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What did they win?

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Task no. 1

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What did they win?

People usually have a photo taken when they win a trophy or award.
Sometimes the trophy itself will tell you what sort of competition it was. 
Sometimes it has a statue or symbol on it that shows the event or competition.
The person's name s also written on it.
But sometimes you only have the photo and not the trophy.
In that case it is a bit more difficult to work out what kind of event it was.
Look carefully at the photos of people and their trophies.
Find clues in the photo that tell us what type of competition the person/team has won.

Picture Analysis:

For each of these images of people who won a trophy, answer these questions and write your ideas down in the downloadable resource.

  • What did they do to win?
  • What did they win?
  • How do you know?
  • Look for clues in the photos.
Man holds a model monoplane and a trophy with a biplane, ca. 1930
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Canbelego Town Band - Ballarat, VIC, c1908
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41-42. [Champion Scottish dancer Noelie Wheeler with her medals, ribbons and trophies, including ribbons from Sesquicentenary Brookvale Show, ca. 1939], 1939
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A studio group photo of nine women's baseball players with their trophies and gear, 1930s
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Davis Cup on display at Pratten Park, after Australian team of Quist and Bromwich defeated 3-2 the US team of four in Septemeber 1939, 1939
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Young violinist and his trophy at Eisteddfod, Thursday 31 August 1934
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Sports meeting at Sportsground, 8/8/1943
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