Submit your raddest raw video clips—shot exclusively on HERO9 Black—to the Million Dollar Challenge at gopro.com/MillionDollarChallenge. Our creative team will include the shots we love the most in the HERO9 Black Highlight Video. If your clip is featured in the video, you’ll get your share of $1,000,000.
Every year GoPro produces an insane highlight video to celebrate the newest cameras in the GoPro lineup. For the third year in a row, we’re hosting the Million Dollar Challenge so we can feature you getting after it with your new HERO9 Black.
Any photo, raw clip, or video edit you captured with GoPro can be considered for GoPro Awards. For photos, submit the native raw unedited .jpg file shot on your GoPro. The file size needs to be greater than 1MB.
For video clips, upload the native raw .mp4 file shot on your GoPro.
Awards submissions must be shot in HD (720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2.7K, 4K, 5K).
The higher the resolution, the better.
Get your submissions in by 11:59 p.m. PST on December 4th, 2020.
What it means to live a full life is different for everyone. Whether you’re out in the park, up in the mountains, underneath the water or simply catching the unexpected—we want to see your creativity shine. When in doubt, send it in.
Award Recipients whose video clips are included in the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge Highlight Video will be notified when the video premieres on or around December 15, 2020 at 12PM PST.
The GoPro Million Dollar Challenge is an annual video challenge where people submit their best, funniest and most creative unedited clips for a shot at their share of a million dollars. Visit the homepage to learn more.
That all depends on what we get. Editors’ choice.
Only HERO9 clips will be eligible for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge. There are a ton of other challenges within the GoPro Awards Program where we accept photos and videos from all GoPro cameras.
No, submit raw video clips only with no music.
Yep, there is. Here’s the Content Submission Agreement.
Send us sweet clips that show off what you and the new HERO9 Black can do. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration.
For GoPro Awards, submit the native raw unedited .jpg file shot on your GoPro. The file size needs to be greater than 1MB.
Submit the native raw .mp4 file shot on your GoPro. Submissions must be shot in HD or higher resolution (720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2.7K, 4K). The higher the resolution, the better.
The best video edits invite viewers to connect with the story by connecting with one central character, or at most, a small group. Establish the story’s location early on. Then build moments of tension and action toward an apex. Add a fun, humorous, breathtaking (or curveball) conclusion.
Check out the GoPro Channel to get a good feel for GoPro’s storytelling style. Every single clip within a video edit submission needs to be 100% shot on GoPro.
Only the first person to submit is eligible for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge.
Yes! Thanks for asking. We want to respect our friends, neighbors and fellow artists, so you’ll need to obtain additional documentation for any recognizable people seen in your photos or videos. GoPro cannot use anyone’s image without their permission.
Yes! All music must be licensed. Choose a free track from our partners at Epidemic Sound. Video edits submitted with unlicensed music cannot be selected for GoPro Awards. If you don’t want to add music, simply submit your raw GoPro clips.
Both image quality and story quality help your photo or video submission stand out. Always submit the highest-quality resolution. Photos should be a minimum of 1MB. Raw clips and video edits should be captured and submitted in the highest quality possible and without the addition of watermarks.
Lastly, the more info we have, the better. Complete the form fields when you submit your photos and videos to the best of your ability. “Tokyo” is good, but “Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan” is better.
If your video clip is featured, you’ll receive your equal cut of $1,000,000.
Think about GoPro Awards as a gateway to all of GoPro. The awesome photos, clips and video edits you submit to GoPro Awards will be considered for each of GoPro’s social channels (and through them, access to an audience of millions). Awards submissions may also be selected as the GoPro Photo or Video of the Day and may be considered for cash awards, discount codes at gopro.com and more.
Everyone whose footage is included in the HERO9 Black Highlight Video will earn one equal share of $1,000,000.
? Each person is only eligible for a single share of the $1,000,000. We can include multiple clips submitted by one person, but that person is still only eligible to earn one equal share. You also get bragging rights!
GoPro Awards is always on, and there’s no limit to how many times you can submit.
Upload your best, brightest and most captivating content, but keep in mind—multiple submissions of the same asset will not increase the likelihood that you’ll be selected for an award.
Additional Terms for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge can be found here.
GoPro will use the email associated with your GoPro account for all communications. Make sure your contact info is current to ensure proper delivery of GoPro notifications.
A visual confirmation will appear on the upload page once your submission is complete.
Also, a confirmation email will be sent for the first submission each day. (Multiple uploads won’t result in multiple emails.) All notifications will be sent to the email address associated with your GoPro account.
One important note: The ability to upload photos and videos to your GoPro PLUS account is separate from GoPro Awards submissions. Although you may not see the content in your media manager, you’re still able to submit. Your Awards content will be identified by the title you enter at the time of submission. Make your description clear and unique, so you’ll know what’s been selected for an award when notified.
Raw unedited video clips from HERO9 Black will be considered for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge.
Photos will not be considered for the HERO9 Black Million Dollar Challenge.
Absolutely. There’s no limit to the number of awards you can receive or the number of submissions you can enter. We’re continually searching for our favorite submissions, so keep them coming!
Each time you upload footage to GoPro Awards, there’s a possibility your personal social handle will be promoted to more than 44 million followers around the globe. Most of our featured photographers and videographers begin engaging with the brand right here. We also regularly select award recipients to represent GoPro at global events. Then there are the fringe benefits. You’ll be out there living your best life and inspiring others to live theirs. The opportunities are truly endless, and you’re in charge.
Top ways to gain global exposure through GoPro Awards.
That’s awesome! Welcome to the crew. Once you unbox your camera, begin with the Quick Start Guide. Try capturing at least one photo and one video on the very first day. Then start exploring awe-inducing GoPro features like TimeWarp 3.0, SuperPhoto and LiveBurst.
Prefer to watch and learn? Check out the GoPro Tips Page on YouTube™.
Every previous GoPro Awards participant started just like this—at square one.
They got a camera, started planning adventures with the people they love and brought their GoPro along for the ride.
It doesn’t. GoPro Awards is a year-round program and the Anything Awesome challenge is always open. Expiration of our featured challenges will vary per challenge, and we’ll list end dates on GoPro Awards and individual challenge pages.
Great question. We actually asked our legal team the same thing. Here are several examples of photos and videos you should most definitely not submit.
Yes. That’s the short answer. Simply by submitting your content and agreeing to our standard terms, you’ve given GoPro a non-exclusive license to use your content. Non-exclusive means you’re still able to share your content on your own social channels and YouTube, and you’re sharing the rights with GoPro for the opportunity to get paid and receive even greater exposure through GoPro’s global reach.
The biggest difference between this and GoPro Awards has to do with licensing rights. By checking the box for the GoPro Premium Content Licensing Program, you’re electing to give GoPro exclusive rights to the photo or video you’re submitting. Global advertising brands, ad agencies and television networks look to GoPro Content Licensing for high-end imagery and incredible stories. This puts your content in front of key decision makers and opens the door to getting featured in TV shows and commercials around the world.
There are a number of ways GoPro might decide to celebrate your content, including but not limited to channels like YouTube. Additional uses may include GoPro promotional materials and official GoPro social channels such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Content licensing opportunities are also available.
All payments distributed by GoPro are exclusive of taxes, duties, levies, tariffs and other governmental charges. Award recipients will be responsible for paying any applicable taxes, interest and penalties due. International awards recipients may be subject to withholding taxes, which will be deducted from their payments.
If you’re selected for a cash reward, you’ll be notified by email with directions on how to receive your compensation. GoPro will make six attempts over a 90-day period to request your payment details in order to fulfill payment for your award.
See GoPro Awards terms + conditions for more details.