The First Snapmatic Photo Contest: #EpicPhotobomb

Posted on October 30 2013, 1:53pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Snapmatic photo-sharing from your in-game iFruit phone in GTAV and GTA Online makes it a cinch to snap and share that picturesque view from the peak of Mount Chiliad, the fifty car pile-up you engineered on the road to Fort Zancudo or that wild fistfight you stumbled into between Piswasser'ed derelicts at the local 24-7. Of course, all it takes is the work of one photobomber to drastically alter the outcome of whatever you were trying to capture - this shark interrupting Franklin's peaceful moment at sea being the perfect example.

For all you compulsive shutterbugs out there, entrance into our very first Snapmatic photo contest will run from right now through till end of day Monday, November 4th. With this inaugural contest theme of #EpicPhotobomb – we want to see the best photobombs you can come up with. Whether it be a unexpectedly volatile pedestrian coming to clobber you, a scantily clad Trevor running amok in the middle of your self-satisfied selfie or a rival player causing an explosive disturbance while you calmly attempt to snap your sweet Los Santos Custom-ized hot rod – we’ll pick out five of our favorite awesomely amusing and artfully composed iFruit camera pics that fit the bill and will share the winning shots here at the Newswire. The five winning photos will also each score a sweet Grand Theft Auto V prize pack, including an iFruit phone case and phone decals plus an official GTAV tee and the sought-after Chop stash stuffed animal. Originality and inspiration will be rewarded, surprise us.
To enter, Social Club members can upload photos from the in-game iFruit phone to the Snapmatic page at When logged in at the Snapmatic page, you can go to “My Photos”, to find your photo and add the hashtag #EpicPhotobomb to automatically have it considered for entry. We'd also like to remind all hopefuls to make sure your contact email information is up to date in your Social Club account settings and also encourage you to link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to your Social Club profile so that we can easily contact you to send prizes should your picture be chosen.
Contest is void in certain countries and where prohibited. See for official rules and eligibility details.

  • ReZaDeviLon February 13 2014, 3:15pmReplyFlag
    I still have problems with the snapmatic, everytime i try to save a picture it says online service is disabled on your account. :( please help.
    • snapjaw420on December 9 2013, 5:07pmReplyFlag
      sure would be awesome if they notified the winners about the prize pack.
      • xx_dice_xxon December 2 2013, 11:27pmReplyFlag
        I hope in the future rock star will allow us to record short videos on snapmatic. I also hope that they make a mobster dlc and give us the tommy gun as a weapon that would be so awesome .
        • Liamisbauss14on November 20 2013, 6:19amReplyFlag
          Dear Rockstar,
          Could you please fix the snapamatic bug where it wont allow me and most of the people who play to take photos, it just comes up saying this is disabled? Please fix!!
          • TooMuchBoostBruhon November 19 2013, 2:20amReplyFlag
            When is the next contest?
            • KNITEpandaon November 18 2013, 5:31pmReplyFlag
              App just opens then closes instantly on my phone. No matter how many times I redownload it or delete photos to make more room. Fix the APP then hold a damn contest...
              • D4ft5kullon November 18 2013, 10:42amReplyFlag
                some of us cant even use snapmatic app why ar
                • Rick_Slickon November 18 2013, 9:17amReplyFlag
                  Winners announced yet? :)
                  • DonKromaticon November 17 2013, 3:58pmReplyFlag

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                    • ClashWorkOrangeon November 16 2013, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                      Maybe allow all players to be able to use snapmatic I.e. Make a patch, then I suggest you make a competition. Because otherwise it is extremely unfair.
                      • Bdog29on November 15 2013, 4:40pmReplyFlag
                        why doesn't Ifruit work for android its says your device isn't compatibale with this verison
                        • Retro_Psychoon November 14 2013, 7:42pmReplyFlag
                          Anyone else having problems not being able to upload pics because "online service is disabled on this account"?
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                          • Westcarr31on November 11 2013, 8:52pmReplyFlag
                            Guys you need to check out the pictures me and my crew friends just took!! an awesome theme for pictures :D hopefully takes off and gets some recognition!!
                            • Creidhne805on November 11 2013, 12:06pmReplyFlag
                              Any word on a fix for people who had their garage and race stats reset? I'd like to hear about that more so then another fan contest.
                              • ginger42219on November 10 2013, 3:18pmReplyFlag
                                I need some help with the snapmatic photo thing. When I try to take a picture it always says "Online server is disabled on your account" and i have looked every where on the social club, on my xbox and on my xbxo live account but i dont know what to do. Can you help me please
                                • ginger42219on November 10 2013, 4:52pmReplyFlag
                                  @ginger42219 oh and one last thing i need help on how to get alot of money because i am having money problems at the moment
                                • ginger42219on November 12 2013, 11:44amReplyFlag
                                  @ginger42219 And another thing I need a reply for this asap if that is possible. in my garage on line I had a vapid sand king sort wheel base and my friend blew it up and when everyone was gone I called the insurance to get my car back but there was no reply so I rang my mechanic and it wasn't there either and now I have a space in my garage that can not be filled and I think that it will have a effect on my 10 cars that I hope to get. please reply with a salutation asap if that is possible
                              • Sunseeker48on November 10 2013, 5:05amReplyFlag
                                Any one else not able to go to social club web site? getting website has redirect loop
                                • StrayAlienon November 9 2013, 5:44pmReplyFlag
                                  Hey Rockstar, Please check the epic photo of the titan on top of the skyscraper with a sunset view

                                  • rodbasz11on November 9 2013, 4:19pmReplyFlag
                                    Still Snapmatic is not working because my online service is disabled on my account and i don't know why. ROCKSTAR please do something.It's not only my problem.
                                    • MC_Huddyon November 8 2013, 2:27pmReplyFlag
                                      Am i in the Bad Sport Comment Box, think i hear crickets.....
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