Holga Week 2019

Basket full of Holga Cameras by Mr. Holga

Howdy, Holga Photographer!

If that intro sounds a little strange, it’s because Holga Week is now managed by me, Mr. Holga. My good friend, Holga Jen, has entrusted the stewardship of Holga Week with me. Although I have some big shoes to fill, I plan to make Holga Week bigger and better.

Holga Week 2019 is Tuesday, October 1 through Monday, October 7, 2019. I’m starting a new tradition by making Holga Week the first seven days in October. So, incase you’re wondering, when Holga Week 2019 is a success, then Holga Week 2020 will be October 1-7, 2020. See how that works.

The date is not the only thing I’m changing. I’m also thinking up new contest categories. Here are a few ideas:

  • Holga Street
  • Holga Nature
  • Holga Portrait
  • Holga Pinhole

I am also going to change the way photographers submit photos. I have some web application skills. I’m going to create a submission form for Holga Week. No more sharing on other social media platforms or emailing photos. All photos will be safe and sound on the Holga Week website.

There are a few key dates to remember, the most important being Holga Week, October 1-7, 2019. This comes on the tail end of Oktoberfest. If you want to start your Holga Week a little early, go right ahead. I’m not the Holga Police. But don’t go crazy with the time. I don’t want to see Labor Day clam bakes or Independence Day fireworks. I’m expecting beautiful fall photos.


  • Holga Week
    • October 1-7, 2019
  • Process & Edit Film
    • October 8 through November 8, 2019
    • Submission form will turn off
  • Judging
    • November 9-15, 2019
  • Champion Announced
    • November 22, 2019
    • Will announce in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas at 12:30 p.m.
    • Yes, that Dealey Plaza

I’ve got a lot to do between now and October 1. I have to find sponsors, prizes, judges, update the website, update social media, and keep hundreds of Holga photographers around the world inspired to shoot on Holga Week.

Stay tuned.

4 Replies to “Holga Week 2019”

    1. Ciao Gianfranco, durante la prima settimana di ottobre devi scattare tutte le foto che vuoi, con la tua HOLGA. Quindi hai un circa mese per sviluppare, scegliere e inviare un massimo di tre immagini, tramite la pagina “SUBMIT”. Almeno questo è quello che ho capito e spero di non averti detto niente di sbagliato. Un saluto da un appassionato di HOLGA. Ciao, Roberto

      1. Howdy Roberto,
        Sì, Holga Week è l’1-7 ottobre 2019. Hai tempo fino al 8 novembre per sviluppare, modificare e inviare fotografie. Non sono sicuro del numero di foto, ma tre suoni giusti. Maggiori informazioni in arrivo. Saluti da Holga Week.
        Sig. Holga

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