OnePlus starts the OnePlus Two hype train with a pair of contests

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The OnePlus Two isn’t slated to launch until later this year, but that doesn’t mean OnePlus won’t give people the ability to win its upcoming flagship for free through two contests: Your OnePlus Story and Photo Mania 2015.

Your OnePlus StoryYour OnePlus Story has contest entrants creating an original video that explains their OnePlus story. In other words, they can say anything about OnePlus, which includes what they like about the OnePlus One and what they look forward to experiencing on the OnePlus Two. The contest will judge entries based on production, quality, and originality, so it won’t be enough to just sit in front of a camera and talk.

Your entry must be in landscape orientation and have a minimum quality of 1080p. OnePlus will choose one winner, while the community will pick another. Eight runners-up will receive OnePlus gift bags and have their entries included in an upcoming OnePlus Two project.

Meanwhile, Photo Mania 2015 has entrants submitting unedited pictures taken with the OnePlus One through Instagram. Photo Mania 2015You’ll need to tag your picture with @oneplustech and explain how you got the shot you ended up with. Unlike the Your OnePlus Story contest, 10 finalists will be picked based on the number of likes their pictures receive, with the community picking the overall winner.

Regardless of the contest, winners will be awarded a trip to Hong Kong, all expenses paid, on or before June 28 and will receive a OnePlus Two. In addition, they will play “a pivotal role in a secret project” OnePlus has planned for the OnePlus Two’s launch. The company didn’t reveal what that project is, though we should expect more information on the project the closer we get to the smartphone’s launch in the third quarter of 2015.

If you want a shot at a free OnePlus Two, you have until June 15 to submit your entries to both contests.

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