Apple wants your photos as it kicks off “Shot On iPhone” challenge

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When you think of mobile photography, it can be argued that people are more likely to show off their photography when they’re handed over an iPhone, rather than any other Android smartphone. While the debate between Google Pixel users and iPhones users won’t stop at any point, we are not here to talk about it. We are here to inform all the Apple iPhone users that its that time of the year when Apple wants to see photos taken from your iPhones. 

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The company has kicked off its popular “Shot On iPhone” photography challenge, starting today. All the interested iPhone users across the world can submit their entries by February 7, 11:59 PST to participate in this photography challenge. The company has created a panel of esteemed photographers who would be judging the entries. Note that only 10 winners would be chosen from the total numbers of entries Apple would be receiving during the above mentioned period. 

How to participate in the Shot on iPhone photography challenge?

It’s simple! The participants have been asked to post what they think are their best photographs shot on their respective iPhones. There is no mention whether the users are allowed multiple entries or not. As far as it’s concerned, the company might want its users to share as much as photos shot on iPhones. 

The company would be monitoring entries on Twitter, Instagram, and Weibo for the Chinese consumers. These three are the social media platforms set by Apple to scouter those 10 winning entries. The users can alternatively share the high-resolution images to an email; with a file format, ”firstname_lastname_iphonemodel”. 

As you see, it is important to mention from which iPhone model the photos that you have posted on Twitter/Instagram/Weibo platforms was taken. Note for photos posted on Twitter and Instagram, a hashtag #ShotOniPhone must be used. Whereas if you’re posting it Weibo, use the format for a hashtag is, #ShotOniPhone#.  

There are some terms and conditions mentioned that you should take note of.

  1. Participant must be 18 years old or above.
  2. Apple employees and their immediate families are forfeited to participate
  3. Edited photos using Apple’s editing tools or third-party tools are accepted. 

Note: You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by submitting your photo, you grant Apple a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive license for one year to use, modify, publish, display, distribute, create derivative works from and reproduce the photo on Apple Newsroom,, Twitter, Instagram, in Apple retail stores, Weibo, WeChat, on billboards and any Apple internal exhibitions. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit.

What will these 10 winners?

The selected 10 photos who wins the “Shot On iPhone” challenge will be featured on Apple’s various properties online and offline. The photographer credit shall be given. Unfortunately, there is no prize money to be won here. One professional photographer has expressed anger on the company’s fine print that we have mentioned above. 

The panel of judges includes 11 people including Pete Souza (US), Austin Mann (US), Annet de Graaf (Netherlands), Luísa Dörr (Brazil), Chen Man (China), Phil Schiller, Kaiann Drance, Brooks Kraft, Sebastien Marineau-Mes, Jon McCormack, and Arem Duplessis. 

Would you be participating in the “Shot On iPhone” challenge? Let us know in the comment section below.

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