Share your best iPhone macro photos for Apple’s Shot on iPhone Challenge

January 27, 2022

Apple is inviting iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users to capture the little things, in a big way, with a macro photography Shot on iPhone Challenge. The challenge starts today and runs through February 16, 2022. Winners will be announced in April.

The iPhone 13 Pro lineup features the most advanced camera system ever in an iPhone, and for the first time users can capture sharp, stunning images with a minimum focus distance of 2 centimeters. Share your best macro photos taken on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #ShotoniPhone and #iPhonemacrochallenge to participate in the challenge. Weibo users can participate using #ShotoniPhone# and #iPhonemacrochallenge#. Please note which model you used to capture your image in the caption. You can also choose to submit your images in their highest resolution via email to, using the file format ‘firstname_lastname_macro_iPhonemodel.’ Subject line must be: ‘Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge Submission.’

Photos can be straight from the camera, edited through Apple’s editing tools in the Photos app, or edited with third-party software. Submissions will be accepted beginning at 6:01 a.m. PST on January 25, 2022, and ending at 11:59 p.m. PST on February 16, 2022. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate, and this challenge is not open to Apple employees or their immediate families.

A panel of expert judges from the industry and Apple will review worldwide submissions and select 10 winning photos. The ten winning photos will be featured on Apple Newsroom,, Apple Twitter (@Apple), Apple Instagram (@apple), Apple WeChat, and Apple Weibo accounts, and may appear in Apple Store locations on billboards, Apple internal exhibitions, in digital advertising, and any exhibitions. Winners will be notified on or close to April 12, 2022.

Submit your images for Apple’s Shot on iPhone Challenge via email to

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: