Volkswagen Snapshot is back!
Following a hugely successful online contest last year, we are ready to get snapping again. Volkswagen’s 2020 Snapshot competition is live.
Now in its fourth year, the contest encourages photography enthusiasts to get creative and upload photos to Instagram using the #VWSnapshot hashtag along with their chosen category hashtag. The categories for this year’s competition are #Smartphone, #Nighttime, #Animals, #Garden, #Water and #Volkswagen. Be sure to enter by the closing date of August 31st 2020.
The Snapshot competition offers some really amazing prizes. The winner of the #Volkswagen category wins the top prize - an incredible Canon EOS 90D DSLR camera. The #Nighttime category winner will receive a Bluebook voucher, the #Smartphone category winner will receive a DJI Osmo Pocket Camera, the #Water category winner will receive a GoPro with accessories, the #Garden category winner will receive a Weber BBQ and pizza stone, the #Animals category winner will receive a pair of Air Pods Pro, and the 11 winners for the Volkswagen 2021 calendar will receive a Fitbit VERSA 2 - smartwatch.
Our 2020 charity partner is ALONE.
ALONE raises awareness about the challenges and issues that older people face, as they age. This charity is increasingly more important in the current climate of COVID-19 and will have a lasting impact for months after, as older people will be cautious about leaving their homes, visiting friends & family and could possibly be cocooning.
Twelve of the #Volkswagen photographs will be selected to make the 2021 Volkswagen Snapshot calendar, which will be available to purchase from October 2020. All proceeds will go to ALONE.
Below are the various cateogories that you can enter.
We want to see your best #Volkswagen photo for this category. This can be anything from the Volkswagen universe – a Polo, a Golf, an SUV, the choice is yours. As long as your photo features a Volkswagen, it will be in with the chance to win. The winner of this category will receive an incredible Canon EOS 90D DSLR camera.
As a bonus, the #Volkswagen winner and 11 other ‘Volkswagen Favourite’ entries will be chosen to feature in the 2021 Volkswagen SnapShot Calendar, sales proceeds of which will be donated to ALONE.
To enter this category, upload your image to Instagram and include #Volkswagen along with #VWSnapshot
It's time we took smartphone photography seriously! We want to see photos taken with your smartphone, even using some of the features that we never think to use. The beauty of our smartphones is that it is always with us, so this enables you to take a picture wherever you are. Animals crossing the road, flowers blossoming, serene landscapes or a nice skyline. The winner of #Smartphone category will receive a DJI Osmo Pocket Camera. The compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. In just seconds, Osmo Pocket lets you share your life anywhere, anytime.
To enter this category, upload your image to Instagram and include #Smartphone along with #VWSnapshot
We all love taking photos of our pets or wildlife! Animals bring us joy and they our an important addition to many of our lives – whether it’s a pet or a wild animal. Enter a photo of an animal out in the open, on a walk, in the home or wherever you see them. This could be a bumble bee collecting pollen, a dog in the park or a bird on a branch. Surprise us! The winner of this category will receive a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.
To enter this category, upload your image to Instagram and include #Animals along with #VWSnapshot
Water is transparent, tasteless, odourless, and nearly colourless. Yet, it is vital for all known forms of life and sometimes we forget how important #Water really is. Water is everywhere, it is all around us and it can make for a great photograph. Let's dive into water photography, give your creative water shots a chance to win a prize. This can be an photo of the sea, a small flowing stream, a sprinkler in the garden or raindrops falling. The winner of this category will receive a GoPro plus accessories. Accessories include: Shorty grip, Head Strap, a 32GB SD card and spare battery – what more could you need!
To enter this category, upload your image to Instagram and include #Water along with #VWSnapshot
The #Garden category invites you to focus on something we often taken for granted, our gardens. Front or back garden, big or small. It can be an element in the garden or the entire garden. We invite you to explore the beauty of your #Garden and capture something that makes you smile. This can be a picture of a plant, the landscape or the view from your favourite chair. The winner of this category will receive a Weber BBQ and pizza stone.
To enter this category, upload your image to Instagram and include #Garden along with #VWSnapshot
From dusk to dawn – usually a relaxing time of the day, a time for appreciation and taking time for yourself. Everything looks different in night mode. Can you capture something incredible at night? This could be an unusual night’s sky, a quiet surrounding, streetlights or reflections. The night photography winner will receive a Blue Book Voucher. Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of unique Country Houses, Historic Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles & Restaurants in Ireland. In the current climate, it’s important to support our local.
To enter this category, upload your image to Instagram and include #Nighttime along with #VWSnapshot
Could your photo feature?
As a bonus, the #Volkswagen winner and 11 other ‘Volkswagen Favourite’ entries will be chosen to feature in the 2021 Volkswagen SnapShot Calendar, sales proceeds of which will be donated to Alone.
The A3 ring-bound wall calendar will beprinted on photographic quality paper and features a hanger for easy hanging to a wall hook. Inside, each month will feature one photo from a winning entrant to the Volkswagen Snapshot 2020 contest.
The 11 ‘Volkswagen Favourite’ winners will also receive a Fitbit VERSA 2 - smart watch!
The calendar will go on sale online at the Volkswagen Shop
Ready to take part? Follow these three simple steps to enter.
1. Familiarise yourself with the categories
2. Go explore and take some photos!
3. Upload your favourite photo to Instagram & include the hashtag #VWSnapshot along with the category hashtag of your choice by August 31st
Remember, if your Instagram account is on Private, we will not be able to see your entry. So, please post your photo off a Public Instagram Profile.
You can enter as many times as you like - just upload a new photo with your chosen hashtags each time.
It's that simple! All entries will then be entered into the competition for consideration and a panel will select the final winners.
If you'd like some inspiration from last year before you start snapping, here are some of last year's entries.
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