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ZHIYUN launches Short Video Contest 2022 with prizes worth $100K

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Zhiyun, one the world's leading gimbal manufacturers, has launched a global competition for short videos – with a prize fund worth over $100k!

The Zhiyun Annual Short Video Contest 2022 (opens in new tab) is hosted by Zhiyun, with Nikon as the title sponsor and partners including RØDE, Aputure, YC onion, Desview, SmallRig, iFootage, and Lexar, among others.

Short videos have been trending for many years now, thanks to the rise of TikTok, YouTube and other social platforms. While plenty of traditional photographers are joining the community, even more quality content creators have already dived into the short video world.

Zhiyun has always been committed to providing excellent equipment for photography enthusiasts and photographers around the world including some of the best gimbals (opens in new tab). But they also strive to create a photography community for users, hosting video contests to support up and coming content creators. That's where the Zhiyun Annual Short Video Contest 2022 comes in.

The ZHIYUN Short Video Contest prizes

ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest

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The judges of this year’s Short Video Contest include: Tim, the founder of MediaStorm; director and cinematographer Olivier H.D; photographer and content creator Lin Haiyin; and director and photographer Zhizhu.

Five 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners and four Nikon Fresh Clip Award winners will be awarded in the contest, with a total worth of $100K prizes. Participation details and entry requirements can be checked on ZHIYUN’s official website (opens in new tab).

How to enter the ZHIYUN Short Video Contest

ZHIYUN Annual Short Video Contest

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Last year, the contest received 1024 entries from 864 individuals in 47 countries and given all the amazing launches that Zhiyun has had this year, we could expect the 2022 contest to be even bigger.

You can enter on the offical Zhiyun website (opens in new tab) now, as well as find out more about the requirements, prizes and terms and conditions.

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Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott

Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


An experienced photography journalist who has been covering the industry for over eight years, she has also served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)


In addition to techniques and tutorials that enable you to achieve great results from your cameras, lenses, tripods and other photography equipment, Lauren can regularly be found interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing tips and guides on subjects like landscape and wildlife photography, and raising awareness for subjects such as mental health and women in photography.