Britspotting Competition Winner Announcement


Check out who won our Britspotting competition, and what our guest Jury thought about the photos for the exhibition!

Our Britspotting competition has finally come to a close, with almost 500 entries celebrating the gift of cinema. We asked our participants for entries representing a multitude of aspects of film. Our guest Jury members from
Britspotting chose the best photos that corresponded to their flair for movies, cinema, traditional film and everything else on the silver screen!

Now in its 10th year, Britspotting celebrates with Lomography on this special all-analogue competition to highlight the best in British-Irish film, as well as the diversity in cinema.

Head on to our gallery of winners and check out what our film critics have said about the entries.

To all of our winners, please re-scan your photos to (1800×1200) or higher resolution and e-mail to ASAP. To our winners with Ticket prizes, please send pertinent contact information along with the e-mail. Thank you very much!


Grand Prize Winner

We felt that mephisto19’s image perfectly conjured up images of holidays in Britain and Ireland. The ice-cream resembles the “Mr.Whippy” ice-cream we all love from our childhoods and the look of surprise on the girl’s face is brilliant! Even the girl’s red hair is typically Celtic, and we might as well say it – it looks like she’s wearing a rain jacket in the summer time, which is typical for Britain and Ireland. For the purpose of the film festival, the ‘surprise’ element conveyed by the facial expression suits what we aim to do just perfectly. As a poster the colours are eye-catching and we think people will look at the poster, and wonder “what’s that all about?”.

Runner-up Second place:


quaisoir’s picture was always a firm favourite from the beginning; we felt the image conveyed a feeling of “spotting” or “looking” and the girl behind the curtain portrayed curiosity and intrigue. We also felt the image had something Hitcockian about it and the mystery surrounding what the girl was looking at would draw people to poster.

Runner-up Third place:


daredeye’s image had a great sense of humour about it, something britspotting always wants to represent! To be honest, we can’t say much about this because the photo speaks for itself, we’re just a little bit concerned about what the image might say about the Brits and the Irish and their love for a good time and a party! We love the woman’s foot in the corner of the photo too!

The winner, mephisto19 is invited to all britspotting events during it’s festival from the 13th-15th November, Berlin. quaisoir and daredeye also each win a pair of tickets to the opening night events on November, 13th.

The other photos that we loved and which will be displayed in one of our festival venues are, in no particular order:

  • cubilas we love all the images of London that were submitted by cubilas
  • alexroarsatlyons a witty, daring photo that makes us think of modern-day Mary Poppins
  • mephisto19 the two men holding hands also represents britspotting’s aim to ‘always surprise’
  • starsky a great colour scheme and undeniably recognised as a British beach
  • eggzakly the big wheel and ice cream signs bring to mind holidays and British and Irish kitsch.
  • lomo_bernis the chair has great colours and makes us think of holidays and those typical deck chairs that we love to sit on down by the sea
  • jibamz also a top favourite, this colour scheme would work really well for us and the telescope neatly fits with our “spotting” theme.
  • myriam-l an easy top choice, it’s Berlin and there’s clearly some “spotting” going on in the picture. We loved the urban feel to this and muted colour scheme.
  • northwardnimbus this was such a simple image but works perfectly for a film festival.
  • cubilas another one from cubilas, we love the atmosphere of the London tube station in this photo.
  • anarchy the colours of this were very appealing and we were really drawn to the reflectivity portrayed in the photo.
  • inotion very humourous! The Starwars photo is brilliant, a cult film but sadly not British or Irish!
  • sugiyamasatomi a lovely double-exposure with some key words that fit the theme of britspotting.
  • gepo1303 we know where the cinema in this photo is – Berlin! A lovely shot of an old-style cinema display board.
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written by kazarareta on 2009-09-29 #news #festival #competition #britspotting


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Bravooo !!!! Excellent shots !!!

  2. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Really cool stuff. Congrats to everyone invloved. Hope to see a location from the festival.

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    wow! great! thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BERLIN i am coming :D

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ...and it WAS a surprise for her... i told her to close the eyes and when she opened them, she had this mega-double-portion of yummie sweet icecream in her hands - and i took the shot :) seems german summer can look like british summer, too :)
    congrats to all the other winners, too!

  5. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    congrats to all winners! woooww shareen! well done!

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Congrats to all!! Great shots! :)

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    @mephitso19 : Ooh yeah ! The story of the shot makes it even better !

  8. daredeye
    daredeye ·

    Bravo! Congrats to all, great shots!

  9. kokakoo
    kokakoo ·

    Congrats to all, Stephan that's so cool!!!


  10. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    WOW!!!i didn't expect this..thanks!

  11. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    Yeah! congrats to everyone! specially Stephan! I love your shot!

  12. disdis
    disdis ·

    Congrats winners! Cool shots! That ice cream

  13. lomo_bernis
    lomo_bernis ·

    yeah!! congrats to all!!! very nice shots!!! :))

  14. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    woohoo! thanks! will scan those images asap

  15. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    wow amazing shots congrats all

  16. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    scanned and sent!

  17. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Congrats to the winners!!!!! Woo~ this is nice!

  18. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, congrats everybody!!! and thanks for picking one of mine =)

  19. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Btw, thanks for telling us the story stephan! it brings the shot up to a new level of greatness =)))

  20. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    wow, thanks for picking up one of mine, you guys made my day ! I'm moving to Berlin next month so I'll be able to go to the festival, yuhuuuu ! and see the pic of my boyfriend on some wall, ahahah
    and bzw, congrats to all the winners !

  21. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    congrats to @mephisto19, @quaisoir and @daredeye. well deserved!

    good luck and have fun in Berlin - i'm jealous! =)

  22. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    I've sent my pictures to Christian but didn't get any response, hope they got through...

  23. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    @ cubilas
    same for me... fingers crossed !

  24. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    yeah no response from Christian either....ermmm hey dude did u get our scans??!!??

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