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Russia Day 2012 - Show Us Some Love Rumble ended almost 2 years ago

Because we LomoLove children and Russia, we want you to follow in the footsteps of the citizens of Ulyanovsk, Russia, who on September 12th get the day off from work to create a baby boom of their own! Read after the jump for more details on our new competition with some awesome prizes up for grabs! Here's a hint, one of them is a Russian Family Van!

Photo by bdcelio

The Inspiration

We’d love to say we made this up because the idea is so far-fetched, but alas, we are just not that creative. The story goes like this… Russian Governor Sergei Morozov was facing a terrible problem. It was 2007 and numbers indicated that birthrates in his province were plummeting. Low birth rates were haunting and it seemed family values had gone out the window. So, what was a man in his position to do?

Morozov declared that September 12th would officially be “Family Contact” day; unofficially, the day is called “Conception Day.” So what did the celebrations entail? We won’t go into detail, but the idea is that on June 12th, nine months later, the county would have an expected increase in the population.

The Competition

So what does this have to do with photography and you? Well, to celebrate the birth of our brand new baby, the Russia Day Lomo LC-A+, we’ve got a totally crazy competition! And by the way, there’s no need to check your calendars, this is not an April Fool’s day prank! Here’s what we want you to do:

  1. Take an analogue, romantic photo of you and your honey and submit it to this page before September 30th. Make sure the photo description has both your and your sweeties first names!
  2. Do your thing – Feel free to take pictures, just don’t upload them here, some things are meant to be private – Any person who submits a photo containing nudity will immediately be disqualified!
  3. If, nine months later on June 12th 2012, you give birth, take a picture of your precious bundle of joy, scan his or her birth certificate, and submit both to this page.

The Grand Prize

If your Russia Day LomoBaby 2012 is born before the other entrants on June 12th 2012 and you’ve followed the competition rules, you will win our grand prize, a one of a kind Russian Family Van! Don’t worry if you’re not in Russia, we’ll get the car to you!

Please Note: It should go without saying, but please do not participate in this competition with the primary motivation to win the car; participate in it because you love your partner, are a responsible adult and have already planned to have a baby. Read the full competition terms and conditions on our Russia Day Microsite

Don’t want a baby? You can still win!

Don’t worry, we also have an awesome prize which doesn’t involve having a baby! You can also take an analogue photo of you and your loved one and submit it to this competition page anytime before the end of September – The 3 photo entries that we like the most will be in with a chance of winning a totally unique prize, a Russian Scooter! Remember, your photo is going to have to be special to stand out from the crowd, so think outside the box!

Please Note: The competition winners will be announced after June 12th 2012. The second and third couple to give birth to a baby will be given priority for the scooter prize over entrants who only submit a photo in September. Read the full competition terms and conditions on our Russia Day Microsite

Please read the full terms and conditions on our Russia Day Microsite before considering taking part in the competition

Photo Upload Rules:

  • Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  • Upload Limit: 10 Photos
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)
  • Competition end date will be June 12, 2012, 23:59 GMT/UTC + 04:00 hour

Looking for Love? Head over to our Apply for a Dream Date Competition You might find a partner to help you win the Russian Family Van!

Want to get the Brand New Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Limited Edition Camera? Head over to the shop

Competition Update: 25th May 2012

To make things extra interesting for the last couple of weeks of the competition, until June 5th we have also decided to re-open photos for consideration for our runner-up prize of a scooter. Just submit your best photo of you and your loved one (either your child or partner) to this page to be in with a chance! Remember to keep the photos love themed but not too risqué. We can’t wait to see all your brilliant new shots!

Please Note: This competition is now only open for submissions for the scooter runner-up prize. Entries for the grand-prize of the car will no longer be considered.

written by lomography

76 comments

  1. falsedigital

    falsedigital

    SO happy I don't have to make a baby to win prizes :P

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. coldkennels

    coldkennels

    Erm.... guys? This is pretty seedy. Seriously, a new low.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. photohuggers

    photohuggers

    uoh, "a totally crazy competition" indeed.. ;) :P

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    brilliant, guess me and the mrs should of waited till september :P

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    Oh god, my wife has suggested we do this...

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. lamp

    lamp

    I like the first "please note"...

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  7. reixox

    reixox

    Different.
    I think I'll pass. LOL

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  8. maria_vlachou

    maria_vlachou

    no, thank you.....

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. courtneygawthorp8193

    courtneygawthorp8193

    I would like to be married first! LOL.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  10. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    Lomo this is terribly irresponsible of you. My desire to win a car is creating an internal battle with my desire to not have children just yet!!! Ahhhhhh.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  11. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! what?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  12. z

    z

    ...well....i'm a child... so i guess i won't be winning this one

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  13. aprilrich427

    aprilrich427

    what the hell..

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  14. cacautomaz

    cacautomaz

    I can take pictures of a couple of friends and after nine months of their son?

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  15. disdis

    disdis

    that's a great competition! It's nice to see Lomography promote babies born!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  16. disdis

    disdis

    my baby will be born during this period of time... can I submit and where?

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  17. stephaniededeyne

    stephaniededeyne

    ????????????? nuts

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  18. ibkc

    ibkc

    I think you wacky Austrians have outdone yourselves with this one. ;)

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  19. babybath

    babybath

    Whoah whoah baby!!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  20. boredbone

    boredbone

    llllllllllolllllllllll

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  21. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Hahahahahahahahhahaha!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  22. freyfrey

    freyfrey

    Oh man, I hope this makes some babies!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  23. lihooi

    lihooi

    this is crazeeeee!! XD

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  24. nural

    nural

    but I really don't wanna have babies... this creates a dilemma!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  25. dearjme

    dearjme

    Oh my word. This very concept lacks family values! Couples (hopefully married, settled, and committed for life) are ideally meant to procreate in their own time, for the beauty of life and fostering a solid family. Not spurred by the motivation of winning a van. What is this world coming to??

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  26. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @dearjme: Have you had a chance to look at the terms and conditions of the competition? Take a look: http://microsites.lo(…)-conditions, we think that only people who are committed to raising a child in a responsible, loving environment should participate.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  27. samguino

    samguino

    Hahahaha this is the weirdest competition I think I have ever seen! At least I've got 2 months to try to find someone to make babies with ;o)

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  28. lighttomysoul

    lighttomysoul

    idk guys, I think this is a weird competition and I won't be participating. good to know I'm not excluded though, since i'm gay.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  29. dearjme

    dearjme

    @gabysalas, I did indeed read the terms, which still baffle me to think that anyone could believe that such terms could even try to justify the ridiculous motives of a couple trying to reproduce to win a van.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  30. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @dearjme: I am sorry you still feel this way. There are other competitions on the site you might want to take part in. Check out the competitions section: http://www.lomograph(…)ompetitions

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  31. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @disdis, yes you may submit and you can do it here.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  32. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @cacautomaz: let your friends join the competition! You can work out who gets the car together!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  33. mintography

    mintography

    Craziest competition ever! Not helping the fact that my husband and I really want babies but are trying to hold off a few more years til I finish grad school! He's sitting there next to me saying look you could get a scooter for 2nd place! You want a scooter! Ack!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  34. weleasewoger72

    weleasewoger72

    How much do reverse vasectomys cost? Oh, hang on I can't drive. This is the strangest comp ever.

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  35. veato

    veato

    Want a CRAZY coincidence? I'm getting married on the 12th September!! What's the chances of making a baby I wonder!

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  36. hotweinerdog

    hotweinerdog

    lol-It just so happens that I am aiming to have a baby for next June. Nice timing!
    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  37. jarvislomo

    jarvislomo

    wow. babies. anyone?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  38. melodamyus

    melodamyus

    well. if i was pregnant right now i'd want a free car.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  39. badjuju

    badjuju

    My girlfriend and I will try our best but I think science is against us. Haha.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  40. cc-in-paris

    cc-in-paris

    of all the reasons I'm gonna hear for having a baby over the next year, winning a rumble will definitely be the most surprising....!

    we all know that NO ONE is going to make a baby just for this rumble but if anyone hits the rumble-jack-pot-date and wins a car for their luck, Mazel Tov!!!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  41. holgadd

    holgadd

    woohoo...!!!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  42. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @badjuju, take a look at the terms and conditions, there's something in there for you and your girlfriend as well.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  43. badjuju

    badjuju

    We would love to have babies but 2012 is just too soon for us! Good luck to all participating!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  44. saidseni

    saidseni

    Well, you never know... just in case, I'm going to upload... ;)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  45. saidseni

    saidseni

    Upload limit is 6 or 10?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  46. basterda

    basterda

    @saidseni: 10 :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  47. saidseni

    saidseni

    @basterda: Thanks! By the way, notification when you're mentioned is great! :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  48. tyler_durden

    tyler_durden

    I'd like to submit this picture: http://cloud.lomogra(…)3515000.jpg but it's not possible because the height (i can't click the button "submit", because I can't see it)... It's possible to submit it in another way??

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  49. gelibee

    gelibee

    Hello @tyler_durden Minimum Photo Dimensions must be at least 768px in either width or height. :) Cheers!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  50. tyler_durden

    tyler_durden

    @gelibee thank you very much!! :-)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  51. lucianalfaro

    Hmmm, so, NOW I have a good reason to have babies... hehehe

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  52. weaver

    weaver

    this is just so strange. as if the world isn't battling the effects of overpopulation as is.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  53. backforbreakfast

    backforbreakfast

    WHAAAAATTTTTT?!?!?!?!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  54. veato

    veato

    Entered!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  55. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

    Is it ok if I submitted my bff & his wife photo which taken by me? Because I'm single & not interested in relationship for this 2 or 3 years.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  56. paytenpurdy

    paytenpurdy

    all these posts are so funny to read! haha. anyways, I really want to win, so is it ok if I enter 5 times trying to get 5 different womens pregnants?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  57. gabysalas

    gabysalas

    @hervinsyah: as long as your friends are ok with it and you have all discussed how to deal with the prize, who gets it, etc. That is fine!
    @paytenpurdy: I am glad you enjoyed the post! Hopefully you were kidding with getting 5 different women pregnant. Parenting is tough enough as it is!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  58. northwardnimbus

    northwardnimbus

    CRAZY LOMO PEOPLE! LETS FUCK!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  59. bongo_biene

    bongo_biene

    I allways thought about.
    Waht could the reasonable reasons be to get a child?
    Now you answered this difficult question for me.
    A Car.
    A Lomo Competition.
    ...

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  60. veato

    veato

    So...... who is up the duff then ;)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  61. odax

    odax

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  62. kobehasanidea

    kobehasanidea

    Sorry! I was skimming through the article and started submitting photos! Sorry.... Don't choose me.....

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  63. kobehasanidea

    kobehasanidea

    Because I dont qualify for the competition...

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  64. uzan

    i like it
    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  65. reneg88

    reneg88

    it's time for a fuck-a-thon! hahaha too bad i'm not ready to have kids yet :)

    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  66. veato

    veato

    If no one has a baby on 12th June is that it or does the closest born baby win?

    about 2 years ago · report as spam
  67. hhjm

    hhjm

    If I have my baby's birth certificate in my language (Thai ) ,can you understand it or I should translate into English.

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  68. hhjm

    hhjm

    Does a birth certificate include with 10 photos ?

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  69. wapclub

    wapclub

    @hhjm คลอดพอดีใช่ไหมพี่ อิอิ ยอดไปเลย

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  70. tomas_bates

    tomas_bates

    @ALL - We have decided to open up submissions for the runner-up prize until June 5th - Submit your best love-themed shots to be in with a chance of winning!

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  71. hhjm

    hhjm

    @wapclub คลอดแล้ว ลุ้นๆ 555:)

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  72. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    idk about this... making a baby just to win a photo competition..? pretty sketchy. what if your kid asks you one day, "mom dad why'd you have me?" how are you gonna explain you had them primarily for a photo competition... yea.

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  73. pangmark

    pangmark

    He he he, the comments are much funnier than the actual completion itself. I must be Lomo loco cos I thought it was a cool idea, most natural thing in the world. Will the baby get free Lomo products every year?

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  74. superlighter

    superlighter

    lot of time that Love don't knock at my door

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  75. camerabrain

    camerabrain

    meow bark

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  76. camerabrain

    camerabrain

    crap thought this was for the camera arrg

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam

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