Today, 360-degree camera maker Insta360 has announced a new initiative to reward and promote the best immersive content from around the world, the Insta360 Awards.
Submissions are open for anyone with a 350-degree photo or video – shot on an Insta360 product as the terms state ‘Please make sure the Contents are totally or partly created by Insta360 products’ – covering any theme they like, whether that’s an adrenaline-fueled adventure sport or a cute cat video.
The awards are then split into two tiers, the Pioneer Awards will be rewarded on an unlimited, rolling basis, with winning videos receiving $150 USD, and winning photos receiving $100. While the quarterly Legend Award of $2,000 will be rewarded to submissions that showcase exceptional artistry or subject matter.
“360-degree photos and videos are new forms of storytelling, and they’re being defined today by the creators who pick up a camera and start sharing,” said JK Liu, Insta360 founder and CEO in a statement. “With Insta360 Awards, we’re excited to reward the creators who inspire us, and to promote their work to show the world what 360 is all about.”
Winners will have their work promoted, with Legend Award winners also getting the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops and events.
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