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Get Ready To 'Get Busy' For Russia Day!

Want to take part in our crazy ‘Car for a baby’ competition? Well Conception Day is coming up on September 12th, so now is the time to prepare yourself and ‘get busy!’ Don’t worry, this competition isn’t just for lovers looking to have a baby – We also have some amazing runners-up prizes which anyone can win. Read on for more info!

Photo by eva_eva

We recently celebrated the launch of our special Russia Day LC-A+
with the craziest Lomography rumble in history – In our Car for a Baby competition, we are looking for a Lomography baby to be born June 12th 2012 and have a Russian family van to give away as a prize! The official Conception Day is approaching on September 12th – So this is the perfect time to show your special someone some extra special love (assuming you are a responsible adult and have taken care to read our Competition Terms and Conditions).

The inspiration behind the competition

The original idea for this is too crazy even for us! In 2007, Russia were facing a population crises and to encourage more births, the Governor Sergei Morozov of the Ulyanovsk region decided to take urgent action. So he decided to give the people of his province September 12th off as a national holiday (called ‘Family Contact Day’) and that people who had a baby exactly 9 months later (on June 12th, another national holiday known as ‘Russia Day’) would be given prizes as reward. Our Car for a Baby competition is a Lomographic twist on this crazy Russian incentive!

Discover more on the Russia Day Microsite

How to take part…

  • Take an analogue, romantic photo of you and your honey and submit it to the competition page.
    before September 30th. Make sure the photo description has both your and your sweeties first names!
  • Do your thing – Feel free to take pictures, just don’t upload them, some things are meant to be private – Any person who submits a photo containing nudity will immediately be disqualified!
  • 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 the competition page.

No baby? You can still win!

The Car for a Baby competition is not just for couples looking to have a baby – It’s a competition principally motivated by love and so we want you to submit your best romantic photo of you and your loved one to our competition page before September 30th! The 3 photo entries that we like the most will be in with a chance of winning a totally unique prize, a Russian Scooter!

Russia Day Microsite

The Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day will show you what Russian Passion is all about. Clad in red leather and decorated with fertility symbols, this special edition camera is limited to 2,000 pieces only. It is equipped with the legendary Russian Minitar 1 32/2.8 lens and comes in an exquisite black wooden lined with precious silk. Get your own Lomo LC-A Russia Day now!

Photo by renaishashin

written by tomas_bates

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