Hello Mi Fans!
The wait is over! Today is the start of the contest for Xiaomi Photography Challenge! Take photos using any Xiaomi phone to stand a chance of winning prizes totaling $50,000 USD.
Early entries even have the chance to get more exposures!
Voters from around the world will pick the best of the best mobile photographer for Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018. This year, Xiaomi Photography Challenge is based on the theme “Ordinary | Extraordinary”. With the belief that even a photo from a phone can defy expectations, the contest allows participants to take creative photos using any Xiaomi phone to discover the uniqueness of everyday life.
Four participating categories:
Know more about categories and themes here - visit here
This year’s challenge boasts a qualified panel of judges, including:
They will join the panel to determine the Top 100.
The final winners, however, will be selected by Mi Fans, who will vote for their favorite photos from the top 100. From November 27th to December 6th, anyone will be able to log into mi.com to cast their votes. The first Xiaomi Photography Challenge was held in 2017 with more than 13,000 participants worldwide, with the ultimate winner awarded the $30,000 USD top prize.
Rules & Prizes of Xiaomi Photography Challenge 2018
1. Challenge Organiser & Participating Countries
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 (event.mi.com/photography2018/) 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
2.2 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
3. Challenge Prizes
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.
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.
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
5. Additional Notes
6. Contest Entrant Terms & Conditions
The participant (Contest entrant) hereby agrees to the following:
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 authorise 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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