March 17, 2020 / By admin / In Film Photography Contests,Photo Lab Blog

“Document Your Life” Film Photography Contest! 

Let your creativity run wild as you do your part with social distancing.

Since we’ll be spending a lot more time at home, we’ve decided to do a photo contest that encourages you to document everyday life at home or wherever you find yourself most.

Basically, give us a glimpse of your everyday life! Our hope is that this contest encourages everyone to get creative with where they are at. Great photos don’t only come from aesthetic locations or epic adventures—there are amazing things to be captured even in the most “mundane” moments. Let’s keep creativity alive while we practice #SocialDistancing!

To Enter

  • Post up to 3 film photos on Instagram with #TDR_DYL
  • Tell the story in the caption, mention the film & camera used, and tell us where it was taken.
  • March 18th through May 13th, 2020 – This contest is open to U.S. only  and photos must be submitted during the contest duration.  Submitting ends May 13th at noon and we’ll select 12 finalists which will be posted here for the film community vote on by Friday the 15th.

Contest Prizes

The top three winners will receive a film camera as well as some Matt Day “Document Your Life” gear!  Camera prizes will be announced in the coming weeks!


Posting example:

Caption – Briefly tell the story behind the film photo.

Hashtag – #TDR_DYL

Film –

Camera – 

Lens –

Location of photo –


Judging Criteria

We will pick up to 12 images from photo submissions and those finalists will be posted on Instagram. The top finalist will be posted on this page to be voted on by the film community. 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, and this contest only allows U.S. submissions only. Photos submission can be used on The Darkroom website or contest promotions, and credit will be given to photographers where appropriate.






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