In this case, the teams were given a list of 20 subjects to photographs and be back at the West Moor Community Centre within 1 hour.
The contestants were allowed to take as many photographs as they liked, however only one image per subject could be submitted for judging.
Points would be awarded for each photograph taken with points added for originality, creativity and sheer nerve. Points would however be deducted for poor composition, focussing, exposure etc. Additional points would be deducted from each teams score for every minute over the allocated hour the team returned to the Centre.
The members soon sorted themselves into teams and set off to capture images ranging from a person wearing a hat (not a club member), a spiders’ web, a flock of birds, a plane and/or train (but not an automobile), a red traffic light, something new, orange right through to the inevitable and ubiquitous team selfie.
At the appointed time grasping their cameras and lists, the teams took off like the drivers at the start of the Le Mans 24 hours race to identify and photograph their given subjects.
All teams managed to return within the allocated time period, two teams having managed to snap all 20 subjects.
The photographs were then downloaded a projected onto a screen as the judging went ahead.
The variety of the interpretation of the given subjects was wide and varied including the prices of cars for sale to represent numbers over 50, a paper aeroplane thrown and flying past the front of a sculpture in Killingworth representing an early steam train, a climbing frame in a children play park representing a letter in the landscape and the evidence of a raid on the fruit ‘n’ veg department of a local supermarket department in order to depict the subject ‘Orange’
The Hunt Master discussed each image in turn, aided, abetted or hindered by good natured banter from the competing teams.
Finally the winning team was named and awarded their prize of liquid refreshment. Club rules prevent me from naming the company who produced the prizes, but if they made cameras, they’d be the best camera in the world