PicHit.Me is a crowd-sourced stock photography service, offering designers the ability to search for and request specific photos or scenes, and photographers the ability to monetize their work through licensing deals.

PicHit.Me were featured during Build 2015 for apps which integrate with Office 365 and PowerPoint, which allows you to pull down photographs without leaving your work area.

The Swedish start-up has teamed up with Microsoft and Shutterstock to offer over $10,000 worth of prizes to photographers, including heaps of Microsoft hardware and other goodies.

The theme of the competition is My World, and you can interpret that however you like:

"We welcome all artist interpretations on the "My World" theme. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit. To participate, the photographers would need to upload their entries to the www.pichit.me website under the "My World" Competition theme under this link or to the "My World" mission in the PicHit.Me mobile app."

Prizes:

1st Place – Gold Medal Photographer

  • Shutterstock portfolio review and potential to be a Shutterstock contributor
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Microsoft Lumia 1520
  • Microsoft Treasure Tag
  • Coloud Headphones
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • PicHit Premium subscription
  • Takeover the PicHit Instagram Account for a weekend
  • Featured on PicHit.me website front page
  • Shutterstock six month professional subscription

2nd Place – Silver Medal Photographer

  • Microsoft Lumia 830
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • PicHit Premium subscription
  • Takeover the PicHit Instagram Account for a weekend
  • Shutterstock six month professional subscription

3rd Place – Bronze Medal Photographer

  • Microsoft Lumia 830
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • PicHit Premium subscription
  • Takeover the PicHit Instagram Account for a weekend
  • Shutterstock three month professional subscription

Bonus Prize

There is a bonus cash prize of $200 for the FIVE photographers that upload the most photos (being at least 25 photographs) that are correctly tagged (the green tick appears on the photo) and have the most overall likes.

Additional Prize

A 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

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.

Important Dates

  • Contest Start Date: 18 May 2015
  • Final Submission Deadline: 30 June 2015
  • Judging Period: 1 July 2015 To 10 July
  • 2015 Winners Announced: 14 July 2015

For more detailed Terms and Conditions, please click here.

There are no limits on the amount of times you can enter, so the more photographs you take the more likely you are to win. Sadly I live in the ugliest town in England so I'm probably out of luck. If you're a keen photographer or a casual shutterbug it may be worth considering entering.

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