Some were recognizable with barely more than a glance while others required some investigation.
But Greg Pruitt, the first-place winner in Forsyth County News’ first Seen it in Forsyth photo contest, successfully figured out all 22 “whats and wheres” featured in our 2013 Life in Forsyth section.
He was the only entry to get them all correct, securing the grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Norman’s Landing restaurant.
A native of the county, Pruitt said he saw the game as something to be conquered.
“I just like the challenge of a scavenger hunt-type game,” said Pruitt, an architect with the Gwinnett County school system.
He didn’t have much time to play, however, since he said he didn’t notice the game until a reminder was published nearly a week after the section debuted.
But that didn’t stop him from driving around to confirm a few of the more challenging photo locations.
“I had a little time that Sunday afternoon [before the answer sheets were due on Monday], so I drove around to a few of them,” he said.
Second- and third-place winners, Anna Berry and Kevin Gaeth, also drove around to confirm a few.
All three said the log cabin at the Cumming Fairgrounds was tricky, as was the walkway at The Collection and the turkey at Matt Elementary.
Berry, a stay-at-home mom of 1-year-old Eleanor, said she thought the contest looked fun.
“I knew some of the places and then we just kind of made a day of it and rode around and looked,” she said.
Gaeth, a Forsyth County employee, said his job provides him with plenty of opportunity to drive around, which helped him recognize many of the shots.
Berry and Gaeth both missed Chief Sawnee’s foot, although they knew the statue was at Sawnee Mountain Preserve.
Since their entry sheets were valued equally, a drawing determined who received second place.
Berry collected a $75 card to Tam’s Backstage, while Gaeth received a $50 certificate to Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant.
To see how you fared in our contest, see the Lifestyles section in today’s FCN for all the answers.