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It's early time yet but I think I have a place for dinner in mind; I will check with them and keep you updated.

I must say I was expecting London to be the winner but Nice does offer possibilities. I hope you all had a great time in Dubrovnik, I wish I could have been there and I am looking forward to see your best efforts in the forum shortly.

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  • andybarton changed the title to One Challenge Nice 2024

Nothing booked yet, but hoping to get time off next year. Its going to be a very busy year with MS Copilot revolutionising my industry and maybe making the starting jobs redundant ... but where can you find people with experience if you don't train anyone?

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I am fervently hoping to join this.  One of my issues will be getting medical insurance cover. Also that whilst I can probably function ok once there I will need help with some domestic stuff. I don’t think it makes sense for me to come on my own  - I know that the family wouldn’t be happy and they would be right. I know and like Nice and would love to go.October should be warm enough during the day with a risk of rain. In the interim I have booked a two bedroom apartment near the old town that can be cancelled at no cost. A hotel wouldn’t work. I would be quite happy pottering about there, taking a few photos and could probably do that on my own. I want to go for a week to make it a holiday and have booked from the Tuesday before to the Monday after. I booked the apartment for three people in case the person who comes has a +1. I will look at flights and having someone with me on the flights would be  necessary and be a great help - I will book airport assistance and that can work well. This may all seem a bit early but it needs thinking through, as I am in hospital currently I couldn’t get medical travel cover at present. I need to be fit enough to do this.(I now live alone in an apartment block with 24hour cover). And I need to find a carer, and have a few ideas - I might find a photographer- and agree arrangements etc. - I will pay for the apartment and flights for starters. If anyone has any suggestions then a PM would be welcome. It is good to have plans! And meeting fellow forum members from all over is always good. 

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Really hope to make this. Enjoyed a long visit to the area in 2014 and returned from my last week in Nice at the end of last November. Great reason for another visit.

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8 hours ago, Olaf_ZG said:

I will not join, but I guess one round of wine will be on me. Let’s keep a tradition alive…

How about a break in tradition and you join and we buy you the wine :) 

I understand family always wins, but it would be nice to finally meet you. 

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23 hours ago, Olaf_ZG said:

I will not join, but I guess one round of wine will be on me. Let’s keep a tradition alive…

Sorry to hear this Olaf. It will be great to meet up with you one day. 

As Ravi says, it’s our turn to buy you a bottle or two. 🍷🍷

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7 minutes ago, andybarton said:

Sorry to hear this Olaf. It will be great to meet up with you one day. 

As Ravi says, it’s our turn to buy you a bottle or two. 🍷🍷

Just start collecting those bottles, one day payback time will come 😎

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Here are the Rules and Instructions from last year's Challenge in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Challenge Rules etc Updated.pdf

It's a social event with forum members (and partners) who gather each year in a different city in the middle of October. The Nice Challenge will be the 20th Anniversary one, in Europe, but there have also been events in Japan, Australia and the US.

We tend to arrive on the Thursday before the Saturday and leave on the Monday morning. This gives plenty of time to recce the city (if we haven't been there before) and also the opportunity to meet up with fellow travellers.

Nowadays we try to organise a dinner on the Saturday evening for everyone who wants one and I'd say we have always been very well catered for wherever we have gone. The social side is what it's all about, really, with the competition element being the catalyst for the get together.

It's always good fun, and great to meet with other forum members, some of whom have become good friends outside of the forum.

You would be very welcome to join us if you can.

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16 minutes ago, andybarton said:

Here are the Rules and Instructions from last year's Challenge in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Challenge Rules etc Updated.pdf 16.71 MB · 1 download

It's a social event with forum members (and partners) who gather each year in a different city in the middle of October. The Nice Challenge will be the 20th Anniversary one, in Europe, but there have also been events in Japan, Australia and the US.

We tend to arrive on the Thursday before the Saturday and leave on the Monday morning. This gives plenty of time to recce the city (if we haven't been there before) and also the opportunity to meet up with fellow travellers.

Nowadays we try to organise a dinner on the Saturday evening for everyone who wants one and I'd say we have always been very well catered for wherever we have gone. The social side is what it's all about, really, with the competition element being the catalyst for the get together.

It's always good fun, and great to meet with other forum members, some of whom have become good friends outside of the forum.

You would be very welcome to join us if you can.

Thank you.

The rules are very original and interesting, one camera, one lens, 36 shots. I had visions of a gaggle of photographers all jostling for the best shot at the same location. This is clearly not what happens.

So count me in please!

I am not great at walking long distances, but I will take taxis as necessary to get to my chosen locations.

N.B. I am fluent in French so will be happy to assist other participants with any communication issues, if needed.

What do I need to do next? Hotel, etc?

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Great news!

If you look at the shots taken in Dubrovnik for example, you can see that despite being a very small city, there are a wide variety of shots presented. 

Having been to Nice before, I know that there’s a lot of different locations that would be ideal. I already have a location in mind 😊

We will be in a small hotel in the city centre and I’m sure that’s where most people will be and where the dinner will be. More details once venues have been chosen. 

I always like to sort out travel arrangements months in advance but now might be a good futile to book a hotel room. Autumn on the Riviera is usually very pleasant and therefore popular.

Fluent French is definitely an advantage!

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4 minutes ago, andybarton said:

Great news!

If you look at the shots taken in Dubrovnik for example, you can see that despite being a very small city, there are a wide variety of shots presented. 

Having been to Nice before, I know that there’s a lot of different locations that would be ideal. I already have a location in mind 😊

We will be in a small hotel in the city centre and I’m sure that’s where most people will be and where the dinner will be. More details once venues have been chosen. 

I always like to sort out travel arrangements months in advance but now might be a good futile to book a hotel room. Autumn on the Riviera is usually very pleasant and therefore popular.

Fluent French is definitely an advantage!

I would like to stay in the same hotel as the others.

I will book my flights shortly.

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