Why participate?

Lomography competitions give you the opportunity to win exciting prizes, scoop vouchers for our Online Shop, and earn everlasting fame in the Lomography Community. It can even be just an excuse to get inspired and show off your best shots! Additionally, all competitions now serve as qualifying rounds to enter our TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards.

What is the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE?

In 2016, we launched the first ever Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE — the world’s biggest competition for the experimental photography scene.

Through 10 unchanging categories and one special topic which reflects contemporary global issues, we want to see the world through your own perspectives and understand what each of these topics mean to you.

In the last three years, we received a total of 391,620 stunning photographs from 88 countries and crowned over 300 winners. In addition to this, 22 lucky champions were randomly selected to take part in a special weeklong trip to Vienna where they attended photography lectures, museum tours, and even curate their own photographs in a LomoWall exhibition!

What are our categories?

We challenge you to brave our competitions under 10 fixed categories…

  • Action Photography: The Adrenaline Junkies Award
  • Black & White: The Monochrome Award
  • Documentary & Travel Series: The Breaking Boundaries Award
  • Experimental Photography: The Trial & Error Award
  • Instant Photography: The Now or Never Award
  • Nature Photography: The Off The Grid Award
  • New Perspectives: The Game Changers Award
  • Portraiture: The Human Stories Award
  • Street Photography: The Urban Explorers Award
  • Moving Image: The Cinematics Award

...and one special category that will change every year:

  • 2016: Identity and Migration
  • 2017: 25 Years of Lomography
  • 2018: Movement
  • 2019: Pollution
  • 2020: Future Generations
  • 2021: Every One is Everybody

How can I join?

If you have a LomoHome, any picture from it can be uploaded directly from your archive to the competition post. If you don’t have a LomoHome yet, don’t worry — you can register here for free! Alternately, you may also submit your entries by uploading your shot and providing a working email address on the competition post.

What can I win?

We’re preparing a huge mountain of prizes every year! Being the champ of our competitions entitles you to a voucher for our Online Shop, the finest Lomography cameras, special prizes from our partners, and even an artist residency in Vienna, Austria!

How will the winners be selected?

Winning photos of our qualifying competitions are selected by members of our own staff and partners, which will then be collected for the year-end TEN AND ONE Awards. If your photo made it to our final selection, it’ll be judged by an esteemed panel, which includes a selection of trusted Lomographers from the community, LomoAmigos, and experts from the photo industry and press! They will be pouring through every single submission and will collectively select favorites. Final winners will be chosen through an internal discussion between the judges and Lomography staff. Get to know our judges here.

Ongoing Competitions

  • LomoMission: Aquatic Life

    448 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Aquatic Life

    Nothing makes an ardent analogue photographer happier than having their favorite camera around, a bag full of film, and plenty of sunshine. For this LomoMission, we're turning our focus on another thing that makes summer complete: water.

  • Lomography Awards: Everyone One Is Everybody: Special Category Award 2021

    2,015 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Special Category Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds for the Special Category of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021!

  • Lomography Awards: Instant: Now or Never Award 2021

    2,037 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Now or Never Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best instant photographs and be the champ of our Now or Never category.

  • Lomography Awards: Monochrome: Black and White Photography Award 2021

    6,100 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Black and White Photography Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best black and white photographs and be the champ of our Monochrome category.

  • Lomography Awards: Human Stories: Portraiture Award 2021

    4,923 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Portraiture Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best portraits and be the champ of our Human Stories category.

  • Lomography Awards: Game Changers: New Perspectives Award 2021

    1,557 Submissions · In Progress ·
    New Perspectives Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your photographs exploring a fresh approach and be the champ of our New Perspective category.

  • Lomography Awards: Breaking Boundaries: Travel and Documentary Awards 2021

    3,748 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Travel and Documentary Awards 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best travel and documentary photographs and be the champ of our Breaking Boundaries category.

  • Lomography Awards: Adrenaline Junkies: Action Photography Award 2021

    816 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Action Photography Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best action and sports photographs and be the champ of our Adrenaline Junkies category.

  • Lomography Awards: Off the Grid: Nature Photography Awards 2021

    3,805 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Nature Photography Awards 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your nature photographs and be the champ of our Off the Grid category.

  • Lomography Awards: Trial and Error: Experimental Photography Award 2021

    2,910 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Experimental Photography Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best experimental photographs and be the champ of our Trial and Error category.

  • Lomography Awards: Cinematics: Moving Image Award 2021

    In Progress ·
    Moving Image Award 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your short movies shot using an analogue movie camera or Lomography Art Lenses, and be the champ of our Cinematics category.

  • Lomography Awards: Urban Explorers: Street Photography Awards 2021

    5,046 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Street Photography Awards 2021

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2021! Showcase your best street photographs and be the champ of our Urban Explorers category.