55 creators across 21 countries win a slice of GoPro’s Million Dollar Challenge for HERO11 Black + Mini Camera

    GoPro recently announced its fifth Million Dollar Challenge. The user-generated highlight reel features video captured exclusively on the newest flagship HERO11 Black and HERO11 Black Mini cameras.

    The million-dollar prize was split between 55 creators from 21 countries who made the cut, each earning $AUD 27,539.90 ($USD 18,181.81) for their submission. 

    The 3-minute video celebrates the joy that comes from capturing and sharing unique experiences with a GoPro. This year’s Million Dollar Challenge generated a record 42,446 total video clip submissions, representing a 66% increase in submissions year-over-year.

    The HERO11 Black and Mini Million Dollar Challenge video celebrates the creativity of our inspired customers. Congratulations to this year’s creators—your videos inspire millions of people around the world to pursue their own interests and passions.

    GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman.

    Over the past 5 years, GoPro has awarded USD $5 million dollars to Million Dollar Challenge award recipients.

    The competition has a simple focus, simple scope: Use the latest flagship camera to capture something inspiring and submit your raw video clip to GoPro Awards via the GoPro Quik app or

    The HERO11 Black + Mini contest window ran for just under 10 weeks from Jan. 26 through April 2.

    The award winners discovered if they had won by watching the global premiere on April 26. If their video clip was featured, they then knew they’d earned their place in GoPro history and USD$18,181.81 ($27,539.90 AUD) of the USD$1 million prize.

    The video has accumulated 164k views in the past 10 days and serves as great reminder of just how amazing our world is and how creative content creators can be. For the best experience, watch it in 4K below.

    The complete list of GoPro Million Dollar Challenge award recipients is available below, via GoPro’s blog. Congrats to all the winners.

    Alex KyddLuca Arici
    Alex MioniStig Hoefnagel
    Dylan deHaasGordon Schuecker
    Jayden LawsonRodrigo Vicente
    Max HomerÁlvaro Penadés
    Aichi OnoLidia Ruiz
    Hitomi KomatsuMartino Minen
    星野 元希Roger Mas Bermejo
    村本 紗耶花Victor de Valles Ibañez
    Jungho Yoon (윤중호)Andresa Alves
    Julius Caezar AquinoFrecia Leriana Coleto de Melo
    SHIHYUAN HUANGJohny Salido
    Zack ZhaoEvan Macalister
    David AndreevJolene Fargo
    David RauchenbergerSteve Shannon
    Theis MeckbachAndy Potts
    Greg SlaterAron Harvey
    Arnaud BlinBrandon Rieck
    Aurélien ChicoColby Stevenson
    Hensli SageNicholas Hilton
    JC PieriPatrick Conroy
    Luca FaninPierce Cameron
    Vincent TupinShane Lotz
    Gonzalo Gonzalez de Vega EstrellaVernon Shane Benton
    Jannis HoffmannAditya Nayak
    Robby WendrockLisa Kytosaho
    Alex MelissLuke Bell
    Nazar Doroshkevych

    To find out more, visit and it may be worth planning next year’s video with the Hero 12 now.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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