Mental athletes will have 15 minutes to memorize 117 color photos of different people (head and shoulder shots as demonstrated above) with a first and second name written below each picture.
Once the memorization period is over, competitors are then given 20 minutes for recall. Mental athletes are given the same photos again but without the names and in a different order to that on the memorization sheet.
A point is awarded for every correctly spelled name, either first or last. No points are awarded for phonetic spellings.