How Do I Earn Piggy Points? (As of December 2015)

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What are Lomography Piggybank Coupons? Piggies are special online vouchers that you can spend in the Lomography Online Store. Each Piggy is equivalent to 1 EUR/USD/GBP!

How do I use my Piggies? Redeem your Lomographic Coupons in our Online Store Place whatever merchandise tickles your fancy into a shopping cart, and enter check out. At the payment confirmation screen, you will be given the option to redeem your Piggies! Please check for the minimum purchase requirements to use your piggies below:

  • Piggies cannot be used on orders subtotalling less than 24.99EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 5 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 25 – 49.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 10 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 50 – 74.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 20 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 75 – 99.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 30 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 100 – 149.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 45 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 150 – 199.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 60 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 200 – 299.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 90 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 300 – 399.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 120 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 400 – 499.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • For anything worth 500 EUR/USD/GBP or above, a maximum of 150 piggies may be used.

How do I earn Piggies? Piggies are earned through various ways:

Photo Of The Day (POTD)

Photos Of The Day get hand-picked by our lovely LomoStaff – you can win Photo of the day more than once, and you get 5 Piggy Points for those truly spectacular photos. Only photos with completely tagged Metadata are eligible for this reward. Photos previously submitted in Rumbles/site competitions are also eligible. You could submit suggestions also at lhotd@lomography.com (be sure to include the URL of your Photo and username!)

Lomohome Of The Day (LHOTD)

Getting the LomoHome Of The Day award is the easiest 50 Piggies you’ll ever get – all you have to do is catch the eye of our LomoStaff by filling up your LomoHome with those great shots and photosets! Your LomoHome must have at least 100 published photos, at least 1 published article and an avatar with your personal description available – this is not a strict rule, but we’re looking more into our dear users who update their homes frequently! After you have renovated your Home to your satisfaction, then simply email lhotd@lomography.com with your personal Lomographic Home URL http://www.lomography.com/homes/yourusername. You are now in the running. Please do not jam our LHOTD inbox, as our LomoJury is very picky…

Reviews- Cameras and Accessories

Got a camera or new accessory from the Lomography Online Shop, or even a rare analog find from the flea market? If you’ve had time to tinker with that piece of treasure and you think it deserves a review, share a thorough assessment of its form, features, and functions along with several pictures and let the world know what you think!

Likewise, we are accepting reviews of Lomography lenses and accessories used with other cameras.

Sample article:
On Discovering the Lomo LC-A+’s Charm

Photography and Camera Tips

If you’d like to share some camera know-how or how certain skills and techniques have made you better at taking pictures, the New Lomography Magazine would be the perfect venue to share your knowledge and inspire. The tipster could be camera specific (e.g. Shooting Long Exposures with the Horizon Perfekt) or more general (10 Steps to Taking Better Landscape Photos).

Sample article:
Easy Tips and Ideas to Shoot the Lomo'Instant in the Daylight

Film, Camera and Photo Experiments

Are you the type who likes to dip your film in some sort of concoction or defy the manual when it comes to using your camera? Do you also have creative ways of showcasing your images, in the form of cinemagraphs, perhaps? Feel free to show how it’s done, and give a step-by-step guide on winging that technique.

Sample Article:
Film Experiments: A Roll of Film Soaked in Red Wine

Travel Stories

If you’re a well-traveled jetsetter who loves to document moments from the most extraordinary voyages, share your recent journey on the pages of the new Lomography Magazine. Don’t forget to share those lovely tourist snaps – no travel story is ever complete without them!

Sample article
4 Years in Paradise

Lomography Day Trips

Now if you haven’t had the time to explore the world and you’re a lover of your locality, why not take us to a very special place in your beloved city or town? Or take us all around; tell us about the best places to go and what makes your hometown special.

Sample article:
Lomography Day Trips:Ingleton Water Falls

Happenings on Film

Been to a recent event, such as a festival, concert, multimedia exhibition, marathon, or even a rally lately? If you think it’s an event worth sharing to fellow lomographers and Lomography Magazine readers, then tell everyone about it—and showcase the highlights in pictures— through the Magazine’s pages.

Sample article:
Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival

Special/Human Interest Pieces

If you’ve had the experience of a lifetime and you were able to document it in pictures, share it with the rest of the world through the Lomography Magazine. Likewise, if it’s a personal project with a human interest slant, we’d love to hear about it.

Sample article:
Photographing Ghana: A Personal Account of Ethics in Photography

Opinion Pieces

If you feel strongly about an issue that you believe that is relevant to Lomography Magazine readers, make a statement. Let your opinion be heard. Share your insight on Lomography Magazine’s pages.

On Freedom of Speech

Photo Stories

If you’ve taken a stunning and exemplary photo and there’s an interesting tale behind it (i.e. it was taken in some exotic place and you were hiding behind a thick shrub before you captured the image of a tiger), the photo deserves to be seen and the back story deserves to be heard. Share the story on the Lomography Magazine.

Sample article:
Barrel of Death by snoop

LomoLit

If your photo (or photos) doesn’t necessarily have a back story but it has inspired you to come up with an intriguing fictional tale, let your story be read on the Lomography Magazine. It can be flash fiction, a short story, or even poetry. If we feel that your story is too long to publish in one run, we can publish it in parts.

Sample article:
Bite-Size Fiction:Spectrophobia

Others

This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have an idea for a story that isn’t covered above, feel free to email magazine.editors@lomography.com.

News, Press Releases, and People to Feature

If you have a news scoop, a press release, or know someone whom you think deserves to be featured on the Lomography Magazine, drop us a line at magazine.editors@lomography.com

Regular Contributors

If you have an idea for a series and would like to be a regular contributor, send your proposal to magazine.editors@lomography.com. Proposal should include the concept for your series, and what you’d like to write for the first three or four installments.

Before you submit, read the COMPLETE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

How to Submit

Email your submissions in Word doc. or docx format to magazine.editors@lomography.com Please include photos, captions, links and of course your username.

All submissions approved for publishing will be awarded 15 piggies.

Other Concerns

Please refer to our Legal Document for questions about your photos being published/used by Lomography for promotional purposes.

For any comments/suggestions or any reactions please raise your concerns to piggies@lomography.com and the LomoStaff will try to accommodate your queries. Thanks a lot for understanding!

This post is also available in our FAQ as permanent referring point.

written on 2010-03-30 in #lifestyle #locations #piggies #tipster