My Analogue Life Video Contest


We have a massive competition for you to participate in. If you love analogue as much as we do, this is the perfect opportunity to show your creativity! We are looking for the craziest, zaniest, most bombastically brilliant videos which capture the joys of analogue or your mission to take a break from digital. Trust us, you don't want to miss this rumble as we have 50 BIG prizes to treat our winners with! Head past the jump for full details!

Competition Update

Since the My Analogue Life Video Contest closed, we have checked through all the entries and want to start by thanking everyone who took the time to submit a video – There are some very creative and fun examples of what you guys in the community are capable of!

However, we believe that there was a misunderstanding over the types of video entries we were looking for. Many people seem to have thought we were looking for LomoKino videos or longer, more polished digital videos. This is NOT the case – This competition was a call-out for any kind of video, and we were hoping for tons of very short, funny digitally shot videos captured on devices such as smartphones. We were looking for more ‘quick and dirty’ digital videos which demonstrate your love for analogue in funny, interesting and unique ways. We were not looking for LomoKino movies in particular since we realize that these take a lot of time to produce; we were looking for videos which you could shoot in a few minutes with friends and then upload straight away. This is because, with all the videos we receive, we want to then create a big video showing all the funniest clips of Lomographers living analogue.

We want to say sorry that this concept was not more clearly explained whilst the rumble was ongoing, but now want to re-open the competition for a further 2 months to give loads more people the chance to enter. Firstly, we want to promise right off that everyone who took part in the rumble so far will be rewarded for their efforts – In fact, we will give every entrant so far 10 Piggy Points for the Online Shop, and you will then be eligible for any of the prizes too (so you are still definitely in with a chance of the grand prize); you are also of course free to submit new entries to improve your chance of winning, we just want to give the rest of the community some more time to show us their inspiration. The new competition end date is August 1st 2013.

Read the full statement

Credits: zenline

Being analogue isn’t just about 1 day a year – It’s a state of mind which we can in fact follow daily or even at any given moment. So, for this competition, we are looking for you to submit a video of you doing something which takes your love for analogue to the extreme!

The Prizes

For a competition this crazy, we also have some extra cool prizes on offer! We have prizes for 50 talented video-makers. Firstly, our 1 Grand Prize Winner will get:

  • 365 rolls of film* so you can stay analogue every day of the year
  • A totally unique LC-A+ camera with your choice of leather
  • An analogue turntable

Our 2nd – 5th place winners will get 100 rolls* of Lomography film each
Our 6th – 15th place winners will get 50 Piggy Points each to spend in the Lomography Online Shop.
Our 16th – 50th place winners will get 25 Piggy Points each to spend in the Lomography Online Shop.

Credits: ripsta

Analogue Inspiration

Perhaps you’re a rock star who has taken their hotel room antics to a new level and decides to throw a whole bunch of 21st century gadgets out of the window. Maybe you would like to show your love for analogue by covering the entire floor of your house in film cartridges and cameras. Perhaps you’d like to build a Rube Goldberg machine which demonstrates the entire analogue photography process from loading the film to producing analogue prints (we would soooo love to see this!). These are, of course, just a few sample ideas; we are really looking for out-of-the-box, crazy, funny and outrageous videos here!

Why not build an analogue Rube Goldberg machine?
You could make your own analogue beat like Mijonju!
How about making a stop motion animation dedicated to the joys of analogue?

The Rules

We want to be surprised and captivated by your videos and that’s why we won’t limit you with too many rules for this competition. Your video can be any length. It can be shot on a Smartphone, video camera or, naturally, the LomoKino – Before you guys point it out, we do see the irony in shooting a video which shows the analogue life using a hi-tech digital camcorder; but we see this as half the fun of the rumble idea!

  • Your video should capture your analogue life in a funny/clever/interesting/exciting/captivating/crazy way
  • The video can be any length
  • You can shoot your video using either digital or analogue
  • If you feature music in your video, please make sure you have the rights to use it.
  • Lomography cannot be held responsible for the consequences of any overly-crazy analogue ideas.
Credits: peropero

How to Submit

Entering the competition is super-simple. Just paste the link to your video in the comments section of this article. If you have anything special to tell us about your video, please include it in your comment when you post your video, or include it in the video description on vimeo/youtube.

*Please Note: The prize film rolls you receive will depend on current stock. They will be a brilliant mix of Color Negative, B&W, Slide, Redscale, 35mm, 120 and 110.

Want to find out more about taking a break from digital? Check out our dedicated Analogue Day Microsite

written by tomas_bates on 2013-03-11 in #competitions #analogue-day #competition #lomography #rumble #my-analogue-life-competition


  1. winterschlaefer
  2. marjanbuning
  3. fmadera
  4. hxloon
  5. eugenia
  6. bunnylynch
    bunnylynch ·

    Too bad it's not a photo contest. I have no access to video. =[

  7. 4n3ury5m
  8. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @bunnylynch - we also have a great photo contest you can participate in!…

  9. kuesti
    kuesti ·

    here comes my analogue life..

  10. 4n3ury5m
    4n3ury5m ·

    Hm, no Hyperlink in my comment. But why?

  11. schlogoat
    schlogoat ·

    @tomas_bates The prizes are nowhere near as good though!

  12. kuryzu
    kuryzu ·

    Lomo = Love feel free to share the feels of analogue world

  13. mok
    mok ·

    Analogue Text Messages

  14. nicholxmak
  15. paulinetuesday
  16. math0165
    math0165 ·

    acoustic music session, piano and drums, without any electronic mess :)

  17. sobetion
  18. sobetion
  19. sobetion
  20. sobetion
  21. susielomovitz
  22. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    Cool rumble, but i I have a question @tomas_bates
    How many videos can we submit to the contest?

  23. mok
    mok ·

    Analogue Texting

  24. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @holgardo - There is no submission limit :-)

  25. holgardo
  26. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    I hope I can finish the story
    "LOMO TIME"…

  27. rhysbm
    rhysbm ·

    A day in my local hometown ' Oxford ' , armed with only my action sampler and an analogue mindset!

  28. powoui
    powoui ·

    I am shooting a video but it's a lot of prepartation and time ! So, @tomas_bates I have an important question : when is exactly the time limit to participate ? Is it the 12th April ? :D

  29. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @powoui - The exact end date is May 11th! Looking forward to see what you come up with :-)

  30. adi_totp
  31. cuevaj
    cuevaj ·

  32. cuevaj
  33. namtansign
    namtansign ·


  34. fmadera
    fmadera ·

    Showing my fav. cousin how to make a small movie with her new born baby girl :…

  35. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    Finally i finish this stopmotion
    Hope you like it :D

  36. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    Finally i finish this stopmotion
    Hope you like it :D

  37. sjenkins
    sjenkins ·

    The Symptoms Of His Madness Were As Follows:

    A drawn animation based on a short story by Roger Morris, made from hundreds of small sheets of drawn text which were then photographed out and about in various locations.

  38. isabeldandi
    isabeldandi ·

    We Want 365 rolls! :D
    Only Analogue Video can capture real oniric stories.

  39. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    To fellow dreamers and alchemists of change, sharing with you my analogue wanderlust fantasia! Cheers to analogue!

  40. yokekei
  41. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    The Classic Wide Self Portraits :D…

  42. undiscovered
    undiscovered ·

    An analog day in reverse, made with EXTREME pleasure :D…

  43. lakandula
  44. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Of getting lost and finding one's self...…

  45. beemotion
    beemotion ·

    A short movie about hard life of cool boys and girls, enjoy the video =)

  46. beemotion
  47. joffreybessoule
  48. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    This is my first lomokino video and submission

  49. peterbalogh
  50. ping-junior
  51. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    Story based on my life experience with my wife now.…

  52. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    How old lomographs of a Chinese New Year celebration in Manila turned into a short motion picture...…

  53. nia_ffm
  54. nia_ffm
  55. simonesavo
  56. simonesavo
  57. soreen
    soreen ·
    short with elements of animation
    by ME

  58. soreen
  59. peterbalogh
    peterbalogh ·

    As she dances, full of joy...

  60. isabeldandi
    isabeldandi ·

    Our Analogue day was testing the camera, jumping around, having fun.
    ..although we're rookies, we're friends, we're happy, and we have a Lomokino!

  61. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    a picture

  62. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    the camera-vendor

  63. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    my day

  64. cacodzz
  65. clacli
  66. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    first i have no idea.. then a idea but no good weather.. and now i have a idea and a littl digital stop motion video

  67. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    and one older new mixed lomokinofilm with music…

  68. frauspatzi
    frauspatzi ·

    This analog video was made in collaboration with @brommi. We have shot the video on 1st May at various locations in and around Minden. I developed the films at home. After scanning the negatives, brommi has put the individual photos together to this stop&motion video. The video shows all T-shirts from brommi, where analog cameras are printed on it. I stood behind the camera and rotated at the LomoKino. It has made us a lot of fun. If we win something, then we will split the prize between the two of us. We hope that you enjoy the video!!!…

  69. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    and another one with my lomokino
    music from

  70. isabeldandi
    isabeldandi ·

    The Mysterious and Dark side of Analogue:
    Oniric and always full of fun!

  71. holgardo
  72. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    For this competition I wanted to make a video, but then I thought that no other video better than this could represent my analogue day . Photography is part of me, especially analogue, everyday I put in my bag at least one camera (or two... maybe three) and some films. Every day I shoot photos, no matter where I am ... university, in the car, at sea on the street ... everywhere ... I like to stop myself and take an analogue breath.
    This is "Memories fade"

    (this is the version with audio )

  73. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    A year ago I met some lomographers living in my own city, I filmed this first meeting with the LomoKino, I can now say that these people are my friends. We talk everyday not only to take pictures but also to go out and stay together. This was the first of a long series of analogue days :)…

    @sajeena @marina_sic @clacli @cryboy @icomewhenieatcaponata

  74. powoui
    powoui ·

    When i go to a darkroom and discover my photos, it's full of memories, something i had forgotten and some i could not, when everything appears it's like a giant party of memories in my head. All is here. It's magical. This video shows what happened FOR REAL in a darkroom.

    (soon on Vimeo and Lomography ! But sorry, subtitles are very little)

  75. gusatnt
    gusatnt ·

  76. tess_r3
    tess_r3 ·

    I tried to make a rube goldburg machine but ran out of time to complete it. So um... Well you will see:

  77. tess_r3
    tess_r3 ·

    Links not working???? Oh well I tried;(

  78. tess_r3
    tess_r3 ·

    One more try

  79. tess_r3
    tess_r3 ·

    The first one of my links is for a mobile, and the second is for a computer. So hopefully one of them works. :{(

  80. cryboy
  81. samjavor
  82. powoui
    powoui ·

    This is the same video i submit in a comment before, it's just on lomography now and with bigger subtitles so you can understand french :)…

  83. wafflesaurus
    wafflesaurus ·

    Right on time! :D Enjoy my everyday analogue life!

  84. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    My five years old daughter, Lilith, can't stop talking. She owns a beautiful, talkative and analogue mind.…

  85. 4n3ury5m
    4n3ury5m ·

    The competition is over!! xD How do you proceed now? :)

  86. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    whooo is the winner? :D yes i'm really impatient *G*

  87. 4n3ury5m
    4n3ury5m ·

    No informations? Seriously?

  88. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @4n3ury5m and @pearlgirl77 we are already going through the entries and will name the winners as soon as we can - Please be patient, this is a huge competition and we want to give every video the attention it deserves. Thanks!

  89. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @tomas_bates thank you for the infos :)))))

  90. 4n3ury5m
    4n3ury5m ·

    THX a lot :)

  91. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    I wish i win ^________^
    I hope to have the lc-a limited =)

  92. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @all - We have decided to extend the competition - Please see the full statement about this decision here:… - kind regards

  93. powoui
    powoui ·

    Yeaaaaah it's like two months more of fun :D

  94. tess_r3
    tess_r3 ·

    Yes, now I can actually Finnish my film. Thank you so much lomography!!!!

  95. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Here's my entry: my performance of a little song I wrote called 'Across the Lomoverse', describing my passion for analogue photography:… (It's embedded in a blog with more descriptive information - hope that's ok.)

  96. zulupt
  97. dreamzeequence
    dreamzeequence · analogue inspires!

  98. simonesavo
  99. cicelyroslynsmith
  100. mrmaart
    mrmaart ·

    This is how we celebrate every single day because life is one big party!

  101. martie
    martie · Based on a true story.....!

  102. marjanbuning
  103. marjanbuning
  104. mok
  105. mok
  106. mok
  107. mok
  108. mok
  109. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    360 degrees in 36 frames:…

  110. alicebee
    alicebee · LOMO HERO !! shot with Lomo Kino !

  111. stratski
    stratski ·

    Getting ready to go analogue:

  112. lita_bosch
    lita_bosch ·

    I'm lucky to have @cohetesnaranjas as my friend.
    This video was shot on a day out in the city with her.
    She lend me her holga 120 filters and I played with them and my little handy cam.

    I'm still having such beautiful memories from that day.

  113. lita_bosch
    lita_bosch ·

    When the video was edited I showed it to Kohwi ( musician of the song I used )
    He loved it and put in his fan page straight away : )

    ( so I guess I have the rights to use it! )

  114. stratski
    stratski ·

    Can you submit more than one video? Is so, here's another one:

  115. 4ene4s
  116. em_hoefler
    em_hoefler ·

    My Analogue Life is all about capturing moments - using my digi clover san I captured the first time I made my son really laugh (he loves toy cameras)

  117. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    Finally i finish this stopmotion
    Hope you like it :D

  118. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    Story based on my life experience with my wife now.

  119. its_millie
  120. its_millie
  121. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    LOVE LIFE, LIVE LOMO - Lomography's 10 Golden Rules
    If your camera is broken beyond repair... Break it down to parts and construct something new! Stop motion video featuring Lomography´s 10 Golden Rules…

  122. pbg
    pbg ·

    concert in abandoned pool -

  123. marjanbuning
  124. marjanbuning
  125. marjanbuning
  126. marjanbuning
  127. gladys
  128. nia_ffm
  129. jakesmith
    jakesmith ·

  130. frlcatherine
    frlcatherine ·

    frlcatherine | vienna | park life |

  131. befaster
    befaster ·

    Well I made one just for fun, full of clips of an unfinished larger story idea. Thus I called it "Unfinished"! With special help from @shellsea

  132. co
  133. co
  134. co
  135. jaione
    jaione ·

    my analogue life and how lomography changed me ;)

  136. co
  137. co
  138. co
    co ·


  139. ghidini
  140. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    My analogue underwater day :)

  141. befaster
    befaster ·

    When do we find out the winners?

  142. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @befaster we will be announcing the winners soon, so stay tuned!

  143. jakesmith
    jakesmith ·

    But, you could do it now!

  144. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    I'm really curious who are the winners ??? :D

  145. its_millie
    its_millie ·

    same same ^ :)

  146. jaione
    jaione ·

    winneersss pleeaseee! :)

  147. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    @tomas_bates @kazarareta we're so curious ^.^

  148. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @All and @-dakota- - We know you are curious :-) And we are working to make the announcement as soon as we can, we promise!

  149. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @tomas_bates thanks for the info :)

  150. befaster
    befaster ·

    I got my prize today! So excited, thanks so much! @tomas_bates I do have a question though, the competition says there's a mix of film, but I got all 100ISO 35mm colour film? Did everyone get just one type or was there a mix up? I just bought a 110 camera in preparation for receiving this prize and have two 120 cameras that will be lonely...

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