Back in January, Apple announced a photo challenge where users owning iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max were suggested to take pictures using the Night Mode on their devices. They then needed to share them on Instagram, Weibo, or Twitter, using hashtags #ShotoniPhone and #NightmodeChallenge, and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pics had to be published until January 29, and now the experts have finally revealed the six best shots made by participants. The works are now published in a gallery on Apple Newsroom, apple.com, and Apple Instagram account.
All winners will get a cash reward that equals the amount of a license fee for using their pics.
The participants are both professional and amateur photographers and come from all over the world, including countries like Russia, India, China, and Spain.
Here are the winners in the order of appearance in the Instagram post: Konstantin Chalabov from Moscow who used the iPhone 11 Pro, Andrei Manuilov from Moscow who used the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Mitsun Soni from Mumbai who used the iPhone 11 Pro, Yu “Eric” Zhang from Beijing who used the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Rustam Shagimordanov from Moscow who used the iPhone 11, and Rubén P. Bescós from Pamplona who used the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The panel of judges included such iPhone photographers as Darren Soh, Kaiann Drance, Malin Fezehai, Phil Schiller, Tyler Mitchell, Brooks Kraft, and others.
Even Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a post on his Twitter, where he admires the images of the winners.