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Share your Cinemegraph on Twitter and win some cool prizes from Nokia

Cinemegraph Lead

Nokia loves to run promotions that highlight features on their phones vs. other OEMs. Right now they’re running a contest called Nokia Lumia Challenge that highlights photography features on their Windows Phones. The first part of the contest back in mid-January was to photograph color match your Lumia to its surroundings and photograph it. The second part starts today and is all about making creative cinemegraphs.

Every Nokia Lumia running Windows Phone 8 comes with a pretty novel app called Cinemegraph, basically a GIF maker that allows you to capture and animate certain parts of a scene. When we first played with the app on our Lumia 920’s we loved it, but really wanted a way to share those cinemegraphs with friends. An update later came out that allowed you to share your creations with various social networks after uploading to Nokia’s new service called Memories.

So the second part of the Nokia Lumia Challenge is to create a cinemegraph and share it on twitter with the hashtag #nokialumiachallenge. There aren’t any particular rules as to what the cinemegraph should contain, but Nokia does mention that judges will look for entrants to demonstrate their passions. Fairly open ended as to what that be, but let imagination run wild - so long as that passion doesn’t involve something you wouldn’t want your mother to know about.

The contest starts today and goes until midnight GMT on February 21. Hit up the source below to find the fun lawyer talk in the Terms and Conditions.

Oh right, the prize, you probably want to know what you get for winning. The prize is actually super kickass, winners will either get to pick out a Nokia Purity Pro wireless headset or the JBL PlayUp portable wireless speaker. Pro tip: Get the Purity Pro headsets if you win, you can thank me later.

If for some bizarre reason you don't have Cinemegraph installed on your Windows Phone 8 Lumia device - grab it here in the Windows Phone Store, QR code below, or swipe right in our Windows Phone Central app.

QR Logo Cinemegraph

Source: Nokia Conversations



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RawrrSavior says:

The link failed to parse correctly?..

Fran_FLV says:

Same issue...

Sam Sabri says:

My bad. Fixed. 

arbnor3301 says:

How can I send cinemagraph on twitter. doesn´t work

Sam Sabri says:

You don't embed the image in a tweet, you share a link to the Nokia Memories site with your cinemegraph and use the hashtag to enter their contest.

Jey Si says:

Still no luck for 7.8 users

gcdc_lumia says:

ugh... nothing for 7.8...

Hey guy please help out on this. So if I take a cinemagraph I can't just post it to sites like Facebook or other social sites right?

Sam Sabri says:

You can post it to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn - the default, social networks baked into Windows Phone. However, it is still just a link to the Nokia Memories website which is where your cinemegraph is saved. 

iamaquab says:

It does just link to their memories site, non-animating thumbnail on Twitter .nNon-animating thumb when you post it on facebook, with some advertising for them in the wrapper.

Gemini Ace says:

Yay, 7.8 left in the dark! You telling me the 900 can't run this app? Smh.

HM02 says:

Actually, the app doesn't come with Lumias, you have to download it.
Either way, still pretty cool. I'll have to enter the contest.

Sam Sabri says:

It was preloaded on my Lumia 920 when I got it. Same with my Lumia 620. Maybe it depends on carriers, model, etc. 

type_9 says:

I just imported my .gif (cinemagraph) from skydrive back to my Lumia 920 because I did a reset on my phone and I'm having an error opening the .gif file. The app says file might be damaged and I was unable to view the .gif. So, I opened the .gif on my web browser and it perfectly works. Does this issue happen to you guys, also?

It was on my Lumia and used it earlier...thx for the news about the contest...haven't seen that anywhere else....