Pokemon GO AR Photo Instagram Contest Rules Revealed

Niantic has launched the Pokemon GO AR Photo Contest on Instagram. Trainers that want to participate can do so before October 25th. All you need to do is to use the Pokemon GO AR camera to take a photo and put it on Instagram. Don’t forget to use the #PokemonGOcontest hastag. When it’s all done, Niantic will select ten lucky winners.

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Pokemon GO AR Photo Instagram Contest Rules Revealed
Pokemon GO AR Photo Instagram Contest Rules Revealed

The Pokemon GO AR Photo Contest kicked of on October 11th, and it will last until October 25th. To enter the contest, you need to take a photo using the Pokemon GO AR, then post it on Instagram with the hastag #PokemonGOcontest. A panel of judges will select ten winners, based on originality, creativity, and “visual fun”, whatever that means. Each of the winners will receive a Pokemon GO Prize Pack. Inside, you’ll find a Pokemon GO Plus, a poster autographed by the Pokemon GO team, and a set of Bluetooth, wireless earbuds.

There is a laundry list of limitations, however. You can have only three entries per Instagram account, and there can only be one account per entrant. Countries where the app hasn’t launched officially as of October 11th can’t participate. So, if you’re from “the Balkans, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, China, Cote D’ivoire (Ivory Coast), Crimea, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Liberia, North Korea, Pakistan, Quebec, Russia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, or Zimbabwe,” you’re out of luck. Also, any photo that contains a person, or where a person can be identified, will automatically be considered void. Of course, if your photo breaks the law in any way, you’ll get disqualified. Finally, Niantic encourages participants to exercise caution when taking photos. Don’t put yourself into dangerous situations, don’t trespass, etc. Just… use your judgement.

For the full set of rules, head over to the post on the official Pokemon GO website.

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