Win a Trip to Brazil: Show us the Energy that Moves the Planet!


Enter for a chance to go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Have you always wanted to have your lomographs to rub shoulders with about eleven thousand renowned works of art, at the the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Read after the jump for details on how to participate in this unbelievable rumble.

Credits: xinch

You wake up in the morning, shut your alarm clock off, turn the light on, run the water in the shower till it’s hot, and during that whole time, never once consider where the energy that powers the planet comes from. Now’s the time to pay homage to every watt you’ve ever used.

Lomography has teamed up with Petrobras , the third biggest energy company worldwide, to discover how people see energy around the world. For stage two of this brilliant competition, we are looking for pictures show the Energy Around the Planet! Show us what powers things around the planet! It can be anything from the gravitational pull of the moon that creates the perfect surfing wave to leaves circling in the wind.

Prizes Stage 2


Please read the rules carefully, to make sure that your entries will be eligible to win covetable prizes from Petrobras and Lomography!

  • Sort through your photos and pick the best ones thoroughly and thoughtfully.
  • Film/Camera Type: any kind of film / analogue camera – standard 35mm or 120 format preferred, not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  • Make sure that they are relevant to the (sub-category) themes, and upload them to the correct sub-category!
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: submissions must be at least 1220px in either width or height, larger dimensions are welcome
  • No visible borders or watermarks, etc.
  • This competition will be held in two stages, make sure to upload your images to the correct competition in order to qualify!
  • The openning of the exhibition at de Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro will take place on april 27th, and winners shall be able to travel to Rio de Janeiro to take part in the event; travelling will be scheduled through the one week previous to the event date.
  • Winners must have all documents necessary to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including authorizations of any kind, and must be aged 18 years-old or more.

Intellectual Property:
By entering this competition, you agree that Lomography retains the right to unlimited use of the submitted photographs for Lomography and publicity, promotion, advertising and sales purposes. Furthermore Petrobras retains the right to use of submitted photographs only for publicity, promotion and advertising related to this competition and the final exhibition in Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos, you specifically give us the following permission: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any photo that you post or upload on or in connection with Lomography.
As a condition of participation, you waive any claim of infringement against Lomography and Petrobras based upon use of the submitted photograph, and agree to hold Lomography and Petrobras harmless from any claims or expenses arising as a result of any allegation that you reproduction of the photograph.
Free of Rights:
You release Lomography and Petrobras, and their assigns, licensees and successors from any claims that may arise regarding the use of your image including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity or copyright.
Employees of Lomography and Petrobras and their dependants as well as of its subsidiaries and associated companies are not allowed to join the competition.

Competition in collaboration with Petrobras

written by gabysalas on 2011-03-28 #news #competition #rumble #energy #world #lomography


  1. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    so, a few questions... 2 trips, does that mean only two winners worldwide? How long will the stay be? is anything else included, like hotel, food, etc? thanks. :)

  2. mandi
    mandi ·

    one tip: quality over quantity!

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    many shots i submitted to stage 1 do also fit in that theme, some even better - resubmit here?

  4. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @lighttomysoul: there will be two winners for Stage 1 and two winners for Stage 2. @mephisto19: please do not resubmit, these photos need to be about energy around the planet, last stage was energy around you... Be creative and have fun!

  5. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Most of the entries I submitted for Stage 1 are more qualified for Stage 2 :( I hope I won't get disqualified for any of the stages. I got so excited and resubmitted some of the entries to Stage 2. I hope you would announce the first set of winners sooner, so we'll know if we could resubmit the entries. Thanks!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wooww! :D

  7. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @All, please do not resubmit images from the first stage to the second stage.

  8. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Well, seems we all have the same problem around here... Let's try to be creative!! :)

  9. cleoma_falcon
    cleoma_falcon ·

    if we accidentally resubmit, are we disqualified?

  10. originalslicey
    originalslicey ·

    I had better images for stage one, but couldn't get my hands on them in time for the upload. :( Oh well.

  11. mailesmiley
    mailesmiley ·

    18 years of age?? Darn!

  12. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    I wish there was an easy way of seeing which photos i submitted to stage 1... As soon as the submission window is closed, it's not longer possible to see all photos submitted to that comp in a one-page view...

  13. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @All: You do not need to be 18 years or older to participate or have a chance to win an LC-A+ or to have your pictures exhibited in Brazil. However, we're sorry to say, you will not be able to win the grand prize.

  14. joaomarcoscaldas
    joaomarcoscaldas ·

    Ao tentar definir a fotografia em palavras me perguntei: o que é isto? Nunca tinha me preocupado em transcrever o sentido de fotografar e, nesta tentativa, posso dizer que aprendo cada vez mais a ter um olhar selecionador, um olhar julgador, distante de um olhar distraído. Analisar as formas ficou ainda mais frequente nas minhas decisões antes de apertar o botão. É como se a foto já estivesse em meu olhar antes do famoso click. De fato, qualquer fotografia realizada em modo automático, por exemplo, representa um desenho do objeto, mas o que busco é aprimorar meu olhar fotográfico, ou seja, ir além dos ensinamentos das técnicas para operar uma câmera fotográfica. Por isso, proponho neste espaço a representação de um crescimento contínuo e troca de experiências. Pessoas, objetos, paisagens...Não importa qual será a forma, mas certamente irei colocar meu olhar..."

  15. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @kobehasanidea: If you accidentally resubmitted you are not disqualified, but please try to upload some fresh new shots for us to choose from.

  16. ipiranga
    ipiranga ·

    Gaby, how are you?
    Only a question: why the intellectual propriety are so abusive? You keep the rights of all photos, winners o not. Can change that? To keep only the winners?
    Thanks, Mauro.

  17. monzstar
    monzstar ·

    Someone please help!! I see this articial above but do no not see any link to sub catagories or where or how to upload my images. Am I missing something???

  18. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @monzstar: This is the competition post for stage two. The subject matter for this stage is Energy that Moves the Planet! You can submit your photos to this page. Stage one is now over, the subject for that stage was Energy that Moves You.

  19. miss_lisa
    miss_lisa ·

    @monzstar: maybe you are not logged in? when you are logged in, you should see a list of all your photos directly below the article. you can then just click on the photos to upload them to the competition. (when you are not logged in, the list of photos is not visible)

  20. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @ipiranga:All pictures submitted to the competition are candidates to participate in a LomoWall. In order to use the photos, we need to have strict rules about property rights. The pictures will always be used for purposes tied to the competition. Please note that by entering the competition you are agreeing to the rights and conditions.

  21. xondra
    xondra ·

    Wait. So if I didn't participate in stage one because I didn't know of the contest then I'm off the competition? I don't understand this.

  22. xondra
    xondra ·

    I don't get it. I wanted to take down two of the pictures I uploaded for the contest after figuring out how it works (it's not easy!), but they remained in the contest after I deleted them, so I had to upload them again... and they are not participating in the contest, just the copy of the first ones I uploaded. I don't know what to do!

  23. xondra
    xondra ·

    I'll have to re-submit them then. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

  24. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @xondra: No, you do not need to have participated in stage one to be eligible to participate in stage two. You can upload pictures here and participate in stage two. Unfortunately, you cannot delete entries to the competition, but you can submit as many photos as you like. If you are unhappy with what you originally uploaded, feel free to upload new photos.

  25. feemail
    feemail ·

    Sorry, if this is a dumb question, but does "no visible borders" mean that I should cut away the black lines at the sides of my pictures before submitting them?!

  26. feemail
    feemail ·

    Is there any one who can help me (question above)?! I always see pictures with what I consider as borders around here...

  27. cirque83
    cirque83 ·

    I am struggling to find a way to submit photos and it is probably in plain sight. assistance please?

  28. melpomenee
    melpomenee ·

    hello i want to upload some photos and i cant
    i dont undersant how to do it, can you help me please?

  29. basterda
    basterda ·

    @cirque83, @melpomenee Below the rumble article and above the string of the comments here, you will find a box for you to select your photos which you would like to submit to the rumble. :)

  30. basterda
    basterda ·

    @cirque83, @melpomenee Below the rumble article and above the string of the comments here, you will find a box for you to select your photos which you would like to submit to the rumble. :)

  31. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    i wish u could extend a day more :P

  32. krithikafabricio
    krithikafabricio ·

    it is still open in brazil but the upload is here international, where can I upload?

  33. rudemuinho
    rudemuinho ·

    I think I have great news!!!!!

  34. remko
    remko ·

    Thank You!!!!!!!!!

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