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Official GO Snapshot Contest Begins April 15th, Win a Trip to GO Fest

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New Contest: GO Snapshot

On April 12th, 2019, Niantic announced a brand-new contest based around the GO Snapshot feature. It's called the #GOSnapshot Challenge!

The challenge takes place over 3 weeks in April and May, and eligible players have a chance to win either a special PokeStop setup with their photo featured, or a tickets and a trip to a GO Fest of their choosing!

The details are as follows:

April 15 - April 24, 2019

  • Buddy Pokemon challenge
  • "Show us photos that highlight the connection between them and their Buddy Pokemon."
  • Post top 3 entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #BuddyChallenge

April 29 - May 8, 2019

  • Habitat challenge
  • "...take the best photos of Pokemon in their natural habitat!"
  • Post top 3 entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #HabitatChallenge

May 13 - May 22, 2019

  • Go Create Challenge
  • "...show us how innovative you can get with GO Snapshot."
  • Post your top three entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #GoCreateChallenge

See below for full details.

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    Show off your photography skills and win our GO Snapshot contest!

    Trainers,

    We have been so impressed by your photography skills using the new GO Snapshot feature while on adventures in the real world with your favorite Pokémon. Since the launch of GO Snapshot, Trainers around the world have been creating works of art!

    Now, it’s time to put those photography skills to the test! We are excited to announce the #GOsnapshot Challenge, where you can truly showcase your eye for creativity. Trainers are invited to participate in the three unique challenges of the contest, each with a specific focus and task for taking photos with your Pokémon.

    Adventure #1: Buddy Challenge
    It’s time for a photo shoot with your Buddy Pokémon! In this challenge, we’re looking for Trainers to show us photos that highlight the connection between them and their Buddy Pokémon. From your shared adventures at the park to some fun moments at home, we want to see what makes your Buddy Pokémon your buddy!

    Challenge Dates: April 15, 2019, to April 24, 2019 
    What to Do: Post your top three entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #BuddyChallenge

    Adventure #2: Habitat Challenge
    For our Habitat Challenge, we’re asking Trainers to take the best photos of Pokémon in their natural habitat! It’s time to learn more about your Pokémon, as understanding a Pokémon’s type and Pokédex information is an important factor in winning this challenge!

    Challenge Dates: April 29, 2019, to May 8, 2019 
    What to Do: Post your top three entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #HabitatChallenge

    Adventure #3: Go Create Challenge
    With GO Snapshot, there are almost no limits when it comes to where, when, and how you capture AR photos of your Pokémon. In our Go Create Challenge, we’re asking you to show us how innovative you can get with GO Snapshot. We can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you, Trainers!

    Challenge Dates: May 13, 2019, to May 22, 2019 
    What to Do: Post your top three entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #GoCreateChallenge.

    So, what does it take to win? And what do the winners get? 

    • The grand-prize winner and two runners-up for each challenge will be selected based on the originality, creativity, and visual fun of their snapshots.
    • Each runner-up will win a special PokéStop featuring their winning photo that will remain no less than three months!
    • The grand-prize winner for each challenge will receive this special PokéStop and be whisked away with travel and tickets to a 2019 Pokémon GO Fest of their choice!

    Want to know how to take a GO Snapshot? Check out our help page here for more information. You can also find the full terms and conditions for the contest here.

    We can’t wait to see the unique and clever ways you photograph your Pokémon and show them off to the world!