Photo Animation Contest
April 8, 2020 – May 6, 2020


Photo Submission: April 8 – May 6, 2020, 23:59 (GMT -8, Los Angeles)

Voting Period: April 8 – May 11, 2020, 23:59 (GMT -8, Los Angeles)

Review Period: May 12 - May 14 , 2020

Winner Announcement: May 15, 2020

Upload Process

Create animated photos with PhotoDirector and upload your before & after shots.

Step 1


Edit a photo using PhotoDirector.

Step 2


Fill out the entry form and upload your before photos & after animated photos (in .mp4 format) to the submission page.

Step 3


After the approval process, your photos will be displayed on the contest gallery for others to view and vote.

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We will choose 1-5 of our fav photos and repost on our official Instagram weekly.
If your entries are selected, we will send you an email and give you a free gift.

Share your entry with #PhotoDirectorContest & Tag US on IG to get more chance to be selected!

Follow the tips below for more chances to be selected & featured:

  1. Provide your IG account on the submit page.
  2. After submission, share your entries and add the hashtag on your IG post: #PhotoDirectorContest
  3. Tag our IG accounts on your IG post: @PhotoDirector_app

    *Your Instagram account must be set to public.

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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

  • The 'After' photo should be edited using features in PhotoDirector.
  • Both color and monochrome images will be accepted.
  • File size: Before / After Entries should not exceed a combined file size of 20MB.
  • File format: Before .jpg/.png; After .mp4
  • Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and to which the entrant holds all applicable rights.

Entries that are not eligible will be rejected due to the following reasons

  • The photo is not applied with ‘Animation’ effect.
  • The photo is identical or similar to other works submitted.
  • The photo submitted does not comply with the event rules.
  • The photos have been previously submitted or had won prizes in other contests, i.e. similar works.

*By submitting your photos in this contest, you automatically allow CyberLink to feature your photos on CyberLink newsletters, blogs, official websites and other social media pages..

*Contest winners may be requested to provide higher resolution images for publication and other online displays in relation to the contest.


Grand Prize
10.2” iPad WiFi 32G + Director Suite 365
2nd Prize
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer + Director Suite 365
3rd Prize
SanDisk iXpand + Director Suite 365
Merit Prize x 6
Director Suite 365
Audience Favorites x 3
PowerDirector 365 + PhotoDirector 365

*All 365 series software prizes will be a free one year subscription.

*Product color may vary depending on the current stocks.

Panel Judging & Audience Voting

Prize : The ‘Grand’, ‘2nd’, ‘3rd’ & ‘Merit’

  • The ‘Grand’, ‘2nd’, ‘3rd’ & ‘Merit’ Prize Winners will be judged by professional photographers and multimedia editors based on the following criteria:
Photography & Editing Skills

Prize : ‘ Audience Favorites’

  • Number of votes for each photo is calculated based on the total of likes caculated by Facebook.
  • One Facebook account may only vote for each photo once.
  • For Audience Favorite's award, in the case that there are multiple photos with the same number of votes, there will be a random draw for one winner.
  • Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, script, macro, or any other automated means or similar entry methods or agents for voting is not permitted and will result in the disqualification of all votes received through that method.

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  • I have submitted my photo, but I do not see it in the gallery page. Did you receive my photo?
  • Please make sure your photo fulfills all the requirements. It does take up to 3 business days for your photo to be approved. If your photo does not fulfill the submission requirements, you will also receive an e-mail notification of this result, so check your junk mail folders if you are unsure.

    If your photo fulfills our requirements and you have not received a reply from us or found an error upon submission, please contact us and provide your submission info before May 6, 2020 , and we will do our best to help you.
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    * Note: It can take up to 5 business days before you receive a response.


  • This contest is being held in several different languages, including: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese. Please note there is only one set of prizes for all languages.
  • CyberLink will contact the event winners via the e-mail address provided during submission. If the winner does not reply within 30 days of contact, the winner automatically forfeits their entitlement to the prize. CyberLink reserves the right to appoint new winners in the event that the original winners forfeit their prize.
  • To complete the submission of the contest, you automatically agree that CyberLink may ask you to complete a profile, which may include your name, country of residence and email. Your name will be publicly visible to others on the event site.
  • Participants automatically agree that CyberLink may e-mail me promotional messages, marketing and other information.
  • For clarity, participants retain all ownership rights to their content. However, by submitting their photo to the contest, they hereby grant CyberLink a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free; license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the photo content in connection with CyberLink services.
  • CyberLink acts only as host of this online event, and is not responsible for any infringement of copyrighted materials used in any submissions. You as the contestant are solely responsible for any photos used in your produced photo and responsible for legal repercussions. CyberLink Corporation is in no way responsible for any legal ramifications caused by the content of the entries. CyberLink reserves the right to ask contestants to provide proof of ownership for all content, and has the right to refuse photo entry for submissions that cannot provide proof of ownership.
  • You understand that CyberLink does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any photo content you submit. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the content you submit.
  • Winners residing outside Taiwan should provide personal information including full name, date of birth and nationality , or the copy of passport to confirm their identity and receive the physical prizes.
  • For physical prizes shipped outside of Taiwan, CyberLink will ship from a local e-commerce website where the winners reside, or an international e-commerce website that ships globally. The recipient of the international shipment may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient. All recipients must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.
  • CyberLink reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend, cancel, postpone or extend the Contest or any entrant's participation.
  • The Submission must NOT contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales or use of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing.