Go Team Europe! A LomoWall Call for Photokina 2010


What makes Europe so special? Is it the prominence of great art and architecture? The intriguingly rich history? Introduce us to the endearing sights, sounds, and scenes of Europe through your Lomographs 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: adamscott

It’s easy to be enchanted with Europe. At every turn, there are pieces of history ready to fascinate you, in the form of grand structures and astonishing art! What makes Europe so special to you? With its remarkable heritage, it’s challenging to name just one!

With this special rumble you can proudly show us the charm that Europe 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 a European city would have the tag: “city”.

Please note that this isn’t limited to photos taken in Europe! Let’s say you have a picture of a friend enjoying a platter of croissants, 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 kazarareta on 2010-08-04 #news #culture #competition #rumble #photokina #europe #continental


  1. bensozia
    bensozia ·

    ...it stopped me uploading after ten photos. Isn't it unlimited?

  2. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    I can rescan photos for a higher resolution, if a photo would get picked for the lomowall, just let me know :)

  3. draki
    draki ·

    Same as @spoeker :)

  4. mandi
    mandi ·

    sorry, if it's not big enough, it won't be picked (first round of sorting out is the "lowres")

  5. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    so I really have to rescan every single picture for this comp....puhhh....bummer

  6. catarella
    catarella ·

    aahhh, 14 days for scanning!

  7. ritamiguel
    ritamiguel ·

    done! =)

  8. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    opps did i just exceed my upload limit which supposedly doesn't exist?

  9. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @lihooi: lol - could you try again? it should work...

  10. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    thanks @kazarareta ^^
    it says "You have already reached the upload limit to this competition!" here on this page but I tried uploading new entry on my own photos page and it does work~ thanks! :)

  11. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    Go Team Europe!
    Good-lomo-luck to everyone on the team! ;-)

  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    10 or unlimited???

  13. dogma
    dogma ·

    So the horizont shots wont count since they are 1200x565?

  14. borg_koenigin
    borg_koenigin ·

    10 is not enough!

  15. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    hmm...it should work now-

  16. benb
    benb ·

    done too :D

  17. lemonjuice
    lemonjuice ·

    i have the same problem:D

  18. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    Oh, I think I just noticed an error in the text of the rumble, you say "Submit your very best shots – we will be choosing from hundreds of entries!". Hundreds of entries? Hundreds??! Don't you mean thousands?!.. ;-P

  19. moloko82
    moloko82 ·

    why doesn't the uploader work....

  20. 007-0815-styler
    007-0815-styler ·

    Photokina, yes yes yeah !!!

  21. fabster
    fabster ·

    the pics in my lab ain't 1200 px... but i'm gonna scan them again in bigger if one is chosen!

  22. oleman
    oleman ·

    I have the same problem, when I submit on my own page, it goes to the Chinese version of the competition

  23. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    I have a question: We must upload the photos tlike others competitions or it is sufficient in spite of including the tags and locating them in the map, in our Lab...

  24. simona
    simona ·


  25. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Nooooooo, I think all pics that I uploaded are too small =-O seems like I have to scan them again today...

  26. mrosy
    mrosy ·

    How can I get to know which of my pictures has been showed on photokina? I saw that I got piggies, but unfortunately couldn't go to cologne :(

  27. miss_lisa
    miss_lisa ·

    Yes, I'd love to know which one of my photos got picked, too!

  28. stezmatic
    stezmatic ·

    i am the same as mrosy - saw piggies but don't know which pic was chosen :)

  29. jonnyk
    jonnyk ·

    @above did you find out which ones they chose.?
    Me too I'm cluless which of my pictures I got the piggies for.

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