March 7, 2018 / By Trevor Lee / In Film Photography Contests

Black & White Film Photography Contest!

Black & White Photography – it’s complex, yet conveys emotion with ease.  It’s like the universal language of photography which is perfect since this contest is open to worldwide submissions.  We want to see black & white film photography that conveys emotion, that moves us, that tells a story like only a black & white photo can.   Portraits, candids, street, landscape, etc – if it’s black & white film, it counts!

Captured on TMAX 400 with a Yashica-Mat 124 by Cory Hile.

This contest will run March 9th through April 30, 2018, and is open worldwide! 

Want to win a sweet film camera from our Camera Bar?!  All you have to do is post one of your black & white film photos on your Facebook wall or on your Instagram.  Be sure to tag us, use the #TheDarkroomLab_BW18, explain the photo well in the caption, and tell us the film type, the camera used, and where you got it developed (hopefully The Darkroom!). *You are limited to one submission.  If multiple photos are posted we will only consider the first submission.

Good luck!!!


1. Upload your FILM photograph to your Facebook wall or post to your Instagram page.   instagram thedarkroomlab
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**For Facebook you will post on on your own page, tagging us in the caption, and since our wall is private you won’t see your post on our wall but you can see it in the “Visitor Posts” section.**

2. Caption it – In the caption, tell us about the photo, where you’re from, the film and camera that captured it, and tag #TheDarkroomLab_BW18.
Contest Ends – April 30, 2018

Camera Prizes

Since we’re opening our contests to the whole world, we wanted to reward our loyal customers as well so we made a Grand Prize category for The Darkroom Preferred customer.  A Darkroom Preferred customer is someone who has made an order in the past 6 months.  Any Darkroom Preferred customer that makes it into the top three will get to bump up a prize category.  So if you take 3rd, you can pick from the 2nd place cameras, 2nd, you can from the 1st, and if you take first, you can pick from the grand prize category!

See what you can win at our camera bar


Judging Criteria

Our staff will pick up to 12 images from photo submissions and those finalists will be posted on Facebook and Instagram for all to like. The photo that receives the most combined likes will be the contest winner. The contest is for film images only. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter, descriptive caption/photo details, composition and overall quality in adherence to the theme. Photos submission can be used on The Darkroom website or contest promotions, and credit will be given to photographers where appropriate. By entering, you are warranting that you own full rights to the photo, and you indemnify and hold The Darkroom harmless from any claims to the contrary. The Darkroom reserves the right to modify the rules of this contest should it be deemed necessary for clarification or other purposes. By submitting your photo to the contest, you are agreeing to these terms.