Stockholm Fotomaraton


A photo marathon is a photo contest that involves interpreting different themes.

Stockholm Fotomaraton innehåller 12 olika teman som ska avbildas i rätt ordning med en bild per tema under 8 timmar.

More information about what a photo marathon is and how it works can be found here.

Självklart! Vi kommer dela ut pris till bästa bild i varje tema samt till topp 3 bästa bildserierna.

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.

There are many different photomaratons around the world. For an updated list of where this year is, you can find it

In Sweden there are, among others, Malmö and Örebro.


By clicking on "Sign upHere on the website. Then you will need to fill in some information to register. It costs SEK 370 and payment is made by card.

370 SEK during the regular registration period, which ends on July 31st.

On August 1st, a limited number of last minute tickets will be released, at a higher price. 

After dialogue with the police, this year's Stockholm Fotomaraton will have a number of smaller starts to follow the rules around public gatherings. All registered participants will receive an email about choosing starting time just before Stockholm Fotomaraton.

Right now we cannot answer exactly when the first or last start time will be since it will be adjusted to what the current regulations are on August 15th. However, the starting point is our traditional start time 12.00 and from this we add on additional starting times.

The last day to register is July 31st. After that, a limited number of "last minute" tickets will be released for SEK 410 each.

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.För att göra detta överför du din biljett till en annan person. 

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Ja, nytt för i år är att du kan köpa en biljett och sedan överföra den till en annan person.

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Conditions for participation

Participants receive a start number and a number tag at check-in. The number tag should be worn visibly throughout the marathon.


Post-processing of images is not allowed. Photoshoped or otherwise altered images lead to disqualification.

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.

All images should be taken in the highest quality with JPEG format.
The aspect ratio should not be wider than 3: 2.

No. You should bring a blank and error-free memory card to the start.

No. You are responsible for the purchase of a movie as per the above list.

There is no age limit to participate in Stockholm Fotomaraton. However, people under the age of 18 need to have their parent's consent.

Time for Fotomaran

In addition to what you want to bring with you during the day, you must identify yourself with your ticket (qr code) at check-in. A good mood is also preferred!

Stockholm Fotomaraton håller på i 8 timmar. Detta betyder att du som deltagare ska ha tagit dina 12 bilder inom 8 timmar. Du ska även ha passerat vår digitla checkponit efter 4 timmar.

Under Fotomaratonet ska du som deltagare passera en digital checkpointförutom start och mål. Den digitala checkpointen är placerad innanför stockholms tullar. 

Of course!
You get with you photo assistants, drivers, models and everything you think you might need. Just make sure your wallet stays!

After Fotomaran

- shooting
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.

  - Themes
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.