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The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards are made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes. We want you to understand what each of these themes means to you, and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet.

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Action Photography:

The Adrenaline Junkies Award

We believe that a good photograph should make you feel something. With the Adrenaline Junkies Award, we’re asking to feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins — whether you’re running faster than you ever thought you could, singing at the top of your lungs, or leaping fearlessly into the ocean blue.
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Documentary & Travel Series:

The Breaking Boundaries Award

As author Neale Donald Walsch so eloquently put it, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." The Breaking Boundaries Award challenges you to venture bravely forth into the unknown — to traverse borders, go somewhere new, and try something different.
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Black & White:

The Monochrome Award

Black and white offers an intensity that often eludes color. By converting vibrant tones into nuanced shades, monochrome adds an air of mystery and depth to images. The Monochrome Award asks you to draw the viewer into the shadows of your shots.
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Nature Photography:

The Off the Grid Award

The phone’s ringing, your laptop needs charging, the printer’s jammed and you’re late for that meeting. The Off the Grid Award invites you to get away from it all — to stray off the beaten track and get back to nature.
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Experimental Photography:

The Trial & Error Award

We’re firm believers that there are no mistakes — only lessons. We’re long-time lovers of kooky experiments, creative endeavors and happy accidents. From film soup to light leaks to mistaken multiple exposures, the Trial & Error Award celebrates it all.
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Instant Photography:

The Now or Never Award

No other medium lets you capture the moment and watch it turn into a memory just seconds later. The Now or Never Award asks you to share your instant snaps — those moments so precious that you couldn’t let them slip by without turning them into a frame to put on your wall, keep in your wallet, or post to a friend.
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New Perspectives:

The Game Changers Award

Here at Lomography, we’re not really ones for rules. We’re aware that there are time-honored photographic techniques taught in art schools all around the world, we just like to ignore them. We think it’s even more fun to turn them on their head completely, which is exactly the Game Changers Award dares you to do.
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Portraiture:

The Human Stories Award

Every face tells a story, whether it’s a comedy, a tragedy a romance or a mystery. It’s a monumental task to capture that story in a single frame — and a challenge to which the Human Stories Award asks you to rise.
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Street Photography:

The Urban Explorers Award

As photographer Robert Doisneau once said, “the marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” The Urban Explorers Awards urges you to take to the streets and capture the chance encounters, beautiful coincidences and breathtaking simplicities that make everyday life extraordinary.
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Moving Image:

The Cinematics Award

The Cinematics Award invites you into the world of videography. Whether you create your film with an analogue movie camera like the LomoKino, a Lomography Art Lens, or you edit images taken with a multi-lens camera into a short film, we want to see what has moved you to make a motion picture. No theme prescribed!
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Special 2016 Award:

The Migration and Identity Award

2016 gave us plenty of opportunities to ponder migration and identity. Humans are constantly on the move — whether in search of better opportunities, moved by a burning curiosity, or to escape natural disaster and human conflict. The Migration and Identity Award invites you to show us what “home” means to you, and outline what it is that makes you “yourself”.
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