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Categories
Fashion
Convey aesthetic with characters, accessories, cosmetics, etc.
A photo with fashion vibes, illustrating a specific aesthetic. The subject can be characters, accessories, cosmetics, and more.
Submit
Unfading Moment
Photo locks timeless beauty into memory
A photo you cherish the most, capturing a priceless moment or a glimpse of beauty that lasts a lifetime.
Submit
Landscape
Imagination paints the landscape extraordinary
A photo features a landscape where imagination transforms ordinary into extraordinary, with natural wonders becoming the stage for your artwork.
Submit
Travel
Imagination documents a journey
A photo documents your journey, as freedom, imagination, and beauty converge into an indelible moment.
Submit
Portrait
Faces of individual or group show mood and imagination
A photo focuses on portraits, whether individual or group. Faces serve as a medium of imagination, conveying moods and beauty beyond the surface.
Submit
Colours
Imaginative, eye-catching colour application
A photo reveals the world behind the palette, embracing the charm of colours through imagination.
Submit
Snapshot
Capture a fleeting moment of characters, scenery, etc.
A photo captures a fleeting moment, showing the magic of characters, scenery, etc.
Submit
Light
Light-shadow interplay with imagination
A photo freezes the dance of light and shadow, where light acts as the dancer, and shadow serves as the stage.
Submit
Collection
Photos share a common theme or aesthetic
A group of photos (3-9) share a common theme or aesthetic, with the core idea echoing throughout the images.
Submit
Fashion
Convey aesthetic with characters, accessories, cosmetics, etc.
A photo with fashion vibes, illustrating a specific aesthetic. The subject can be characters, accessories, cosmetics, and more.
Submit
Unfading Moment
Photo locks timeless beauty into memory
A photo you cherish the most, capturing a priceless moment or a glimpse of beauty that lasts a lifetime.
Submit
Landscape
Imagination paints the landscape extraordinary
A photo features a landscape where imagination transforms ordinary into extraordinary, with natural wonders becoming the stage for your artwork.
Submit
Travel
Imagination documents a journey
A photo documents your journey, as freedom, imagination, and beauty converge into an indelible moment.
Submit
Portrait
Faces of individual or group show mood and imagination
A photo focuses on portraits, whether individual or group. Faces serve as a medium of imagination, conveying moods and beauty beyond the surface.
Submit
Colours
Imaginative, eye-catching colour application
A photo reveals the world behind the palette, embracing the charm of colours through imagination.
Submit
Snapshot
Capture a fleeting moment of characters, scenery, etc.
A photo captures a fleeting moment, showing the magic of characters, scenery, etc.
Submit
Light
Light-shadow interplay with imagination
A photo freezes the dance of light and shadow, where light acts as the dancer, and shadow serves as the stage.
Submit
Collection
Photos share a common theme or aesthetic
A group of photos (3-9) share a common theme or aesthetic, with the core idea echoing throughout the images.
Submit
Guide
Schedule
Prizes
Clarification
Submission rules
Submission channel
Submission deadline
Submission guideline
Specific requirements of the entries
Additional information required
Help
Judging rules
Winner notification
Copyright of the entries
Disclaimer
Schedule
Entry
Submission
January 8 - July 28, 2024
Submission
Deadline
July 28, 2024 at 24:00
GMT,
Beijing time (UTC+8)
Winners
Announcement
Early September
Prizes
OPPO imagine IF
Master
One winner
Prize money of USD 24,000
2024 OPPO flagship series, including Phone, Earphone, and OPPO Watch
Participation in international photo exhibitions
Sign with OPPO to be OPPO photographer of the year and will be prioritized in event shootings
OPPO imagine IF
Silver Award
Four winners
Prize money of USD 9,800
One OPPO Find X7 Ultra
Participation in international
photo exhibitions
OPPO imagine IF
Bronze Award
Ten winners
Prize money of USD 2,800
One OPPO Find X7 Ultra
Participation in international
photo exhibitions
OPPO imagine
Honorable Mention
4 winners for each of the
9 categories, 36 in total
Prize money of USD 280
One OPPO Find X7
Participation in international
photo exhibitions
OPPO imagine IF
Youth Special Award
(ages 18-24)
Five winners
Prize money of USD 1,400
One OPPO Find X7
Participation in international
photo exhibitions
All winners of the above
awards will receive:
2024 OPPO imagine IF
awards certificate
Official promotion by OPPO
Professional comments from the organizing committee
Cooperation opportunities
Clarification
Submissions to imagine IF 2024 regional activities are eligible for additional awards distinct from OPPO imagine IF Photography Awards 2024.
All prize money is pre-tax.
Submission rules
Entries are open to OPPO and OnePlus users worldwide with full civil capacity, who are at least 18 years old, or reach the legal age in their region.
Please note that the competition is currently neither available in Germany nor directed to German customers. We also cannot deliver prizes to any address in Germany. Due to legal restrictions, the competition is unable to accept entries from Sudan, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, the Crimea region, or any other countries/regions which may be subject to export controls or sanctions at the time of the competition.
Entries must be original works. Photos that have been published or posted in other photography competitions or public media for profit, or photos that have won awards in other competitions are not eligible.
Submission channel
Submissions can be made through the official OPPO imagine IF website.
To submit your entry on the OPPO imagine IF website, you need to log in to your OPPO account and authorize us to use your OPPO account to identify you, so that you can upload, view, and manage your entry. Therefore, we will collect your OPPO account ID, OPPO account nickname, and OPPO account profile picture. We will provide you with the appropriate services according to the country or region where your OPPO account is located. By entering the competition, entrants accept and agree to the privacy policy on the official OPPO imagine IF website (https://www.oppo.com/en/privacy/).
Submission deadline
Entries should be submitted by July 28, 2024 at 24:00 GMT, Beijing time (UTC+8). After the final submission deadline, you will not be able to upload, change or delete your entries to ensure fairness in the competition.
Submission guideline
Entry submission is free.
Participants upload their entries and choose any suitable category for each entry. The entrants must submit works that fit the category that they have chosen, i.e., Landscape, Portrait, Colours, Unfading Moment, Fashion, Snapshot, Light, Travel, and Collection.
Each user can only submit 15 entries at most per category (nine categories total, ten if you are 18-24 at the time of entry). A single photo/group of photos (no more than 9) is considered one entry, and uploading single images with repeated or overly similar content is not allowed. The entrants are allowed to submit the same photo to different categories, but each submission will be counted as one entry.
The entries must be original images with complete EXIF data. If there is any dispute on the intellectual property rights such as copyright, and the original photo can’t be provided, the organizer has the right to disqualify the entry.
Participants’ submissions must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, sexual, profane, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory, or promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, contain any illegal information of a political, pornographic, or violent nature or which may be deemed to support terrorism, or include any disparaging remarks relating to a third party, or is disruptive to public social order and morality. Entries that violate the above-mentioned rules will not be displayed or judged.
To encourage participation from young photographers aged 18 to 24, the competition has established the OPPO imagine IF Youth Special Award. Entries should be submitted under the Youth Special category, each entry with a single photo and the subject is not limited. Entrants must be within the specified age range at the time of submission. When being considered for this award, winners will be required to submit proof of age. This award is separate from the other competition categories, and qualified entrants for the award may also concurrently submit entries to other categories.
Specific requirements of the entries
The entries must be taken with OPPO devices, including all models of OPPO phones and OnePlus phones.
The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop and Lightroom. Moderate post-processing on the photos is permissible, such as adjusting the brightness, contrast, white balance, saturation, etc. Composite images that change the original content of the photo are not acceptable. Complete EXIF data must be retained.
Only photos in JPG, JPEG, PNG, DNG, HEIC, and HEIF format are accepted. The submission should not be smaller than 1000 pixels in width, and the size of a single photo should be larger than 1M and not exceed 20M.
A title within 100 letters and a caption within 1000 letters should be added.
Additional information required
In order to provide services such as entrant identification and entry verification, we will collect your personal information in accordance with the privacy policy of this site to the extent permitted by the above-mentioned purposes and applicable laws.
During the submission stage, you will only be required to provide information about your registered account (including your username, country/region, email address or cell phone number), a title within 100 letters and a caption within 1000 letters for each entry you submit. The username, email address, and cell phone number are used to contact you in a timely manner and to issue prizes. After the competition, the organizer will verify the registration information of the winners. If you cannot be contacted due to incomplete or incorrect personal information, which affects the issuance of prizes, the winners will be deemed to have automatically forfeited their right to win, and the organizer will not reissue the prizes.
Help
If you are having issues with your upload, please email the organizer at imagineif@oppo.com
Judging rules
After the submission deadline, the organizing committee and the preliminary panel of judges will select outstanding entries to advance to the final round.
The expert jury will then conduct the final evaluation and choose the award winners.
Winner notification
After the final submission deadline (July 28, 2024), the organizing committee and the preliminary panel of judges will select outstanding final entries that meet the judging criteria. We will contact the finalists by phone, SMS or email. At the same time, we will also publish the list of finalists on the official OPPO imagine IF website (https://imagine-if.oppo.com/en/).
After the final selection, we will contact the winners by phone, SMS or email. We will also publish the list of winners on the official OPPO imagine IF website (https://imagine-if.oppo.com/en/) and OPPO’s official social media account. The winner will be announced in early September, Beijing time (UTC+8), please refer to official website for more details.
After the announcement of the winners, OPPO will further confirm all the relevant information again. After OPPO contacts the winners, the winners must submit the original files taken with OPPO phone, fill in the documents about personal information, copyright statement of the work, authorization of the work, etc., and sign the documents in person, scan and return them by email. In cases where a prize cannot be delivered due to causes originating with the winner (including but not limited to failure to provide contact information within 48 hours of the conclusion of the competition or submission of incomplete or inaccurate contact information that prevents the organizer from establishing contact), the prize will automatically be considered waived. The organizer assumes no responsibility for any such outcome and will not reissue the prize in such cases. The vacancy will be filled by the entrant who is of the highest order.
We will collect your personal information and the purpose of doing so: Name, cell phone number, email address, and OPPO account ID will be collected when entrants submit their entries. We will store the above personal information within Singapore for the shortest period of time necessary for the purposes you authorize, unless required by law or you otherwise authorize us to agree to a longer retention period. For more information, please refer to the privacy policy on the OPPO website (https://www.oppo.com/en/privacy/). If an entrant’s entry wins, we will contact the entrant via phone number or email, and we will send the prize by post after the competition. The information collected above will be removed quickly after use and will not be kept.
Copyright of the entries
The entrant shall have the right of authorship, and the copyright of the work shall remain that of the entrant.
By entering, participants warrant and represent the following: (a) each participant is the sole and exclusive owner of the submission; (b) participants’ submissions will not infringe on any rights of any proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade names, industrial designs, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; (c) any third parties appearing in the submissions have given participants appropriate consent to be photographed and used as permitted herein; (d) submissions shall not violate any applicable laws.
All entrants shall be deemed to agree with this clause. All legal responsibilities for any disputes arising from the above guarantee shall be borne by the entrant himself/herself and shall have nothing to do with the participating platform and the contest organizer.
By entering the competition, the entrant agrees and authorizes the organizer to use the submitted entries for promotional activities related to the competition without any compensation, including but not limited to using the entries in online media, print media, print, photography exhibitions, retail stores, road shows, and other activities, etc. There is no geographical limit on the scope of use. The organizer is also authorized to modify and crop the photos. The organizer is not required to notify the entrant or obtain the entrant’s consent to use the entry. The organizer includes Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd., and its affiliated companies, strategic partners, etc.
The winning participants provide an irrevocable and free authorization to the organizers and their affiliates, partners, and submission platforms to exercise the global intellectual property rights of the award-winning photographs (including all elements of the photographs such as character portraits, etc.), including but not limited to the Right of Dissemination via Information Network, Right of Reproduction, Right of Alteration, Right of Adaptation, Right of Compilation, and other copyrights for commercial and non-commercial purposes from the date of the announcement of the competition, non-exclusively. The authorization period is one year from the date of announcement of the winners. Furthermore, the organizers and their affiliates, partners, and submission platforms are given the authority to repost, reproduce, adapt, compile, exhibit, distribute, print, display, publish, and create derivative works of the award-winning photographs for commercial and non-commercial purposes, as well as to add corporate logos, commercial identifiers, and other necessary promotional features to the award-winning photographs to promote and advertise the competition. Upon expiration of the authorization period, the organizers, their affiliates, partners, and submission platforms are not required to remove or delete any promotional materials based on the use of the award-winning photographs under these provisions.
Disclaimer
By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that if the entry wins any award in the competition, it grants the organizer permission to use the entry for commercial distribution, and the entrant retains all rights to the entry.
Judges
Alec Soth
Master Photographer | A member of Magnum Photos
Alec Soth has published over twenty-five books and has had over fifty solo exhibitions. In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. He is a member of Magnum Photos.
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Alec Soth
Master Photographer | A member of Magnum Photos
Alec Soth has published over twenty-five books and has had over fifty solo exhibitions. In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. He is a member of Magnum Photos.
Michael Yamashita
Master Photographer | National Geographic photographer
Michael Yamashita started working for the National Geographic in 1979 and remains a popular photographer there. Honored with numerous international photography awards, he specializes in portrait and landscape photography. Following in the footsteps of Marco Polo, Zheng He, and Joseph Rock, he has captured many precious photographs.
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Michael Yamashita
Master Photographer | National Geographic photographer
Michael Yamashita started working for the National Geographic in 1979 and remains a popular photographer there. Honored with numerous international photography awards, he specializes in portrait and landscape photography. Following in the footsteps of Marco Polo, Zheng He, and Joseph Rock, he has captured many precious photographs.
Pete Lau
Senior Vice President | Chief Product Officer of OPPO
Chief Product Officer of OPPO, Pete Lau is promoting the innovation of mobile imaging in hardware, software and algorithm, ushering mobile imaging into an all new era by continuing to create great products.
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Pete Lau
Senior Vice President | Chief Product Officer of OPPO
Chief Product Officer of OPPO, Pete Lau is promoting the innovation of mobile imaging in hardware, software and algorithm, ushering mobile imaging into an all new era by continuing to create great products.
Steve McCurry
Master Photographer | A member of Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry is one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography. He is the author of over twenty books and was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 2019. He has been a member of Magnum Photos for the past 35 years.
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Steve McCurry
Master Photographer | A member of Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry is one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography. He is the author of over twenty books and was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 2019. He has been a member of Magnum Photos for the past 35 years.
Tina Signesdottir Hult
Norwegian Art photographer | Hasselblad Master
Tina Signesdottir is an international recognized Art photographer, with many awards and honors behind her. Such as Sony World Photography Award, Winner of National Award, and become the Hasselblad Master. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries around the world.
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Tina Signesdottir Hult
Norwegian Art photographer | Hasselblad Master
Tina Signesdottir is an international recognized Art photographer, with many awards and honors behind her. Such as Sony World Photography Award, Winner of National Award, and become the Hasselblad Master. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries around the world.
Wang Jianjun
Chinese Art photographer | Hasselblad Master
Wang Jianjun was ranked one of the Top 10 Young Photographers in China and was awarded the"China Photography Golden Statue Award". He has served as a jury member of the China Photography Golden Statue Award, National Photographic Art Exhibition, and other competitions. Over the years, he has devoted himself to landscape photography in China, photography of humanistic and historic themes.
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Wang Jianjun
Chinese Art photographer | Hasselblad Master
Wang Jianjun was ranked one of the Top 10 Young Photographers in China and was awarded the"China Photography Golden Statue Award". He has served as a jury member of the China Photography Golden Statue Award, National Photographic Art Exhibition, and other competitions. Over the years, he has devoted himself to landscape photography in China, photography of humanistic and historic themes.
Yin Chao
Chinese Fashion Photographer | Hasselblad Ambassador
Yin Chao is one of the most important photographers in the current Chinese fashion industry. In 2017 he became the only Chinese photographer among the twelve global ambassadors of the Hasselblad camera brand. He has continuously experimented with different media on the same subject matter, trying to create his own narrative language with an Eastern flavor.
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Yin Chao
Chinese Fashion Photographer | Hasselblad Ambassador
Yin Chao is one of the most important photographers in the current Chinese fashion industry. In 2017 he became the only Chinese photographer among the twelve global ambassadors of the Hasselblad camera brand. He has continuously experimented with different media on the same subject matter, trying to create his own narrative language with an Eastern flavor.
*The names are arranged in the alphabet order without priority.