Boxes of black-and-white film

It’s been just over a week since Kosmo Foto announced the Black & white World Cup.

It’s a survey of the film community to see just which black-and-white film is the absolute favourite.

After voting closes at the end of June we’ll tote up the points – and one film will be crowned champion.

Nearly 100 film fans have voted so far, and I’m looking forward to receiving a lot more.

And now there’s extra incentive to vote. Some of the companies producing black-and-white film have very kindly donated film for a special prize.

One lucky winner will win a box of black-and-white films donated by:

Adox

Cinestill

Film Washi

Foma

Ilford

Japan Camera Hunter

Kosmo Foto

Lomography

More films are likely to be added to the prize package in the next week – we predict the prize package will be around 50 rolls. That’s more than enough to keep you shooting throughout the rest of the year.

All you have to do is look through the list of films below and choose your three favourites. Your first choice gets three points, second two points and third choice one point. Email those choices to us. You then become eligible to win the prize.

The points will be added up after voting finishes on 30 June and we’ll then announce one film World Cup champion.

Here’s the rules:

  • You can only vote once.
  • For your vote to be eligible, you have to email it to foto.dowling@gmail.com with the title “Black & White World Cup”.
  • You should vote for three films – please don’t vote for four or five or six.
  • Voting is open from midnight on Sunday 26 May to 23.59 on Sunday 30 June (British Summer Time). Any votes received after that will not be counted.
  • You can only choose from films in the list below. Films like Kodak Plus-X, Fuji Neopan and ORWO Isopan SS are all great emulsions from the past but not eligible, sorry.
  • The list includes some rebrands of films (such as Kosmo Foto Mono, Lomography’s black-and-white films, Silberra’s Agfa-made films). This is because many people are fans of particular branded films, not just the original emulsion.
  • After votes have been counted, the World Cup results will be posted on Kosmo Foto in mid-July.
  • The prize winner will be drawn at random in July
  • Judge’s decision is final

Here’s the list of film you can chose from:

ADOX CMS 20 II

ADOX HR-50

ADOX IR-HR PRO 50

ADOX CHS 100 II

ADOX SilverMax

AGFA Copex Rapid

AGFA PHOTO APX 100

AGFA PHOTO APX 400

Argenti Nanotomic X

Argenti Scale-X

Argenti PAN-X

Argenti ARF+ Reporter Film Plus

Bergger Pancro 400

CatLABS X FILM 80

CatLABS X FILM 320

Cinestill bwXX

Ferrania P30 ALPHA

Film Washi ‘W’

Film Washi ‘V’

Film Washi ‘P’

Film Washi ‘A’

Film Washi ‘D’

Film Washi ‘F’

Film Washi ‘S’

Foma FOMAPAN 100 ‘Classic’

Foma FOMAPAN 200 ‘Creative’

Foma FOMAPAN 400 ‘Action’

Foma RETRO PAN 320 ‘Soft’

Foma FOMAPAN R 100

FOTOIMPEX CHM 100

FOTOIMPEX CHM 400

HOLGA 400

ILFORD Pan 100

ILFORD Pan 400

ILFORD Pan F Plus

ILFORD FP4 Plus

ILFORD HP5 Plus

ILFORD DELTA 100

ILFORD DELTA 400

ILFORD DELTA 3200

ILFORD Ortho Copy Plus

ILFORD SFX 200

ILFORD XP2 Super

JCH Streetpan 400

Kentmere PAN 100

Kentmere PAN 400

Kodak Tri-X

Kodak T-MAX 100

Kodak T-MAX 400

Kodak T-MAX P3200

KONO! Monolit 64

KONO! Rekorder 100-200

Kosmo Foto Mono

Lomography Earl Grey

Lomography Orca

Lomography Lady Grey

Lomography Potsdam 100

Lomography Berlin 400

Lucky New SHD 100

Oriental Seagull 100

Oriental Seagull 400

Rera Pan 400

Rollei RPX 25

Rollei RPX 100

Rollei RPX 400

Rollei ATP1.1

Rollei Ortho Plus

Rollei Retro 80S

Rollei SuperPan 200

Rollei Retro 400S

Rollei Infrared 400

Rollei Blackbird

Shanghai GP3

Silberra Orta 50

Silberra Orta 100

Silberra U200

Silberra Ultima 100

Silberra Ultima 160

Silberra Ultima 200/Pan 200

Silberra Cinema UN54

Silberra Cinema 74N+

Silberra Cinema 52XX

SPUR DSX

SPUR UR

Street Candy ATM 400

Svema / Astrum МЗ-3 (MZ-3)

Svema / Astrum ФН-64 (FN-64)

Svema / Astrum Фoto-100 (Foto-100)

Svema / Astrum Фoto-200 (Foto-200)

Svema / Astrum Фoto-400 (Foto-400)

Svema / Astrum А-2Ш (A-2SH)

Tasma / Astrum НК-2Ш (NK-2)

Ultrafine Xtreme 100

Ultrafine Xtreme 400

Cheers for voting – and good luck!

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