Fotomarathon 2008, Berlin

FOTOMARATHON 2007We’re pleased to support the Berlin Fotomarathon again this year. If you haven’t heard of Fotomarathon, you’ll be thrilled to know it doesn’t involve running 26 miles — it’s a marvelous photography challenge.

Fotomarathon participants are asked to shoot 24 different themed, chronologically ordered photographs in 12 hours. 2007’s theme was “The Big Screen” with topics such as “The Blue Angel”, “Marathon Man”, and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. To make things even trickier, all the topics kept under wraps until the start of Fotomarathon and then released bit by bit throughout the day. A month later, the participant’s photos are curated in an exhibition, and prizes are awarded to the winners.

This year, our friends at Fotomarathon are offering 5 Flickr members the chance to participate for free! If you’d like to be considered, send an email with the subject line “Flickr Fotomarathon” with a link to your Flickr photostream to 2008flickr(at)

If you’d like to participate, you can sign-up online at until August 28, 2008. The entry fee is 27 €.

If you’d like to learn more, please visit the Fotomarathon website and join the official Fotomarathon Flickr group.

Photo from Thomas Langenfeld.