The Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest

Last weekend Shelly and I had the unenviable task helping judge the winners of Lume Cube’s Ultimate Toy Photo Contest.Together with Lume Cube’s team and Johnny (@sgtbananas) we had the incredibly assignment of picking our top 10 based on the judging criteria,

  1. Originality
  2. Creative Lighting and
  3. Attention to Detail

There were over 2800 uses of #UltimateToyPhotoContest in 14 days, and over 2200 photos submitted on the Lume Cube website!

“WOW, what a contest!” – Trevor Farrow, Marketing

Due to the overwhelming response and the amazing calibre of the entries, the team at Lume Cube decided to extend the prize pool. What was initially a top 3, was expanded to a top 8, with the 5 runners up each receiving a Lume Cube! That’s how amazing the entries were,  a top 3 just wasn’t enough!

Even though the prize pool was extended, that didn’t mean our job was any easier!

Shelly and I trawled through all 2800+ photos tagged with #UltimateToyPhotoContest on Instagram and narrowed our list down to 10 as requested. No easy task. I think our list initially bloated out, to well over 20!

And here are the winners, and the runners up.

First place

Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @plastic_snaps
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @plastic_snaps

Second place

Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @leviatan_toys
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @leviatan_toys

Third place

Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @onesix_shooter
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @onesix_shooter

Runners up

Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @redheadkatrina
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @redheadkatrina
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @tinyepicphotos
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @tinyepicphotos
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @biojexphoto
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @biojexphoto
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @cjesim
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @cjesim
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @shakem78
Lume Cube Ultimate Toy Photo Contest: @shakem78

Thank you Lume Cube, in particular Trevor for including Toy Photographers in this incredible contest. Shelly and I were completely blown away by all the amazing entries!

– Brett

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up! Why don’t you jump on over to their accounts and show them some Toy Photographers’ love?

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And while you’re doing things, you should definitely join our G+ Community where we hold monthly contests with prizes and lots of other cool stuff too.
And don’t forget to register for the 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup!

4 Comments

  1. My goodness that was one heck of a contest. Congrats to all of the winners, the runners up, and everyone who participated. And hats off to our fearless community leaders, Brett and Shelly, for that epic judging work and helping to make this happen. I loved James’ related podcast, too. Such a fun contest — I loved seeing the creative and varied entries!

  2. This was such a fun contest! I do NOT envy you having to narrow down all of the entries. I just love how all of the photographers rose to the challenge and knocked it out of the park.

    And thanks to LumeCube for the opportunity! This challenge (and the LumeCube itself) has seriously up-leveled my lighting and made me appreciate it in a whole new way.

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