A photo marathon is a photo contest that involves interpreting different themes.
Stockholm Fotomaraton contains 24 different themes that will be depicted in the right order with one picture per theme for 24 hours. All themes are released successively during the photo marathon day.
More information about what a photo marathon is and how it works can be found here.
Yes, in order for the assessment to be as fair and open-minded as possible, the jury will not have a clue as to who it is that took the pictures they judge.
The rights to the photos taken during Stockholm Fotomaraton are owned by the photographers.
When you sign up for the competition, you give Stockholm Fotomaraton the right to use your pictures in all media in connection with marketing and promotion for Stockholm Fotomaraton. You also give your approval that your pictures may end up in a photo book with pictures from the event that will be sold.
You also have the choice to let the City Museum use your pictures in its documentation of Stockholm.
The registration is binding and that means that we unfortunately cannot give back any money. However, you can give away your place to a friend.
To do this, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and write your details and the information to the person who takes your place.
Conditions for participation
Many new digital cameras have built-in effects such as. Sepia, black and white and more. These are effects that are added before the picture is taken and is therefore allowed. However, all applications that adjust the image in different ways are prohibited. All post processing and retouching is prohibited and leads to disqualification.
The pictures must be taken with a camera, not a cell phone. It doesn't matter what model it is. It can be a simpler compact camera or a professional system camera. What is important is how you interpret and illustrate the themes that are given. If you are going to be using analogue, the small format camera applies, model does not matter.
Yes! This year's edition has an analogous class in collaboration with Odenlab !. The same rules apply to the analog class with some important additions:
- Film is acquired by a participating photographer. Only the following movies are approved:
Color 135 movie:
Own choice of film developed with the C41 process (36 images)
Black and White 135 Movie:
Tri-x, TMax-100, TMax-400, Ilford HP5, Ilford Delta 100 and 400
- When starting, be sure to expose the first three images “blank”, ie with the lens cap on.
This is to easily identify image number one in the series. If you miss this, your pictures will not be judged.
Time for Fotomaran
Stockholm Fotomaraton is running for 24 hours. This means that as a participant you should have taken your 24 pictures within 24 hours. You should also have passed all checkpoints (one every four hours).
If you are part of the half-marble, it will last for 12 hours (until midnight). Then you as a participant have taken all your 12 pictures before the clock strikes 00.00.
During the Fotomaratonet you, as a participant, pass 5 different checkpoints in addition to start and finish. These checkpoints are located around the inner city. There is only one checkpoint open at a time and each checkpoint is open for 2 hours.
The times for the checkpoints are as follows.
Checkpoint 1: - 15.00-17.00
Checkpoint 2: - 19: 00-21: 00
Checkpoint 3: - 23.00-01.00
(12-hour class goal)
Checkpoint 4: - 03.00-05.00
Checkpoint 5: - 07: 00-09: 00
Checkpoint 6: - 11:00 - 13:00
After all of you have gone home from the finish and won against the beds, the finishing work sets in. Already the following day, your submitted pictures have been created for contact cards and go off at print. In mid-September, our eminent jury will sit down and appoint the best photo series from this year's Stockholm Fotomaraton.
All themes are also assessed separately by different jury groups consisting of partners and experts. They bring out the top 10 on each theme and in addition a winner or top 3.
After the Fotomaran is finished we will arrange various exhibitions. It can be exhibitions with different partners where we exhibit the top 10 on one or two themes, or a larger exhibition with all the pictures.
The last thing that happens at the year for Stockholm Fotomaraton is the awards ceremony.
Here we present all the winners on all themes and the best series of pictures. It usually becomes a wonderful event with lots of pictures and other fun.