Competition Requirements
Competition Procedures
Camera Videos Group Prizes
Mobile Phone Videos Group Prizes
Featured Works

Competition Timeline

2021.06.30

2021.10.20

2021.11

Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline

Winners List

Competition Procedures

submissions are judged in different categories for this competition, and there are no restrictions on the number of submissions or groups for each participant.

Camera Videos Group

Content Requirements

An original video of 1 minute or longer in 1080P or higher resolution, with at least 80% of the video shot on a camera. There are no restrictions on the theme, but the designated material for the competition needs to be added to the opening of the video.

Show Your Filming Device:

Choose one of the following ways to show your filming device: Include a 15-second or longer behind-the-scenes video with your filming device shown in it; add images of you using the device to the end of the video; include device information in the video description.

Submission Categories

Travelog, Vlog, Drama, Documentary/Humanities, Creative, Advertising/Promotional Clip.

Submission Method

Camera Group + Submission Title + Contest Hashtag + Topic, the submitted clip will also need a short introduction of at least 30 words.Example:Camera Group [CASTER - Summer] #ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021# #Travelog#

Mobile Phone Videos Group

Content Requirements

An original video of 30 seconds or longer in 1080P or higher resolution, with at least 80% of the video shot on a mobile phone. There are no restrictions on the theme, but the designated material for the competition needs to be added to the opening of the video.

Show Your Filming Device:

Choose one of the following ways to show your filming device: Include a 10-second or longer behind-the-scenes video with your filming device shown in it; add images of you using the device to the end of the video; include device information in the video description.

Submission Method

Mobile Phone Group + Submission Title +Contest Hashtag , the submitted clip will also need a short introduction of at least 30 words. Example: Mobile Phone Group [CASTER - Summer]#ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021#

Competition Procedures

STEP

1

Log in fill in the registration information and submit; Apply Now

STEP

2

Please add the pre-roll clip for the competition to the start of your video; Download

STEP

3

Upload your clips to YouTube according to the submission requirements; Video must be set to "Public";

STEP

4

Within 3 working days, you will receive an official welcome email from Lightollector (lightollector@zhiyun-tech.com) to notify you that the upload is successful.

Camera Videos Group Prizes

Best Short Video

*1

Total Value: $16,332

$3,081
Nikon Z 7ll Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens
ZHIYUN CRANE 3S Pro Package
YoloBox3.0
BoJue Photography Wedding Dress
RØDE NTG5+RØDE Wireless GO II
HOLLYLAND Mars 400S PRO
Aputure LS 60d
Desview R6 UHB
Ulanzi 6-piece Kit
Three Squirrels Package
FiLMiC Pro kit

Best in Category Award

*6

Total Value:$ 385,200

$1,078
Nikon Z 6II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm f/4 Lens
ZHIYUN CRANE 2S
HOLLYLAND Mars 400S PRO
Desview R6 UHB
RØDE Vlogger Kit
Ulanzi 6-piece Kit
Three Squirrels Package
Aputure AL-F7
FiLMiC Pro kit

Nikon Fresh Clip Award

*5

Total Value:$8,474

$462
ZHIYUN WEEBILL-S
Desview R6 UHB
RØDE Vlogger Kit
Ulanzi 6-piece Kit
Aputure AL-F7
Three Squirrels Package
FiLMiC Pro kit

Outstanding Clip Award

*3

Total Value:$4,006

$77
YoloBox3.0
Desview T3
Three Squirrels Package
RØDE Video micro
Aputure AL-M9
Ulanzi 3-piece Kit
FiLMiC Pro kit

Mobile Phone Videos Group Prizes

Best Short Video

*1

Total Value:$2,311

$385
Honor 50Pro
BoJue Photography Wedding Dress
ZHIYUN CRANE M2
RØDE Vlogger Kit
Three Squirrels Package
Aputure AL-F7
Ulanzi 3-piece Kit
FiLMiC Pro kit

Best Creative Award

*2

Total Value:$2,773

$277
Honor 50Pro
RØDE Vlogger Kit
ZHIYUN SMOOTH-Q3
Three Squirrels Package
Aputure AL-F7
Ulanzi 3-piece Kit
FiLMiC Pro kit

Honor Mobile Fresh Clip Award

*3

Total Value:$3,697

$154
Honor 50Pro
RØDE Vlogger Kit
Aputure AL-F7
Three Squirrels Package
ZHIYUN SMOOTH -XS
Ulanzi 3-piece Kit
FiLMiC Pro kit

Outstanding Clip Award

*3

Total Value:$924

$46
Three Squirrels Package
RØDE Video micro
Aputure AL-M9
FiLMiC Pro kit

Competition judges

Brynnorth

Film Producer from South Africa
Well-known Travel Videographer

TIM

Founder of Mediastorm
Bilibili TOP 100 Content Creators in 2020

多啦C梦的口袋

Globetrotter/Travel Videographer
Forbes 30 Under 30

Featured Works

Camera Videos Group Prizes

Mobile Phone Videos Group Prizes

contest promo

0

大赛宣传片

10

EP-VISUAL-STUDIO-LINMX

2

古天鸡的旅行日志

2

the bubble

1

大赛宣传片

4

Judging Criteria

Theme Expression & Presentation of the Work

40%

Camerawork & Editing Skills

40%

Visual Creativity

10%

Popularity

10%

Cooperation Partners

Competition Requirements

Submitted works must not display any watermarks of third-party brands or platforms. Watermarks bearing the names of the participants or teams are allowed。
There are no restrictions on the number of submissions for each participant。
To maximize the exposure of submitted entries, after being uploaded to social media platforms such as YouTube, submissions can be posted to the ZY PLAY Competition page (entries will appear after 2-3 working days for approval)
Each participant understands that participation in the competition is strictly voluntary. Posting a video on any platform with the contest hashtag would mean that you fully understand all the competition's rules and agree to comply with them。
If shooting with ZHIYUN gimbals, the video should include behind-the-scene shots for the devices you’re using for at least 15 seconds.

Competition Terms

We respect and uphold the copyright of the original works of content creators. All content exposure through various channels will be labeled with the participant's ID.
Participants must have obtained the legal right to use the work, before submitting any entries involving art, film, music, text, images or portraits. Liabilities resulting from copyright disputes shall be borne by the participants themselves.
Participants should ensure the authenticity of the submitted works. Uploaded works must be original and must not infringe on the rights of any third party. If there is any infringement, any liabilities arising thus shall be borne by the participants themselves.
Organizers and partners shall enjoy the right to secondary online and offline publication for entries submitted to the official website/Lightollector, including but not limited to posts on partner or organizer's Weibo/Bilibili/Xiaohongshu/TouTiao/TikTok/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube/Twitter/offline exhibitions, etc. Regardless of whether the submission wins, the organizers and partners will have the right to use the works and the right to select fragments of the works to be re-mixed and edited for secondary publication.
Participants are required to abide by the relevant laws and regulations of the country (including but not limited to the People's Republic of China, the country to which the participants belong ), and are not allowed to upload any other forms of illegal information such as reactionary, pornographic, violent, and terrorist content. In the event of a violation of national laws and works deemed by the organizer to violate public order and social norms, the entrants will be disqualified from participating and all legal liabilities arising therefrom shall be borne by the participants themselves.
The prizes for this competition are tax-inclusive, if the prizes need to be remitted in a foreign currency, the exchange rate will be based on the prevailing exchange rate on the actual day of remittance, and any relevant taxes will be paid by the competition organizers by default.
Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co., Ltd. reserves the right to amend any and all the contents of the terms of the competition, as well as the right to final interpretation of these terms.

Miscellaneous

If the participant violates any terms, ZHIYUN has the right to cancel the eligibility of the participant for the contest.
The prizes for this competition are as prescribed and cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash or other prizes. If the prescribed prizes cannot be provided due to other reasons beyond the control of the organizer, the organizer reserves the right to award substitute prizes of equal or higher value. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant service providers involved in the prize.
The organizer reserves the right to increase the number of partners or prizes after the start of the competition.
The organizer shall bear the shipping and transportation costs of the prizes. However, if any customs clearance fees and other fees arise during delivery, the winners shall bear and pay such fees themselves.

FAQ

Q:
What details of the copyright of the entry should I be aware of?
A:
Please refer to ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021– TERMS.
Q:
 How can I know if my work meets the requirements of the contest?
A:
Please refer to ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021 – RULES to check if your work meets the requirements.
Q:
Who can enter this contest?
A:
People from all over the world are eligible to compete.
Q:
Can I submit a video that I’ve shot before?
A:
Yes, but only videos that were finished after October 2020 and haven’t received prizes/awards from other video contests.
Q:
I am not sure which group should I submit to?
A:
If it was shot with a smartphone, submit with the tag # ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021#.
If it was shot with a camera, submit with the tag # ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021#and the category tag (Travelog, Vlog, Drama, Documentary/Humanities, Creative, Advertising/Promotional Clip). Leave out the category if you’re not sure about it. The jury will determine the award according to the content if it wins.
Q:
If I submit more than one entry, will I get to receive multiple awards?
A:
You could! But each entry can only be awarded once.
Q:
Is it a must to use the ZHIYUN stabilizer in this contest?
A:
No. There are no restrictions on the devices used in this contest.
Q:
Can my submission be a non-English video?
A:
We accept videos of any languages but please add English subtitles if possible.
Q:
If I use non-English language in my captions and voiceover, would it affect the final grade of my entry?
A:
No, captions and voiceover will not be counted in the grade of your entry.
Q:
What should I do if I fail to submit my entry on ZY Play?
A:
You can submit your entry on YouTube or contact lightollector@zhiyun-tech.com for help.
Q:
Can I submit my entry to the ZY Play app?
A:
Please submit to the youtube platform and attach the contest tag. You will get to maximize the exposure of your entry if you post to the ZY Play app. Entries will be shown on ZY play after being reviewed by our editors. Normally, the review process takes 2-3 workdays. In the event of Chinese holidays or peak submitting periods of the contest, the review will take a longer time.
Q:
How can I know that I have successfully joined the contest?
A:
You will be considered successfully joined the contest in either of the following conditions: You have published a video on YouTube following the instruction in ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2021 – RULES. You have submitted your entry on ZY Play and the entry is shown on the activity page.
Q:
Where can I see the winner list after the contest ends?
A:
The winner list will be announced on ZY Play, ZHIYUN official account on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Q:
How to claim the awards?
A:
Our staff will contact you for award claiming.
Q:
I've won a prize, how are cash prizes paid out?
A:
The prizes for this contest are tax-inclusive. Cash prizes will be paid out by bank transfer or third party remittance service (depending on the situation). Any fees, charges, exchange losses or taxes incurred as a result of receiving cash prizes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners.

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