And the winners are...

Jury Grand Prize
Bella March with Mirror Mirror On The Wall ...

Community Prize

Special Jury Prize
MSnook with the dance of joy
Raul Crimson with Sunlight

Please contact Natty Foggarty in order to arrange the consign of the prize!




Orange Island and Koinup are proud to announce the Orange Photo Week Contest.

Certainly once, you have felt surrounded with reality in SL... an awesome build, a true moment of emotion, a real expression on a friendly face, a silhouette that could belong to a real being. Obviously this is an alternate reality.

"One second of reality" aims to find out where reality begins for you. Try to mesmerize the jury and make us believe the photo was taken in RL.

Winners will have the chance to participate to an exhibition in a RL gallery dedicated to digital technologies, located in the center of Paris.

Submissions will start on June 9th and will finish on June 23rd. Winners will be announced on Friday June 27, on Orange Island, on the closing day of our upcoming Photo Week. Here are the latest entries.


  • In order to take part in this contest, you must have an account on Koinup. Registration is free and takes only a few seconds.
  • The theme of the contest is "One second of reality". The aim of the contest is to capture an instant of reality, and have viewers believe the photo was taken in RL.
    The challenge here is to share with the community what for a second seemed real to you. We hope you will go beyond still-life shots and try to show us emotions are real, no matter where they happen.
  • Photos can be taken in-world using any available means (such as Second Life photo studios) except RL photographic backgrounds.
  • Photos can also be post-processed using programs such as Photoshop.
  • You are allowed to use tricks, and encouraged to share your technique. SLURL are welcome.
  • Photos should be submitted to the contest by posting them on Koinup. To submit a photo to the contest, please insert the tag
  • Photos already posted on Koinup before June 9th cannot be submitted to the contest. Please submit new works.
  • The contest is restricted to Second Life residents and is a photography contest; artistic media other than photography are not allowed.
  • No brand logos or hidden advertisement. No sex, violence or offending contents. Black and white accepted.
  • Each participant can submit up to three photos.
  • Photos will remain on Koinup after the end of the contest.
  • Entering the contest implies the acceptance of these rules.

For more details feel free to contact the team (Natty Foggarty)!


Winners and Prizes

There will be two winners.

Both will have the chance to participate to an exhibition in a RL gallery. La Cantine is a creative, experimental and innovative space dedicated to digital technologies, located in the center of Paris.

The winner of the Jury Prize will receive his/her work printed and framed in high quality format.
The winner of the "Community Prize", the coolest work on Koinup, will receive a complete package from Never 30 including a N30 studio, poses kit, lights... and more.

Winners of the "Jury Prize" will be picked by a jury composed of Margherita Balzerani, curator at “Le Palais de Tokyo”, Paris contemporary art museum, Marco Manray, renowned SL photographer and author of the book "Io, reporter in Second Life", and Vint Falken, award-winning SL photographer and distinguished Koinup member.

In order to select the winners, the jury will focus on assessing the following aspects:

  • Emotions (the photo's ability to fool the senses)
  • Realism (how realistic each photo is)
  • Technique (how instructive your trick description is)

Obviously aesthetics are key and will be considered.

Winning photos and a selection of runners up, will be published on the Orange Island and Koinup Blogs. So stay tuned for the announcement.

Winning photos will also be displayed on Orange Island (Orange 1, 195/134/30) for a minimum of three weeks.

Winners will be announced on this page, on the Koinup blog and on the Orange Island website on June 27th.

Take a look at the latest entries!

With the Orange Island Photoweek, Orange confirms its wish to help artistic creativity through sharing and collaboration. This event will be held from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of June on the Orange Island. It will be a good occasion to start learning how to make awesome pictures. Some of the most experienced artists will give classes about specific aspects of photography in SL. More info to come next week on


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