On a recent Saturday morning in East London a group of enthusiastic bloggers and creatives eagerly met (most for the first time) to take part in The Photo Hunt – a photography/social media scavenger hunt initiative organised by Che, Lulu and Bobbi. Their aim – to provide an interactive event for bloggers, photographers and creatives to engage and connect in a fun and inspiring environment.
Earlier in the week we had been pre-assigned to our teams and introduced by email. Great for those feeling a bit nervous about going to an event on their own and it meant we could be familiar with (aka stalk) each others blogs before meeting on the day.
After being briefed, all the teams were off and the social media frenzy around Shoreditch and Brick Lane began. Instagrams, tweets and hashtags were loaded en masse as teams competed for sponsored spot prizes and winner bragging rights.
Teams had two and a half hours to complete 50 tasks of different point values which included Shoreditch graffiti, a team pyramid, headstands, squishing into a phone box and a running race with a stranger.
There was no time to be shy while asking strangers for photos and to be included in our photo challenges. The toughest – getting a stranger to run a race with me! Perhaps they were afraid of being beaten by a girl…?
Back at our starting point – BOXPARK (a cool, innovative pop-up mall in Shoreditch), event sponsors Milk Tea & Pearl, FalafeLicious and Chobani kindly re-fueled the photo hunters while scores were tallied and prizes given. Much needed and most welcomed after all the running around while photo hunting.
Want to join in the fun? Get along to The Photo Hunt in London on March 1, 2014. Not only will you get to meet and network with other bloggers offline, you will have a lot of laughs. Hope to see you there.
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