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[Winners Announced] Win a Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and E3 in our #NoFilter Photography Challenge

former giff-staffer

Update 03/10/2014


Hi guys, 


Hope you are all well. I have the winners of the Sony photography competition Smiley Happy Before I announce them though,I would like to thank all of you that have taken part in this competition. We had so much entries which was great to see. 


It was very difficult to only choose 3 winners as we had so many amazing pictures for this competition, so it took a while but we got there in the end and picked our 3 winners. So, the 3 winners who will be receiving either a Sony Z3, Sony Z3 Compact or an E3 are: 


Winner of the Sony Xperia Z3: jihyunseo


We love how this picture was taken in a way where it emphasises the sweet treat as well as the Eiffel Tower. The pastry is nicely aligned with the Eiffel Tower and those strawberries look delicious! Who is now tempted to eat one of these delicious strawberry pastries in front of the tower? Smiley Tongue




Winner of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: laurienne


We love this simple picture of these pink tulip looking flowers. The greenery in the background makes the picture even more beautiful as the pink stand out even more. And is it just us, or do the flower shapes look like hearts?




Winner of the Sony Xperia E3: Becky from Music and Manxies (blogger) 


We love this beautiful view of the Isle of Man. The green grass, the blue sea and the clear sky was a winner for us and has tempted us to go there so we can see this view in person. 


music and manxies_becky.jpg


So, there we have it; our 3 winners of the Sony photography competition. Congratulations to all 3 of you! Please private message me your address details so I can send you the phone you've won. 


Again, thanks to all of you for taking part in this competition. 




Update 26/09/2014


Hi guys,


Thanks to all of you that have taken part in this competition. We've had lots and lots of entries which is great to see Smiley Happy We will start going through the entries today and early next week and will announce the winners as soon as we've gone through all the entries and made a decision.


Original post:

Hi guys,


You may have seen our regular Photography Challenge threads on the community where we have a new theme every two weeks (the theme this time is landscapes). The rules are pretty simple: use your mobile to take a photo (not a regular camera) and upload your entry. Easy right?


Well, this time we’d like you to do something a little different. We’re challenging you to show us the best photo you can take on your mobile without using any kind of editing software or colour filters (you may crop, if you wish).


Snap a shot of an early sunrise, or perhaps a dramatic landscape. As long as your photo has #NoFilter and is taken with your mobile phone, then we want to see it!


You can:

  • Upload your photo on your blog and post a link to this competition (we will be tracking entries from blogs)
  • Tweet us your pic with the hashtag #nofilter and mention @giffgaff 
  • *Enter directly here by replying to this blog post with your image for the competition!

Please note, for the blog and Twitter option, you can also post the link to your entries on this blog too if you would like to share your photography skills with other members Smiley Happy 


Your photos don’t need to follow a particular theme but they will be judged on quality, creativity and composition, so have a good think about what your entry is going to be!


If you suffer from bad mobile camera quality and feel like upgrading then you should check out our full range of snaptastic phones to find a handset with the specifications to match your photographic ambition.


Now on to the prize! You may have been following Sony's announcement  last night where they announced not only one, but three new smartphones which are to be released at the end of the month. We will be choosing one winner and two runners up for this competition.The winner will win the anticipated Z3 and one runner up will win the sequel to the Z1 compact - the Z3 compact. The other runner up will win the E3 which is Sony's cheapest LTE phone.


We will decide the three winners for this competition and as mentioned before, we will be looking out for creativity and quality in the picture. 


To enter, simply:

  • Snap a pic on your mobile without using a colour filter
  • Choose one of the three options mentioned above or do all three if you like but before midnight 25th September 
  • Sit back and relax!

We will be keeping an eye out for all blog posts, tweets and comments that are linked to this competition so everyone will have a chance of winning one of the three Sony phones.We know there's a lot of bloggers who love to share snapshots of their life, so we will be giving one phone away to a blogger and the other two phones will be given to two member that have won the competition through their tweet or their comment here. 


All good? Then click on the spoiler to see the full terms & conditions of this competition. 


Click to reveal

Terms & Conditions

  1. By submitting your entry, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

  2. You can enter if you're 16 or over and a UK resident (but not if you're a giffgaff employee, one of their family, or connected in any other way with this Competition, so hard cheese). Obviously, third party entries, bulk entries or entries submitted by agents are off limits. We (giffgaff) reserve the right to check all entrants are actually eligible, and we reserve the right to require such information as we consider reasonably necessary in order to do that. If we're not satisfied, you might not get your prize.

  3. Entering' s a piece of cake.

      • Snap a pic on your mobile without using a colour filter
      • Choose one of the three options mentioned above or do all three if you like but before midnight 25th September 
      • Sit back and relax
  4. You can enter as many times as you like, but will only get entered into the competition once. Entries not complying with these terms and conditions will be invalid.

  5. We can and will reject any entry, and/or disqualify any winner or entrant, if we think that the entry is defamatory, indecent or violates or infringes any third party's rights.

  6. By entering into the competition you agree that we can use, display, publish, transmit, copy and otherwise exploit your submissions for any purposes we feel appropriate.

  7. It's not over until midnight Thursday 25th September. 

  8. Winners selected on creative and quality by staff. Staff decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision. A winner will be selected and announced on or after Friday 26th September, 3pm. The prize will be sent by royal mail to UK addresses only.

  9. We'll let you know the main winner via a public mention on the blog and by private messaging. All runners up will be mentioned on the blog too and will also receive a private message from us. But we won't let the prizes sit around unclaimed, so if any winner is unable to be contacted by 12pm on Friday 3rd October 2014 - or doesn't tell us where to send it - we'll choose another lucky winner.

  10. We're not responsible if you can't take up the prize.

  11. We're not responsible for any entries that go astray. Ditto for acceptances or other documents or communications related to the prize, or, indeed, the prize itself.

  12. If you enter, you agree to your community username being made publicly available if you win.

  13. In the event of fraud, abuse, and/or an error affecting the proper operation of this Competition, we reserve the right to end or suspend the Competition; amend these terms & conditions; declare void the notification of winner(s); and/or to allocate the prize by conducting a simple draw from all entrants.

  14. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government, or by the final determination of any court of a competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions not held to be invalid.

  15. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  16. We reserve the right to suspend, cancel or amend the promotion and/or review and revise these terms and conditions at any time without giving prior notice and by continuing to take part in the promotion subsequent to any revision of these terms and conditions, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to any such new or amended terms.

  17. This promotion is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  18. The promoter of this competition is giffgaff (that's us), Hertz House, 11 Vine Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1QE

  19. For any more information about us, visit our website.

*If you don't have the upoad feature when you are on the reply page, then what you can do is; upload your picture on a site such as imgur or dropbox and then post the link as a reply.


Make sure to get your entries in soon as our #NoFilter Photography Challenge will end midnight 25th September.


Good luck! 

kung fu master


Do binoculars count as filters? Have a picture of dartmoor through a binocular lens Smiley Happy

"If you suffer from bad mobile camera quality and feel like upgrading then you should check out our full range of snaptastic phones to find a handset with the specifications to match your photographic ambition." Buy a phone from us and take a picture, and you could win... another phone... from us... Haha, nice one Smiley Tongue

Nice prizes.

Going to try through twitter with a view of Kinder Scout in the Peak District taken with my IPhone 5s from Mam Tor on the other side of the valley. Hope it works out n reaches you
Just tweeted my pic of Dartmoor at sunset Smiley Happy
former giff-staffer

@georgiecovell ,


Send us the link to your pic on this blog too. Thanks Smiley Happy 


@hcovell ,


Hmm, should be fine as it's more about about not adding filters e.g. colour effects, sharpening the quality, blur etc. 


really nice prizes how i would love to be lucky


nice prizes up for grabs!  Smiley LOL  

better start snapping away Smiley LOL



Nice prizes
grand master

This sounds like a cool challenge and I'm interested to see some of the pictures that people take.... I won't be taking any though because I don't use my phone to take pictures... automatic disqualification Smiley LOL