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

  • Breaking Boundaries: The Great Student Photography Competition

    458 Submissions · In Progress ·
    The Great Student Photography Competition

    Are you a young photographer or a student of photography? In celebration of Youth Art Month, we invite you to share your photographs for the chance to win an exhibition at the Lomography Gallery Store in New York City, in the heart of historic Greenwich Village.

  • Instant: Colors of Spring

    504 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Colors of Spring

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

  • Adrenaline Junkies: Be Like A Ninja

    184 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Be Like A Ninja

    Thrill us with your photographs featuring fearless parkour and free running experts.

  • Human Stories: Young Hearts

    626 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Young Hearts

    Take us back to the moment you first fell in love through your enigmatic portraits.

  • Trial and Error: Burning Sun

    1,275 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Burning Sun

    For this "Trial and Error" challenge, overexposure is the name of the game. Pull the film up to two or three stops (if you're feeling bold!) for extra boost of sunshine. Or add dazzling atmosphere to your photographs with (accidental or intentional) light leaks.

  • Monochrome: Wabi-sabi

    1,470 Submissions · In Progress ·

    Apply the concept of "wabi-sabi" to your black and white photographs.

  • Breaking Boundaries: Roadside Attractions

    690 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Roadside Attractions

    Show us the best, too-weird-to-be-true roadside attraction you've seen on your travels.

  • Urban Explorers: Urban Green Spaces

    1,052 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Urban Green Spaces

    For this competition, we're looking for photographs of flourishing plants and flowers within the concrete jungle.

  • Instant: Still Life

    751 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Still Life

    Show us the poetry in the mundane through your still life photographs taken with an instant camera.

  • Adrenaline Junkies: Anthony Burrill x Lomography Competition

    394 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Anthony Burrill x Lomography Competition

    UK Based graphic artist and printmaker Anthony Burrill uses letterpress and screenprinting techniques to make striking posters and images. We've teamed up with Anthony to offer YOU the chance to win his brand new book "Make It Now", a poster of his work and a La Sardina DIY to get creative with.

  • Off the Grid: Hidden Waters

    1,115 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Hidden Waters

    Turn your lenses on small bodies of water and their pristine beauty.

  • Game Changers: Through Windows

    1,260 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Through Windows

    Turn your lenses on windows and how they can be use to create compelling images.

  • Instant: Lomo'Instant Automat Tips and Tricks

    98 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomo'Instant Automat Tips and Tricks

    Which among the Lomo'Instant Automat's creative features suit your shooting style the most? Show us how you apply it on photographing your daily adventures!