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VBOA Billing 2015 Photo Challenge

Discussion in 'VBOA Billing 2015' started by djgritt, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. djgritt

    djgritt Below-Average Moderator Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader VxON Club Staff

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    For those who missed out, Alex suggested this concept and we decided to offer a little activity on the Saturday of the show weekend to the members who wanted to have a go, with the incentive of some prizes to those who did well in it.

    This consisted of a challenge to get photos of specific items/categories based on what Alex and myself have seen over 7-8 years of Billing attendance experience. So, although there was a high chance everything we set as a challenge would be present, it wasn't guaranteed...

    Points would be offered if the entrants successfully showed a photo of each described category - some offered multiple points and/or bonus points.

    Anyway, the 15 categories were;

    1. A new style Vauxhall Viva
    2. A new style Vauxhall Astra
    3. A Lotus Carlton - 1 bonus point if it was not on the Autobahnstormers stand
    4. Every generation of the Vauxhall Cavalier
    5. 10 or more Vauxhall Corsas parked in a line on a club stand
    6. A 'Sleeper' Vauxhall
    7. A 'Rat-Look' Vauxhall
    8. A 'Powered by Fairydust' sticker on a Vauxhall
    9. A 'His & Hers' pair of modified Vauxhalls
    10. A 'showplate' with the owners forum username/nickname in place of the normal registration plate
    11. A sticker-bombed car. 1-10 stickers = 1pt / 11-15 stickers = 2pts / 16-20 stickers = 3pts / 21+ stickers = 5pts
    12. A Car-B-Q
    13. A car on stretched tyres with cards/flyers wedged between the rubber and the rim
    14. 'Built not Bought' stickers - 1pt per sticker
    15. A trailer built from part of a Vauxhall



    We had 3 prizes (bought on the day!) for the top 3 entries. As it turned out, we only had 3 entries at the end of the Saturday.


    The winners were as follows;

    3rd Place; Team Essex Boy (Stoneshed)

    He scored 17 points, mostly gathered in a mad 25min dash just before the cut off time! A great effort!

    [​IMG]IMG_3662 by Dave Gritt, on Flickr



    2nd Place; Team 'Oop North' (Nathan, Hannah, Nathan)

    They scored 19pts, losing out on the top spot only by the Tie Break question. Unlucky, but good work!

    [​IMG]IMG_3663 by Dave Gritt, on Flickr



    1st Place; Team 'Daan Saaf' (Sy & Trish)

    They also scored 19pts, but Sy got the Tie Break question to give them the win. Top job!

    [​IMG]IMG_3664 by Dave Gritt, on Flickr




    Those who did enter gave good feedback on the idea, saying it helped make it more interesting to spend time having a walk around the various stands across the showground. It's good to get this sort of feedback too.


    Next year, we will definitely do this again with new categories instead and a tweak of the rules/scoring... We shall also organise the prizes in advance of the show, so people know what is at stake - we hope to make it a bit more popular! :)
     
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    Do we get to see any of the photos?
     
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    If the members decide to post them, then yeah.

    They probably aren't going to be hugely great quality, as we only needed to see enough to award points.

    I have a few examples of them that I used as references in case people struggled to find them, I can upload tomorrow if it's of that much interest...
     
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    I just thought it'll be nice to see the photos that won... In general there doesn't seem to be that many Billing photos. Wish I had taken more but my memory card was full!

    Got a nice snap of that Classic Viva with half Viva trailer, wrapped matt black.

    Really want one now!
     
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    They were a combination of pics of 'things', it wasn't like a Best photo competition.

    I have a small number of pics to post up this week. Didn't take as many as normal this year.
     
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    Should be compulsory posting, or a bit of a nothing event for those that didn't get to go to billing.
     
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    Don't agree with that personally, as it's an on site 'game' for the attendees of the show to participate in if they want to, but oh well.



    Here are some of my examples anyway;


    1. A new Viva - 1pt
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    3. A Lotus Carlton - 2pts, as it/they weren't on the Autobahnstormer stand
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    4. Every generation of the Vauxhall Cavalier - 3pts, Mk1/2/3 photographed
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    5. 10 or more Vauxhall Corsas in a line on a club stand - 1 pt (I cheated, this was taken on Sunday - there wasn't more than 10 in a line on Saturday anywhere)
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    6. A 'Sleeper' Vauxhall - 1pt
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    7. A 'Rat Look' Vauxhall - 1pt
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    10. A 'showplate' with the owners Forum username - 1pt
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    11. A 'Sticker-bombed' car - 5pts
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    12. (&15.) - A Car-B-Q (and a Trailer made from part of a Vauxhall) - 2pts
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    13. Stretched tyres with cards between rim/rubber - 10pts
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    14. A 'Built not Bought' sticker - 1pt
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    As it can be seen, this is NOT a photography competition.




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    Why? seems a bit odd to post on a forum about a cool sounding photo competition, then not posting any pics. Makes for a pointless waste of time for those of us that couldn't go to billing and think we could get to see some photos......
     
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    He's just posting up about one of the little items that took place to perhaps give people an idea of what goes on at the show and perhaps encourage others to attend.

    As Dave said it was just a little fun based on capturing certain items not an actual photo comp.

    As a side note. The owner of that monaro wants shooting (maybe shooting is harsh, mild mauling by a penguin perhaps) Less is more when it comes to badges :)
     
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    Amazing that people would rather see Photos of an event than actually go to it.

    The mind boggles.
     
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