Why participate?

Lomography competitions give you the opportunity to win glittering prizes, scoop up shop vouchers, earn some exposure, gain everlasting fame on our website and in our magazine – and even just an excuse to get excited, and show off your best shots. Additionally, all competitions now serve as qualifying rounds to enter our Ten and One - Annual Lomography Awards

What are our categories?

What are our categories?

  • Action Photography: The Adrenaline Junkies Award
  • Black & White: The Monochrome Award
  • Documentary & Travel Series: The Breaking Boundaries Award
  • Experimental Photography: The Trial & Error Award
  • Instant Photography: The Now or Never Award
  • Nature Photography: The Off The Grid Award
  • New Perspectives: The Game Changers Award
  • Portraiture: The Human Stories Award
  • Street Photography: The Urban Explorers Award
  • Moving Image: The Cinematics Award

Finally, every year we will add one special category to this list, that will change every year. For 2016, it is:

  • Identity and Migration

How can I join?

If you have a Lomohome, any picture from it can be uploaded directly from your Lomohome archive to the Competition post. If you don’t have a Lomohome yet, don’t worry – you can register for one here or submit a photo without registering, via email! We are also working on a submission system that will make it easier to submit in future rounds.

What can I win?

We’re preparing a huge mountain of prizes for this year, worth over 20K! Up for grabs: a one week residency at the Lomography HQ, the finest Lomography cameras, and on-going supply of film for a year, additional shop vouchers, and much, much more.

How does the voting work?

Our jury panel will include a selection of trusted Lomographers from the community, some very special guests from the photo industry and press, as well as members of our own staff. They will be pouring through every single submission, and will collectively select favourites. From this pool, the final winners will be chosen through an internal discussion between the judges!

Ongoing Competitions

  • Human Stories: Lomography x Le Papier fait de la Résistance Rumble

    132 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomography x Le Papier fait de la Résistance Rumble

    Lomography and the brand Le Papier fait de la Résistance are happy to team up for a rumble!

  • Human Stories: Lomography x Mapiful

    25 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomography x Mapiful

    Everyone has a favorite place, somewhere we feel safe and happy. Send us your best pictures about the place you love for the chance to win personalized maps from Mapiful and Lomography cameras!

  • Game Changers: Lomography X be tabula rasa - Daily Bits of Craziness (Prizes Limited to Hong Kong)

    362 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomography X be tabula rasa - Daily Bits of Craziness (Prizes Limited to Hong Kong)

    This month Lomography Hong Kong teamed up with lifestyle brand be tabula rasa for the "Daily Bits of Craziness" film photography competition. We look forward to see all your your crazy moments!

  • Human Stories: Lomography X IED: Tell Me a Story

    493 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomography X IED: Tell Me a Story

    We are truly excited to team up with IED, International education center of design and visual arts, to offer you the chance to win a Lomo LC-A+ and a IED summer course in Visual Storytelling.

  • Instant: Colors of Spring

    961 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Colors of Spring

    For this LomoMission, we're challenging you to capture the ephemeral beauty of spring with an instant camera.

  • Game Changers: Minimalism

    1,823 Submissions · In Progress ·

    Prove that "less is more" through your minimalist photographs.

  • Breaking Boundaries: Local Guides

    250 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Local Guides

    For this competition, share the stories of the tour guides who helped you navigate through a foreign place.

  • Urban Explorers: Urban Blight

    1,074 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Urban Blight

    Progress comes with a price. While the city sees continuous change, some structures, no longer deemed important or useful, are being forgotten by modernization. For this competition, we challenge you to trace the history of these once flourishing buildings and showcase their decrepit beauty etched by time.

  • Human Stories: In Their Element

    994 Submissions · In Progress ·
    In Their Element

    For this challenge, we're looking for the best environmental portrait that exhibits the character and life story of your muse.

  • Human Stories: Getty Images x Lomography Japan: iStockalype Tokyo Photo Competition (LIMITED TO JAPAN ONLY)

    50 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Getty Images x Lomography Japan: iStockalype Tokyo Photo Competition (LIMITED TO JAPAN ONLY)

    Getty Images have released their predictions on what creative trends will be forwarding the industry in 2017, one of which is the 'Gritty Woman'.

  • Monochrome: Reflection

    541 Submissions · In Progress ·

    Whether on mirrors or large bodies of water, incorporate reflection on your next black and white masterpiece.

  • Off the Grid: Golden Hour

    1,279 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Golden Hour

    Show us the incomparable beauty of nature during golden hour.

  • Instant: Moody Monochromes

    603 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Moody Monochromes

    Bring the classic black and white aesthetic to your instant masterpiece.

  • Adrenaline Junkies: Ball Games

    155 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Ball Games

    Showcase the exhilarating moves of athletes and enthusiasts who engage in ball sports.

  • Trial and Error: Seeing With Multiple Eyes

    520 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Seeing With Multiple Eyes

    Freeze the action or create pop art-inspired images with your multi-lens camera.