PicHit.me is an excellent stock photo service that connects photographers directly with customers.

Photographers can earn royalties for their photos, and designers can request specific photographs for use in marketing materials - in addition to getting access to thousands of pre-existing uploaded snaps.

PicHit.me are teaming up with Microsoft for a photography contest with some seriously awesome prizes. A Surface Pro 3, Lumia 1520 and various other Microsoft hardware offerings are up for grabs.

For more information on how PicHit.me operates head on over here. Otherwise, read on for the contest details!

Photo Challenge: Colourful

"We are delighted to announce our latest global photography competition in partnership with Microsoft, based on the theme: 'Colourful'. We welcome photographers of all experience to submit images based on their interpretation of the 'Colourful' theme. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit. To participate, the photographers would need to upload their entries to the pichit.me website under the "Colourful" Competition theme under this link: http://pichit.me/missions/colourful/ or to the "Colourful" mission in the PicHit mobile app."

Prizes

1st Place – Gold Medal Photographer

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Coloud Headphones
  • Microsoft Lumia 1520
  • Microsoft Treasure Tag
  • Selection of MixRadio Promotional Items
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • PicHit Premium subscription
  • Takeover the PicHit Instagram Account for a weekend
  • Featured on PicHit website front page

2nd Place – Silver Medal Photographer

  • Microsoft Lumia 830
  • Coloud Headphones
  • Microsoft Treasure Tag
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • Selection of MixRadio Promotional Items
  • PicHit Premium subscription
  • Takeover the PicHit Instagram Account for a weekend

3rd Place – Bronze Medal Photographer

  • Microsoft Lumia 830
  • Microsoft Treasure Tag
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • Selection of MixRadio Promotional Items
  • PicHit Premium subscription
  • Takeover the PicHit Instagram Account for a weekend

Additional Prize

  • Further 17 photographers that have uploaded 6 or more fully tagged photos and have an average of 30 likes per photo across their portfolio will receive a Windows Store Gift Card (provided they have not already won a higher valued prize).

  • All photographers that upload 12 or more tagged photos and have an average of 20 likes per photo across their portfolio will receive: a full portfolio review, and be promoted globally within the Microsoft Office suite as a PowerPoint Template.

Terms & Conditions

AWARDS | Winners The 'Gold Medal' photograph will be chosen by the panel of professional judges from all images that have received more than 30 likes from the community. The 'Silver Medal' and 'Bronze Medal' placed runners-up will be chosen by the panel of professional judges from all images that have received more than 25 likes from the community.

For more detailed Terms and Conditions, click here.

Important Dates

  • Contest Start Date: 31 August 2015
  • Final Submission Deadline: 31 October 2015
  • Judging Period: 1 November 2015 to 10 November 2015
  • Winners Announced: 14 November 2015

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Are you planning on entering? Be sure to link your submissions in the comments!