Read about that John, pity it's got to be only those who can get to the George Hotel on one particular day though
Would have thought you could have got individual photos of fans from each country and made them into one - nice to have the group shot, but don't see how you're going to get a true fan of each country in Huddersfield, no matter how multi-cultural a place it is
Maybe you're trying something different than having a shot of the players, your guest this month representing PNG of course, and I applaud that. Hope you get what you're looking for
Ah well, I'm taking something of a risk with the whole idea to be honest, but I wanted to have a bit of fun with the cover and try to encourage readers to buy into the idea with the opportunity to appear on it themselves. I had to pick a particular date and venue in advance, and one that fitted into the timescale we have from launching the comp in the current issue to needing the finished shots for publication in the November issue, and it didn't leave much room for maneouvre. It would have been too complicated to try and do this any other way than getting everyone together in one place at one time, with a facepainter and photographer to work into the equation, though I do appreciate it means not everyone who might like to enter the comp will be able to.
Hopefully it won't all go horribly wrong and we'll end up with a very interesting and eye-catching cover for our Four Nations issue!
(Just to clarify, anyone
able to get to the RL Heritage Centre at The George in Huddersfield on Saturday 18th Sept between 11am to 4pm is eligible to take part in the comp. You don't have to be from England, Australia, NZ or PNG to represent those countries on our cover, you just need to be willing to have your face painted in the relevant colours and wear a replica shirt supplied by us for the photo shoot)