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Here are the winners for the second stage of the Tour de 360 Cities competition. The winners of the first stage of the have been announced here.

Main Prize: Rafael DeVill

Rafael DeVill

Rafael managed to get 54 points according to the rules and wins a 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). Congratulations!

Nodal Ninja 5 w/ RD16 Rotator<- click to open the description on Nodal Ninja website

Now there was another participant who also received 54 points: Denny A. Ovchar. Therefore we had to check who of those two potential winners uploaded their panoramas first and we found out that it was Rafael. He managed to upload and publish all his panoramas before the end of December 12th.

Second Prize: Paul Keating

Paul Keating

Paul was randomly selected from all participants by a process overlooked by three 360 Cities team members. In the draw there were all participants who received at least 4 points or referred a new author to 360 Cities. Paul wins a PTGui Professional License for stitching panoramic photos (approximately $230 value)

360 Cities 2010 Wall Calendar Prize

Here are the participants who fought for the main prize but didn’t win. We’re sending calendars to them.

Denny A. Ovchar (54 points)
nt360 (50 points)
Tibor Illes (50 points)
Yavuz Sevimli (46 points)
Jedsada Puangsaichai (44 points)

To claim your prize, write an email to jan.vrsinsky at and put “Calendar Prize” in the subject and send us your mailing address.

360 Cities and Nodal Ninja Discount Coupons

If you have participated in the first or second stage of the competition and you received at least 4 points, you are eligible for getting a 10% Nodal Ninja discount coupon and a 25% discount coupon valid for buying 5 prints at 360 Cities. Please contact jan.vrsinsky at to claim your prize. Enter “Discount Coupon Prize” somewhere in the subject. Make sure you send the message with the same email address that is registered at 360cities. You’ve got 30 days to claim your prize.

Congratulations to all winners and thank you all who participated in the competition!

Here is an interactive panorama of Pantheon (in Rome, Italy) and 5 other panoramas published in our competition during the weekend. The theme of the current stage of the competition is architecture.

Allende01 in Mexico

Sucre1 in South America

Samuel-Heinicke-Schule in Leipzig

Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris

Lviv 08 in Ukraine

Pantheon in Rome

We are happy to announce winners for the first stage of the Tour de 360 Cities competition (the second stage is now in progress).

Samyang fisheye lens winner: Reinhard Schubert (16.5 points)

Reinhard wins a Samyang 8 mm f3.5 fisheye lens (approximately $300 value). Congratulations!

Reinhard has 5 co-authored images that we counted for 0.5 points. That’s why he has such a weird number of points. He’s still the winner, though. We’ll contact him. He’s got 30 days to claim the prize. If he doesn’t, it will be given to the next winner. Read the rules for more information.

PTGui Pro license: Michael Medina

Michael wins a PTGui Professional Licence for stitching panoramic photos (approximately $230 value)



Michael was randomly chosen from all participants who uploaded at least 4 panoramas in the competition. The draw was made using a random number generated by three 360 Cities team members. People that referred a new member to 360 Cities were in the draw twice. It’s just a lucky coincidence that Michael is also in the list below.

360 Cities 2010 Wall Calendar

These people almost won the main prize so we are at least sending them our wall calendar

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Dieter Kik (16 points)
Tibor Iles (15 points)
Michael Medina (15 points) – won’t get the calendar because he already won the second prize
Hanz Molenkamp (13 points)
Devill (13 points)

Note: We did have to disqualify some panos in the competition when people didn’t stick close enough to the quality standards regarding stitching, horizon-leveling, etc. In one case, this reduced a member’s score who otherwise would have been a prize winner.

Everybody Wins – Discount Coupons

If you have participated in either stage of the competition, you will all receive a Nodal Ninja and 360 Cities prints discount coupons. We will let you know how to claim them when the competition is over.

Second Stage is Now in Progress

If you didn’t win don’t be sad. The competition is now in it’s second stage with even more valuable prizes.

  • 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



  • Another PTGui Professional Licence for stitching panoramas (approximately $230 value)

Anybody can participate in the second stage, even people who didn’t participate in the first stage. This time you’ve got two weeks to upload panoramas. The competition ends on December 16th after which we announce winners. Good luck!

Read more about the competition

The tour de 360 Cities panorama competition has moved into its second stage. We are now processing results of the first stage and will announce lucky winners of the Samyang f3.5 8mm fisheye lens and a PTGui Pro license.

The theme for the second stage is ARCHITECTURE which means that any panorama you upload and publish to 360 Cities before December 16th (that’s when the competition ends) that conforms to the architecture theme will get you 1 point in the competition. The main prize for the highest number of points is Nodal Ninja NN5 w/RD16 with EZ-leveler-II. To enter the draw for the second prize (a PTGui Pro license) just upload at least 4 panoramas.

You can participate in the second stage even if you didn’t participate in the first! Points that you received in the first stage don’t get transfered to the second, therefore everybody starts from the beginning in the second stage and everybody has the same chance to win!

Read more info here:

This is a thank you to all AWESOME people who upload the wonderful panoramas of NATURE to 360 Cities!

Now this is just a tip of an iceberg. There are new submissions every hour, which is obviously too much for this blog. Therefore we decided to share with you what seem to be the most amazing submissions so far.

All panoramas you can see below represent 1 point for the author in the competition. You need to get at least 4 points to enter the draw for the PTGui Pro license. The participant who get’s the most points will win the main prize for this stage, which is Samyang f3.5 8mm lens. The next stage of the competition is starting December 2nd and it’s going to be even more exciting. The main prize will be a Nodal Ninja panoramic head and EZ-leveler and the second prize another PTGUI Pro license! To enter the competition just upload panoramas to 360 Cities. The theme for the first stage is NATURE and the theme for the second stage will be announced when the stage starts. Read the more about the prizes and rules of the competition.

Falasarna Lagoun in Chania

Pierres moussues à Comper in France

Chenuis Falls in USA

березовая роща пгт. Комсомольский in Ukraine

Bamburgh Dunes in England

chateau Pointe de Dinan C18 in Cornouaille

Read more about the competition here: Tour de 360 Cities Panorama Competition

Reminder: The “Tour de 360 Cities” panorama competition starts Wednesday November 25th. It’s going to have two stages: first shorter stage and second longer stage. Revisit this blog soon to find out more.

Everybody who can take panoramic pictures will be allowed to participate and will have a chance to win. If you want us to help you get started with panoramic photography, leave a comment below this article or wait until tomorrow when we’ll post a short guide how to get started with taking panoramic pictures and uploading them to 360 Cities.

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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.

More details soon. Rules will be published the moment the competition starts. Get ready!

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!