With the new year comes a new Night Mode photo challenge from Apple, with the company challenging its iPhone 11 users to capture impressive photos using Night Mode. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are all eligible to be used in the challenge, so if you have any of the phones from the latest lineup then you’re good to go.
Luckily, utilizing Night Mode on these phones is very simple, as they automatically switch to it when they detect low-light situations. In order to be sure that your phone is using Night Mode, look for a crescent moon icon at the top of the display. If the icon is yellow, then that means that Night Mode is activated.
Submissions for this contest are open from today until January 29th, with a panel of 10 judges evaluating the submissions. They are set to pick 5 winners in total, with the winners being revealed on March 4th. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter, and Apple employees are not eligible. You can check out a PDF with all of the rules and eligibility details right here.
Editing of your photos is allowed, with both Apple’s Photos app or third-party apps or software being allowed. However, if you do edit the photos, you must state what apps or filters you used. Despite the contest kicking off today, photos taken as far back as September 20th qualify.
The winning photos will be featured on multiple Apple locations, such as their website, social media accounts, and even ads or billboards. The company says that they will pay a licensing fee to the winning photographers for use of the photos in any marketing.
For those of you who are interested in participating, simply share your Night Mode photos on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags “#ShotoniPhone” and “#NightmodeChallenge.” Weibo users can post the same hashtags to be entered. High-resolution photos can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, though you must use the file format of “firstname_lastname_nightmode_iphonemodel.”