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ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2019

ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest organized by ZHIYUN and Nikon organizations for video and film creators or video creation teams from all over the world.

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Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2015 and is a national high-tech enterprise. It takes independent research and development and technological innovation as the driving force for enterprise development, and attaches great importance to elites in various industries.The company’s existing office space is 12,000 square meters, with more than 1,000 employees.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • video editing.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • 6/2020 (final evaluation).
  • 7/2020 (winner announcement).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Anybody can apply for the competition.
  • The Short Film and the BTS Film must not have been entered previously in any past ZHIYUN competitions, and the Entrant must own the whole of the copyright in the Short Film and the BTS Film. The Short Film and BTS Film or parts thereof contain images of persons, locations, marks, trademarks and any other images which would require permission for their use.
  • the content of the work involves art, film, music, text, graphics or portraits, etc., entrants must have obtained legal use rights or permission before submitting the work.
  • The Short Film and BTS Film must not defame any person or entity, infringe the third party’s rights , or be disparaging to any religion, race, or nation, or contain language that is lewd, obscene or inappropriate.
  • Entrants are required to comply with the rules of the competition when submitting their works, and follow the prescribed entry procedures. If no registration information is submitted or false registration information is submitted, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the qualifications.
  • The exposure of the behind-the-scenes shot of the ZHIYUN stabilizer must be characterized by the original shot of the real ZHIYUN product (not a photo or image) and its use in the production of the film.
  •  ZHIYUN team has the right to broadcast online and offline for the works submitted to Lightollector, including but not limited to ZHIYUN official Weibo , Toutiao , TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and offline exhibition, etc.
  • The organizer has the right to request the entrant to provide the original documents of the work. Regardless of whether the entry is awarded or not, the organizer will have the right to use the work and the right to mix the selected work for second-distribution.
  • The film production and other activities generated by the entrants who participating in the competition is entrant’s personal behavior, which should be in accordance with the relevant national laws and regulations. All the consequences caused have nothing to do with the event organizer, and should be borne by the entrants themselves.
  •  For the material and works that the organizer of the event believes that is not shot by the entrants themselves(including plagiarism, misappropriation, cheating and other illegal means) or of sales, commercial promotion and direct or indirect commercial purposes, will be disqualified.
  •  The organizer has the right to unilaterally postpone or cancel some or all of the activities of the competition due to unexpected events or other reasons beyond the control of the organizer, affecting the management, safety, review or impartiality of the competition.
  •  The Gift is non-transferable, non-negotiable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash, and is subject to availability. If the specified prizes cannot be provided due to reasons other than the organizer’s control, the organizer has the right to award alternative prizes of equal value or value. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant service provider involved in the prize.
  • The organizer reserves the right to add partners and increase prizes after the start of the competition.
  • The prize money for this competition is the tax-included amount. If the foreign currency remittance is required for the bonus, the exchange rate will be based on the actual remittance date. The relevant tax will be withheld by the organizer of the competition by default.
  • All shipping costs for the Gift to the Entrant’s address shall be paid by ZHIYUN. However, in some countries, relevant authorities may impose duty or other import fees on the recipient of the Gift. Any such duty of other import fees payable in respect of the Gift shall be the responsibility of the Entrant.
  • If the entrant violates any of the above terms, the organizer has the right to immediately cancel the qualification.
  • The right to modify and final interpretation of all content in this competition rules belongs to Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co., Ltd.

contest rules :

  • Time Length: 1 min-10 min(with 2 seconds Zhiyun Logo opening included,Download link for Zhiyun Logo opening from here.
  • The film-making devices shall be selected by the entrants themselves. If shooting with ZHIYUN gimbals, the video should include behind-the-scene shots for the devices you’re using for at least 10 seconds.
  • Work Categories: There’s no restriction on category, nor language. The work can be but not limited to Travel Video/ Urban Culture Video/Drama Film/ Creative Film/ Sports Film/ Vlog / Time Lapse Film / Documentary Film / Film of the Year.
  • The logo or mark of a third party brand or platform is not allowed to show in the film. The entrant’s personal or team name is allowed to add in the film.

Opportunity Cost


  • Entry fees for the competition is free.
  • The first prize for only one person is $14,500.
  • The second prize for 3 persons is $6,700.
  • The third prize for 5 persons is $1,800.
  • An excellent short film for 10 persons is $350.

Extra prizes:

1- Extra $80 cash prize.

2-ZHIYUN crane M2.

3- peak design everyday sling 5L.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Equip your video with the terms applied for it as mentioned previously and fill the regestration form from Here.

Second Step: Entrants can select one of the two submission methods below. The submitted work that doesn’t meet the below requirements can be deemed invalid.

1-Publish on entrant’s personal YouTube Channel:

  • The video title and description should include #ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2019#. After the video published, please send the below information: ①video link ②work name ③ca mera, lens and stabilizer model used in the video to the official email address of Lightollector (The above information shall be sent to the designated email address, otherwise regards as invalid).

2-Publish on ZY Play:

  • Both the work introduction and the tag should include # ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest 2019#.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mohamed Sayed/ Egypt

“Reviewed by”Ghada Raafat / Egypt 
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MARJ3 Scholarships Team