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[Contest] Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018: Total 50000 USD in Prizes

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Mi Fans!
When it comes to photography, everyone must have experienced taking photos in your life; all the inner thoughts and impressions are expressed and given a meaning via photographs. Especially nowadays, it is easier than ever before - using the smartphone that you’re holding right now: snap and capture life moments instantly.

We know many of you are photography enthusiasts in our community, and this is a perfect time to show off your photo taking skills! Why? Just read on!

Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018 is a global mobile photography contest organized by Xiaomi. This is the second contest after last year’s “ShotOnMiA1” Xiaomi Photography Challenge. What's different this year? Continue reading the details from here.

  • Use any model of Xiaomi phones
  • Win $50,000 USD cash prize in total
  • Final winners are 100% decided by Mi Fans from around the world

Photo submissions start from October 25, 2018. Start to prepare your photos now for a higher chance to win, get noticed first, get exposure first, get promotion first on official Xiaomi channels including Community/MIUI Wallpaper etc.

Participate Here

The “Challenge” this year is focused and inspired by creativity - a unique outlook on life reflecting “Ordinary | Extraordinary”

Participate in the four categories:
  • Natural Look (portraits)
  • Piece of the World (landscapes)
  • Dreamscape (night time)
  • Why So Serious? (creative)

To know about themes and categories more - visit here

This year’s challenge boasts a qualified panel of judges, including
  • Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Jerome Sessini from the world-renowned photographic cooperative, Magnum Photos
  • Vice President and Head of Global Affairs Xiaomi - Wang Xiang
  • Vice President and General Manager of Xiaomi India, Manu Jain.

They will join the panel to determine the Top 100.

Final Winners
From November 27th to December 6th, vote on and be the judge! Solely decided by Mi Fans from around the world when they cast their vote(s) for favorite photos.

Rules & Prizes of Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018
1. Challenge Organiser & Participating Countries
  • 1.1 Xiaomi Photography Challenge is organized by Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
  • 1.2 Participation in the Xiaomi Photography Challenge is open to all countries except for users based in mainland China

2. Challenge Rules
Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018 will be held from October 25th, 2018 to December 6th, 2018. The challenge is divided into three stages: the Upload Stage will take place from October 25th, 2018 until November 22nd, 2018. During this stage, participants who are interested can submit photos shot using a Xiaomi phone by visiting the event’s landing page ( to choose a category and submit relevant contact information according to the registration instructions on event’s landing page and then uploading their photos. Photos that receive at least 3 "likes" will qualify for the Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018. The Evaluation Stage will take place from November 23rd, 2018 until November 26th, 2018. During this stage, professional judges will examine all qualifying photos to select 25 finalists for each category for a total of 100 finalists (Top 100). The Voting Stage will take place from November 27th until December 6th, 2018. During this stage, users can visit the official challenge page to vote on the Top 100.

2.1 Challenge Requirements
  • 2.1.1 Photos submitted for the challenge must be taken and edited by Xiaomi Smartphones. No external editing software or mobile applications may be used except for the phone's in-built photo editor.
  • 2.1.2 Photos submitted for the competition must contain EXIF information, and size of the photo should be between 300KB and 10MB. Otherwise, the photos will not be accepted.
  • 2.1.3 Each participant is able to upload a maximum of 6 photographs. Photos submitted after the submission deadline (November 22nd, 2018) or via unofficial means will not be considered in the challenge.
  • 2.1.4 Participants must agree to the Xiaomi’s Terms & Condition upon submitting their photos in the challenge (details are listed at the end of this document).
  • 2.1.5 Participants are to check the details of their photos before uploading as photos cannot be altered once uploaded. If a participant is selected for the top 100, they will be required to provide proof of purchase of a Xiaomi phone that was used to shoot the selected photo as well as some personal information in preparation for the final round.
  • 2.1.6 There will be no registration fees for the challenge.

2.2 Challenge Categories
Participants can choose to enter a photo into one of the following categories:
(1) Natural look   (2) Piece of the world   (3) Dreamscape   (4) Why so serious

2.3 Voting
  • 2.3.1 During the Voting Stage, the photos will be randomly selected from the Top 100 and presented to users to vote on their preference.
  • 2.3.2 The challenge organizers will not collect any fees from voters.
  • 2.3.3 Each user may vote for a photo once per day. Votes will be tallied instantly and cannot be retracted.

3. Challenge Prizes
3.1 Challenge Prizes

1st Prize:
1 participant in each of the 4 categories (total 4 participants) will receive a prize of 10,000 USD.
First prize winners in each of the 4 categories will receive a prize of 10,000 USD. Once the Top 100 photos are chosen by the panel of professional judges, winners will be decided by global voters according to the number of votes received.

2nd Prize:
1 participant in each of the 4 categories (total 4 participants) will receive a prize of 2,000 USD.
Second prize winners in each of the 4 categories will receive a prize of 2,000 USD. Once the Top 100 photos are chosen by the panel of professional judges, winners will be decided by global voters according to the number of votes received.

3rd Prize:
1 participant in each of the 4 categories (total 4 participants) will receive a prize of 500 USD.
Third prize winners in each of the 4 categories will receive a prize of 500 USD. Once the Top 100 photos are chosen by the panel of professional judges, winners will be decided by global voters according to the number of votes received.

4. Prize Announcements
  • 4.1 Challenge prize winners will be announced on December 7th, 2018. Before December 22nd, 2018, winners will be contacted according to the information entered upon registration to notify them on how and when to receive the prize
  • 4.2 In cases where the prize is not delivered due to winners’ negligence (including but not limited to filling inaccurate contact information & delayed response to Xiaomi), the winner will be regarded as having given up his right to the winning prize and Xiaomi will not bear any responsibility nor reimburse any products or prize.

5. Additional Notes
  • 5.1 Rules of the Xiaomi Photography Challenge can be viewed at
  • 5.2 Xiaomi reserves the right to replace the prizes with products or services that are similar in monetary value in cases of unforeseen circumstances. Prizes won in this challenge cannot be resold, traded or transferred for personal benefits.
  • 5.3 Xiaomi will not bear any responsibility if there are damages or losses during the collection period of prizes by winners in the challenge.
  • 5.4 Only individuals are allowed to participate in the Xiaomi Photography Challenge. The following entities are not allowed to take part in the challenge; they shall include but not be limited to Xiaomi staff, external event organizers, employees, external agencies and sales companies.
  • 5.5 Attempts to manipulate votes are forbidden. If any improper or dishonest actions are suspected on the part of a participant, Xiaomi reserves the right to cancel the participant's prize without notice.
  • 5.6 Xiaomi will provide the necessary explanation of the rules of the challenge to the extent permitted by law. In the case of force majeure, Xiaomi reserves the right to cancel the challenge for reasons of circumstances beyond the control of Xiaomi.

6. Contest Entrant Terms & Conditions

The participant (Contest entrant) hereby agrees to the following:
  • 1) Uploaded photos for the competition, in its entirety, must be original material taken by the Contest entrant.
  • 2) Contest entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photographs are a series of original works created solely by the Contest entrant, that the photographs do not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  • 3) Contest entrant must adhere to all applicable laws and regulations and must not submit any files that damages software, hardware, telecommunications equipment or photos that are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertisements, nudity, personal attacks, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
  • 4) All relevant information submitted to Xiaomi by Contest entrant is accurate.
  • 5) Contest entrant understands and accepts the contest rules and specifications as listed and occasionally updated by Xiaomi.

The Contest entrant will allow Xiaomi to use, modify and produce derivative marketing materials which shall include but not be limited to Xiaomi’s communication materials, social media photos, digital advertisements, televised media or its website. The Contest entrant allows Xiaomi to gain all rights with respect to photos submitted by Contest entrant without any financial remuneration on a global scale. This shall include not but not be limited to the right to use the photos in partnership with a third-party with Xiaomi, the terms of which have yet to be determined. The Contest entrant shall not authorize a third party to use the entrant’s submitted photo in this competition without Xiaomi’s agreement in writing.

In the event that any third party submits any claims, proceedings or legal action against Xiaomi based on photos derived from the Xiaomi Photography Challenge, the Contest entrant will be liable to Xiaomi for any damages, lost profits, loss of business revenue or economic loss of any kind.

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Grandmaster Bunny

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2018-10-24 07:30:08

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MiRakesh | from MI 5


wow once again photography contest ....
2018-10-24 07:51:50

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BARBIE | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


nice information
2018-10-24 08:25:25

Rookie Bunny

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another fake competition to make the hype of mi india
2018-10-24 08:34:55

Master Bunny

veeranki | from Redmi Note 4


thanks for information
2018-10-24 08:51:58
Good news for all, lets see some good pics..
2018-10-24 08:57:10
Mi Rox your box.

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thangarajaraj | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


Nice Information
2018-10-24 09:06:43
Mi Fan - I ❤️ MI
Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen.

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Saroj Sankar | from Redmi 4A


This one is going to be an amazing contest for sure.
2018-10-24 09:10:40
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A helping hand and a smiling face goes all the way.

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MOHITH MO | from Redmi 6 Pro


very nice contest
2018-10-24 09:15:36

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VINOD JAWARE | from mobile


Thanks for sharing
2018-10-24 09:18:26
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