Earlier today, I has received an email with a picture from my friends at WOM World. It seemed like a clue pointing to a competition.
After a bit of prodding I was able to figure out that the words major and compete come together to form majorcompete.com. Opening that website displays this image:
The first word seems to point to Maemo, the second word could be anything. Next, I came across MaemoProject.com via TechCrunch and voila the second blank has enough alphabets to exactly fit in the word ‘project’.
Opening MaemoProject.com takes us to this screen. Nothing seems to happen for a long time, then around the 9th minute something does and a penguin(?) appears on the table for a second. The trick is to click on the Penguin when it appears, thus giving yourself a chance to win a N900 or the BH-95 headset (I’ve never heard of the BH-95, have you?). Next, simply enter your name and email address and hope that you have won.
Anyway, the rules PDF from the website indicates the N900 as the prize and puts Oct. 20 12:00 PM as the last date to enter. However, since Nokia has yet to officially launch the website through its Nseries Blog, I’m inclined to think that the PDF is a draft. [Update – I can confirm Oct. 20 was definitely NOT the last date!]
This also means that you have a head-start, make the most of it!
The folks at WOM World were kind enough to send me a limited edition Cityman device a few weeks back, the purpose of the Cityman was to act as an anti theft device by taking in the N97 and fooling possibly thieves into thinking that you’re holding a relic. However, for me it had quite the opposite effect and it turned my N97 into the centre of attraction, an enjoyable effect nevertheless.
That being said, the real reason for writing this post was the City Man Competition that Nokia is holding. What is up for grabs is the title of ‘The Cityman’ and a chance to be one of the first in the world to win a N900 or even an N97 if you so choose.
In order to win, here’s what you need to do:
1. Use the Cityman Antitheft device and get someone to take a photo of you (80’s style gives you extra points!) If you haven’t managed to get your hands on the Super limited edition Cityman Antitheft, print this PDF and make your own.
2. Upload your picture to http://share.ovi.com/album/nokia_cityman.NokiaCitmanComp
The deadline for submitting pictures is 5.10.09. After this the Nokia jury will select the 10 best pictures that will run towards becoming the Cityman 2009. The shortlisted pictures will be posted at the Nseries blog where the visitors have two weeks to vote for the winner.
There are not many entries so far and you have a realistic chance of winning. But time is short, so get going now!