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Guidelines for Submitting Location Entries

The following guidelines have been prepared for you to see what it is that we look at before we publish a location. As you will see, the guidelines allow for personal freedom yet they point out several things that you should think about when writing an entry. A location should be a location. What we mean by this is that a location entry should be a specific place, not a general city. Therefore, Paris is not good, but the Eiffel Tower is great.

The following guidelines have been prepared for you to see what it is that we look at before we publish a location. As you will see, the guidelines allow for personal freedom yet they point out several things that you should think about when writing an entry. A location should be a location. What we mean by this is that a location entry should be a specific place, not a general city. Therefore, Paris is not good, but the Eiffel Tower is great.

Do keep in mind that these are guidelines, not rules. The last thing we want to do is to put a leash around your neck and take the joy out of writing a review.

Published reviews (either type) will receive 5 piggy points.

Historical or Cultural Reviews

Overview

Meant to give the reader an overview about the historical and cultural significance of the place, this type of review should focus more on the place than on you.

This type of review should not be limited to what you would traditionally think of as historical or cultural, although that also is an option. If you want to write about a factory, a football field, your local church or even about that weird looking house down your street, then feel free to do so.

Title

Please include the name of the place here.

Content (Try to keep it between 100 – 300 words)

Start by telling the audience why you find this place worthwhile being mentioned. Also mention what location you are talking about, and where it is located.

Go into some more details, for example (if applicable) mention when it was built, who lived there, what is it used for today, political background and other similar good bites. Also include information such as directions to this site, entrance fees, best time of year to visit, etc.

End with a personal touch! Try to point out some things that should be avoided or something that you recommend to other users.

Links

If you have some links, be sure to include them in your review

Tags

Please remember to add tags. Suggestions:

  • City and country
  • Type of place (castle, parliament, monument, battle field, factory, birthplace, flea market etc)
  • What is done here (dancing, festival, football, circus, etc)
  • Camera used

Please try to use 3 tags at least. More are encouraged!

Pictures

The most important element, we are Lomographers after all. Please submit at least 10 pictures to your review (optimally 20). It can be with different cameras, with different films, all the better.

Examples

Trophy of Augustus

Usedom

“Helgoland (the Red Island) ":http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2008/08/11/helgoland-the-red-island

Personal Experiences

Overview

This type of review is for you to share your experiences. This is the perfect place to tell us about your favorite beach, restaurant, an event you went to (other than Lomography events of course, there is a whole section for that!) or simply about a place that you went for a chill afternoon. Write from the heart.

Title

Please include the name of the place here.

Content

(Try to keep it between 100 – 300 words)

Meant to be written freely, you can divide your story into sections or keep it in one paragraph. What you could tell us in this review could be why you where there, what makes this place special to you, who you were with, what the mood was like, was this your first time here, will you come back and so on. We want to know about your experiences, firstly, all the rest comes second!

Tags

Please remember to add tags. Suggestions include:

  • City and country
  • Type of place (castle, parliament, monument, battle field, factory, birthplace, flea market etc)
  • What is done here (dancing, festival, football, circus, etc)
  • Camera used

Please try to use 3 tags at least. More are encouraged!

Pictures

The most important element right? We are Lomographers after all. Please submit at least 10 pictures to your review (optimally 20). It can be with different cameras, with different films, all the better.

Examples

Vlissingen, The Netherlands

Duke Street (and surrondings). Liverpool, UK

Berlin World Sandcastle Competition

Please do keep in mind that a review with a sentence for text or a review with only 1 picture can not be published.

written by lucasjakobsson

12 comments

  1. graefin

    graefin

    Oh how I love lomolocations!!! I already have a few more in mind ;-)
    Thanks for this quick guide!

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. azurblue

    azurblue

    Ghosh ! 5 piggies !

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. louvetau

    louvetau

    oh! now only 5(( it's a pity. in fact to write a good review according to the plan below making interesting notes is not easy. i'm not speaking about images...

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    the reason that there are now 5 piggies being awarded is that we have seen more and more locations coming in over the months. We want to give as many people a chance as possible to get published!

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  5. agrimony

    agrimony

    5 piggies for a good location description with photos is really few. i think it would be better to sort out bad reviews from one with quality but still give away 10 piggies award. that would be fair. quality instead of quantity!

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  6. strangelilgirl

    strangelilgirl

    So if we write a review that makes it onto the map, is that how we get 5 piggies? Or is it strictly only if it gets published in this magazine?

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    @ strangelilgirl

    You get 5 piggies if a location is published, this means that it appears in the magazine and on the map. It is not possible that a location is only on the map. When you submit a location an editor first have to check the material before it goes online.

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  8. kylewis

    kylewis

    @ lucasjacobsson
    I sent in a location about Dune de Pilat France, having only just read the rules i'm wondering if I had sent enough pics? It had plenty of text. There is no way for me to check! The images did really consist of about ten to twelve images i think but as they were a Holgarama they may have only counted as three or four. would this be taken into consideration or could I add more?
    thanks!

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. ananditya

    ananditya

    hmm...still waiting for my piggies...

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  10. kernow_and_cambria

    kernow_and_cambria

    Once submitted, how long does a location take to appear in a magazine?

    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  11. dogo

    dogo

    hi all!! just a question: how long takes a location to get published?

    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  12. tangmay

    tangmay

    I tried 3 times to submit my entry but the server always had problems and stopped loading my pictures after just 6 pictures....
    over 4 years ago · report as spam

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