Light Leaks and Lomography Present The Noir Competition


Are you ready to showcase your best black and white photographs? Join the Light Leaks and Lomography present Noir competition for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Read on after the jump.

Some things are as simple as Black and White, this competition is one of them. Show us your best B&W shots for a chance to win win win!

Light Leaks and Lomography have joined forces to give you, our esteemed lomographers a chance to win some amazing prizes. For those of you who may not know Light leaks, here´s a brief intro: Light Leaks Magazine is all about low-fidelity photography. They cover the world of simple analogue film cameras. They feature photographers who use these cameras, and photos taken by them.

But, since there´s no such thing as a free lunch, we are going to need for you to submit your most prized black and white analogue photographs. What´s in it for you?

More than our usual amount of winners, the ten luckiest of you will enjoy the following:

4 Grand Prize winners will take home not only a delicious subscription to Light Leaks Magazine, and a brand new Lomographic pal, the Diana Mini Petite Noire, but they will also be published in the next issue of Light Leaks Magazine!

1 Honorable Mention will take home a subscription to Light Leaks Magazine and the Diana Mini Petite Noire

And 5 Runners Up will each get a subscription to Light Leaks Magazine!

Join now and get a chance to be featured in an Light Leaks issue as well as gain fame in the Lomography community!

There are a few tough as nails requirements to enter:

You can only submit 10 images (so pick your best!)
All photos must have been taken with an analogue camera (please, no Photoshop!)
You must have a very high resolution scan ready so we can prepare them for print in Light Leaks if you are a grand prize winner!

written by lomography on 2010-11-11 in #competitions #competition #noir #light-leaks #noire #black-and-white


  1. squamy
    squamy ·

    Awesome competition! I've been saving my last roll of Ilford, time to break it out :D

  2. tallyho
    tallyho ·

    How hi-res? Or that's only if you're the grand prize winner?

  3. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    This is exciting; I've got quite a few cool Lubitel black & white shots lying around!

  4. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    lovely black & white :)

  5. panchoballard
    panchoballard ·

    As tally-ho said - how hi-res? What counts as 'very high resolution'?

  6. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    YES! I am so excited about this one!

  7. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    High res as in over 3k pix I suppose and 300dpi Light Leaks is beautiful !

  8. sebastianerras
    sebastianerras ·

    Looking forward to it. I just submitted my images.

  9. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    As for the High res shots, you should just be ready to get them or already have them on hand in case you are the winner!

  10. realmustache
    realmustache ·

    i'm excited for this. i shoot b&w because my school got rid of the color lab. i have a few i'd like to submit and maybe i can get a few more later

  11. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    yaay, b&w!!! I want to win so baaad :))

  12. copefan
    copefan ·


  13. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    Done !

  14. sonya1980
    sonya1980 ·

    done!! love black & white!!!

  15. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Whoo! I think I have one pdf file of Light Leaks lurking in my other laptop... Oooh, I wanna win!

  16. peteparker
    peteparker ·

    Great competition.

  17. t0m7
    t0m7 ·

    great competition and great magazine - im just reading the old issues of light leaks magazine and they rock!

  18. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    done!! long live b&w

  19. jcgepte
    jcgepte ·

    this is gonna be awesome!

  20. dyluzo
    dyluzo ·

    Super cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Monochrome FTW! :D

  22. clariposa
    clariposa ·

    "hold on we are loading your photos".. can you tell me how the upload works, please? i´m holding on since 10 minutes..

  23. clariposa
    clariposa ·

    ok, got it- awesome pictures here by the way ;)

  24. snezna-cica
    snezna-cica ·

    good luck for my pics

  25. littlegreensquirrel
    littlegreensquirrel ·

    little diana, i hear you calling!
    thanks for the fun contest... wish me luck and the same to you!...lots of amazing, beautiful pix to look at!

  26. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    No theme other than BW or is 'Noir' to be interpreted as such?!

  27. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    Just give us your best monochrome goodness!

  28. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    I originally submitted a couple photos taken with my Yashica 635...but after looking this over I'm assuming they are only accepting photos that were taken with toy/plastic cameras?

  29. dan134
    dan134 ·

    First rumble!

  30. jonkersey
    jonkersey ·

    Call me stupid but I can't figure out how to upload to the contest site. Are there file size requirements? How should the files be named?

  31. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    Hi @jonkersey! Have you already uploaded your images?

  32. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    if not head here: and upload there as your first step! after a few minutes, your images will appear as ones you can submit directly on this page above the comments!

  33. vinz-satori
    vinz-satori ·

    Done !!

  34. acecaroline
    acecaroline ·

    I hope I can win something ;)

  35. metal_guru
    metal_guru ·

    Cool Beans!

  36. roma
    roma ·

    what a interesting magazine !

  37. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    35mb scans hi-res enough? :)

  38. mila
    mila ·

    Hi there. I'm trying to upload my photo in the lab but its not working at all :( any tips?

  39. mila
    mila ·

    Oh no, ignore me, its working now! :-) yeays!

  40. thomasstephen
    thomasstephen ·

    I love black and white.

  41. marksommer
    marksommer ·

    awesome i hope i win!

  42. mangaman
    mangaman ·

    Cant wait !! :3

  43. invaders
    invaders ·

    Awesome! I better get my diana ready, I'll enter soon!

  44. snug
    snug ·

    I have no chance - but i'm in!

  45. idigtulsa
    idigtulsa ·

    This is going to be great! I actually found the Light Leaks website before I found am really looking forward to the end result of this competition. Good luck everyone!

  46. holgajen
    holgajen ·

    Hello - I uploaded images that were affected by the server issues. It is still showing them as entered but I cannot access them. I'm worried that they may not show up in the competition. Help? :)

  47. kikass
    kikass ·

    Can i please win?!?

  48. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    @holgajen can you see them in the submission section?

  49. matt-van
    matt-van ·

    sounds very cool

  50. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Wow, so many great am I supposed to have any chance to win...I will try it anyways :)

  51. holgajen
    holgajen ·

    The ones with the issues are showing up as blank (7 out of 10 of my entries) but it says I have reached the limit for entries.

  52. holgajen
    holgajen ·

    It's working now!

  53. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Well, I threw some shots into the comp but then i saw the other pics! Nevermind. Having a blast flicking through your lovely photos guys (with a bit o jaz blasting in the corner thanks to Tom Waits, how perfect) still, therse comps are great for inspiration and motivation aren't they?

  54. duggy
    duggy ·

    great pics here, this should be fun!

  55. gborin
    gborin ·

    Wow, more than 5K pics !! and so many good ones...

  56. cesay
    cesay ·

    I have submitted mine but I am a newbie and have tough competition!

  57. nicksholga
    nicksholga ·

    Well, this is exciting :)

  58. pinoo
    pinoo ·

    I'm new to lomography, but all my other analogue pictures are black & white so .. Lovely !

  59. brommi
    brommi ·

    wooooww! more than 6000 submissions!!

  60. giammin92
    giammin92 ·

    i hope i'wll receive a lot of appreciations for my photo =)

  61. tharun
    tharun ·


  62. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Argghh did one two times, had one more

  63. acidgirl
    acidgirl ·

    So? who r the winners?Can we see the pics?

  64. captured_live
    captured_live ·

    Could not access the site last night. So, I'm not in. Maybe next time.

  65. renatamotteran
    renatamotteran ·

    can't wait to know the results!!! :D where is it?

  66. jpmorris98
    jpmorris98 ·

    Any updates on when we might be notified of the results? Shouldn't take too long to sort through them... with only 6885 submissions... he he ha ha!!

  67. closedunsink
    closedunsink ·

    So is someone going to bother to pick a winner or what?

  68. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Any updates on this one??

  69. atreyuthechild
    atreyuthechild ·

    Any word on the winners of this one?

  70. otherearthly
    otherearthly ·

    winners are going to be announced when the next issue of light leaks comes out. they come out quarterly, so it should be soon!

  71. gabysalas

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