Capture The Moment Competition: 13th May 2013 13:13:13 CET


The essence of photography is about capturing those special moments, those instants where time stands still and an image is perfectly framed in front of your eyes. As Lomographers, we are especially in tune with these unique times in life. We love to forget the rules, ditch the viewfinder and snap those special times as they flash before our eyes. Well for this rumble, that’s exactly what we are you to do. In the month of May, we have picked 3 exact moments where we want Lomographers around the world to stop and take an analogue photo! And of course, we have some awesome prizes on offer for the best entries!

Credits: bravebird

At exactly 13 seconds past 13 minutes past 13:00 CET time on 13th May, we are asking you to stop what you’re doing and take an analogue photo of life buzzing along beside you. We want to see what the weather is like in Bangladesh, the young mother pushing her pram down the sidewalk in Turin, the car passing your window in London, your brother eating his breakfast across the table from you in Paris; wherever you are and whatever is happening, join us in this magical project and take a photo on the 13th at 13:13:13 CET (that’s Vienna time). Don’t worry, we’ll be counting down to the moment on the website and on social media to remind you when the time is coming!

We are relying on your honesty here folks, since from the photos submitted to this competition, we want to create an exciting video summing up this very moment in time across the globe. So please only submit photos taken at this exact time to the competition!

Gallery Store Specials

We will also be celebrating this occasion in Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide. So join us for the fun at this special time! For all customers in stores at this exact moment, we’ll be offering some special surprises for people who join!

The Prizes

So what’s in it for you? (besides having the chance for your photo to be featured in a very cool video of course). Well we have some top-notch Piggy Point prizes to hand out for taking part. Not only we will we reward every entry with 5 Piggies to spend in the shop, we will also give 25 extra Piggies for our top 10 photo entries.

The Rules

  • Please only submit photos taken at exactly 13:13:13 on the 13th May 2013 – Please submit honestly!
  • You may submit only 1 photo only
  • The rumble will open at 13:13:13 on the 13th May and run until June 10th to give you time to get your special photo developed

written by tomas_bates on 2013-05-03 in #competitions #capture-the-moment #13-13-13


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    okay! I have a roll in my LC-A+ RL right now! let's do it :D

  2. tonantzin
    tonantzin ·

    Alarm clock: SET
    I'm ready! :D

  3. mrmostarr
    mrmostarr ·

    a monday? that'll be boring as hell for me... basically me working before a computer on a table with nothing in the wall behind it ... no buzzing at all... :p

  4. yihlingpow
    yihlingpow ·

    COOL! XD

  5. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Looks awesome! Be HONEST people, don't spoil this great idea! :)

  6. qrro
    qrro ·

    monday!!!!!!! crap! hahahaha well I´ll do my best to make a cool photo!!! 13:13:13 no problem!!! XD

  7. bongo_biene
    bongo_biene ·

    damn, read first shoot later, i submited already a pic, could you pleas delet it

  8. naomi-noelani-lugo
    naomi-noelani-lugo ·

    I'll be on the Big Island of Hawaii, perfect :)

  9. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    Ugh . . . monday morning. Mine will not be pretty.

  10. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    >.< yah anytime before 9am is not gunna happen

  11. diomaxwelle
    diomaxwelle ·

    Good thing I loaded my Polaroid....i think i'd forget if I had to have it developed.

  12. ropi
    ropi ·

    18hs... great time for me!!!

  13. cryboy
    cryboy ·

    che figata immane di idea!!! <3 Non vedo l'ora di partecipare!

  14. inkkl
    inkkl ·


  15. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    I love how there's already 2 submissions.

  16. checkmybadself
    checkmybadself ·

    Couple of questions:

    1) Is i13:13:13 local time? If not, the clock might look a bit funny?
    2) When do you have to upload the pics by? Takes a while to develop etc etc

    Sounds like fun though.

  17. ping-junior
    ping-junior ·

    I'm ready! to ^______^

  18. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @checkmybadself - 1) No its 13:13:13 Central European Time, thats why we have the counter at the top and this site to help you know when to take the photo :-) - 2) You have until June 10th to upload your photo

  19. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    holy shit! I don't think before that we have Legal Hour here in Italy! We are one hour behind! so when the site clock say 13:13:13: we are 12:12:12:!!!! What We have to do?

  20. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    uuuuh now I see that the counter above match with my clock time! yesssss! haha!

  21. math0165
    math0165 ·

    nailed it

  22. limalca
    limalca ·

    just shot mine!

  23. superlighter
    superlighter ·


  24. somapic
    somapic ·

    luckily i had a disposable at my desk...

  25. callencoss
    callencoss ·

    Captured the moment, finished off the roll, now it's time to process and see how it comes out.

  26. juzifer
    juzifer ·


  27. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    Central Europe is not the center of the Universe. Submissions from all timezones should be accepted.

  28. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·


  29. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    day off work, used the same view on all 3 dates differing position of the sun

  30. daguet
    daguet ·


  31. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    Parked car, submitted

  32. naomi-noelani-lugo
    naomi-noelani-lugo ·

    Ocean fisheye :) submitted

  33. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·


  34. ayse
    ayse ·

    @tomas_bates when do we get the 5 piggies for entry?

  35. selycat
    selycat ·

    and when will you announce the winners, please?

  36. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @all @ayse - we have now awarded Piggies out to people who took part :-) @selycat - We will announce winners soon, once we have gone through all the entries! Thanks

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