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Announcing: Geocacher of the Month Award

Eric Schudiske on July 19, 2011, 3:44 pm

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Geocachers Care

You could be the Geocacher of the Month

Groundspeak needs your help acknowledging a geocacher each month that stands out by inspiring other geocachers with their innovation, creative hides and/or logs, respect for the environment, and geocaching etiquette. This person can be your best geocaching buddy, a geocacher you know as a local legend, or a long time geocacher who invites newbies to the geocaching community.

The Geocacher of the Month celebrates geocachers for their contributions and diversity. Geocachers are outdoorsy, technically apt, young, old, parents, single, athletic, intelligent, travelers, grandparents, and more. They are a uniquely eclectic group, unified by their passion for the activity of geocaching.

If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be the Geocachers of the Month, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com.

Every nomination must meet the following requirements. Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the first Geocacher of the Month must be received by August 4th.

Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to vote for your favorite.

We’ll name the Geocacher of the Month on August 20th at the Geocaching Block Party in Seattle, Washington, USA. Each Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition ”Geocacher of the Month” Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by the founders of Geocaching.com: Jeremy Irish, Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord.

Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so as to learn from each other. Let the nominations begin!

  • Dustin Garrett

    wow

  • sweetlife

    I would like to nominate the cacher who wrote the programs for geocaching from mobile phones.  This way we will know who he is, and can send him some hatemail

  • Rymewheel

    OHMIC! google him

  • CC

    Nice, if I had time. I would nominate Rumgirl in south jersey. She’s our clubs PR person, fundraiser, girl scout hepler,
     stasher of excellent caches and just a really great person!  

  • http://twitter.com/AngelFreak1981 Jo-Ann Walls

    Send an official recommendation by following the instructions. ;)

  • http://geocachingcolorado.blogspot.com/ Ruzhye

    This is a great idea, I’ve got a couple in mind that I might have to submit.

  • bennykidd

    Awesome idea. Maybe we need to do something similar just in our own area.

  • Rod

    Are you kidding? …. Send hatemail??????
    I love my mobile geocache app?
    It has revolutionized geocaching for me!!!!
    I want to thank them and thank them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • kathy

     I second the praise on the mobile phone app, specifically the iPhone App, and now that we have an iPad Oh My, we are a force, our style of caching is to cache where ever we are, we travel about 6 times a year, most are weekend trips, but we take two 10 day trips a year.  The App has opened up caching for us, if our plans change while on the road or we spend a day in a place that was not part of the original trip (That’s how we got Maine) then we just pull up the App, find nearby caches and off we go, the maps are great, easy to navigate by (it’s google after all) and best of all we can log as we go so no hours at the computer when we get back from a trip.  Spring Break, Kansas to Florida, total of 8 new states for us, all with the iphone, we were able to find lodging and caches as we went, what could be wrong with that. 

  • Team Northwoods

    I have a disqualification. Any cacher that hides a micro or smaller and doesn’t leave a hint or clues in the description.

  • Sazbow

    Spun out you mention Rumgirl – I just retrieved her travel bug – Scooby Car from a Cache in Esperance, Western Australia!!

  • REDPEPPER1

    I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE TOWMATE73 FROM INDIANA HE IS ONE OF BEST CACHER’S I KNOW OF.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Wegiel/100001606794186 Eric Wegiel

    I would like to Nominate Sawdust 11. He places Quality caches and he always leaves wonderful well written comments when he finds my caches.


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