The Million Piggies Giveaway: Day 1 - Ultimate Uploads!


The biggest Lomography giveaway ever begins today – If you haven’t already heard the news, we’re giving away One Million Piggy Points to the community over the next 5 days! Each day we’ll have a different challenge and you’ll get a Piggy Point prize if you complete it – Read on for details of what you’ve got to do today…

Credits: fabyen

The Ultimate Upload Challenge

Upload 50 or more shots to Lomography today and we’ll reward you with 5 Piggy Points* – Simple as that!

So dust off those old negatives which you haven’t had a chance to scan yet – Now’s the time to get them uploaded! The Piggy Points will be awarded to you automatically on completion of the challenge.

Head to the Lab to start uploading!

*Just make sure the photos you upload are public – You can do this by ticking the box next to ‘Everyone can see the photos you upload’ in the upoad section of the Lab!


Don’t worry if you can’t complete today’s challenge – There will be a new challenge posted tomorrow so you’ll have another chance to win some Piggies!

Head to the Million Piggies Microsite to see how many Piggies have been given away so far!

Credits: double-axl2

Check Your Progress…

You can check your progress on each of the Piggy Challenges by taking a look at the Million Piggies Tracker which is displayed in your LomoHome – The tracker tells you what percentage of the Challenge you’ve completed, so you know exactly what you’ve got to do to earn those prized Piggies!

How to upload your photos

Never uploaded photos to the Lomography Lab before? Don’t worry, it’s very easy – Have a read of our step-by-step guide below and you’ll be decorating your LomoHome* with photos in no time!

  • Once in the Lab, click on the Upload tab
  • In the Upload section, click on the browse and upload button
  • Select the photo(s) you want to upload – please only upload JPGs. One side of the image – be it width or height – should be at least 576px (the bigger the better). The file size itself should not exceed 5 MB. You can select multiple images to upload more at once.
  • You can add and edit information about your newly uploaded photo(s) in the Photos section of the Lab – Here you can share information about what camera and film you took the pic with, where it was taken and even when it was taken!

*Don’t have a LomoHome yet? No problem, register here to begin your Lomography journey!

And check out this video for a visual guide on how to upload your photos in the Lab:

written by tomas_bates on 2011-03-21 #news #piggies #piggy #giveaway #uploads #points #one #ultimate #million


  1. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Awesome! Good job I've been holding back on photos! Got plenty to upload and I don't even need to scan!

  2. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    i've upload mine, but the progress bar indicate 0/50 still :(

  3. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @eva_eva - Thanks for letting us know :-) It might take the tracker about an hour to recognise that you've uploaded the photos - But don't worry, you'll definitely get the Piggies!!

  4. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @eva_eva and @everyone - Please also make sure that the photos you upload are public - You can do this by ticking the box next to 'Everyone can see the photos you upload' in the upoad section of the Lab!

  5. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    cool stuff!!!!!

  6. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    I've uploaded some photos yesterday and a couple of days ago, but haven't made them public, do they count with the ones i'll upload today, if I make them all public today ?

  7. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @mikahsupageek - Sorry no, the photos must be uploaded today (March 21st) - Hope you have some other photos to upload! :-)

  8. jesslynman
    jesslynman ·

    this is like the best thing that lomography has ever done for me besides providing me w great advice, tips and lomonews from all around the world not to mention great products! ;)
    i've never know how to upload my pictures properly and making sure they're there till today , thx to this great giveaways w great benefits!
    thx a zillion lomography! lomo on!

  9. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    do we get the piggies immediately after we've uploaded 50 pictures? or do we have to wait until the challenge is over?

  10. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @azzzy - You'll get the Piggies at the end of the day :-)

  11. makny
    makny ·


  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    yeah done! me too :D

  13. yelledc
    yelledc ·

    *Uploading* while listening to The Temper Trap's Sweet Disposition (the earth hour anthem). Are you guys participating? March 26, 2010. 8:30pm. Switch your lights off! =)

  14. domyblue
    domyblue ·

    Wow !!! You are so generous !!!

  15. troch
    troch ·

    Would be a great deal if I could actually upload, but only 1 of 16 photos so far this morning are actually there. I'm guessing that it is overload, but extremely frustrating, especially in looking at other recently published albums that most of the photos can't be viewed except in thumbnail.

  16. disdis
    disdis ·

    too late for the first one! I won't have new rolls back from the lab until tomorrow... :(

  17. awayka
    awayka ·

    Here we go! I just uploaded my last photo for todays challenge. And one more =] Hope to get this piggies

  18. hahajaney
    hahajaney ·

    I'm having problems too, it's saying they've uploaded but the thumbnails and photos are black. Let's hope they're fine and will get counted!

  19. cheese
    cheese ·

    I sent off 5 rolls of film last week to be processed (not the lomo store) and was expecting it today but alas, it was not meant to be! no piggies for me *sniff sniff*

    ... but tomorrow is another day! mwahaha

  20. dogma
    dogma ·

    Yes I'm in :)))

  21. jojo8785
    jojo8785 ·

    So if the Day One challenge finishes at 11:59 GMT - does Day Two start at 00:00 GMT??
    I'm 10 hours ahead of GMT so I'd like to know if I should begin the Day Two Challenge!

  22. jojo8785
    jojo8785 ·

    Oops I forgot about daylight savings time - I mean 11 hours ahead...

  23. pattyequalsawesome
    pattyequalsawesome ·

    This is so exciting!! :D

  24. sarabbit
    sarabbit ·

    it's still open?? Uploading NOW!!!
    Is Okay that I just upload the photos on lab?

  25. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Waahhh day five for me starts at 3:00 pm friday, and I leave that morning for London....I won't have access to internet, BOO! D:

  26. homer
    homer ·

    When do we get the piggies?

  27. graziosa9
    graziosa9 ·

    just read this articles and i hope the million piggies giveaway is still on! anyway, very useful guide in uploading pictures as i got 3 albums so far and i had to ask somebody else to do it for me! whew! thanks!:D

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