Never Forget a Photo Submission, Make a Competition Journal!


Do you enter competition after competition, with photo after photo? I know I do and more often than not it is hard to remember which competition I entered let alone which photo(s) I submitted. Especially for the LomoWall ones which hardly ever tell you which of the 5 photos you entered actually got picked.
Well, I have a solution for you!

I have created a competition journal! Okay, I haven’t but I am going to right now!!

You will need:
- An empty journal… I will use my extra Lomo Notebook

- It conveniently has a place to add the date the photo was submitted, if needed.
- Some index prints (you know the little sheet you get when you have your film processed that shows all your photos on one print)
- Scissors
- Tape or glue
- A pen, marker, or pencil to write with

What to do next:
- A competition has just started that you want to enter, quick grab your Competition Journal!!!
- Write the name of the competition and the date you submitted the photos.
- Take the index sheet from the roll of film of the photo(s) you entered into the competition.
- Cut out the photos you entered and paste them in your Competition Journal.
- Wait for the results of the competition… keep waiting for the announcement…
- Great! You’ve just received some piggies for a competition you forgot you had entered!
- Refer to your competition journal for the photo(s) that you entered…
- Highlight it and write “WINNER!!”.
- Oh, and Congrats on the win!

Now I have just created a Competition Journal.

With this, you will always remember which competitions and photos you’ve entered!

Gook luck with your submissions!

The Lomography Notebook helps keep you up-to-date, and it guarantees that you are always on time. Never again will you forget a single thing with the Lomography Notebook! Available in our Shop.

written by gm_mcleod on 2011-09-14 #gear #tutorials #competition #winner #journal #tipster #tracking #entry #submitted #hand-craft #never-forget #rumble-tracker


  1. freckleface
    freckleface ·

    awesome idea! now i just have to win some competitions..haha :P

  2. gabsc
    gabsc ·

    Great idea!!!

    If only Lomography could have a page in our home for us to track our submissions, then that would be even better!!!

  3. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    I do something similar for translations. I enter the article's name in a list I have, so I can keep track which ones I've gotten the piggies for already and which ones not. It's really helpful. It has happened to me twice that Lomography forgets to give me the piggies, and I can let them know.

  4. kingt4
    kingt4 ·

    That would help.

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