We know taking photos is something everyone enjoys doing. Nowadays with a smartphone in hand, you never miss the chance to take amazing photos in a matter of seconds. Xiaomi is one of the world’s top smartphone makers.
Xiaomi phones feature some of the best mobile cameras which produce high-quality and striking images that sometimes make you wonder how a mobile phone can do that.
If you believe you got the skills to show off and want others to see your incredible work. OK, even if you’re a very humble person looking for a community with like-minded people that loves to do one thing and one thing only...photography. Everyone can take away something from #ShotByMi Photography Challenge.
We designed this contest with a vision “for everyone by everyone” believing that each of you has the potential to take a great photo. If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself why should I participate? Here is our answer: It doesn’t matter who you are and what you do, even if you’re not close to being a professional photographer, we’re looking for photos that tell us the story of - ‘Shot by Me’. It’s so easy to participate and we got some amazing photography themes prepared for y’all!
#ShotByMi Photography Challenge is completely free and open for worldwide Xiaomi users.
The Most Popular, Juror’s Choice, Redmi Note 7 Special Award are the three types of monthly awards.
1. The Most Popular:
Global site: 3 photos with the most likes per theme, 18 photos in total.
Prize: Mi Home Security Camera 360° 1080p
2. Juror’s Choice:
Global site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total.
Prize: Mi Home Photo Printer
3. Redmi Note 7 Special Award:
Global Site: 1 photo picked per month.
Prize: Redmi Note 7
Prize: Grand tour & Mi 9
We can’t wait to see your amazing photos, Mi Fans!!! Let’s start NOW!!!
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Make sure you understand the contest perfectly before submission! Please check our Terms & Conditions:
Rules & Prizes
1. Contest Organiser & Participating Countries
1.1 ShotByMi Photography Challenge is organized by Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
1.2 Participation in ShotByMi Photography Challenge is open to all countries except for users based in China.
2. Contest Rules
ShotByMi Photography Challenge is open on 3 sites: global, India, Russia. Open for entries will take place from May until October 2019. During this stage, participants who are interested can upload entries shot using a Xiaomi phone by visiting the event’s landing page to choose a theme and submit relevant contact information according to the registration instructions on event’s landing page and then uploading their photos.
Monthly winners announcement will take place between 15th-20th from June to November 2019. During this stage, all three category winners are announced (The Most Popular) *Global site: 3 photos with the most likes per theme, 18 photos in total. *India site: 1 photo with the most likes per theme, 6 photos in total. *Russia site: 1 photo with the most likes per theme, 6 photos in total. (Juror’s Choice) *Global site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total. *India site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total. *Russia site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total. (Redmi Note 7 Special Award) *Global site: 1 photo picked per month. *India site: 1 photo picked per month. *Russia site: 1 photo picked per month. Final winners announcement will take place four to eight weeks after the last batch of monthly winners ended. A photography trip is rewarded to our 6 final winners which will take place in the first quarter of 2020, a free Mi 9 will also be given to each grand prize winner.
2.1 Contest Requirements
2.1.1 Photos submitted for the challenge must be taken and edited by Xiaomi Smartphones. No external editing software or mobile applications may be used except for the phone's in-built photo editor.
2.1.2 Photos submitted for the competition must contain EXIF information, and size of the photo should be between 300KB～30MB. Otherwise, the photos will not be accepted.
2.1.3 Each participant is able to upload a maximum of 6 photos per theme in a month. Photos submitted passed the deadline or via unofficial means will not be considered in the contest.
2.1.4 Participants can choose to enter all contest themes.
2.1.5 Each participant’s new entry slots will be re-opened in a new natural month. Participants can upload again a maximum of 6 photos per theme. NB: Participants cannot upload identical entries to one theme within a month.
2.1.6 Each participant’s entry will be reviewed within 48 hours after submission. If a photo is not accepted, the participant cannot upload again. If a photo is accepted, the participant can proceed with the contest.
2.1.7 The contest is open on 3 sites: global, India, Russia. All participants must choose to enter the site respectively based on the country of residency of the participant. Participants from all other countries except India and Russia must enter https://event.mi.com/global/shotbymi/
Participants from India must enter https://in.event.mi.com/in/shotbymi
Participants from Russia must enter https://ru.event.mi.com/ru/shotbymi
During the monthly phase, prizes will only be awarded to those participants who entered the indicated site accordingly. For example, an entry can’t win if a participant from India enters Russia/global sites, if a participant from Russia enters India/global sites, if a participant from global enters India/Russia sites and so forth. In other circumstance, all winners from 3 sites will be reviewed as a whole upon final winners selection.
2.1.8 Participants must agree to the Xiaomi’s Terms & Condition upon submitting their photos in the contest.
2.1.9 Participants are to check the details of their photos before uploading as photos cannot be altered once uploaded. In some cases, we may ask the original image to verify that it’s taken with a Xiaomi phone. The photos that cannot be verified are disqualified. If a participant is selected as the monthly winners or the final winners, they will be required to provide proof of purchase of a Xiaomi phone that was used to shoot the selected photo as well as some personal information in preparation for the announcement.
2.1.10 There will be no registration fees for the contest.
3. Contest Awards
3.1 Final Winners Award
Final winners are selected from the total winners of the Juror’s Choice from all 3 sites. The final decision is based on an overall score system that consists of 60-20-20 percentage rating among juror panel of Mi Creators, Mi Community and Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi Corporation, President for International Business, responsible for global expansion, IP strategy, and strategic partner relationship management. 6 contestants will claim the Final Winners Award from a total of 108 photos in Juror’s Choice from all 3 sites. There will be a photography trip rewarded to our 6 final winners for free, a free Mi 9 will also be given to each final winner as the grand prize.
3.2 Monthly Winners Award
The Most Popular, Juror’s Choice, Redmi Note 7 Special Award are the three types of monthly awards.
The Most Popular:
3.2.1 This award is determined by photos that get the most likes from the public audience. Participants can share their photos on social media to obtain likes. Each photo has no limit on likes.
3.2.2 Entries that obtain most likes before 00:00 (CST) on the last day of the month will be counted.
3.2.3 A single contestant can only win The Most Popular category once throughout the entire contest; if it happens that the individual received the most likes again in a new month; the order will follow the ranking of the next contestant with the most likes.
3.2.4 Each site (global, India, Russia) have different winners. *Global site: 3 photos with the most likes per theme, 18 photos in total. *India site: 1 photo with the most likes per theme, 6 photos in total. *Russia site: 1 photo with the most likes per theme, 6 photos in total.
3.2.5 This award is determined by a total number of 10 outstanding photos per theme. A combination of 5 photos from The Most Popular (with the most likes) and 5 best additional photos picked by Mi Community team.
3.2.6 Mi Creators shall judge from 10 outstanding photos per theme. Mi Creators shall score each photo according to the assessment report, one photo with the highest score per theme will claim the title of Juror’s Choice.
3.2.7 A single contestant can only win Juror’s Choice category once throughout the entire contest.
3.2.8 *Global site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total. *India site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total. *Russia site: 1 photo picked per theme, 6 photos in total.
Redmi Note 7 Special Award:
3.2.9 This award is determined by 10 photos with the most likes from all themes per month.
Mi Community team shall score each photo according to the assessment report, one final photo with the highest score will claim the title of Redmi Note 7 Special Award.
3.2.10 A single contestant can only win Redmi Note 7 Special Award category once throughout the entire contest.
3.2.11 *Global Site: 1 photo picked per month. 6 photos in total. *India Site: 1 photo picked per month. 6 photos in total. *Russia Site: 1 photo picked per month. 6 photos in total.
3.3 Jurors Introduction
3.3.1 Wang Xiang: Senior Vice President of Xiaomi Corporation, President for International Business, responsible for global expansion, IP strategy, and strategic partner relationship management.
3.3.2 Mi Creators from Xiaomi Studios. They are talented photographers and filmmakers who are also Mi Fans around the world that use Xiaomi products to realize their creative visions. The jury panel is made of 6 Mi Creators (@richardjwtang, @tom.the.explorer, @shibithefox, @klepikovadaria, @agungsutrisno_photography, @stas_banar).
3.3.3 Mi Community team of around 30 staff members who work in Xiaomi headquarters and overseas.
3.3.4 Asking for qualification to any of the jury members is not accepted and tolerated.
4. Prize Announcements
4.1 Monthly winners will be announced between 15th-20th from June to November 2019. Winners will be contacted according to the information entered upon registration to notify them on how and when to receive the prize.
4.2 Final winners announcement will take place four to eight weeks after the last batch of monthly winners ended.
4.3 In cases where the prize is not delivered due to winners’ negligence (including but not limited to filling inaccurate contact information & delayed response to Xiaomi), the winner will be regarded as having given up his right to the winning prize and Xiaomi will not bear any responsibility nor reimburse any products or prize.
4.4 In cases of custom clearance, all prizes will be shipped from China and by participating user agrees to pay the levied customs duty as per the local government standards. Do note, for India, except for the "Redmi Note 7 Pro Special Award” category, all the monthly prizes will be shipped from China, by participating user agrees to pay the levied customs duty as per the local government standards.
5. Additional Notes
5.1 Xiaomi reserves the right to replace the prizes with products or services that are similar in monetary value in cases of unforeseen circumstances. Prizes won in this challenge cannot be resold, traded or transferred for personal benefits.
5.2 Xiaomi will not bear any responsibility if there are damages or losses during the collection period of prizes by winners in the challenge.
5.3 Only individuals are allowed to participate in the ShotByMi Photography Challenge. The following entities are not allowed to take part in the challenge; they shall include but not be limited to Xiaomi staff, external event organizers, employees, external agencies and sales companies.
5.4 Attempts to manipulate votes are forbidden. If any improper or dishonest actions are suspected on the part of a participant, Xiaomi reserves the right to cancel the participant's prize without notice.
5.5 Xiaomi will provide the necessary explanation of the rules of the challenge to the extent permitted by law. In the case of force majeure, Xiaomi reserves the right to cancel the challenge for reasons of circumstances beyond the control of Xiaomi.
5.6 Xiaomi disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue Contest due to acts beyond the Xiaomi’s control, or otherwise. For the Contest, Xiaomi disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Xiaomi is not responsible for any hardware or software error, malfunctions or failure of any kind.
6. Contest Entrant Terms & Conditions
The participant (Contest entrant) hereby agrees to the following:
1) Contest entrant agrees and acknowledges his/her personal information is being collected by the contest organizer will solely be used for ShotByMi Photography Challenge and contact purposes in case he/she is one of the winners.
2) Uploaded photos for the contest, in its entirety, must be original material taken by the Contest entrant.
3) Contest entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photographs are a series of original works created solely by the Contest entrant, that the photographs do not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
4) Contest entrant must adhere to all applicable laws and regulations and must not submit any files that damage software, hardware, telecommunications equipment or photos that are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertisements, nudity, personal attacks, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
5) All relevant information submitted to Xiaomi by Contest entrant is accurate.
6) Contest entrant understands and accepts the contest rules and specifications as listed and occasionally updated by Xiaomi under unusual and extreme circumstances.
7) The Contest entrant will allow Xiaomi to use, modify and produce derivative marketing materials which shall include but not be limited to Xiaomi’s communication materials, social media photos, digital advertisements, televised media or its website. The Contest entrant allows Xiaomi to gain all rights with respect to photos submitted by Contest entrant without any financial remuneration on a global scale. This shall include but not be limited to the right to use the photos in partnership with a third-party with Xiaomi, the terms of which have yet to be determined. The Contest entrant shall not authorize a third party to use the entrant’s submitted photo in this competition without Xiaomi’s agreement in writing.
8) In the event that any third party submits any claims, proceedings or legal action against Xiaomi based on photos derived from the ShotByMi Photography Challenge, the Contest entrant will be liable to Xiaomi for any damages, lost profits, loss of business revenue or economic loss of any kind.
9) Any disputes arising from this Contest shall be resolved by Xiaomi and participant through consultation. Should the consultation fail, the dispute shall be submitted to Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre for arbitration, which shall be conducted in accordance with its arbitral rules in effect at the time of applying for arbitration. The arbitral award shall be final and binding on both Parties.
7. Personal Data Protection
7.1 Your privacy is important to us. In order to provide our services to you, we will ask you to provide certain personal information that is necessary to provide those services to you. We will only collect the information that is necessary for its specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes. We may collect the following types of information (which may or may not be personal information):
- Mi ID: To allow users to log in and participate.
- Username & profile picture: To identify different users.
- Country: To set up languages and distributing prizes.
- Contest Entrant: To share photos in order to participate for the campaign. Your photo will be reviewed by us in order to make sure that no illegal or immoral content are used.
- Email: To contact users for prize distributing.
Wishing you good luck!