About Awards

The vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards is an important component of the vivo VISION+ initiative.

As a global professional mobile photography contest co-launched by vivo and National Geographic, vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards will invite the world-class photographers, including Steve McCurry and Michael Halsband, to judge all works. With "JOY IMAGE" as the core spirit, a number of themes-categories are designed to inspire creators to record memorable moments with their enthusiasm and creativity anytime and anywhere.

Judges
Steve McCurry
Photographer
Michael Halsband
Photographer
Xiao Quan
Photographer
Wang Yan
Head of National Geographic
Branded Content and Partnership
(China)
Yu Meng
General Manager of Imaging Technology, vivo
FAQ

 1. Who is eligible to participate in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards?
The smartphone users worldwide who have full capacity for civil conduct as stipulated by laws and regulations in the country or region where they live. The works that have won awards in other photography contests or have been published in the publicly accessed journals will be unaccepted in the Awards.
 
2. How can I participate in the Awards?
You can submit your works through the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards at http://visionplus.vivo.com. The submission via the email will be unaccepted. When submitting your works through the website, you need to log on to the website with your own registered account and authorize the sponsor of the Awards to use the account as your only identity so that you can upload, check and manage your works. To this end, the sponsor will collect your account ID, user name, and your profile photo. Your logging on to the website means that you agree with the “User Service Agreement” and “Privacy Policy” on the website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards.
 
The start time for the candidates to register an account and log on is subject to the notice on the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards.
 
3. Do I have to shoot my works using vivo smartphone?
All the works in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards shall be shot using smartphones, but it is not mandatory to use vivo smartphones (including iQOO)), without any limit to the photography time and the make and model of the smartphone.
 
4. When is the deadline for me to submit my entries?
The start time for signup and works submission is subject to the notice on the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards. The deadline for submission is 24:00 Beijing time (UTC +8) on November 20th, 2020. For the sake of the fairness of the Awards after the deadline, please see Clause 18 of the Guide for the right for disposing of your works.
 
 
5. What are the specifications for the works?
The works are expected to be processed using smartphones (the third-party software installed on the smartphone is acceptable as well), with only the JPG format allowed, and each photo shall be no less than 1000 pixels and no more than 20 megabytes. The video clips to be accepted can be edited using computers and mobile Apps but shall be filmed using smartphones, with each clip no more than 500 megabytes, and only the mp4 and mov formats acceptable.
 
6. Is there any upper limit to the number of my works?
There is no upper limit to the number in principle, with only one photo, a collection of photos(a set of no more than 9 photos) or a video clip (no more than 3 minutes) to be counted as one entry item.
 
7. What should I do if my works fail to be uploaded?
Please contact the sponsor at visionplus@vivo.com if any problems with uploading the entries.
 
8. How should I know which category of awards my entries go for?
You are expected to read the definitions of each category of awards before signing up and submitting your entries to what you deem the most matching categories.
1. Night: Folding the time, dark nights are the forgotten half of our life. Reaching out from this darkness, we explore the stories unnoticed under the sunlight.
2. Portrait: The world is so vast with so many lives. Record his, her, its and their faces that have made your heart miss a beat.
3. Landscape: Capture those joyful and touching moments brought by nature, whether in daily life or during journeys.
4. Motion: Combat speed and vibration, and record those passionate moments.
5. Memories: Explore people’s emotions, record their culture, showcase the stories that touch your heart (with a set of no more than 9 photos).
6. Story: Create everything you want to convey with a video of no more than 3 minutes.
 
9. Could I put my works for many categories of awards?
Yes, you can. But the same work will be counted as different entry items if it goes for more than one category of awards. For the sake of the justice and fairness of the awards during the time that the entries are nominated and reviewed, please see Clause 17 of the Guide for the right for disposing of your works.
 
10. What else information do I need to submit except my works?
Our collection of your information is for the purpose of providing better services for all the users, the information about your registration as well as the information you provide or add after you log on to the website, including your profile photo, gender, country or region, profile, email, phone number, age bracket, among others. The works that you submit and the briefs about them should be submitted as well. Among the information, the collection of the user account, email, phone number is for the purpose of being able to contact you immediately for the award presenting. The collection of the gender and age bracket is for the appraisal and statistics in order to provide better user experience and services. The reason for the collection of the user' profile photo, profile, country or city is that those kinds of information can be displayed with your works.
 
For your rights and interests to be guaranteed during your engagement in the Awards, please make sure that the contact information you provide or fill in is accurate and complete. Any incompletion or inaccuracy will lead to the failure to verify your works and identity and consequently to conduct the appraisal and selection of your works and award presenting.
 
11 How can I check my works for the Awards?
You can look over the condition of the works that you have uploaded by logging on to the page of "Gallery" in the Personal Center.
 
12. Why is it showed that my uploaded works fail to be disapproved?
The candidates shall pledge to comply with the relevant rules and the applicable law and regulation the country where he or she lives, and shall not upload any works that involves politics, eroticism, violence, terrorism, among others, and that violate laws and regulations. Those works that violate the national laws and regulations, or that the sponsor deems violate the public order and social morality will be disqualified for the Awards. Those works that violate Clause 8 of the Terms and Conditions of the Awards will also be deemed as disqualified for the contest and will be marked as disapproved.
 
13. What is the judging mechanism for the Awards?
The works that every candidate uploaded will be audited by the working staff of the Awards and qualified for the appraisal and selection once they pass the auditing (please see the Terms and Conditions of the Awards for more details about the judging criteria). After the deadline for submitting the works, the organizing committee and the preliminary judging panel will select the excellent works that meet the requirements for the final judging before the selected works are finally reviewed by the expert panel. In the event that any work violates the Terms and Conditions of the Awards, or that any user requires to quit from the Awards or the appraisal and selection, which leads to the disqualification of any candidate for the Awards, the next immediate work or candidate will fill the vacancy left by the disqualified one.
 
14. What are the awards?
 
Grand Prize (1)
The vivo VISION+ Prize of USD15,000
Vivo Smart Phone x1
Award certificate
Winning work will be published on the National Geographic magazine and relevant photography exhibitions.
 
 
Category Winners (6)
The vivo VISION+ Prize of USD5, 000
Vivo Smart Phone x1
Award certificate
Winning entries will be published on the National Geographic magazine and relevant photography exhibitions.
 
VISION+ Youth Award (1)
The vivo VISION+ PRIZE of USD5, 000
vivo Smart Phone x1
Award certificate
Winning entries will be published on the National Geographic magazine and relevant photography exhibitions.
 
Honorable Mention (1)
The vivo VISION+ PRIZE of USD1, 000
vivo Smart Phone x1
Award certificate
Winning entries will be published on the National Geographic magazine and relevant photography exhibitions.
 
Top30
vivo Smart Phone x1
Award certificate
 
*All prizes are tax-exclusive.   
* Award certificates will be jointly issued by vivo VISION+ and National Geographic.
 
15. Do I still have the copyright of my works?
Yes. The copyright of your works still vests in you. You are expected to ensure your possession of the independent, complete, defined and uncontroversial copyright of your works. You shall ensure that your entries do not infringe on any rights of any third parties, including the copyright, right of portrait, right of reputation and right of privacy. All the candidates are deemed to agree with this clause. In case that any disputes arise from the breach of the above-mentioned guarantee by any of the candidates, he or she shall undertake all the liabilities, which have nothing to do with the sponsor. The candidates, once participating in the Awards, will be deemed to agree to authorize the sponsor and the affiliated entities to apply their works as from the submission date to the communication, materials and activities of the contest for free, and to global online media, print media, printed materials, photo exhibition, retail shops, roadshows, digital content, outdoor media, and the like, as well as to the introduction to the Awards. For that reason, the sponsor will not separately notify the candidate of or require his or her consent to using his or her works.
 
16. In what way will the sponsor inform me that my works win any awards?
The sponsor will contact the winners mostly by phone or email. Meanwhile, the sponsor will announce the list of the winners on the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards for the convenience of your check. The list will be released on December 15, 2020 Beijing time (UTC +8).Please log on to the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards for more details.
 
17. Could I delete the works that I have uploaded?
Yes, you can modify or delete your works that fail to be nominated or win any awards by visiting “Gallery” after logging on to the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards. For the sake of the justice of the Awards however, you are expected not to do so if your works have been counted in the Awards and the judging process is underway, meaning that the submission has been over (the “Preliminary Judging Phase” starts) while the " End of Submission" is yet to be concluded. If you do need to remove your works, which will be deemed as a waiver of your qualification for the Awards, please contact us at visionplus@vivo.com.
 
18. Will my works be displayed around the world?
Since the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards is a global professional mobile photography contest, your works will be audited and judged in China in a centralized manner. Your works will be displayed among the global users on the website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards after they pass the auditing, and the users can access your works by visiting the website at http://visionplus.vivo.com/ or through other partnership channels. You can log on to the “Gallery” to alter the status that your works are displayed.
 
Your works can also be displayed via the partnership channels of the contest besides on the official website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards.
Contact Us

Email:visionplus@vivo.com