In one week from now, that’s Wednesday November 25th, we are starting the new Tour de 360 Cities competition. We are not going to reveal everything today but you should get a pretty good idea about what the competition will be about. Read the following carefully so you know how to prepare.

It will be something we’ve never done before so we hope you are as excited as we are. There are going to be prizes worth of more than $1400 (US dollars). This is only possible thanks to Bill from Nodal Ninja (panoramic tripod heads and accessories), Joost from PtGUI (panoramic photo stitching software) who are the sponsors of the competition. The fisheye lens prize is sponsored by 360 Cities.


  • Start: Wednesday November 25th, 2009
  • Start of 2nd stage: Wednesday December 2nd, 2009 (after 1 week)
  • Start of 3rd stage: Wednesday December 9th, 2009 (after 2 weeks)
  • 3 stages total, each stage takes 1 week, new stage announced every Wednesday
  • Winners of a stage are announced each week
  • End: Wednesday December 16th, 2009 after which the overall winners are announced


  • Nodal Ninja NN5 w/RD16 top of the line panoramic head and Nodal Ninja EZ-Leveler-II (approximately $550 + $110 + free shipping = approximately $700 value)

    Nodal Ninja 5 w/ RD16 Rotator

    Nodal Ninja 5 w/ RD16 Rotator



  • Two PTGui Professional Licences for stitching panoramic photos (approximately $460 value)



  • Samyang 8 mm f3.5 fisheye lens (approximately $300 value)
  • 360 Cities Wall Calendars
  • Nodal Ninja discount coupons
  • 360 Cities prints discount coupons

How to Win

  • There are going to be activities rewarded by points. We are not going to reveal details now but these activities will be related to uploading panoramas and inviting new members to join 360 Cities. It will not be required to invite anybody, you can win just by uploading panoramas.
  • Each stage ends on Wednesday, whoever gets the most points during the stage wins
  • To win the main prize, you need to get the most points during the whole competition (3 weeks/stages)
  • Details will be announced during the launch

Terms & Conditions

  • To be announced during the launch of the competition

The start of the competition will be announced on Wenesday November 25th here on 360 Cities Blog, so don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS. You can also follow our @360Cities twitter and 360 Cities fan page on Facebook for updates!


  1. Geoff says:

    Wow I like the new competition, the results come out before the start 🙂

    * Start: Wednesday November 25th, 2009
    * End: Wednesday November 16th, 2009 after which the overall winners are announced”

    Did I win ?

  2. Jan Vrsinsky says:

    Hi Geoff, thanks for noticing! 😉 Corrected!

  3. Richard Chesher says:

    The contest is a great idea – many thanks for organizing it. I also like the new blog – very clean and neat format easy to get updates etc.
    Good job!

  4. Jan Vrsinsky says:

    Hi Richard, thanks a lot for your comment. 😉 We hope you like the prizes and that you will participate, too.

  5. fabio nunes says:

    estou ancioso para o começo

  6. Jan Vrsinsky says:

    We’re glad to hear that. Greetings to Portugal!

  7. Fernando says:

    Olá Fabio ..ansioso escreve-se com s e não com c …poxa…

  8. The Biggest Competition in 360 Cities History Starts in 18 hours «360 Cities Official Blog says:

    […] Recap of the prizes: – Nodal Ninja gear for about $700 US (great tools for taking panoramic photos) – Two PTGui Professional licences (software that helps you to create 360 panoramic images from your flat photos) – Samyang 8mm fisheye lens Full recap of prizes can be found on the sneak preview page. […]