Laowa has been always adhering to the product development concept of “new idea, new fun”. For the photo contest of this year, we would like to invite you to break the “norm” together with Laowa, making some changes and find a new way and perspective to photograph!
Submission period: Nov 15, 2021 – Jan 15, 2022
Process: Finalists will be announced EVERY half-month and will be announced fourth in total. Winners will be selected from the finalists.
The contest period is divided into 4 phases:
Phase I 15 Nov 2021 – 30 Nov 2021
Phase II 1 Dec 2021 – 15 Dec 2021
Phase III 16 Dec 2021 – 30 Dec 2021
Phase IV 1 Jan 2022– 15 Jan 2022
Final winners announcement: February 2022
All the finalists’ work will be exhibited on Laowa’s official WeChat/Weibo, Toutiao account, and club.laowalens.com.
1) Landscape: landscape photos including landscape, astrophotography, architectural photography and aerial photography etc. which needs to be taken with any Laowa lens.
2) Macro: macro photos which needs to be taken with any Laowa lens.
3) Portrait: Portrait photos which needs to be taken with any Laowa lens.
4) Non-Laowa: Images taken with Non-Laowa lenses including landscape, portraits, macro, etc. No limitation on genre and gear.
Gold Prize (1 winner will selected from entries from China & overseas):
USD 1,000 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, Zhiyun WEEBILL-2 Gimbal Standard Stabilizer (value: USD549), winner trophy, certificates
1st Prize (1 winners for landscape category, 1 for macro category, 1 for portrait category from international entries , 1 winner for non-Laowa lens category from China & overseas ): USD 380 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, Fotopro S5+MH-3 tripod (value: USD90), winner trophy, certificates
2nd Prize (2 winners for landscape category, 2 for macro category, 2 for portrait category from international entries, 1 winner for non-Laowa lens category from China & overseas): USD 250 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, H&Y revoring 67-82mm & 1/4 black mist filter (value: USD89), winner trophy, certificates
3rd Prize(2 winners for landscape category, 2 for macro category, 2 for portrait category from international entries, 1 winner for non-Laowa lens category from China & overseas): USD 120 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, YC Onion Brownie Led Light (value: USD30), winner trophy, certificates
Honorable Mentions(from international entries): digital certificates
Judges will pick about 100 finalists in international region .
We will announce the results at the end of each phase.
Judges will select the winners from the finalists by voting.
Awards for each group could be no winners under the consensus of most judges.
Alberto Ghizzi Panizza、 Bastian Kratzke、Emanuele Biggi、Steven Gindler (cvatik) 、
(Listed in alphabetical order)
All the Photos must be clicked by the participant themselves and must have all the rights of the photograph(s). You are the only copyright owner and creator of the photographs; team entries aren’t allowed.
The photographs do not infringe upon the copyrights or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy, does not include trademarks owned by third parties or violate any other law. Each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to you. If the organizer of the competition is subject to a third party’s infringement claim for the use of the entry, resulting in penalties, economic or reputational damage, the result shall be borne by the provider of the work.
Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer. By submitting an entry, you delegate your right for use to the organizer of the competition.
For entries, copyright holders grant the Venus Optics unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest and all promotional activities without any remuneration being due.
Winners may benefit from competition-related activities. We will ask the winner for permission and pay the according fee before using the photos for commercial purposes.
Terms and Conditions
Don’t allow any conduct of plagiarism. Do not submit photos repeatedly under different names. Once the above behaviors are discovered, entries will be removed from the contest and the author will be blacklisted for long-term suspension.
Laowa reserves the right of final interpretation. By submitting an entry, you agree to the contest rules and our terms & conditions. Any participants and photos violent the rules will be disqualified.
Prize winners can purchase any products at Laowa’s official store with the voucher. If the total price of the selected products is lower than the amount of the cash coupon obtained, the remaining amount will not be refunded; when the total price of the selected product exceeds the cash coupon amount, the winner will bear the excess.
Winners need to submit the product model application by themselves. Products models and coupon value references are only based on the price announced by Laowa’s official store.