

  4. Chani

    Congratulations David and Philip :) Philip, now following you on Twitter, hope to view some great pics.

  5. i think the winners were great and well-chosen. with only 2 808s to give out amongst many great entries, i’m sure marc had a hard time choosing them, and would have loved to have given more away.

  6. Hemant Joshi

    Congrats David and Philip! Happy and prosperous new year!
    well photos are pro-quality with tons of experience behind them.. try to come up with new event,, where Amateur can get chance to win.

    • Marc @PureViewClub

      I’m sure David makes incredible, pro-quality shots, but I’m looking forward to what Philip will realise with the Nokia 808. In fact, both winners are “amateurs”. I hope to be able to come up with a new event this year, but it depends on the possibilities I get.

  7. akash deep

    embarassing considering my stuff…u just messed up dude……

  8. Vaibhav G. Bandvalkar

    Congratulations to David Detko and Philip Xenakis. love to see Pureview taken by both of u from ur Nokia 808 Pureview in near futur in pureviewclub.com

  9. manubharath

    Congrats David and Philip! Happy and prosperous new year!

  10. Counter

    Thank you all!

  11. Congratulations to the winners! I want 808 too, but the winners were really out of the league :-) It was a good choice by Marc!

  12. Philip Xenakis

    Many thanks to both Marc and Nokia for organising this, surprised to win an amazing 808 Pureview! I promise to make good use of it :)

  13. Congratulations winners…!

    Result was early. Expected it next year i.e tomorrow. :)

    Beg for one more contest next year. 808/920 ;)

  14. Thank you very much Marc & Nokia, my dream come true with this! I promise that you will not regret the decision and the Nokia 808 PureView will be in good hands!

    Happy New Year to everyone! :)

  15. Peter

    Congratulations to the winners! :)

  16. Jesse S

    Didn’t win :( well, let’s go shopping than :D

  17. Gervie Macahia

    congratulations guys! hoping there would be another contest by 2013. im really looking forward to grabbing an 808. :)

  18. I didnt win. You choosed people who are closed to you. I want this one please :’( :’(

    • Vedhas Patkar

      While the fact that you haven’t won the 808 is unfortunate, there’s no way Marc is going to be biased/unfair while choosing someone as a winner.

    • Marc @PureViewClub

      I didn´t expect such a childish reaction. The previous one was even worse, I deleted it because it was too embarrassing.