Clever Collages Rumble


This month, we’re on the lookout for the most creative and eye-catching modern collages in the art world. Now, it’s your chance to do more with your photos and show off your very own collage masterpieces!

Image © Agnes Montgomery via Agnes Montgomery

With collages, everything is possible—you can create new worlds, mythical beings, and interesting stories! So, we thought of stretching the boundaries of your creativity and imagination with our very own Clever Collages Rumble!

We’re challenging you to make use of your very best analogue photos to create mixed media collages and photomontages. But aside from showing your cut-and-paste masterpiece, we also want you to share with us how you did it!

Here’s what you need to submit:

  • The final product/collage, photographed or scanned (preferred), showcased in the tipster. Please leave a comment below once you have submitted your article!

The challenge ends in two months, so there’s still plenty of time for you to prepare and fashion your clever works of art!

If you’re feeling the need to be inspired to make your clever collage, check out the surreal creations by Agnes Montgomery and Juan Carlos Monroy!


  • Prizes: 1 winner of 20 Piggies + 10 Piggies for requested tipster and 3 runners-up of 10 Piggies each + 10 Piggies for requested tipster
  • Film/Camera Type: Materials for the physical collage should include print(s) of any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  • Upload Limit: 1 submission only, so wow us with your creativity!
  • Published entries (even non-winners) will instantly earn 10 Piggies and those with tutorial videos will earn additional 5 Piggies!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-09 #news #competition #rumble #collage #photomontage #mixed-media #clever-collages

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  1. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    So to use photoshop to cut around scanned in photos and resize this allowed?

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Hello @zoezo! You can digitally crop or resize your photo/s prior to printing, but the actual collage should be a physical, hand-crafted one.

  3. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    Ok thank you! I guess I need to start printing out my photos then ! :-)

  4. minilidia
    minilidia ·

    Great!! I love this rumble!!

  5. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Love this idea!

  6. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    great !!!!

  7. blues
    blues ·

    What are Piggies?

  8. poochfan
    poochfan ·

    ^ They are worth 1$ on the online store.

  9. paytenpurdy
    paytenpurdy ·

    this is so raD! stoked to stretch the creativity! :)

  10. marthasmarvels
    marthasmarvels ·

    Does the collage just have to use photos or can we use other materials as well?

  11. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Hello @marthasmarvels! Yes, you can use other materials to make your collage, but make sure to use at least one print of your analogue photo.

  12. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    :) so nice

  13. homer
    homer ·

    Here's my tipster entry…

  14. philippa
    philippa ·

    nice idea!

  15. aalper
    aalper ·

    Hey Lomokind! I don't mean to be a worry wort but if you're using material that you don't own, be sure to read-up on Fair Use for your protection.

    A good way to break down is listed in the purpose section:
    "A key consideration is the extent to which the use is interpreted as transformative, as opposed to merely derivative."

    Good luck everyone!

  16. poochfan
  17. ashdinosaur
  18. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    I'm trying to submit my tipster but it wont let me says 'Oh No! we cant find the page you are looking for' :-(

  19. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    here is my collage in the meantime...

  20. ohpleasedontgo
    ohpleasedontgo ·

    @zoezo: Had the same problem yesterday. Had to try it several times. Now waiting for my article to be published. Maybe you'll have to try it again later. Great collage, though! :)

  21. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Hello guys! Sorry you were having problems submitting your tipsters! Please do try submitting again, and keep those nice collages coming! Yours look really nice, @zoezo, looking forward to watch/read how you did it!

  22. ohpleasedontgo
    ohpleasedontgo ·

    Here's a scan of my collage:… Tipster will hopefully be publshed soon :)

  23. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    @plasticpopsicle i did it! my tipster is done! :-)

  24. zoezo
  25. ohpleasedontgo
    ohpleasedontgo ·

    Mine still is published.. :(

  26. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    Have submitted my tipster, once its published Ill leave a link, in the mean time here is the PhotoAlbum link of the work.…

  27. ohpleasedontgo
  28. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    Hey Hey! My tipster is published :) heres the link:…

  29. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    I can't come up with anything clever, but this Collage Rumble did wake me up on a few things, namely space/ negative space and the choice of my subjects/objects. Just wanna say THANKS!

  30. ginny
    ginny ·

    Hi! Here's mine:…
    I've just submitted a tipster, it should be published soon. :)

  31. ginny
  32. xaviru
    xaviru ·

    Can I write the tipster in another language? if I write in english can be an attack on language... :-S

  33. xaviru
    xaviru ·

    any answer @plasticpopsicle? can I write the tipster in spanish, for example?

  34. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Hello @xaviru, sorry for the late reply! You can write the tipster on the local site in Spanish first, and we'll ask someone to translate it to English for the International Magazine.

  35. ohpleasedontgo
    ohpleasedontgo ·

    I know there's a submission limit of one collage and I already made my submission. But I just wanted to share my second collage with you :) Thinking about making a whole serie!

  36. littlelurcher
    littlelurcher ·

    Waiting for the Tipster, in the meantime here's my collage attempt.

  37. nicnocnoo
  38. littlelurcher
  39. bananayokimoto
    bananayokimoto ·

    I'm waiting for my tipster, meanwhile here's my collage.
    I should be able also to scan my collage, the photo isn't that expressive, i hope i'll get it done!

  40. bananayokimoto
    bananayokimoto ·

    oops the link did'nt come out right

  41. bananayokimoto
    bananayokimoto ·

    title="Collage Rumble submission"><img src="…" width="432" height="576" alt="Collage Rumble submission" /></a>

  42. bananayokimoto
    bananayokimoto ·

    wow, i left a lot of comments, well at least here's my tipster finally!…

  43. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    is it alright if i use digital images of my process and of my final collage? all the actual materials and methods used are strictly analogue, i just don't have any analogue photos OF it yet and the final piece is much to big to scan.

  44. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    ok, here's the preview of the tipster i just submitted
    i'll try to put up a link once it's published. =)

  45. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    ok, that preview link won't work. here's my collage:…
    hopefully my tipster will be published soon.

  46. philippa
    philippa ·

    The tipster still needs to be approved; meanwhile, here's the link to my collage:…

  47. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    The tipster coming up! Here's my photojournalistic collage :)

  48. gulgamp
    gulgamp ·

    Here's my First Collage Tipster:

  49. gulgamp
    gulgamp ·

    Here's my First Collage Tipster:

  50. philippa
    philippa ·

    Oh I am a bit confused, how do we know when our tipster will get published?

  51. mczoum
    mczoum ·

    My very first Analog collage, inspired as I explain in details in my Tipster by Magritte's Surreal Paintings

    Here is the link to my album…
    It includes : - photos of the making process for the Tipster - another collage work made from Analog pictures too [tribute to Dali] - and other digital collages from a previous series dedicated to Surrealism Masters, made out of my photos [Analog and Digital], as demonstration and Inspirational images attached the Tipster.

    Thank you and Good Luck Everyone !

  52. mczoum
    mczoum ·

    Waiting for my Tipster to be published, until then, here is the link for the same text and photos posted on my blog…

  53. lucretia
    lucretia ·

    Hi, there! Here is my clever collage: The Photo Frame Collage Gift Box…

    Trying to submit the tipster ... but there is a problem with the lomography backend... when I push submit/preview ... I get this error : "Hey there!
    We’re sorry but this very page is broken at the moment. We suggest trying the cover of the community site, if this doesn’t work either you can still browse our Online Shop, visit our Facebook page, browse through our Tumblr Gallery or follow us on Twitter. We were notified about this issue and will fix it as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
    All the best, Lomography"

    Hope it will get fixed before the deadline expires.

  54. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    quick question: i submitted my tipster a couple days before the end of this rumble. will it still be considered if LSI hasn't posted before the rumble closes for entries?

  55. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Hello everyone! Anything that is submitted today (January 6) are qualified entries, even if they will be published later in the week. As always, you will receive e-mail notifications from our Tipster Editor once your submissions are ready for publishing.

    Thank you for joining, and good luck, everyone!

  56. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    @plasticpopsicle thanks so much for the clarification!

  57. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Oops, sorry I meant January 9! and @tiro8, you're welcome!

  58. lucretia
    lucretia ·

    Still can't submit my tipster using the backend. Is there any e-mail I can submit it to?

  59. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Hello @lucretia sent you a message at your LomoHome :)

  60. lucretia
    lucretia ·

    @gelibee Thanks for the tip. I tried it but still didn't work (with Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer). However, I managed to find out what the problem was. The error occured when I selected the type of tipster and what it was about. I left those fields unselected and it worked! So I finally managed to submit my tipster! Yey!

  61. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Nice to hear that @lucretia! :) Good luck!! :)

  62. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    My "Collage Therapy" tipster is finally out :)…

  63. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    Here's the link to my tipster!…

  64. lucretia
    lucretia ·

    And here is my tipster:…

  65. mczoum
    mczoum ·

    My tipster is published, here is the link…

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