Weekly Photo Contest: Champagne dreams and gold wishes!

The internet has been abuzz lately with rumors of Apple releasing a gold, or champagne colored, iPhone 5s at the September iPhone event. In the spirit of crazy rumors and getting pumped for an Apple event, we'll go along with it for the photo contest this week. Anything gold or champagne colored is fair game but as always, the photo must be taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and only be edited with iOS apps.

The possibilities are endless and we're excited to see what you guys think up for this one!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, August 27th, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

Congrats to forum member reinersmile who submitted several photos taken with his iPhone 4S that were all amazing. This photo really caught our attention because of the contrast between the door and the actual hinge. You can see several different textures since the photo was edited not only tastefully but in a way that made the textures even more pronounced.

Apps used in the photo above:

Congrats reinersmile! We'll be contacting you soon to collect your iStabilizer Dolly for iPhone! To the rest of you, keep submitting all your wonderful photos. It really is getting harder and harder every week to pick a winner!

And without any further delay, here are the details on this week's photo contest!

The prize: Olloclip for iPhone!

Aside from a thumbs up from the entire iMore crew, this week will be giving away an Olloclip for iPhone which will give you the ability to capture wide angle, fisheye, and macro shots straight from your iPhone!

The rules

Submitted photos must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

We'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, you are more than welcome to use them.

You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!


Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win.

However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!


Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.