Go Team Africa! A LomoWall Call for Photokina 2010


What makes Africa so special? Is it the majestic pyramids of Giza? The lively music and beats coming from its charming market stalls? And oh, the safari! Introduce us to the endearing sights, sounds, and scenes of Africa 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: gmanc

Africa is not for the faint-hearted. Expect to wake up to the sounds of lions roaring, or swim along with a surfing hippopotamus in Gabon. Here you can indulge in beautiful wildlife, interesting history, and the lively character of its people! To those who have experienced Africa, tell us – what makes it special to you? It’s a bit of a challenge to pick just one, yes?

With this special rumble you can proudly show us the excitement and allure that Africa 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 African safari would have the tag: “nature”.

Please note that this isn’t limited to photos taken in Africa! Have a look at your photos and see if you have anything relevant to this continent. 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 #africa #continental


  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Never took my camera to Africa (and I regret it everyday, it would have been fantastic in Cabo Verde... I still wish to be the first person to publish a lomolocation about this country!) but "a bit" of Africa lives with me so... here we go! yulka, submit it everywhere! :D

  2. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Maybe my african style frog mask counts in this rumble... ;D too bad I did not take any Vuvuzela shoots this summer!

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