Are you looking for a new smartphone that isn’t part of any of the established OEMs? Do you have a ton of summer photos just waiting to be uploaded? Do you like taking part in unique marketing gimmicks? Then you still have a few more hours to join OnePlus’ Summer Shots contest as it is as easy as uploading a photo on social networks and putting on some hashtags. The prize? They’re giving away 10,000 free invitations to be one of the first thousands to own their smartphone called, you guessed it, OnePlus One.

If you’re still not familiar with this particular brand and why you need an invitation, let us refresh your memory. OnePlus One is actually not yet available in the market and will not be for purchase on any of the usual retail sites yet. You need an invitation to be able to get one, and for the past few months, they’ve come up with several marketing and social media gimmicks to give away these invites. The latest contest is something close to the hearts of most smartphone owners: a photo competition.

But don’t worry, you don’t need to be an award-winning photographer to join. You can just post any picture that you’ve taken during the summer, use the hashtags #summershots #oneplus and share it on Instagram, Twitter, or on their forums. You are allowed to slightly alter the photo using Instagram’s filters, but the photo must have been taken by the uploader himself/herself. The prizes are 10,000 of these golden invites, plus 100 t-shirts that have the OnePlus logo on them.

There are some other things that you can to join the contest, if you don’t feel like taking summer shots. You can follow OnePlus’ various social networks (IG, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube) to get 1 entry each. Winners will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter, so don’t worry if you’re not the next Annie Leibovitz. You have a few hours to join, as the deadline is August 25. There are over 142,000 entries already, so if you really want to get a chance to buy the OnePlus One, you better count on your lucky stars that you get picked.


VIA: PhoneArena