Apple is starting the new year with another yearly iPhone photography challenge. iPhone users owning the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models can submit low-light photographs taken with Night Mode. The submissions can also be edited on an iPhone photo app with all photo apps or filters listed on the submission.
Starting from today, users can take low light and night iPhone photography with Night Mode and submit it to Apple no later than January 29th. Contestants have to be at least 18 years of age, not employed at Apple and own an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. On the other hand, all photos taken on these 3 latest iPhone models and with Night Mode must be taken from September 20th or later. Full rules for this contest are available in a document here
iPhone users can submit their photos by hashtagging it with #ShotoniPhone and #NightModeChallenge on Weibo, Instagram, and Twitter, along with the iPhone model used to capture the images. If they don’t have any of these social media accounts or if they want to submit their images in the highest quality, then they have to email Apple with their image attachment files as “first name_last name_nightmode_iPhonemode” to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The iPhone model should also be specified in the email enclosing these photographs.
The images will then be evaluated by Apple’s 10 judges, which consist of 5 Apple employees and 5 photographers from the USA, UK, China, and Singapore. 5 of the best images will be picked by the judges and then the winners will be announced in a press release next month. The winner’s photos will also be posted on Apple’s social media accounts, the Apple website, billboards on major cities and at Apple Stores. The photos may also be on third-party photo exhibitions. The Cupertino company will also pay a licensing fee to the winners when they use their Shot on iPhone photos for marketing purposes.