Round-the-Clock Rumble: I saw the Sign!


Try your very best to scourge your Lomo archive for the funniest, most out-of-place or unusual signboards/plackards and you just might get the chance to be crowned the reigning user rumble king or queen!

Taking photos of signs have a special place at every Lomographer’s heart – it is like a pilgrimage that when we visit to unchartered places, or even in the most regular walks of our days we can’t stop our itch taking pictures of quirky road and store signs. Our previous winner for the At the Movies Rumble, gizzard has sent to us this theme for everyone to ponder on.

Try your very best to scourge your Lomo archive for the funniest, most out-of-place or unusual signboards/plackards and you just might get the chance to be crowned the reigning user rumble king or queen!


Any film/analogue camera photo not digitally enhanced/manipulated. Please consult our Rumble F.A.Q. before submitting any photos.


  • The winner gets to choose the next round-the-clock rumble theme, as well as a winner badge in his/her lomohome.

Upload Limit: 1 Photo

Minimum Dimensions: At least 768px either width or height

Please note that sample photos are theme suggestions only. Feel free to be creative with your interpretation of the theme!

By submitting your photos to this rumble, you allow to use your photo submissions for promotional purposes.

written by kazarareta on 2009-02-18 #news #competition #rumble #signs #signboard


  1. larslau
    larslau ·

    Dum dum dum... I can't submit anything

  2. larslau
    larslau ·

    Ohh... It starts tomorrow! (:

  3. disdis
    disdis ·

    MMMM I have to remember I have to search some signs out there!

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Oh man I had the best picture of a political sign for this rumble on a roll that got ruined at the lab when they didn't know what to process it as. When I went back to take another picture the sign had been taken down. It said "Garcia Belongs In Jail Not Sacramento." Feisty politicians.

  5. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    awwww....only 1 submission each, this is gonna be hard to choose just one of my many sign images!!!!

  6. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    yeah...i got quite a few...better search for a nice one b4 submitting...

  7. grad
    grad ·


  8. graefin
    graefin ·

    let's see...

  9. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    done. "no dog" :)

  10. tom_ashor_bhaan
    tom_ashor_bhaan ·

    my fav sign is on-

  11. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    is anyone else having problems using the filter button to search for photos in your lab, i type in my tags but nothing comes up

  12. graefin
    graefin ·

    mhh I have a different problem: Uploaded a picture to this competition but it's not in the gallery and it says here "no photos submitted yet"....

  13. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    the beta doesn't work very well for me today and my submission appears twice, sorry about that. Lsi, could you please delete one of them ? thanks !

  14. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @xbalboax: yes, I can't use the tag filter as well, but as we can now submit directly an image from our album by browsing them, I submitted the shot this way...
    My shot was taken during the big tramway works in my city, was a real mess..... and the signs didn't really help to find his way out.... :))

  15. thaiseb
    thaiseb ·

    The filter doesn't work for me too. And for submit a picture, I must do it twice before it really appears.

  16. stouf
    stouf ·

    There are some amazing submissions... Could make a whole book out of this !

  17. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    yeah stouf is spot on there..

  18. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    good luck to all!

  19. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    @ everyone, filter tags

    I can't use them either, and it's been for a while now.

  20. stiff
    stiff ·


  21. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    I've sent "ASS", wich in fact is SSV, it is a sign painted on the harbour's warf in my city. In french, doesn't mean anything, in english, well....

  22. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    ...sorry for the word, it makes me laught, I'm stupid, I know :-)

  23. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    right ... done

  24. katykate
    katykate ·

    toilets in cambodia...

  25. pctechgirl
    pctechgirl ·

    #86 taken with a Holga 120N. I saw this one posted on a small street in downtown Philly and couldn't resist!

  26. katya-leontyeva
    katya-leontyeva ·

    oops what's that with my submission????

  27. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    i've submitted a stop sign!
    Great submissions anyway.
    Nice competition

  28. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    did i miss this competition? it is still the 18th where I am, IDK

  29. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    My sign says "Drive for your life" in Swedish.

  30. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    good luck everyone!!

  31. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    can't submitt!!!!

  32. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    I cant submit too!!!

  33. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    can't submit and I have a really nice one, too :(

  34. catx
    catx ·

    awwwh why can't we submit? no fair!

  35. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    :( me too

  36. dkdesign
    dkdesign ·

    hi there, great shots!!!

    My shot is not taken with an actionsampler in athens but with holga in milan, italy.

    good luck to everyone!!!!

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