The Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign

asked 2015-04-15 15:37:37 +0300

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updated 2015-04-16 10:22:11 +0300

Get your photo(s) to the official Jolla ambience gallery!

(please scroll down for the TERMS & CONDITIONS)

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Many of you already know what a Sailfish OS ambience is. To put it very simply, it is the mood of the user interface composed from a chosen photo. In addition to being the wallpaper of the lock screen when you double tap the device open, it also sets the general mood and colors used everywhere in the device. With Sailfish OS ambiences you can even customize the sounds associated with each. Thus, it is definitely something that truly matters in the whole user experience.

In Sailfish OS there are a number of pre-selected ambiences, which come pre-installed in the devices, both in the smartphone now and the tablet in the future. Additionally we include selected photos in the image gallery for further ambience options, or just for your viewing pleasure.

Campaign: New ambience/gallery photos from our community

We are now planning and designing new ambiences and gallery images mainly for the Jolla Tablet – some of these might be used for the Jolla smartphone as well. Here is your chance to be part of this. Submit your photo(s) and you might get featured in official Jolla products!

Jolla’s Design Team will review all the submitted photos and handpick a number of them to be featured on the Jolla Tablet, and possibly on the Jolla smartphone. We will also show all our favorite pics (that were not picked) in the Jolla Blog.

Procedure for entering

The simple steps for the Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign are:

  1. Take a photo (or photos) or choose your favorite(s) from your existing photos. The shots we are looking for should represent a mood/emotion, such as work, party, sport, happy, calm etc. You can define what the mood is. You can submit several entries, but please don’t overdo it – quality matters here!
  2. The chosen photo(s) should have a minimum size of 2048×2048 px. If your image is larger, it can be either portrait or landscape – in the end it needs to work both ways. You can use whatever equipment you have to take the photos.
  3. Read and understand the terms and conditions found below.
  4. Go here and fill in the required information to the fields and submit your photo(s).
  5. The chosen photos will be showcased and credited first in the Jolla blog when the campaign ends, and later in the actual Jolla products. We’ll also publish our favorite photos that were not selected for the actual product.

The Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign is open from April 15 to May 15, 2015.

Now get your photo gear, and find the perfect shot. We can’t wait to see what you‘ve got!

Jolla team.


Entry images are not limited to pictures taken with the camera. They can be digital forms/re-creations of artwork, paintings, drawings, vector designs etc. All the rules still apply: you should have ownership and rights of the artwork to licence it under CC BY 4.0.


Please read the terms and conditions before sending a photo entry for The Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign. By submitting a photo, you agree with the following terms and conditions.

  1. Who are eligible to participate?
    Submitting a photo for The Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign is open to everyone, regardless of whether they have purchased a Jolla.

  2. Photo submission period
    Photo submissions are accepted from April 15 to May 15, 2015. All photo entries must be submitted during this period to be considered for The Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign.

  3. Submitting a photo
    Upload your photos and the required details via the submission form at By sending your photo entry, you agree to license your submission to Jolla under Creative Commons

Entry Rules/Guidelines:
The Jolla Ambience Photo must be a digital photo, and hence should be uploaded in a digital format.
The content in The Jolla Ambience Photo must be owned fully by the contestant.
The submission size of The Jolla Ambience Photo should be kept under 8MB. If the original file size is larger than that, we will contact you for original file if your photo is selected.
The photo should have a minimum resolution of 2048 x 2048.
If recognizable people are portrayed in a photo, the subject(s) must have given the photographer permission to have the photograph taken and used by Jolla without additional consideration.

Jolla Ltd. does not accept content for The Jolla Ambience Photo Campaign that violates any applicable law or regulations or material protected by intellectual property laws or by rights of privacy or publicity. The Jolla Ambience Photo must not be inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information. Jolla Ltd. reserves the right to remove or refuse any content for any reason whatsoever. Jolla Ltd. can also close the Campaign at any time with a notice on the and

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Any prize for the best submissions? :)

Okw ( 2015-04-15 16:17:42 +0300 )edit

@Okw Fame and glory by getting featured in Jolla devices? :)

This is not a competition/contest. Sometimes the "best" photos may not be the most suitable to be used as an ambience. We might think about something extra for those whose photos are picked for the gallery, however all submissions have our sincere gratitude!

cybette ( 2015-04-15 16:23:27 +0300 )edit

@cybette t-shirts/hoodies or beanies are a good prize i think for a contest like that. Think about it. ;)

ApB ( 2015-04-15 16:29:52 +0300 )edit

@ApB Thanks for the suggestions, we will give it more thought!

cybette ( 2015-04-15 16:30:59 +0300 )edit

Nice idea! I'd like to take part. However the only camera I have is the one in my Jolla, which does not suffice the requirements in terms of resolution. Shall I send in my entry anyway?

Venty ( 2015-04-16 10:38:15 +0300 )edit