Apple Asks Users to Submit Their Best 'Shot on iPhone' Photos for New Challenge

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is hosting a "Shot on iPhone" photography challenge, and is asking iPhone users to submit outstanding photographs that were captured on an iPhone.

    Entries are being collected starting today, with users able to submit a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the "#ShotOniPhone" hash tag or submitting a high-resolution photo to with the file format "firstname_lastname_iphonemodel."

    A "Shot on iPhone" image captured by Erdem Summak

    Winning images will be featured on billboards in select cities, Apple retail stores, and online on Apple Newsroom and Apple's social media accounts. Apple will select a total of 10 winners.

    Apple says photos can be captured straight from the camera, edited through Apple's editing tools in the Photos app, or edited with third-party photo editing software.

    Apple will be accepting submissions through February 7, and participants must be over 18. Apple employees, including retail employees, along with their families, are not eligible to participate.

    Apple has a panel of well-known photographers serving as judges for the contest, including former White House photographer Pete Souza, travel photographer Austin Mann, travel photographer Annet de Graaf, Brazilian photographer Luísa Dörr, and fashion photographer Chen Man.

    Several Apple employees will also be judging entries, including Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller, senior director in Worldwide Product Marketing Kaiann Drance, photographer Brooks Kraft, software developer Sebastian Marineu-Mes, camera software team leader Jon McCormack, and director of photography Arem Duplessis.

    Article Link: Apple Asks Users to Submit Their Best 'Shot on iPhone' Photos for New Challenge
  2. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.

    I remember seeing this in one of my art history classes but can't remember where it is. Anyone know?
  3. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Petra in Jordan.
    Ancient city of the Nabateans…
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    Come on, Apple could have thrown in Airpods at least as a gift for the winners.
  5. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Ah, yes! Thank you. That unique angle made it seem like it was carved up higher into the cliff face than at ground level. Weren't there some similar structures that were destroyed or damaged in Iraq?
  6. Mikey44 macrumors member


    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah, seems pretty terrible from the rules:

    6. Prize(s). Ten (10) winning Photos will be featured on Apple Newsroom, Apple’s Instagram channel,, in Apple retail stores, and billboards around the world, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. Prize has no cash value.

    Congrats on getting street credit, now everyone will assume you stole Apple's ad. I would submit some photos I took, but not for this. 'If you win, we get to use your photo across all media platforms, and we also retain commercial rights for 1 year. You can have... Bragging rights?... I guess?'

    Edit to correct my previous statement: Here's the line:

    Providing a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, and and display such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed for one year for purposes of implementing the Contest.
  7. simonmet macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2012
    Will they show what lenses and equipment they used?
  8. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Waaaaaaay ahead of you! :cool: I think we've got a real winner right here:

  9. BaccaBossMC macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2016
    Nursing Home of the U.S.
    So basically... Give us free advertisement material on a device that you sold your organs to buy.
  10. deebinem macrumors regular


    May 7, 2017
    Oh... My... Gawd... go back to bed.

    Let's hope it doesn't contribute to more terrible decisions by "thrill seeking" Insta-famers like that poor woman who recently died doing bikini top mountain summits...
  11. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2017
  12. alpi123 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2014
    Only if you ask each photographer personally.
  13. iGeek2014 macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    Forgive me for saying this but I would rather see the winning images as they were shot, rather than edited with Photos or a third party application, as I feel sometimes the moment is ‘lost’ when it’s tweaked to within a degree of it’s life.
  14. td2243 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2013
    Santa Fe, NM
  15. TVreporter macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2012
    Near Toronto
    They should give out awards for photos taken with each version of the iPhone.
    My 3GS is still kicking around! Sign me up!
  16. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Canyon of the Crescent Moon.
  17. RaoulDuke42 macrumors member


    Oct 17, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I'm a big fan of good candid photography- real smiles instead of forced grins and such... but photography, even back in the film days leans quite a bit on how one processes the shot. Do a lot of people go crazy with filters and generally over-process stuff? Yes, but that just means a lighter touch is required. I shoot nearly all my stuff purposely one stop dark so as to save the highlights, so necessarily I have to process everything to brighten it up a bit. If I just took what was shot and didn't touch it the photo wouldn't really represent what I had seen in real life. I submitted the following photo to their contest. Shot on an iPhone SE with Adobe Lightroom mobile-- multiple portrait orientation shots that I stitched together (and processed!) in Lightroom on my Mac.

    Attached Files:

  18. rafark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2017
    Wow no prize! Apple will basically be making money off your free work from a device you've already paid...
  19. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    Here's my entry! It's a subtle message to Apple ;)

  20. paulcristo macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm shocked I'm the first one to point out the location photographed is the final resting place of the Holy Grail and Elsa.
  21. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
  22. 5hugknight macrumors newbie


    Jul 16, 2016
    Hell Yeah! It is called Petra, and is Jordan. I just recently learned that it stretches on for MILES. And it was done with bronze tools? haha ok.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 22, 2019 ---
    There is an underground passage right in front that is locked off to the public...
    --- Post Merged, Jan 22, 2019 ---
    Yep. ALL over the world. Just a couple places: Palmyra, Syria. Balbek, Lebanon. Gobekli Tepe, Turkey. Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq. (just scratching the surface of what HAS NOT already been destroyed from war...)
    --- Post Merged, Jan 22, 2019 ---
    Just be sure Apple does not get to 'own' your photo if you submit it. This could be a way for them to get a ton of 'free' artwork for ads.
  23. entropi macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    everything in its right place.
  24. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    Isn't this the temple at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?

  25. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    I wonder how many people will simply send a shot of their ass and tell Apple to kiss it.

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