Apple has launched an amateur photography contest to promote the low-light shooting capabilities of the iPhone 11 series. This photo challenge invites users to submit “inventive,” “captivating,” and “stunning” examples of photos shot using Night Mode.
You have until January 29 to submit entries by sharing them on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ShotoniPhone and #NightmodeChallenge. You can also email entries to Apple directly – see the official challenge rules for more. A panel of judges will select five winners to be announced March 4.
It’s ok to edit your pictures using iOS so long as they’re verifiably taken on an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple is looking for submissions from all over the world, but you must be 18 to enter.
Winning the contest means your photo will be seen by millions, as Apple plasters the best of its user-driven Shot on iPhone campaign snaps all over its Instagram feed, its press releases, and even its advertising billboards. If you win, it means granting allowing Apple unlimited commercial use of your image – but crucially, you retain the rights to the photograph and you’ll be compensated financially for Apple’s usage, too.
If you’re tempted to take part, make sure you first check out our five essential tips to help you get the most from Night Mode. While it’s true that Night Mode comes on automatically, understanding a bit more about how it works will improve your shots no end. Now could be the perfect time to put those iPhone Photo Academy lessons to use! Good luck!
Images credits from top to bottom: Eric Zhang, Austin Mann, Aundre Larrow.