PicHit.me and Microsoft are teaming up for a photography contest with prizes worth $10,000

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: https://pickit.com/missions/colourful/ or to the "Colourful" mission in the PicHit mobile app (opens in new tab)."

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!

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29 Comments
  • Just awesome! I'll submit my entryes right now Edit: The app is broken. Can't upload photos. I'll try the site
  • Yeah I upload to PicHit mostly using the website, as that way I can upload 20 images at a time.
  • This is awesome. I'm no where near even amateur photographers, but may try,
  • Everyone in the PicHit platform are mostly amateur photographers bro, and alot are shooting on smartphone, so post as many as you can.
  • I have 5mp shooter only,...
  • Ah, but it's what you do with it. I can't deny that a phone with a  20/41MP camera would give you a slight advantage, but photography isn't just about how sharp your images come out. Sometimes the cleverest, best shots are taken using sensors just like yours.
  • Doesn't matter, as long as you have the creative eye, the shooter is not an issue :))
  • I have a Lumia 640 XL, should I try? Check my IG @the_doublem_show
  • Yes Michael, your photos are fantastic so do get them up!
  • Boy you are good!
  • Bro, your instagram is crazy good - post all of them - you could be the winner of this one!
  • Why only posted news now contest already started one month ago
  • Only got the press release at the weekend, my bad!
  • Awesome. Have a few photo's would love to submit and hope to get some more soon once the camera app is updated for the 1020.
  • Post as many images as you wanbt bro
  • Includes India rite??
  • It's global
  • Yeah, it includes India.  2 of the top 3 winners in the last PicHit competition came from India actually. It is a global photo competition, so everyone can enter.
  • How awesome! Got some of mine up. Link your submissions so we can help each other with likes to pass that barrier of 30 
    http://pichit.me/missions/colourful/contributions/1440953888613/
    http://pichit.me/missions/colourful/contributions/1440954166142/
  • Nice photos, Jullietta. :D
  • Hi guys! Here are my photos, all taken with Nokia Lumia 620: http://pichit.me/missions/colourful/contributions/1442855620931/ http://pichit.me/missions/colourful/contributions/1442855620926/ http://pichit.me/missions/colourful/contributions/1442855620934/ Please like them and make sure to follow me and I will like your photos as well.     Wish you all a happy competition! May the best photo win! :D
  • These are awesome bro Keep posting and keep going
  • Thank you a lot! Glad you like them. :D
  • For this, the app should work which doesn't since a looooong time.... One of the worst apps on WP.
  • https://pichit.me/missions/colourful/contributions/1442852696203/ If you click my name you will be able to see my other photos.  Let me know what you think or if I have potential!!  
  • Your photos are great bro.  Keep posting - the more you are in, the more you can win.
  • I have already posted 25 images to this competition.  If i'm not in I wont win
  • Copy your links to photos here so we can like them. :)
  • Yes