Go Team North America! A LomoWall Call for Photokina 2010


What makes North America so special? It offers so many options for sightseeing and leisure, it’s hard to pick one. Introduce us to the endearing sights, sounds, and scenes of North America 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: myloveletter

North America is a platter of unlimited sights and adventures. Cruise down to Las Vegas for spontaneous nightouts, or trek to Mexico to marvel at the mysterious and historical relics and views? The choice is yours. Now the question is – what makes North America so special to you?

With this special rumble you can proudly show us the eccentricity and excitement of North America. 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 the Grand Canyon would have the tag: “nature”.

Please note that this isn’t limited to photos taken in North America! Let’s say you have a picture showing off your I heart NY T-Shirt collection, you can tag those as “home” and 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 #competition #rumble #photokina #continental #north-america


  1. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    =D so all we have to do is submit the photos right here and tag them accordingly to the category? how do we pinpoint a photo?

  2. maliha
    maliha ·

    Great. So, the exhibition will be in late September... is there a submission deadline before that?

  3. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·


  4. katzpe
    katzpe ·

    What if we're in Puerto Rico? Are we part of the North America rumble? Life would be so much simpler if there was a Caribbean rumble.

  5. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Good contest!! As for Puerto Rico, it's part of United States of America, and so part of North America.

  6. katzpe
    katzpe ·

    @herbert-4 that sounds logical enough so I guess I'll be submitting to the North America rumble, thanks!

  7. katastrofik79
    katastrofik79 ·

    I click on my photos on this page but nothing happens... So I went thru all my photos individually and clicked the submit link at bottom right for all the ones I wanted to submit. However this page says that I have made no submissions. help?

  8. katastrofik79
    katastrofik79 ·

    nevermind - tried on another computer and it seems to be working. :)

  9. docrock17
    docrock17 ·

    Very excited for Photokina!! I wish I could be there in person :(

  10. simona
    simona ·


  11. mintography
    mintography ·

    Is there any way to know which of my photos was picked?
    I didn't even know it was until piggies showed up in my account!

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