Lomography and FOUR PAWS: Orang-Utans on Tour - Harry Travels Around the World - Update


This summer is all about Orang-Utans! FOUR PAWS and Lomography invites you to travel around the world with little Harry: a plush Orang-Utan, and show us his amazing adventures. Take pictures of Harry wherever you go, and you'll get the chance to win some prizes!

Lomography and FOUR PAWS invite you to a very special competition this summer. FOUR PAWS is a supporter of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). The BOS run an Orang-Utan sancturay in Samboja. Here, orphan Orang-Utans learn everything they need to know in order to survive on their own after being released into the wild.

These animals are highly endangered because of the tropical deforestation. Their natural habitat gets smaller every day. FOUR PAWS aim to help those Orang-Utans that won’t survive in the wild. Step by step they learn how to lead an independent life and are then reintroduced to a secured territory. Old and ill animals can spend their remaining years in the sanctuary.

You can support FOUR PAWS by adopting one of our plush “Hairy Harrys” – Orang-Utan puppets. Take him with you wherever you go. Travel around the world with Harry and show us how you live, where you live and document Harrys journey on as many lomographs as possible.
Take Harry everywhere: holidays, sailing adventure, pool party, supermarket. Let him travel the world.

What you need to do
To get one of our little Hairy Harrys just write an e-mail to hairyharry@lomography.com, tell us your exact address, and your full name. We will then send you further information and the terms and conditions of this competition. FOUR PAWS will then send you a plush Harry wrapped in a plush-species-appropriate box.

The competition
As soon as Harry has reached you, you can start taking pictures. Take Harry with you all the time and take pictures of him wherever you go. You can upload your analogue shots right here in this blog.
Harry will be on its way to you from mid-July. His holiday journey ends on September 30th. Until that date you have time to travel with Harry.

Harry Online
Become a fan of Harry’s on his Facebook page. Share the adventures you and Harry made with all the other adoptive mothers and fathers.

The prizes
You can win shiny new camera packages:

  • 3x 1st place: Lomography Spinner 360° Camera, Lomography Shirt, Shutter Buttons
  • 3x 2nd place: Diana MINI & Lomography Shirt and Buttons
  • 3x 3rd place: Fisheye 1 black/white & Lomography Shirt and Buttons

For more than two decades, FOUR PAWS has consistently and successfully focused on one goal: to help animals – abused due to economic, scientific or other reasons – to their rights.

written by graefin on 2010-08-04 in #competitions #orang-utan #animal-welfare #lomography #plush #four-paws #competition
translated by graefin


  1. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    I like it! And already sent an email as soon as the german article had been published ;)

  2. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    I'm in!!

  3. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    I love this competition, Can't wait to have my little Hairy Harry:)) yee

  4. miaumiau-wildekatze
    miaumiau-wildekatze ·

    Wonderful! Looking forward to meet harry!

  5. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    cool! i just emailed :)

  6. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Just did it. I cant wait!!!

  7. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    yeah me too...i sent the email already!

  8. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    not very specific about the rules and the prizes... but im in, at least i'll show harry a lovely time :)

  9. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·


  10. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    already sent a mail to hairy Harry ;))

  11. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    Oooh! Oooh! Me me!
    I wanna be an adoptive father!

  12. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I wonder if LSI will acknowledge the email... looking forward to holding Harry! :)

  13. satomi
    satomi ·

    this is so coool!

  14. mariefisen
    mariefisen ·

    Cool! I'm adopting Harry too :)

  15. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    soooo cute, i just emailed. ;)

  16. hairyharry
    hairyharry ·

    thanks for all your mail! you´ll soon get a mail with more details. Can´t wait to meet all of you. Keep on checking the magazine for more updates on my adventures and the competition!

  17. emma-sailor
    emma-sailor ·


  18. feel-together
    feel-together ·

    nice idea haha..)) /join

  19. izaiza
    izaiza ·

    :) I'm in!

  20. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    i'm in :DD

  21. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    can't wait!

  22. workerbee
    workerbee ·

    when are we gonnna get more info???

  23. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    I want to participate but I'm moving and don't know my new address yet. I hope there's still a chance to do it once I've got my new address!

  24. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Sent an email already.

  25. workerbee
    workerbee ·

    i still haven't gotten an email? did i not fill out the right information?

  26. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    I sent an email on the 17th and another today. Still no response. Thanks!

  27. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    When can we look forward to hearing a reply and more details? I'm excited to be a part of this!

  28. anaisfaveroj
    anaisfaveroj ·

  29. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    I'd like to get my Hairy Harry but no response to my email yet. Should I send again?

  30. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    I still have not gotten anything about the monkey

  31. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    me too. :(

  32. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    Entered !!!

  33. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    has anyone gotten a reply yet? :\

  34. workerbee
    workerbee ·

    i don't think so. but my guess is they are getting all the Harrys ready and then they'll send out they info

  35. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    ohhh true! that makes sense

  36. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    can't wait to get my mail response and adopt that monkey like my new son... or my only son in fact:)

  37. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    Ok, I am getting confused, they sad, they would reply immediately. I have sent an email a month ago, and never received a response... And deadline is only a month now! How should I take Harry with me "everywhere", if he's not with me?:)) I am going on holiday next week, and I wanted to take him with me. Now I have to go alone:(

  38. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Ooh, I wanted to take Harry on holiday with me too, but they even didn't ask for our addresses, did they??

  39. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Harrykins, where are you???

  40. kiarinauh
    kiarinauh ·

    we all want to travel with Harry..... where are you???

  41. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    I hope we hear from them soon :(

  42. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Still no response. What is the deal?

  43. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    ah i just saw some guy driving around in a convertible with it in the back seat! but no pic :( thou shall not use lens caps!

  44. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Any new info on Harry? Time's getting away from us!

  45. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    i suggest this rumble gets extended cause we still have no news from Harry!

  46. dogma
    dogma ·

    No Harry :(

  47. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    shall I write another email? I miss Harry...

  48. kaelcat
    kaelcat ·

    i'm going for a trip and still no harry..... why?

  49. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Poor Harry...he is getting lonely!

  50. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    E-mail sent last week. Still no response :[

  51. emma-sailor
    emma-sailor ·

    snap. emailed, no response :(

  52. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Still no response? This reminds me of all the competitions I submitted to that have not been judged yet. :(

  53. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    My holidays will be over before Harry arrives... If he ever arrives...

  54. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Harry, come to Vegas with me!!!

  55. nylonviolence
    nylonviolence ·

    where are you harry!!! you missed latitude already :(

  56. poetpunk
    poetpunk ·

    I really wish he would come visit me, I have heard nothing from heim :'(

  57. squamy
    squamy ·

    I have no Harry still, he just missed my holiday too, poor Harry!

  58. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    finally got an email!! :) :)

  59. workerbee
    workerbee ·


  60. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·


  61. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    yeah ! but the email doesn't mention Europe...?! :(

  62. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  63. sxander
    sxander ·

    hope i'll be the one xD

  64. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    yay! got the email.
    hoping to be picked. *fingers crossed*

  65. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Got the email. Very excited.

  66. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    everybody wants this toy, i don't want an orangutan - can i have an LCA instead? :)

  67. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    So now, we have to send them our house address or have to wait to be contacted again??

  68. comment
    comment ·

    Has anyone been told they're actually getting a Harry? I got the first email but I'm wondering if anyone got another one.

  69. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    I didnt get a mail....seems like harry wont come to my home, bummer

  70. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    I really hope I get another email. This is really frustrating! :(

  71. n1cha
    n1cha ·

    no reply yer :(

  72. katzpe
    katzpe ·

    Sent an email over a week ago,no reply yet

  73. lola_moon
    lola_moon ·

    how about creating a rumble for those of us who really wanted a Harry, but weren't lucky enough to be randomly selected?

  74. cowboy
    cowboy ·

    I don't really get it, I got an email a few weeks ago, which said everything was fine and "thank you for adopting harry". But am I supposed to get another mail now? Or should I send them my info again? I don't get it, haha!

  75. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Never got an email ... sent info about a month ago.....unless you were lonely

    housewife, Bonnie, Irena C, king alfonz, princess magretazanto

    ....because i do not read these emails and I may

    have missed it. Sad I do not get to work with Harry....should I have sent more than

    one email?

  76. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    Harry has just arrived to my home!! We gonna have so much fun together

  77. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    @juliagulia wow congrats! i'm jealous. enjoy shooting with harry. ;)

  78. hollywood
    hollywood ·

    I got a second e mail,but it was the same as the first from a different sender. Does that mean I will be gettin a harry?hmmm this is a little confusin...

  79. hollywood
    hollywood ·

    I spoke to soon...I just got Harry 2day!!!! Let the games begin!! :)

  80. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    thanks @antibiotyx !! is there anyone, who too has a Harry, and is at Sziget Festival, Budapest Hungary? It would be so good to catch up with a fellow orangutan!! :)

  81. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·


  82. sxander
    sxander ·

    I just got the same email :(

  83. dazb
    dazb ·

    Harry arrived today, yay, thankyou. Been photoing him all afternoon :)

  84. kyelin13
    kyelin13 ·

    Got Harry yesterday!The envelope was really abused but thankfully Harry is in 1 piece and he's lossing hair too...Gonna bring him to college with me tomorrow!

    Whoever that receive the 2nd email which is the same as the first one means you will be getting a Hairy Harry soon.That's what i think.

  85. kaelcat
    kaelcat ·

    Harry just arrived!!!!! yipee!!!

  86. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Whoa! I didn't think I was selected but Harry surprisingly showed up in the mail today! Awesome! :D

  87. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    i didnt received any emails .. BUT Harry showed up last night :)))

  88. erialc
    erialc ·

    Hairy Harry has arrived safe and sound!

  89. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    yey! got hairy harry today. he's so cute!

  90. chiquiprecious
    chiquiprecious ·

    i dont get it yet .. its been a week :(

  91. venusattack
    venusattack ·

    Yay Harry arrived safely to my home yesterday too!! I knew it when I see the package! It's time for some nice photos...

  92. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    Harry is in Bandung :D

  93. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Where are you Harry?:'(

  94. trece
    trece ·

    Hiii ! Anyone knows where can I upload my Harry's photos? I don't understand it. Thank you so much !!

  95. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Ouch, I thought it was unlimited uploading!!!

  96. comment
    comment ·

    Harry just got here!

  97. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    I havent gotten my Harry (I received 3 emails)!!! Any way I can request for a deadline extension?? I'll have less than 2 weeks to shoot! :(

  98. lola_moon
    lola_moon ·

    wow...Harry arrived yesterday! I agree, w/ ak47lomogurl, please extend the deadline so Harry can have more adventures!

  99. gatorchick
    gatorchick ·

    Got my Harry yesterday...he was tired from a long journey...gave him a nice cold Landshark to quench his thirst! Ready to go take some more photos!!!

  100. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    10 photos only???? That's not enough for Harry! He wants to show himself in every possible way! Please extend the limit LSI!!

  101. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    @juliagulia: agree, I can't choose JUST 10 of them...

  102. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    10 photos only!? you gotta be kidding me. please make it 100, hehe.

  103. workerbee
    workerbee ·

    just got harry! and not enough time!

  104. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I got two emails but I never got Harry!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!

  105. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    just finished 2 rolls with harry!! getting them developed today, can't wait!! :D

  106. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i sent an email but never got a reply...

  107. jaminsemirang
    jaminsemirang ·

    Whoaa, it's a brilliant idea. Here in Indonesia, Orang Utans and other primates are almost extinct. I think this issue is good to make people aware of this condition.

  108. graefin
    graefin ·

    Hey all! You can Upload MORE than 10 pictures now! There was a mean bug in the upload!!!!!

  109. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    yeaaaaaaaah!! thanks,Melanie :)

  110. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @LSI : Deadline Extension? :P

  111. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    I just got my harry today. Can we have an extension? :(

  112. minty_
    minty_ ·

    gnarlyreech: I got mine too! extension would be nice, really nice!

  113. minty_
    minty_ ·

    * @gnarlyreech

  114. yarah
    yarah ·

    Still didn't get mine, after two mails.... :((

  115. maria_vlachou
    maria_vlachou ·

    Just got it! Extension please....?

  116. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    didn't get mine either but I'm happy that some of my friends did. :)

  117. nina_ska
    nina_ska ·

    yes!! please an extension!! i got mine just a few days ago!

  118. erialc
    erialc ·

    An extension of deadline would be greatly appreciated. Hairy Harry would love to have more time!

  119. paolacardarelli
    paolacardarelli ·

    Harry is in Rio. Got just to days to shoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. paolacardarelli
    paolacardarelli ·

    TWO DAYS, sorry..... 8 ))

  121. katya-leontyeva
    katya-leontyeva ·

    i received my Harry only today! :((((

  122. trece
    trece ·

    Here we go !!!!! How lovely orang-hutan.

  123. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    An extension would REALLY be appreciated.

  124. paolacardarelli
    paolacardarelli ·

    I just got 2 days to shoot and 1 to scan the pics!! Come see Hairy Harry in Rio!!! 8 )) www.lomography.com/homes/paolacardarelli/albums/1638516-hai…

  125. squamy
    squamy ·

    I would love an extension on this too! Harry's not been here long and my photos aren't back from the lab!! :S

  126. kaelcat
    kaelcat ·

    HOORAY!!! it's been extended!!! i was worried that some of Harry's pics were too late. THANKS FOR EXTENDING THIS!!!

  127. erialc
    erialc ·

    Thanks for the extension! Hairy Harry appreciates the time to have more frames taken.

  128. charwang
    charwang ·

    Thanks for the extension!!

  129. mairafridman
    mairafridman ·

    Hairy Harry around Brazil's lomowall!

  130. mairafridman
    mairafridman ·

    and Hairy Harry in the food market lomowall! :D


  131. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    youtubed Harry


  132. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Also have Harry on home wall


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