The admission of competition works is finished, the winners will be announced on 8th of January the 2019 year.
Приём конкурсных работ окончен. Победители будут оглашены 8 января 2019 года.

Photo Stories

Grand Prize Winner Q4

All the outstanding stories selected by the Jury can be monetized within our Platform. Those stories will be published on the paid Premium Channel and their authors will benefit from the views of channel subscribers. Thus, photographers who produce high-quality content will get passive income.


Photo Story

  • This is a series of photos which represents a plot – the next generation’s comics!
  • There is one slideshow mode.
  • The required length should be more than 10 frames! The recommended length of a photo story is 30-70 frames.
  • The plot is built according to the rules of dramaturgy: the setup – the opposition – the conflict – the climax – the resolution.
  • Adding text (subtitles) is allowed only in English, and in the form of short dialogues or remarks. The text can be added in the Cine-Books editor.


Proportions: 16:9

Orientation: landscape

Size: at least 2000 px on the short side

Color profile: sRGB

File format: JPG

Cinematic Story

  • This is a short film at a lower cost spent on production and postproduction which is made of photos that may also contain video files.
  • This is a story in two modes: slideshow and video.
  • The viewer can choose one of the modes, that is why photo and video versions should be completed and correlate to each other. The requirements for the plot of a Cinematic Story are the same as for a Photo Story.
  • All video effects can be used within the video file.
  • The video should contain a soundtrack or voice over.


Proportions: 16:9

Orientation: landscape

Size: more than HD 1920х1080

Sound: stereo

File format: MP4

Want to create your own Photo Story? Here are some useful articles to start with!

How to create a story?

The main thing that distinguishes a Photo Story from a simple photo shoot is the plot. The plot is a sequence of events, interactions of the heroes, in which their characters are shown, and therefore revealing the idea of the story.

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How to upload a story?

Click “UPLOAD A STORY” to go to the Downloader. The loader consists of 6 consecutive steps. Step 1: Write the Title of the story, select the “Genre”, and add a “Description” of the story…

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How to make a storyboard?

If you want to prepare for the shooting of a Photo Story, the best thing is to make a storyboard. A storyboard is something which will help all the members of the crew get ready for the shooting and spend time in the most efficient way!

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Grand Prize Winners 2019

Grand Prize Q4

Grand Prize Q3

Grand Prize Q2

Grand Prize Q1


Last updated: January 15, 2019.

Participation in the competition is free of charge.

The age of the participants is not limited. The works of participants who have not reached legal majority age (state how old, if variable, remove) are accepted for the competition with the consent of the parents or guardians.

The subjects of the works are not limited. The content of 18+ is allowed without showing the genitals.

The author of the story guarantees that the publication of his/her work does not violate the copyright of third parties (scriptwriter, actors, and other project participants). The contest organizer is not responsible for copyright infringement by the author of the story but undertakes to remove the work from the Contest Channel in case of a third-party complaint about a violation of their copyright.

The contest organizers reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms by posting updates and changes to our Contests. All the changes enter into force after the publication on this page. Further participation in the contest confirms your agreement with the published changes.

The number of entries from one participant is not limited. Each work can be entered in the contest only once.

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