Free Competition

July 8th, 2011

Back in the beginning when we started I SHOT IT, the team had the original concept for the Premium Competition, with its unique way of creating a prize fund that grows as more people enter. We are very proud of that original idea. Our original plan didn’t include the Free Competition, but after listening to our users, we thought it was a very good idea to try it and see how successful it would be – and so it has proved to be. The Free Competition is not only entertaining but is also very exciting because of the wide variety and the nature of the photos you enter. It is what sets I SHOT IT apart from other photo competitions – we have no themes and no strict rules and our Free Competition is truly a competition for everyone.

We had such an enormous entry for the first Free Competition and the standard was so high, it proved very difficult for the independent judges to select just one winner and a number of runners up - especially since they take their job very seriously. We set them the task of selecting only one winner for the Free Competition and we do appreciate and understand that means there will be a lot of disappointed participants. Whilst we have made the Free Competition more frequent than the Premium Competition – there will now be one Free Competition every month – we do ask you take this into consideration when you enter. We think that the value of the Free Competition is being able to look at your own work alongside that of others in a showcase where it is the photo that speaks for itself and to understand the differences between a good photo of a great subject and a great photo of a great subject. Thank you for helping us create the I SHOT IT Free Competition – thank you for your wonderful photos and the pleasure we all have in being able to view them.

Good Luck with your entries. The I SHOT IT team.

Premium Competition 2011 Q2 - Winners Announced

July 5th, 2011

The winning photos for the competition Premium Competition 2011 Q2 can now be seen on the competition page. We would like to send a big thank you to everyone who took part. The prize money rose to a staggering $3090.

Free Competition 2011 Q2 - Winners Announced

July 5th, 2011

The winning photo for the Free Competition 2011 Q2 can now be view on the competition page. Thank you to everyone who took part in this competition. It was wonderful to see so many fantastic entries.

Premium Competition 2011 Q1

April 8th, 2011

The winning photo of the Premium Competition 2011 Q1 has been announced. The prize money for this competition was $1,595 (US Dollars). In the runners-up, there are 3 photos that have won their owner a t-shirt and another 17 photos have been awarded a 'mark of excellence' by the judges. All of the photos and the judge's comments can be seen on the competition page: Premium Competition 2011 Q1. Thank you to everyone who took part.

The lucky winner of our last competition decided to remain anonymous. We respect this wish! We have been told that the photo was taken in the German town of Schwäbisch Hall, looking down from a pub called Sudhaus towards the Würth Museum, during the David Hockney exhibition. This photo was taken with a Leica D-Lux 4.

The Second Competition

April 1st, 2011

The second competition Premium Competition 2011 Q1 has now been closed to new entries. The prize money came to a total of $1595 and there were 207 entries. There are lots of fantastic photos in the competition. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. It wont be an easy job for the judges to pick a winner. It might be a week or two before the judges announce the winner. Thank you for your patience during this time. We will send an email to all registered users once the winner and runners-up have been announced.

A new competition has started: Premium Competition 2011 Q2. Don't forget that if you enter a photo in the first month of the competition then you will receive an extra two credits which can be used at any time during the competition.

The number of followers on our facebook page is growing quickly. Don't forget to add yourself if you'd like to stay up-to-date with the I SHOT IT announcements.

Premium Competition 2010 Q4

January 17th, 2011

We are pleased to announce the winner and runner-ups for this competition. All of the results can be seen on the competition page: Premium Competition 2010 Q4

The First Competition

January 3rd, 2011

The first competition is now over. We'd like to thank everyone who entered the competition. One lucky person will win the $1460 prize money. It will probably be a week or two before our judges are able to announce a winner so thank you for being patient. When a winner is announced we will send out an email to all registered users.

A new competition has been started with an initial prize offering of $1000 which will grow as more people enter the competition. Don't forget that if you enter a photo in the first month, you will get a further 2 credits that can be used to enter more photos.

Welcome to I SHOT IT

September 30th, 2010

Chase Jarvis, a well known American Photographer said:

'The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You!'

Based on this observation, we have created a Photo Competition where the brand of the camera or the identity of the photographer does not matter - the image matters! You might have a camera worth 20 Dollars or 20,000 Dollars. You might be a famous photographer or you might be a person who just happened to have a camera handy at the right moment.

Our Judges are professional photographers and artists. When judging, they will not know any details about you or your photograph, not even your name. They will not know anything about the way you took the photo. They will not have access to the EXIF data of your photo. They have to judge on the basis of what they see on the screen. As simple as that! Once the winner has been selected, they will explain why the winning photo is the best.

There are many competitions available based on camera brand, subject, categories etc. We are different and have created a platform where all can compete on equal terms and that is the reason why we believe we have The Best Photo Competition.

Fifty percent of the money paid is put directly into the First Prize Fund. The remainder of the money paid goes towards operational and promotional costs. The more people that participate, the greater the prize.

To kick-start the available prize money, we have put 1000 US Dollars in the First Prize Fund.

Uploading your photos is easy. Don't worry about pixels, size, aperture or shutter speed. Just sign up, purchase some credits and upload your best photos.

You can pay in a secure and easy way via PayPal™ either using your PayPal™ Account or if you do not have an account you can still pay easily with most major credit cards via PayPal™.

Each competition will run for three months. If you join the competition in the first month, you can upload three images for 10 Dollars. In the second month two images for 10 Dollars and in the last month one image for 10 Dollars. Of course, if you wish to upload more photos, you can purchase more credits.

Every time you go to the I SHOT IT site, you will see the current amount in the First Prize Fund. As credits are purchased, this amount is immediately updated.

If you win, we will display your image and naturally we would like to reveal your name and some information regarding your winning photo, if agreed by you. The prize money will be paid into an account of your choice.

Good Luck!

The I SHOT IT team

I Shot It, Inc. is a company registered in the state of Delaware.

About Us

September 17th, 2010

Hardy Hennige is the founder and instigator of I SHOT IT. As well as having a creative mind and a head for new business ideas, Hardy is a keen photographer. Hardy is involved with a number of companies: Seydel Harmonicas; Niama-Media; billion7; and more.

Nic Zöller created the logo and initial concept designs. Nic is a professional graphic artist and an expert in advertising and design.

Alexandra Hennige is our consultant and administrator.

Barbara Tate created and maintains our facebook presence, with marketing and customer support.

Chris Kent maintains the code and database and provides technical support.