Film Photography Contests

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Nov 2017

“From The Hip” Film Photography Contest

By Trevor Lee In Film Photography Contests

Forget composition and throw perfectionism to wind.  We want your candids, your spur of the moment captures.  We're challenging you to "Shoot from the Hip".  Sometimes the best image on the roll is the one you didn't plan for - it may be slightly off focus, not precisely exposed but somehow perfectly captured the moment!

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Nov 2017

Winners Selected – “Black & White Portraiture” Film Photography Contest

By Trevor Lee In Film Photography Contests

There’s something awesome about portraits captured on black & white film. With color out of the equation, monochrome tones highlight what's most important: the person - their expression, their distinct features and emotion. We always enjoy seeing your black & white captures. For that reason, we are excited to announce our next film photography contest, "Black & White Portrait"!

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Jul 2017

“Where in the World” Film Photography Contest!

By Trevor Lee In Film Photography Contests

In response to countless requests to open these contests to those outside the US, we are finally launching our first ever international film photography contest. Share one of your film photos that shows where you're from and tell us about it in the caption. It could be a portrait, a cityscape, a landscape, etc--as long as it tells a story of your heritage, location, culture, or everyday life.

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May 2017

“Vivid Color” Film Photography Contest

By Trevor Lee In Film Photography Contests

Flowers are bursting into bloom, the days are drawing longer, and we're breaking free of our winter coats. Spring has officially stepped on to the scene. As a nod to the fresh arrival of the season's vibrant tones, we're celebrating with the launch of our next contest: "Vivid Color." Slide film, vibrant C-41, cross processed, color infrared--you name it. If it's poppy, saturated film, we want to see it!

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Mar 2017

“Black & White” Film Photography Contest!

By Trevor Lee In Film Photography Contests

There's something awesome about black & white film. It's classic, it's beautiful - we could probably write a novel about our love for it. But we're not writers, so we won't do that. Instead, we're dedicating our next contest to black & white photography - portraiture, street photography, landscapes, architecture, all of it. If it's black & white film, it qualifies. Join us and share your favorite shots.

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Jan 2017

“Unique Perspective” Film Photography Contest

With the beginning of the new year comes new perspective and we would love to see your unique perspective on life captured on film - show us your creative side! We want to see your double exposures, crazy angles, abstract views, and so on!

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Nov 2016

“Togetherness” Film Photography Contest

The holiday season is quickly approaching which often brings people together. We'd love to see your film photography that captures "togetherness" , from; candid shots of friends and family, snapshots that capture the warmth holidays - pretty much any film photos that capture people coming together!

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Sep 2016

Changing Seasons Film Photography Contest

Autumn will be here before we know it and with the changing seasons comes beautiful scenes just waiting to be captured on film.  We’d love to see your “Changing Seasons” film photography, from; colorful autumn leaves, foggy fall mornings, the first snow of the season, budding trees, to spring blossoms, etc. Top three finalists will...

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Jul 2016

“Outdoor Fun” Film Photography Contest

With summer in full swing it’s a great time to get outside and shoot some film. We’d love to see your “Outdoor Fun” film photography, from; sunny days at the beach, carnival rides, evenings at your local fair, to hiking and camping adventures, summer vacations, etc - as long as it was captured on film outdoors during the summer it qualifies!

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May 2016

“Street Photography” film contest!

There's nothing like a raw, candid moment captured on film; that's was street photography is all about. We'd love to see your street photography film photos, from candid moments, street portraits, street still lifes, to urban landscapes...submit your film street photography for a chance to win a great prize!

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Mar 2016

“New Beginnings” film photography contest!

We would love to see your film photos that represent a new beginning!

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Jan 2016

“Black & White” film photography contest!

We know you love shooting black and white film…it seems to convey emotions and feelings that are sometimes unexpected. We love it too, and are seeing more and more black and white film come through the lab for processing. Show us your B&W creative images that you’re proud of…and you could possibly win an amazing...

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Nov 2015

“Portraits” film photography contest.

By tracy mikulec In Film Photography Contests

The holiday season is a perfect time for family, friends and loved ones to get together to share memories and good times, and nothing does that better than with photos. We’d love to see the creative images that you’re proud of…and you could possibly win an amazing film camera for participating. Good luck!!!   Photo:...

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Sep 2015

New Photo Contest – The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors is the theme of our new film photography contest. Contest will run now through October 31, 2015. Post up to three of your best film photography images on our Facebook wall for a chance to win a great prize!!!! Brought to you by TheDarkroom.com and hosted by our good friend, Trevor Lee from Yosemite...

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Aug 2015

August Photo Contest – “Show Us Your Getaway”

Our next photo contest is called “Show Us Your Getaway”…to be focused around vacations and family trips. A short explanation about your image is always fun as well. This contest will run now through August 31, 2015.  Post up to three of your best film photography images on our Facebook wall for a chance to win one...

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Jun 2015

“Creative or Special Effects” – June Film Photography Contest

Creative or Special Effects Film Photography Contest now through July 31, 2015.  Post up to three of your best film photography images on our Facebook wall for a chance to win one of 3 great prizes!!! With so many cool film available today (like Lomo Purple, Turquoise, Cine Still, etc.), we want to see what...

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Apr 2015

April Photo Contest: “Landscapes”

Win a camera by submitting your Landscape themed photo.Photos must be from film.To enter, just post your image to our Facebook wall. Entering is free and you can submit up to three images.

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Mar 2015

Enter our latest photo contest: “Show Us the Green”

This month’s photo contest is themed “Show Us the Green”. We know many of you have been buried up to your ears in the white stuff over the past few months, but it’s finally time to start thawing out. We want to see your most creative images of green scenery, green life, etc.  Photos must be...

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Feb 2015

Enter our latest photo contest: “Portraits”

This month’s photo contest is themed “Portraits”. We’d love to see your concept! Get out there and start shooting (or send us your existing portrait-themed image). Photos must be from film. To enter, just post your image to our Facebook wall (see instructions below). Entering is free and you can submit up to three images. Photo...

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Dec 2014

Enter our latest photo contest: “What do YOU want for Christmas”

This month’s photo contest is themed “What do YOU want for Christmas”. What does your heart desire this year?  We want some new surfboards… but what do YOU want?  The latest tech toys and gadgets? Egg nog and fancy cookies?  Time with friends and famiy?  A partridge in a pear tree?  We’d love to see your concept!...

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Oct 2014

Enter our latest photo contest: “Falling into Autumn”

This month’s photo contest is themed “Falling into Autumn” How do you film the wonder of autumn? Colorful falling leaves? Plaid shirts and harvest festivals? Football season? Apples and pumpkins?  Or something we haven’t even thought of? We’d love to see your concept! Get out there and start shooting (or send us your existing autumn-themed...

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Sep 2014

Pets, Animals & Beasts Photo Contest

This month’s photo contest is themed “Pets, Animals & Beasts” Use an image you already shot or get out and shoot. Photos must be from film. To enter, just post your image to our Facebook wall (see instructions below). Entering is free and you can submit up to three images. Our staff will pick 5...

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Jul 2014

B&W Photo Contest

Use an image you already shot or start working on your summer theme photos. Entering is free, easy and you may submit up to three images. Contest Ends August 31, 2014

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May 2014

Summer Sensation Photo Contest

Use an image you already shot or start working on your summer theme photos. Entering is free, easy and you can submit up to three images.

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Apr 2014

SPRING FEVER Photo Contest

Since much of the country has had such a difficult winter, bring on SPRING!  “Spring Fever” is this months contest. Submit images with spring related subjects for a chance to win a film camera.

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Mar 2014

Photo Contest – Wet, Water and Liquid… Please!

California is in a drought, so please post your best film photos of water related subjects for a chance to win a film camera. Learn how to enter.

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Feb 2014

Photo Contest – Love is in the air

We love love and suspect you do to, so this months contest is themed "Love is in the air". Send in your love themed images for a chance to win.

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Nov 2013

Guess how many places we ship and win a camera

So far it’s been a great year and we are thankful for your support and orders. In an effort to keep things interesting and give stuff away, we want you to guess how zip codes we shipped orders to in 2013. Guess how many US ZIP codes we shipped orders to in 2013 and win...

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Oct 2013

Falling into Autumn photo contest – Winners Announced

Use an image you already shot or start working on Falling into Autumn themed photos. Photos must be from film. Learn more…

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Oct 2013

Photo Contest Finalists “Your Best Photo Failures.”

Please help judge our "Your Best Photo Failures" photo contest by "Liking" your favorite entries in this album. Learn More…

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Aug 2013

Show Us Your Best Photo Failures

Everyone has them, some more then others ;). Show use your best failed film attempts; poor timing, judgement lapses, timing miscues and experimentation naughts.

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Aug 2013

Film Photo Contest: BLACK & WHITE

Well it's time once again for everyone's favorite photo contest theme..."Black and White". Let's see your creativity, originality and most inspirational images. Use an image you already shot or get out and shoot.

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Jun 2013

Ah…Summer Begins June Photo Contest

This month contest is about Summer! Use an image you already shot or start working on your summer theme photos. To enter, just post your image to our Facebook wall (see instructions).

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May 2013

Animal Kingdom – Aardvarks to Zebras

This months contest is about all things animals. Submitting is free and easy. See contest rules and instructions.

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Apr 2013

What’s Your Angle? – Winners announced for our March photo contest.

We picked the top 10 submissions and let you vote. See the winning photos.

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Apr 2013

Photo Contest – April Showers bring May Flowers

Show us how Spring is looking in your hood and win a camera!

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Mar 2013

March Photo Contest – Angles and Architecture

What's Your Angle? Submit your images of Angles and Architecture and win a camera.

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Mar 2013

February Contest – Winners announced for “XPro” themed photos

The Darkroom’s February “XPro” themed contest is complete. You can see all the submission on our Facebook gallery. Thanks to all who participated  and congratulations to Graziella Ines. Graziella’s a cloudy summer days in Southern California…and a rose…. is the winner. Graziella shot this photo with a LC-A+ and Fuji Sensia 100. See our Graziella’s photo below and our honorable mentions.   Honorable...

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Jan 2013

PHOTO CONTEST – XPro

Submit your "XPro" or cross processed image to win a camera.Use an image you already shot or get out and shoot. To enter, just post your image to our Facebook wall (see instructions).

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Jan 2013

B&W Photo Contest Winner Announced

Contest is complete. See the winner and honorable mention submissions.

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Dec 2012

PHOTO CONTEST – Home for the Holiday Theme

Contest is complete. See the winner and honorable mention submissions.

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Dec 2012

Lomokino Camera with Film Raffle

Enter to win a Lomokino Camera with a 3 pack of Lady Grey 35/400 B&W film and a 3 pack of Lomocolor X Tungsten 64 film

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Dec 2012

Bamboo Block Raffle

Enter to win a Bamboo block with your photo.

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Nov 2012

Contest – How Much Gravy

Contest is complete. Thanks to all that participated! The winner of the Gravy contest is Stephanie Heinrich with her guess of 1000 liters. The correct answer was 1076 liters Being impressed, we gave honorable mention to Connor Bartek with 5,502.36 liters @ 25° Celsius for including thermal expansion! In an effort to keep things interesting and give stuff...

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Nov 2012

Family & Togetherness Photo Contest

UPDATE: Contest is complete and winner announced! See who won and view the photos. >>With the holidays upon use, it's time to get together with family and friends to share stories and photos of the past year. We want you to share them with us as well. This contest is titled "Family & Togetherness".

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Oct 2012

Show Us Your Mug…Self Portrait Themed Contest. Updated – Winners Announced

Show us how creative you can get with yourself …don't be shy. Winner will receive a Holga 135 Pendleton camera with case, two rolls of film...and a photo mug with your mug photo on it.

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Sep 2012

Pets & Animals Photo Contest Winner Announced

The Darkroom’s Pets & Animals themed Contest is complete and we have a winner. It's obvious that people are passionate about their animals and we had a lot amazing photos to choose from. See the winning and notable images

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Sep 2012

Photo Contest – Pets & Animals

Photo Contest – Win a Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 camera and a roll of Black and White 110 Pocket Film by submitting your pet and animal images. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter, composition and overall quality in adherence with the contest theme. Contest Ends Sept 30, 2012

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Sep 2012

Double Exposure Contest Winners

The Darkroom’s August “Double Exposure” themed contest is now complete and we have the winner and honorable mentions.

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Jul 2012

Double Exposure Photo Contest

We all have double exposure images… and many are on purpose, so show them off and possibly win something. Post your double exposure images shot with film to our Facebook wall and you can win a La Sardina Fishers Fritze camera with flash.

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Jul 2012

“Patriotic/4th of July” photo contest winner announced

See the winning photo and our Honorable Mention picks.

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Jul 2012

Show us your patriotic and July 4th photos!

Photo Contest - Win a camera by submitting your patriotic and July 4th images.

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Jun 2012

Summer Theme Contest complete and we have the winner

Thanks to all who participated  and congratulations to Layla Blackshear for her photo. See her photo and other notable photos.

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Jun 2012

XPro Contest Winners

“XPro” themed contest is complete and we have the winning photo.

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Apr 2012

Green – Contest Winners Announced

The Darkroom’s February “Green” themed contest is complete and, with each month, we’re constantly amazed by the response.You can see all the submission on our Facebook gallery. Thanks to all who participated  and congratulations to Vida for her photo. See her photo below and she’ll receive a Holga 120 Panoramic for her winning submission. Honorable Mentions We can only pick one winner,...

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Apr 2012

PHOTO CONTEST – Spring Time

Spring Time is the theme for this contest. It can be anything that you think captures the spirit of spring. Get creative and unique, using an image you already shot or get out and shoot. Winner gets a Fisheye No.2 SHIAWASE   A winner will be picked by our staff. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter,...

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Mar 2012

February Contest – Winner announced for “Love” themed photos

The Darkroom’s February “Love” themed contest is complete and we've picked a winner. With each month, we’re constantly amazed by the response. See the winner and other great submissions.

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Feb 2012

PHOTO CONTEST – Green

Green is the theme for March! Looking for photos that simply express GREEN. Use an image you already shot or get out and shoot. Participating is easy see instructions below). Winner gets a Holga 120 Panoramic. A winner will be picked by our staff. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter, composition and overall quality...

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Feb 2012

PHOTO CONTEST – Love

It’s all about the Love We love people that love film. We want to know what film lovers love.  “Love” is the theme for this contest. Submit a photo anything or anyone that you love. Use an image you already shot or get out and shoot. This contest is for everyone and there’s no excuse not...

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Feb 2012

January B&W Photo Contest – Winner Announced

The Darkroom’s January “B&W” Contest is complete and we’ve had an amazing response. We actually set a record this month on the amount of submissions and we feel that the quality of images were amazing. In fact we typically pick honorable mentions, but with all the fantastic images, we didn’t want to leave ANY out and you can see...

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Jan 2012

December Photo Contest – Winners of the Holiday Photo Contest

The Darkroom’s December “Holiday” Contest is complete and we’ve had some great entries.   Thanks to all who participated  and congratulations to Mark Hodges for his photo. Mark get’s LomoKino & LomoKinoscope Package.

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Nov 2011

November Photo Contest – Winners Announced

The Darkroom’s November “Trick our senses and Treat our eyes” Contest is complete and we have a winner.   Thanks to all who participated  and congratulations to Erick Cusi for his photo of “La Sardina – Lightpainting .” Erick Cusi   Honorable Mentions We can only pick one winner, but we had a lot of great...

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Nov 2011

October Photo Contest – Winners Announced

The Darkroom’s October “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” Contest is complete and we have a winner.   Thanks to all who participated  and congratulations to Beth Maciorowski’s for her photo of “for the “beauty” contest. diana mini.” Winner gets a Holga Glo, a Holga camera that glows in the dark!. Diana mini Honorable...

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Oct 2011

November Photo Contest – Trick our senses and Treat our eyes

We want to see your dark side. There’s no better medium then your analog camera to capture bizarre, scary and dark images. Obviously, Halloween images are great for this, but you can submit any photo that fits the theme. With it being so easy to submit (see instructions below) get shooting or go through your archives and submit all your...

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Oct 2011

PHOTO CONTEST – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

"Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" is the theme for this contest. It can be anything that you think is a great photo, but is slightly off or a little strange. We challenge to get creative with this one. Use an image you already shot or get out and shot.

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Oct 2011

Summer Photo Contest – Winners Announced

The Darkroom’s “Summer Theme” Contest is complete and we have a winner.  

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Oct 2011

Photo Contest – Summer!

The bad news is that summer is over, but we know you have photo proof that there was a summer. Share your memorable and artistic "summer like" images and win a camera. It's easy and free, but ends October 31.

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Aug 2011

Patriotic Contest Winner Announced.

The Darkroom’s Patriotic Contest is complete and we have a winner.

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Jun 2011

Double Exposure Contest – Winners Announced!

The Darkrooms Double Exposure Contest is complete and we have a winner… actually two winners. We were impressed with the response and quality of photos and, while we planed on selecting a single winner, we decided at least two images deserved to win. Congratulations to Ryan Duffy and Esther Grace Ellis for their submission. They will receive a Holga 120-3D...

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