GoPro 2020 Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge Video Winners Revealed

GoPro 2020 Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge Video Winners Revealed


San Mateo, CA—More than 29,000 people from 125 countries submitted their favorite GoPro Hero9 Black two-minute video clips for the chance to earn an equal cut of $1 million. The company revealed the winners of the GoPro 2020 Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge, putting $17,857 into the pockets of the 56 chosen creators. The prize money will allow them to further pursue their passions in life.

In September, GoPro launched its newest flagship camera, the Hero9 Black. Moreover, on the same day, it launched the GoPro Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge. This left creators only 80 days to capture and share their most stunning clips. GoPro-Hero9-Black-Million-Dollar-Challenge

“The Million Dollar challenge is where we ask our customers to show us what they can do with our newest flagship camera, in this case Hero9 Black,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. “It’s also our chance to give back to the GoPro community in a big way. Our community powers our brand, and we love celebrating their creativity with the Million Dollar Challenge video and the cash prizes that help them pursue their passions even further.”

GoPro 2020 Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge

The challenge, hosted by GoPro Awards, invited creators worldwide to tap into their creative prowess and send in their best Hero9 Black footage. The only guideline was that the footage was shot on a Hero9 Black action camera.

This is the third year of the Million Dollar Challenge. Moreover, the GoPro team spent more than 250 hours reviewing every submitted clip to make the final selections. At 6 a.m. PT on December 15th, 56 creators woke up (or stayed up) to learn their work was immortalized in the highlight reel. And they had each earned $17,857.

This year’s submissions were powered by the GoPro Hero9 Black. The action cam features a new 23.6-megapixel image sensor. It captures 5K video with HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization and in-camera horizon leveling. What’s more, when paired with the Max Lens Mod accessory, the camera delivers the widest, most stable video ever captured by a Hero camera.

In addition, the Hero9 Black provides performance enhancements; they include a front-facing display, a larger rear display and 30% longer battery life.

This year’s GoPro Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge video can be seen here. For a complete list of Million Dollar Challenge award recipients, visit GoPro’s news page, The Inside Line.