Nokia has just announced a global competition to compose the next Nokia ringtone, offering a $10,000 (USD) prize for the winning entry. "In order to participate, simply register yourself to submit your entry. Otherwise, you can also just help other people win by casting a vote against your favourite submission," stated Nokia.
Entries must be submitted by October 2, 2011 so you have about 4 weeks to create that perfect little ditty.
Nokia said that the "five most voted for entries will qualify automatically as finalists, where a panel of judges will pick further five entries for the finals and then make the deciding vote on who shall win the top prize of $10,000. Five runner-ups will also have their Nokia Tune available for download from Ovi store and be awarded with $1,000 each."
The Nokia classic ringtone that we hear has been around since 1994, and it's since been updated numerous times (including a pseudo-futuristic version that made a slightly cheesy cameo in the 2009 movie Star Trek).