Why participate?

Lomography competitions give you the opportunity to win exciting prizes, scoop vouchers for our Online Shop, and earn everlasting fame in the Lomography Community. It can even be just an excuse to get inspired and show off your best shots! Additionally, all competitions now serve as qualifying rounds to enter our TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards.

What is the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE?

In 2016, we launched the first ever Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE — the world’s biggest competition for the experimental photography scene.

Through 10 unchanging categories and one special topic which reflects contemporary global issues, we want to see the world through your own perspectives and understand what each of these topics mean to you.

In the last three years, we received a total of 391,620 stunning photographs from 88 countries and crowned over 300 winners. In addition to this, 22 lucky champions were randomly selected to take part in a special weeklong trip to Vienna where they attended photography lectures, museum tours, and even curate their own photographs in a LomoWall exhibition!

What are our categories?

We challenge you to brave our competitions under 10 fixed 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

...and one special category that will change every year:

  • 2016: Identity and Migration
  • 2017: 25 Years of Lomography
  • 2018: Movement
  • 2019: Pollution
  • 2020: Future Generations
  • 2021: Every One is Everybody
  • 2022: Tempus Fugit

How can I join?

If you have a LomoHome, any picture from it can be uploaded directly from your archive to the competition post. If you don’t have a LomoHome yet, don’t worry — you can register here for free! Alternately, you may also submit your entries by uploading your shot and providing a working email address on the competition post.

What can I win?

We’re preparing a huge mountain of prizes every year! Being the champ of our competitions entitles you to a voucher for our Online Shop, the finest Lomography cameras, special prizes from our partners, and even an artist residency in Vienna, Austria!

How will the winners be selected?

Winning photos of our qualifying competitions are selected by members of our own staff and partners, which will then be collected for the year-end TEN AND ONE Awards. If your photo made it to our final selection, it’ll be judged by an esteemed panel, which includes a selection of trusted Lomographers from the community, LomoAmigos, and experts from the photo industry and press! They will be pouring through every single submission and will collectively select favorites. Final winners will be chosen through an internal discussion between the judges and Lomography staff. Get to know our judges here.

Ongoing Competitions

  • LomoMission: Lomography x Switch Magazine: Party Hard

    945 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomography x Switch Magazine: Party Hard

    We have teamed up once again with Switch Magazine to offer you the chance of being feature in their upcoming 2024 March Printed Edition, a Lomography LomoApparat camera and more!

  • LomoMission: A Future for 120

    1,718 Submissions · In Progress ·
    A Future for 120

    Calling all medium-format enthusiasts! It's your time to shine and show off why shooting with 120 film is absolutely worth it.

  • LomoMission: Mountain Adventures

    185 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Mountain Adventures

    Capture the breathtaking beauty of mountains and celebrate International Mountain Day with our last LomoMission of 2023!

  • LomoMission: Childhood Nostalgia

    712 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Childhood Nostalgia

    Whether you spent your salad days playing with Tamagotchis or rocking butterfly hair clips, we want to see your most nostalgic childhood moments captured on film!