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
  • 2022: Tempus Fugit

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: Lomography x EXP.22: Experimental Photography

    946 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Lomography x EXP.22: Experimental Photography

    Lomography has teamed up with the EXP.22, the International Festival of Experimental Photography, to offer you the chance of winning two free tickets to join the virtual edition of the Festival!

  • LomoMission: Sun's in Your Eyes

    1,039 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Sun's in Your Eyes

    Experiment with your analogue photography equipment to show us the luminous floating colors, stars and shapes that you see when closing your eyes.

  • Lomography Awards: Human Stories: Portraiture Award 2022

    5,110 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Portraiture Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best portraits and be the champion of the Human Stories category.

  • Lomography Awards: Off the Grid: Nature Photography Awards 2022

    4,220 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Nature Photography Awards 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your nature and landscape photos and be the champion of the Off the Grid category.

  • Lomography Awards: Urban Explorers: Street Photography Awards 2022

    4,559 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Street Photography Awards 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best street photographs and be the champion of the Urban Explorers category.

  • Lomography Awards: Breaking Boundaries: Travel and Documentary Awards 2022

    3,009 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Travel and Documentary Awards 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best travel and documentary photographs and be the champion of the Breaking Boundaries category.

  • Lomography Awards: Instant: Now or Never Award 2022

    1,676 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Now or Never Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best instant photographs and be the champion of the Now or Never category.

  • Lomography Awards: Game Changers: New Perspectives Award 2022

    1,279 Submissions · In Progress ·
    New Perspectives Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your photographs exploring a fresh approach and be the champion of the New Perspective category.

  • Lomography Awards: Adrenaline Junkies: Action Photography Award 2022

    514 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Action Photography Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best action and sports photographs and be the champion of the Adrenaline Junkies category.

  • Lomography Awards: Cinematics: Moving Image Award 2022

    In Progress ·
    Moving Image Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your short movies shot using an analogue movie camera or Lomography Art Lenses, and be the champion of the Cinematics category.

  • Lomography Awards: Tempus Fugit: Special Category Award 2022

    1,947 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Special Category Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds for the Special Category of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022!

  • Lomography Awards: Monochrome: Black and White Photography Award 2022

    5,247 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Black and White Photography Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best black and white photos and be the champion of the Monochrome category.

  • Lomography Awards: Trial and Error: Experimental Photography Award 2022

    2,079 Submissions · In Progress ·
    Experimental Photography Award 2022

    Welcome to the open submission rounds of the Lomography Annual Photography Awards: the TEN AND ONE 2022! Showcase your best experimental photographs and be the champion of the Trial and Error category.