Xiaomi has announced that it is launching a photography contest next month in which only the Mi A1 smartphone can be used by participants as their tool, and only the device's built-in photo editing application is allowed for photo editing. That means third-party photo editors are not allowed in the competition, that will result in disqualification. The photo competition will kick off on November 20 and will run through December 11, with the contest themes ranging from portraits and landscapes, to various others. It is worth pointing out that the contest is open to all Mi A1 users located in India, Vietnam, Russia and Indonesia without a registration fee.
Among the requirements to become eligible to the competition is to have an active Mi account. Once you have logged in to your Mi account or if you already have an existing one, tap on the "Submit" button and fill out the online application form. Keep in mind that photos submitted for the competition must contain EXIF information, which is the standard that specifies the formats for images, and that while only one photo will be chosen as the grand winner, each participant can submit up to 10 entries per day, meaning you can send as many photos as you wish to Xiaomi's contest page. The winning participants will receive huge prices including a $30,000 cash prize for the grand winner as well as consolation prizes such as the Mi A1 handset, Redmi Note 4 handset, Mi Headphones, Mi Band HRX Edition and shopping vouchers, with the global winners set to be unveiled on December 20.
The contest was announced more than a month after the Mi A1 was rolled out to consumers by the Chinese phone maker. The smartphone boasts a dual camera setup with two 12-megapixel sensors squeezed into a standard 28mm lens and a 50mm telephoto, respectively. The phone's rear camera has an aperture of f/2.2, with the shooter also equipped with a portrait mode. The front-facing shooter, meanwhile, has a sensor of 5-megapixel and an aperture of f/2.6. With all these specs, participants are expected to capture stunning imagery over the coming weeks, and more updates on the competition are supposed to follow in December.