Go Team Australia! A LomoWall Call for Photokina 2010


What makes Australia so special? Is it the breathtaking surf spots? The abundance of rainforests? The overall laid-back vibe? Introduce us to the endearing sights, sounds, and scenes of Australia through your Lomographs in this special rumble for the Photokina. The biggest photography trade fair is happening 21 September – 26 September 2010 at Cologne, Germany – come be a part of it!

Photo by: hewzay

Up for an adventure? Australia won’t disappoint! If you don’t mind getting lost in the outback, frolicking under the sun among the sea and the sand, then you’ve found your perfect match. These are just some of the exciting things about Australia, and now we want to know – what makes it special to you? Or would you be a resident or traveler around the Pacific and New Zealand?

With this special rumble you can proudly show us the adventures that Australia brings to the world. Winners will get the chance to take home some Piggy points that can be used in the online Shop, as well as have their images exhibited in the grand Photokina exhibition! As you know, Photokina is a phenomenal trade fair relating to photography and the imaging industry. Help us showcase the wonders of analogue photography in its full glory at this grand show!

To increase your chances in winning, pinpoint your shots on the map using the geo-tagging function. And while you’re at it, help us expand our locations and identify as many places as possible by submitting to the LomoLocations!

How does this work?
Below you’ll find five categories. Enclosed in the brackets is the tag:

  • Nature & Animals (nature)
  • Cities & Architecture (city)
  • People (people)
  • Cuisine (food)
  • Home & Living (home)

Upload and tag your photo/s according to category. For example, a picture of an Australian wildlife would have the tag: “nature”.

Please note that this isn’t limited to photos taken in Australia! If you are quite proud of the photos showing your koala souvenir collection, you can submit those too! The key is to tag them appropriately, and use our geo-tagging feature to pinpoint your shots to the map!

  • Prize(s) Per Category:
    1st prize – 50 Piggies
    2nd prize – 25 Piggies
    3rd prize – 25 Piggies

Plus the chance of having your winning images displayed on the Photokina exhibit!

If any of your photos on our Photokina Rumbles make it into this year’s great wall, you will bag yourselves 5 Piggies each. (non-cumulative). Submit your very best shots – we will be choosing from hundreds of entries!

The winners will also receive a special award badge straight to their LomoHomes

  • Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated
  • Upload Limit: unlimited
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 1200px in either width or height so we could put it up as hi-res photos on the LomoWall!
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)

Please take note that the winner announcements will take longer than usual.

Find more details about the Photokina here!

By submitting your photos to this rumble, you allow Lomography.com to use your submitted photos for promotional purposes.

written by shhquiet on 2010-08-04 #news #culture #australia #competition #rumble #photokina #continent


  1. naomac
    naomac ·

    Go australia, will have to get clicking.

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Can this apply for New Zealand as well?? As I have now plenty of shots from NZ..... just need to scan them! :))

  3. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @vicuna: yep!

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Only 10 submissions allowed when the other areas of this comp have 1000??

  5. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @vicuna: sorry again, fixed!

  6. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    and yep, New Zealand/Pacific area photos are very much welcome!

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