Design Your La Sardina DIY Edition Competition!

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Ever dreamed of transforming your camera into your very own piece of art? We hear ya! The new La Sardina DIY Edition is your blank slate for customization. Don’t waste any more time – grab a La Sardina DIY Edition Camera, get creative, and participate in this competition!

Look at what we have here! The new La Sardina DIY Edition, all clean and white – a smooth canvas for you to doodle and paint on. Can you imagine all the possibilities? For this competition, we are looking for the top 3 most impressive La Sardina DIY designs.

Each La Sardina DIY Edition package includes a cute little screwdriver so that you can disassemble the shell of the camera. This allows you to fully customize your camera, covering every edge and corner.

Following your feedback, we’re amending this rumble a little so more Lomographers can participate. Please read the revised guidelines below and prepare yourself for some DIY fun!

How to join:

Segment 1

  • Download this La Sardina DIY PDF
  • Print it and/or design it any way you please.
  • Submit photos of your design.
  • Prizes: 10 Piggy Points each for the 3 selected winners.

Segment 2

  • Grab your La Sardina DIY Camera
  • If you wish, Download this La Sardina DIY PDF so that you can plan and practice your design before making it permanent. Alternatively, just have fun with your camera! Spill paint on it, make Keith Haring-inspired doodles, glue fake tattoos on it – it’s your call, just remember that you can go way beyond just the panels. The flash and camera frame are also customisable
  • Take some photos of your customized La Sardina DIY and upload them this rumble
  • The Lomography Design Team will be choosing the top 3 winners who will receive a new La Sardina DIY Edition Camera or its equivalent in Piggy Points.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with! Good luck and have fun!


  • Contest duration: 2 months
  • Deadline: 18th Sept
  • Prize: A La Sardina DIY Edition or Piggy Points (as detailed above)
  • Only one design submission per community member

Please note:

Lomography does not intend to use any of the uploaded designs for purposes other than those described in this design contest without specific agreement with the designer. By uploading your La Sardina DIY design you agree that you will not hold Lomography liable if a similarly designed camera is released by Lomography in the near or distant future.

written by shhquiet on 2012-07-18 #news #art #design #competition #rumble #35mm #modification #do-it-yourself #customize #la-sardina #la-sardina-diy


  1. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    love it! want it!

  2. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    awesome idea, wish I knew how to doodle more than stick figues :(

  3. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @guanatos: since the camera comes with an additional removable plate, you can really use anything: photos, patterned paper, stickers... the options are endless!

  4. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    @gabysalas sweet! that's awesome... I'll have to get the creative juices flowing :) Thanks a bunch!

  5. sorrilha
    sorrilha · enter the contest I need to buy a La Sardina, and if I win I win a La Sardina?! Why would I need 2 La Sardinas?

  6. atria007
    atria007 ·

    ummm i think that i dont understand this..u have to buy the sardina pdf and paste the pdf in this camera..for to win the sardina diy?? 0_o

  7. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    cool idea but totally agree with @sorrilha

  8. epfencer
    epfencer ·

    i'm also wondering :) @sorrilha

  9. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    @sorrilha @atria007 i'm not the only on who thinks this... but its cool i guess..

  10. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    substitute la sardina el capitan is this

  11. webo29
    webo29 ·

    @itsdebraanne, @epfencer, @nadinadu, @atria007, @sorrilha - we've amended the rumble a little :)

  12. sorrilha
    sorrilha ·

    Oh..much better.. :)

  13. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    so i can only win an la sardina diy when i have one to take pictures from??? :(

  14. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    i cant download the pdf. help

  15. otolithe
    otolithe ·

    Some tutorial on how to remove the frames making the face and back of the La Sardina would be welcome... I can't remove them even after removing the screws and I'm afraid of using too much force...

  16. cemepe
    cemepe ·

    I have a picture of La sardina Customized by myself, then... Where is the link to upload mi pict for the competition? Thanks

  17. cemepe
    cemepe ·

    I see right now.
    Thank you

  18. marcustegtmeier
    marcustegtmeier ·

    I'm doing this!

  19. camerabrain
    camerabrain ·

    Well If I hadn't just got my LCA+ I coulda tried this damn.

  20. schemerel
    schemerel ·

    so... I cant participate using only the templates ? I don't have a la sardina diy edition

  21. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    wait so do i need a la sardina diy or not to participate?

  22. hollyelizabeth_
    hollyelizabeth_ ·

    This is a bit weird, isn't it? If you don't have a La Sardina DIY you can download the PDF file and win just 10 piggy points, but not win a Sardina. However if you own a La Sardina DIY you can win a second one or loads more piggy points? Hmm.

  23. schlogoat
    schlogoat ·

    Yeah I don't get it either. It shoudl be theo ther way round!

  24. freddiefaith
    freddiefaith ·

    Don't really get that you can only win a La Sardina DIY if you already own one, but here's to trying for the piggy points anyways. Someone should fix this contest so that the people without the La Sardina can win one, I don't really know why someone would really need two of the same camera.

  25. calamita
    calamita ·

    The article says "Only one design submission per community member" but it's possible ten submissions, so...?

  26. ramseses
    ramseses ·

    @calamita "only one design"; maybe you want to show your design from different points of view?

  27. calamita
    calamita ·

    @ramseses yeah, thanks, good luck ;)

  28. geka
    geka ·

    Hier der Artikel zu dem Umbau meiner La Sardina :-)…

  29. freddiefaith
    freddiefaith ·

    Ended four days ago.... have the winner's been announced yet? :) If not, when will they be?

  30. ramseses
    ramseses ·

    no winner?

  31. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    who is the winner?? i cross my fingers now a long time *G*

  32. geka
    geka ·

    ended one month ago... Still no winners?

  33. pearlmsqueaks
    pearlmsqueaks ·

    This ended almost 2 months ago, still no winners?

  34. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    no winner yet??

  35. ramseses
    ramseses ·

    @shhquiet we are all waiting for winners announcement :-)

  36. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    we wait and wait and wait :((

  37. dermanu
    dermanu ·

    Is there gonna be a winner ever?????

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