Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest announced

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  • Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Niantic have announced the Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest, a photo contest that is being held on Instagram using photos taken in Pokémon GO.

From today until October 25, players can post Pokémon GO AR photos on Instagram using the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest to participate in the Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest. The top 10 submissions (as selected by Niantic) will receive a Pokémon GO Prize Pack containing a Pokémon GO Plus, a poster autographed by the Pokémon GO team, and wireless Bluetooth earbuds. The photos will be judged based on the originality of photo (33.34%), creativity of photo (33.33%), and visual fun of photo (33.33%).

Around October 25, 2017, potential winners will be notified via Instagram direct message or via an Instagram reply comment to their entry post. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within 48 hours from the notification attempt, then they will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected.

Residents of countries where Pokémon GO has not been officially released as of October 11, 2017, and residents of the following regions are excluded from participation; the Balkans, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, China, Ivory Coast, Crimea, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Liberia, North Korea, Pakistan, Quebec, Russia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.

Photos where an individual appears in or is identifiable in the photo will not be considered and will be deemed void. Each entrant may only submit up to three different photos, and only on a single Instagram account. Entries are void if they are in whole or part incomplete (e.g. do not contain the required hashtags), altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late.

An entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity (with the exception of Pokémon GO characters and content, which will be permitted). If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties (with the exception of Pokémon GO characters and content), the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Niantic in the manner set forth in the rules.

Full rules can be found on the Pokémon GO site.