• 5. Sophort Safari 2018 Vienna

The Sophort Safari is a fun daylong photo-event with analog instant cameras. We give you and your team a secret photographic mission and you solve it in a creative way.

Submit your best shots at the end of the day. They will be evaluated by our international jury. The best rated photos win great prizes! Perfect for family and friends.

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Date

    May 12, 2019

  • NEW in 2019

    Polaroid & Instax Mini film

  • Bring your team

    family and friends

  • Instant cameras

    Buy, rent or bring your own

  • Best photos

    win great prizes

Early Bird Tickets available

until Dec. 31, 2018

35.0044.00 incl. 20% VAT

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The Most Analog Photo Event

May 12, 2019

Capture Vienna with analog Polaroid or Instax cameras and win valuable prizes

Have a creative, fun and inspirational day with your family and friends while exploring the city. You can join the Sophort Safari by yourself or bring your team (it’s more fun!).

Use your own Polaroid or Instax Mini camera, rent a vintage one from us or just purchase one from our store.

We will help you prepare for the event with workshops, tutorials, blog posts, videos and more.

No excuses! The event is for all photography skill levels 😉

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To buy at ticket for the event just follow the process on the website.

  • Payment options:
    • Direct Bank Transfer (SOFORT)
    • Credit Cards
    • PayPal

A ticket includes one starter bag for you (and your team). You do not have to know who will be on your team when you book your ticket.

Order: We’ll send you your confirmation e-mail with all the info about the event afterwards.

Please note: Tickets are limited. If you don’t want to miss out we suggest getting your’s early.

If you have questions, call us at +43 676 773 58 72 or write an email to safari@sophort.com

  • Before the event:

1. Get your ticket

2. Learn about instant-photography with our tutorial videos and photo-tips

  • The day of the event:

3. Collect the starter-bag

4. Solve the photographic mission

5. Return your four best shots (and the rental camera)

6. Have your instant pictures scanned, take them back home afterward

  • After the event:

7. Jury evaluates the submissions

8. Win fabulous prizes

  • Starting Times:

With your booking you’ll receive the starting time for the event. The contestants start in groups between 9:00 and 12:00 AM. If you for some reason cannot make your assigned starting time, please let us know what works for you and we try to find a different group: safari@sophort.com

The event ends between 3:30 and 5:30 PM depending on the starting time.

Side- Events & Pop-Up Market

That’s what we have planned for you:

  • From 12:00 we have a Pop-Up Market where you can buy products from our event sponsors as well as cameras, film and accessories from our shop. We’ll be having some great deals like last year! No entry fee.
  • You have a Polaroid camera and don’t know if it works? Stop by and get it tested. No charge!
  • Get your Polaroid team photo taken by one of our experts!
  • Have your well deserved finisher refreshment by our sponsor all i need
  • Have your best Polaroid pictures scanned (from the event or from your mum) and order beautiful large prints at a special price
  • Don’t forget to join the free Online Safari to win extra prizes!

Prizes for the 2019 Event

Creatively solve the secret photographic mission and score high with the international jury to win fabulous prizes.

Thank you to all our sponsor who helped to make it happen.

Stay tuned! Details coming soon!

List of prices is subject to changes and is updated regularly

FIRST PLACE

POLAROID

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INSTAX

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SECOND PLACE

POLAROID

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INSTAX

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THIRD PLACE

POLAROID

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INSTAX

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Prizes cannot be traded in for cash.  There is no recourse to legal action. Prizes might be subject to availability. Alcohol will not be awarded to attendees that are not of legal drinking age.

The 2019 Event Jury

Stay tuned! Details coming soon!

Ticket Details

  • Ticket with rental camera includes a starter bag containing of a vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film.
  • Ticket without rental camera includes a starter bag containing of
    • one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film or
    • one pack of Fujifilm Instax Mini film.
      You have to bring your own camera!

We only rent out vintage Polaroid cameras (sorry, no Instax rental cameras this time). If you like to attend the event with an Instax Mini camera but don’t own one, you can purchase one from our shop.

Team

  • You can attend the event as a single person or in a team.
  • Each purchased ticket includes a starter bag and is one entry to the event.
  • Team members may accompany you on the photographic mission. They don’t need an extra ticket. You share the camera, the pictures and the prices. There is no limit to your team size.
  • If you have questions about this write to safari@sophort.com

Event Location

  • Address: Sophort Office, Türkenstraße 23, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Starting Times

  • The contestants start in groups between 9:00 and 12:00 AM.
  • We will send you your starting group after your ticket order. If you for some reason cannot make your assigned starting time, please let us know what works for you and we try to find a different group: safari@sophort.com
  • The event ends between 3:30 and 5:30 PM depending on the starting time.

Duration

Group 1:

  • Collect the starter bag between 9:30 und 10:00
  • Return at 15:30 the latest

Group 2:

  • Collect the starter bag between 10:30 und 11:00
  • Return at 16:30 the latest

Group 3:

  • Collect the starter bag between 11:30 und 12:00
  • Return at 17:30 the latest

Languages

The event languages are English and German. All information is available in both languages.

Starter Bag

Please collect your starter-bag within the time frame you’ve received from us (see Duration). The bag contains:

  • Rental Polaroid camera already loaded with film (if you have purchased a ticket with a rental camera) or
  • Polaroid Originals or Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film (if you are using your own camera)
  • Starter-Booklet containing the photographic mission, event rules, support hotline, short manual on camera and film, the most important photo tips
  • Stickers to mark your best 4 photos
  • Additional information, vouchers and other goodies

Event Preparation

At the event you’ll have the opportunity to get a crash course on how to use the camera and the film by one of our experts. We strongly recommend taking part in this! This is also a good time to ask final questions.

If you want to prepare for the event we can recommend the following:

Event Location

Meeting Point Sophort Office Vienna

The event takes place at the Sophort Office.

Address: Türkenstraße 23, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Rules

Last updated: November 7, 2018

The Sophort Safari is a photographic competition where participants use instant cameras to solve a photographic mission.

Photographic Mission

  • The event starter bag contains the previously secret photographic mission. It is divided into eight distinctive topics.
  • In order to win prizes participants have to creatively solve the photo mission and submit their four best instant pictures at the end of the day to our jury 
  • by marking them with the topic’s corresponding number, i.e by using the sticker with the number 2 if it’s the submission for topic number 2, and sticking it to the back of the picture.
  • Our crew will scan the participant’s submitted pictures to send them over to our jury. We will give back the originals right away. Note that the submissions are solely the participants choice.

Jury Evaluation

The jury will evaluate all the submissions by awarding points.

The competition is divided into two main categories: Polaroid & Instax Mini.

  • The overall winner of each category is the person with the highest combined score of all four pictures in the category. In the case of a tie, the jury will decide on a winner.
  • Additional prices will be awarded to second and third place finishers in each main category as well as to the best four overall ranked individual pictures in each main category.
  • If there’s a tie, the person with the overall combined highest points over all four pictures will be ranked higher. If there’s still a tie the jury will decide on a winner.

This is how the grading works:

  • The jury will award points to each submitted picture according to a scale from 1 to 10.
  • 1 is the lowest score, 10 the highest.
  • How and why the jury member comes to his or her decision is solely up to the jury member. We don’t give the further guidelines!

Prizes & Winners

  • The final, official result will be published on our website. We will inform all winners by e-mail on how to receive their prizes.
  • Each attendee can only be awarded with exactly one prize.
  • If someone would win more than one prize the person can choose one prize from among them.
  • Not chosen prizes will pass on to the person that’s ranked right after the winner. For example the 1st place will pass on to the 2nd place.

Prizes cannot be traded in for cash. There is no recourse to legal action. Prizes might be subject to availability.

Film & Cameras

  • You can only use film that was given to you by us.
  • You cannot use your own film.
  • Only cameras that can use Fujifilm Instax Mini, Polaroid Originals 600, SX-70 or i-Type film are allowed in the competition.
  • You cannot use modified cameras or printers such as the Instant Lab.
  • Message us if you are unsure if your camera is allowed in the competition: safari@sophort.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

What exactly is a Sophort Safari?

The Sophort Safari is a fun daylong photo-event with analog instant cameras.

You can rent or buy one from us or bring your own Polaroid or Instax Mini camera. We give you and your team (family and friends) a secret photographic mission at the beginning of the day and you solve it in a creative way.

Submit your best shots at the end of the day. They will be evaluated by our independent jury. The best rated photos win great prizes! Perfect for family and friends.

When is the next Sophort Safari?

The next event takes place on May 12, 2019.

Where does the next Sophort Safari take place?

The next event on May 12, 2019 is held in Vienna. Location for beginning and ending the day is the Sophort Office.

Do I need to have my own instant camera to participate?

  • No, we have a special ticket that includes a vintage Polaroid 600 rental camera.
  • If you want to join the event with an Instax Mini device you either have to buy one (you can do that here) or bring your own.

Which rental camera will I get?

  • We will give you a vintage Polaroid 600 camera from the early 90s.
  • If you want to join the event with an Instax Mini device you either have to buy one (you can do that here) or bring your own.

Which cameras are allowed in the event?

  • Only cameras that can use Fujifilm Instax Mini, Polaroid Originals 600, SX-70 or i-Type film are allowed in the competition.
  • For more details check out the event rules.

Can I bring my own film?

  • No, due to organizational reasons and as a matter of fairness (everyone in the competition should use film from the same batch), we only allow film that was given to you by us.
  • All event tickets include the necessary film already.

Is it possible to join the event without a team?

Absolutely. Lone wolves welcome 😉

How do I join with my team?

  • You can bring friends and family to support you on the photographic mission.
  • They can help with ideas, tips and be models to your awesome pictures.
  • Members of your team do not need a separate ticket.
  • They also do not receive their own starter bag, camera or film.
  • Tip: Be nice to them and share all the fantastic prizes you will win 😉

How many team members can I bring with one ticket?

  • There’s no limit.
  • But be aware of the fact that you only have one camera and film with your ticket and that you might want to be able to share your prizes with the team 😀

How do I know if I won something?

About 2 weeks after the event we’ll have the final results. Then we’ll send everyone an e-mail.

Who decides if I have won something?

That’s gonna be the jury. You can find more info in the event details and rules.

What can I win?

Many great things! You can find more info about that in the prizes section in the event details.

Do I need to have previous experience with Polaroid or photography in general to participate?

  • Not at all! We do have a number of great ways to get prepared for the Safari. Workshops, tutorial videos and blog entries.
  • You will also have the opportunity to get a crash course at the event and ask our team all the questions you might have before you get started.

What’s in my Starter Bag?

  • Rental Polaroid camera already loaded with film (if you have purchased a ticket with a rental camera) or
  • Polaroid Originals or Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film (if you are using your own camera)
  • Starter-Booklet containing the photographic mission, event rules, support hotline, short manual on camera and film, the most important photo tips
  • Stickers to mark your best 4 photos
  • Additional information, vouchers and other goodies

What different kinds of tickets?

  • Ticket with rental camera includes a starter bag containing of a vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film.
  • Ticket without rental camera includes a starter bag containing of
    • one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film or
      one pack of Fujifilm Instax Mini film. You have to bring your own camera!

How much are tickets?

Early Bird Tickets, available until Dec. 31, 2018
  • POLAROID – WITH vintage rental camera (and film) 44 EUR
  • POLAROID – WITHOUT rental camera, but incl. film 39 EUR
  • INSTAX – WITHOUT rental camera, but incl. film 35 EUR
Regular sale from Jan. 1, 2019
  • POLAROID – WITH vintage rental camera (and film) 49 EUR
  • POLAROID – WITHOUT rental camera, but incl. film 44 EUR
  • INSTAX – WITHOUT rental camera, but incl. film 39 EUR

Where is the event location?

Start and end of the event is hosted at the Sophort Office, Türkenstraße 23/1/8, 1090 Wien.

At what time does the event start?

The contestants start in groups between 9:00 and 12:00 AM. Check the schedule in the event details for more information.

When does the event end?

The event ends between 3:30 and 5:30 PM depending on the starting time. Check the schedule in the event details for more information.

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