Samsung Names Winners of NX10 World Creative Imaging Competition

Samsung Names Winners of NX10 World Creative Imaging Competition


Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung Electronics Co. announced the 10 winners of its World Creative Imaging Competition (WCIC), launched to identify global creative talent within the world’s most prestigious art schools by offering them the chance to convey their “creative moment” through the use of the Samsung NX10.

Following an online vote that allowed the public to become “fans” of the entrants, images created by the 10 winners were unveiled at the Photo and Imaging Exhibition 2010 in Seoul, Korea. The images from the final ten winners can be viewed at

In an unprecedented partnership, Samsung joined with art schools throughout six countries—the UK, France, Germany, the U.S., Korea and China—to invite 120 of the world’s most creative students to participate in the competition. The contest provided an opportunity for talented young people, who included aspiring artists, designers and architects, to showcase their creativity by leveraging the functions and capabilities of the new NX10 camera.

The NX10 features advanced technology, a compact design, an APS-C size CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch AMOLED screen and an UI designed for ease of use, so photographers can focus on their creative vision when taking their images.

Among the winning images is an aerial shot, which was achieved by raising the NX10 with a helium balloon to create miniature effects; a cityscape enhanced with color and shape; and the development of imaginary landscapes. The top 10 winners, in order of fan base size, are: Ren Zi Wei, Tsingua University (China);  Shin Xiao Ran, Beijing Institute of Technology (China); Charlotte Le Quellec, Ecole Estienne (France); Choi Dae-Woong, Chung-Ang University (Korea); Song Ying, Central Academy of Fine Arts (China); Monot Marie, Ecole Estienne (France); Kuk Kwan Cho,Hongik University (Korea); Thomas Lasinski, The School of Visual Arts (U.S.); Christopher Rieke, The Design Academy (Germany); and Gratis Palkins, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (UK).

“We were delighted to see such creative and diverse uses of the NX10 by students from across the globe,” said SJ Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. “Samsung is committed to supporting the next generation of creative talent and promoting culture and education. The NX10 camera allowed entrants to further explore their creativity and develop their own story through its capabilities.

“The camera’s unique feature set, portable design and its ability to take professional-quality pictures and video, is revolutionizing the way people think and feel about photography and how they integrate camera technology into their everyday lives,” added Park. “Our main aim for the NX10 was to see people take traditional photography a step further and realize their creative vision, rather than just capture what they saw in front of them. A new world of creativity has opened up to people everywhere, enabling them to use innovative and visually stunning effects within their images. The results we’ve seen from the World Creative Imaging Competition are firm proof of this.”