Ryan Marshall was bored.;
;So he came up with an idea.;
;What if he created a contest featuring teams of people (in costume, of course) running around downtown Orlando on a Monday night, solving riddles and taking pictures? And what if that contest were held at a bar, so that each time teams checked in after taking pictures they had a round of drinks before heading back out?;
;Thus, Photo Royale was born. Ten teams of six people competed in the first (but not the last!) contest July 10. Judges examined their photos a week later to make sure teams had met all the challenges (getting a photo with a shopping cart in it, for example). If art was created that night, fine. But that wasn't the objective.;
; "My goal was to have it so that everyone who played would say it was the best time they'd ever had downtown," says Marshall. "That was the consensus I heard.";
; His team – the Future Failures of America – won, by the way, but Marshall insists the contest wasn't rigged.;
; Look for Photo Royale II in early September.;;
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