Life In LoFi and CanvasPop present Shades of Summer LoFi Photo Contest

This is a call for entries! Life In LoFi has teamed with CanvasPop to present the “Shades of Summer” LoFi Photo ContestLife In LoFi’s first photo contest. The contest runs now through June 29, 2011. We’ve got some great prizes we’ll be giving away. Click past the jump to find out all the details and how to enter.


Life In LoFi and CanvasPop present the “Shades of Summer” LoFi Photo Contest. The Winner gets an 18″x24″, 1.5″ depth gallery stretched canvas (value $119) and a showcase feature on the Life In LoFi blog. The People’ Choice winner also gets an 18″x24″, 1.5″ depth gallery stretched canvas (value $119) and a showcase feature on the Life In LoFi blog. The four other finalists will get an $80 CanvasPop gift certificate. All entrants get a $30 CanvasPop Gift Certificate.

Contest is open to residents of North America only.


Enter your iPhone photography at the official contest Facebook page.

The theme of the contest is “Shades of Summer.” You can be as broad in your interpretation of the summer theme as you want. All we ask is that your images are shot and processed using only an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or other camera phone.

Our panel of judges will pick the top 5 finalists, then you get to vote for the winner. In addition, all images will be eligible to win the People’s Choice vote.

Head over to the official Life In LoFi/CanvasPop “Shades of Summer” LoFi Photo Contest Facebook page for more information and to enter.

Why CanvasPop?

When CanvasPop approached me about doing this promotion together, I first looked into the company before even contacting them back. I then spoke with them to see if this would be a good fit. One of the many things that struck me about CanvasPop is their production process. Images are tweaked and processed for maximum color and image quality by a real-life technician before output. I mentioned the relative low-res output of camera phones — no longer really a problem on the iPhone any more unless you’re using Instagram. Turns out CanvasPop has a super-secret algorithm that they use to get the best possible quality from any image.

There are a lot of options for enlarging and printing images. The guys from CanvasPop take as much pride in their output as we do in our photography. CanvasPop produces a great way to share and display your art.

I think it’s a good fit for this contest. I know y’all will create some great looking art. CanvasPop provides a great way to display it.

About CanvasPop

The easiest way to print any photo on canvas

CanvasPop is the web’s most innovative provider of custom, high-quality canvas printing services. CanvasPop empowers photographers, digital artists, interior designers and everyday customers to print their images on high quality canvas. CanvasPop allows anyone to print any image, including Facebook and iPhone pictures, at virtually any size regardless of the original resolution of the image. CanvasPop’s goal is to provide both consumers and professionals with the easiest way to print any image on canvas. CanvasPop has printing and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For more information visit


About Marty Yawnick 1808 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Bert

    Awww..:( I live in uk and wanna enter… :((

  • Nicholas Corsalini

    Just had a friend of the family ask for a print of mine blown up. I will let everyone know how it looks…

  • Nicholas Corsalini

    What is max dimensions an iPhone photo can be blown up?( In inches )

    • lifeinlofiblog

      Hi, Nick,

      Check out this post I did on iPhone prints a while back:

      That said, that's not the case here. CanvasPop have proprietary techniques that they wouldn't share with me on how they tweak lower resolution images for enlargement and printing on canvas. Naturally, they can't create detail where there is none, but they can do some magic that mere mortals cant. It's one of the reasons I partnered with CanvasPop for this contest.


    • @CanvasPop

      We don't really have a max size, it all depends on the resolution of the photo — iPhones are actually getting pretty good in that regard.

      That said, if the resolution is low we have a variety of ways to enhance your photo for canvas printing, we specialize in low-resolution printing.

      The best thing to do is contact us, we can help with a photo of any size, resolution or source (even physical photos that need to be scanned).

  • zach

    Rad! Congrats on this partnership. I have several prints from CanvasPop, and they look amazing.

  • @tamaramanning

    Entered! Even signed up for Facebook to do so :)

  • Nad75

    What a pity ! Only US residents can enter the contest… Have fun then without the rest of the world ! :))

  • Iphoneography Central

    I live in the UK too so I'm out. :-(

  • Rikko Bajacan

    can't wait to see new art…good luck to all

  • @clevelandrob

    Awesome! I've been wanting to get some canvas prints made. Entered!

  • Luxtra

    Is there a limit to number entered, i.e., just one? And apping is okay?

    • lifeinlofiblog

      Hi, Luxtra!

      Enter as many times as you'd like, but only one image will be able to win. Apping is not only okay, it's encouraged as well!


      • Holly

        I doesn't seem that you can enter as many times as you like, as once I uploaded an image I was unable to upload another one, states that I have already entered the contest. Do you think this was an error? Might have uploaded a different image if I had known….

  • @falsedigital

    Awesome! I've been lurking on this site for a couple months now. Excited to finally participate in something. :]

  • Holly

    When you say North America, does that include Canada for entry?

  • MattBurlem

    Bah! I just entered it and then realised it's only for people in USA!


  • Jay

    Too bad Summer just started the 21st.