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Expired Film Day 2020 – I won a prize!

Back in mid-March I posted about my entry into this year’s Expired Film Day competition. I’d entered three images shot on a roll of Kodacolor Gold dated 1989. All three photographs had been made during my visit to Magpie Mine.

A couple of days ago I was alerted to the fact that one of my photos had won in one of the categories – the Lab Rat’s Choice award! I’m not sure that I’ll be able to use my prize as it’s a free dev & scan of a roll of film. In itself this is a nice prize, but as Old School Photo Lab (who kindly provided the prize) are based in New Hampshire, USA, and I’m in Yorkshire, UK, the cost of mailing a roll of film for development will likely outweigh the benefit of taking them up on their kind offer.

Whether I manage to claim a prize or not, I’m nevertheless flattered to have had my photo win in one of the categories.

By way of connecting todays photo to the words in the post, here’s a picture taken of the same location, on the same day as my winning entry. This one shot on a different camera and film though.


Yashica Mat 124G & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 16 March 2020

10 thoughts on “Expired Film Day 2020 – I won a prize!

  1. Congratulations! I’ve never dared to play much with expired film. I’ll have to look up your posting.

    Too Bad about Old School. They are a great Team. I use them all the time. If you are ever travelling over here you can send them something.

    But before saying abosilutely no, contact them ans see what the charges would be.

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    1. Thanks, I was quite surprised when I found out I’d won!

      It’s the postage costs that make claiming the prize prohibitive – for a single roll of film the postage cost would be more than it costs me to get a dev and scan at a local UK-based lab unfortunately.


  2. Congratulations! It’s a little disappointing about the prize but the recognition is nice, at least. I’d thought that was a pretty interesting image, it’s not hard to see why it was chosen.

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    1. Thanks. It’s kind of you to say. I didn’t enter with any expectations of winning a prize, so I’ll not be *too* disappointed to miss out. All the other categories had prizes of expired film, so trust me to win in the category that didn’t! πŸ™‚


  3. I would contact the lab and see whether they have suggestions; they do prepaid mailing forms for within the US and may have some solution for you

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