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Apple Announces Winners of Shot on iPhone Challenge

Apple today announced the 10 winners of its Shot on iPhone photography challenge that ran from January 22 to February 7.

Dina Alfasi from Israel, shot on iPhone X

The winners are Alex Jiang, Blake Marvin, Elizabeth Scarrott, Andrew Griswold, Bernard Antolin, and LieAdi Darmawan from the U.S., Darren Soh from Singapore, Nikita Yarosh from Belarus, Dina Alfasi from Israel, and Robert Glaser from Germany. A variety of iPhones were used, from the iPhone 7 through iPhone XS Max.

Photos from the 10 winners will be featured on Apple billboards in select cities, in Apple retail stores, and on Apple's website and social media accounts. Each of the winners will receive a licensing fee from Apple.

Apple's international panel of judges included its marketing chief Phil Schiller alongside a group of Apple employees and well-known photographers Pete Souza, Austin Mann, Annet de Graaf, Luísa Dörr, Chen Man, Kaiann Drance, Brooks Kraft, Sebastien Marineau-Mes, Jon McCormack, and Arem Duplessis.


View all of the photos on the Apple Newsroom.

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10 months ago

“Apple announces a contest where they don’t properly compensate the winners” would be a more accurate headline....


Do you people talk **** without doing any research at all?
Rating: 18 Votes
10 months ago
Two of the ten photos are upside down shots of puddles.

Really.

Remember that for next time, kids.
Rating: 13 Votes
10 months ago

“Apple announces a contest where they don’t properly compensate the winners” would be a more accurate headline....

They backtracked and have agreed to pay them now.
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/24/apple-shot-on-iphone-contest-payment/
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago

“Apple announces a contest where they don’t properly compensate the winners” would be a more accurate headline....

Let this go already. It was ridiculous from the start.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago

??? Almost all images are edited in some way. Why is that bad for a photography competition? Unless it is a strict journalistic contest I would expect editing.

The intent of the contest is "shot on iPhone", not "shot on iPhone and then edited to death with third-party software".

IMO, all editing should be done on-phone using only Apple-bundled software (like the Camera app). In other words, it should showcase what anybody could (theoretically) produce using just an iPhone.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago

“Apple announces a contest where they don’t properly compensate the winners” would be a more accurate headline....

If you don’t like the terms, don’t play the game. Everyone knew what they were getting into. There was no deception—no bait and switch.

Whining about such a thing is akin to complaining about not getting a paycheck after volunteering.
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Do you people talk **** without doing any research at all?

Yes. Yes they do, in fact.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
Nice shots but heavily post-produced.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

The intent of the contest is "shot on iPhone", not "shot on iPhone and then edited to death with third-party software".

IMO, all editing should be done on-phone using only Apple-bundled software (like the Camera app). In other words, it should showcase what anybody could (theoretically) produce using just an iPhone.


imo, entrants should follow the rules of the contest.

But feel free to hold your own contest and set whatever conditions suit your fancy. You could even ban post-processing altogether.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
“Apple announces a contest where they don’t properly compensate the winners” would be a more accurate headline....
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

Just goes to show how flawed the competition was to begin with, licensing fees as the last minute prize is just a joy killer. It’s simple, a prize for a model from each year, past ten years. Simple. Nothing hard about that. The prizes were totally stacked towards only current models on sale.
Yes, shot on iPhone, but the photos chosen clearly have super post production emphasis.

“Flawed” is merely your Apple-hate drenched description. There’s nothing flawed about a competition that selects awesome examples of what artists can do with the amazing cameras on iPhone. “Shot on iPhone.” See how that works? Incredible photographs, shot on iPhone.

Apple has no duty to select one winner per model year. They never claimed they would, and they didn’t. Why is this a problem for you? If you want to hold a contest where one winner is selected from each if the last ten model years—regardless of the actual ten best—you’re free to do so. Apple is equally free not to do so. It’s their contest and their rules. Not yours.

Not sure why you have a problem with post-production, the rules clearly state artists may post-process if they so choose, though they are required to detail what techniques they utilized. Shot on iPhone. It means just that. Hold your own contest if you want to select pictures with less or no post processing.

And really, “licensing fees as the last minute prize is just a joy killer”? Not for the entrants, or the winners, I would say. I’m sure it was a “joy killer” for you; far from being half-full, your glass is completely empty. Maybe you need a new hobby? Complaining about the rules for a photography contest you didn’t win seems rather... I don’t know, maybe... empty, meaningless and sad?
Rating: 4 Votes

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