Nokia wants you to hack its Lumia 1020 in competition

Nokia has launched a competition, searching for the best imaging apps and hacks for its brand new Lumia 1020.

Like the look of the brand new Nokia Lumia 1020 ? Think you could improve its undeniably awesome 41-megapixel imaging skills? If so, Nokia wants to hear from you.

The (now photographic-focussed) Finnish phone firm has announced it's on the lookout for apps and hacks that utilise the 1020's camera, with its Nokia Future Capture competition. Send in your idea by the end of July, and you could be heading to Sweden to work alongside a team of imaging experts to make it become real.

Developers can submit up to three ideas each, with Nokia picking the 10 best to take to a hackathon in August. You could win a Lumia 1020 handset for your trouble, or "VIP treatment" to a future Nokia event.

Your creation can make use of Nokia's own accessory, the Camera Grip, as well.

Think you're in with a chance? You'll need some previous experience of making apps or hacks, as Nokia will ask for "development credentials". So any designs scrawled on the back of a fag packet probably won't stand much chance.

The Lumia 1020 was announced this week, after plenty of leaks. It runs Windows Phone 8, and has a stonking 41-megapixel camera that has the potential to shame those seen on other smart phones. (We won't know for sure until we get a review unit in our hands, but suffice to say we're pretty excited.) It also seems a better balance between phone and camera than Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom , which is basically a camera that's had a phone shunted into it.

For more, check out  everything you need to know about the 1020 .

Are you excited about the Lumia 1020? Is it the perfect marriage of phone and camera? Or does it look too bulky? Let me know in the comments, or on our perfectly posed Facebook page.

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