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Geocacher of the Month Nominees for July 2013 – Add Your Comments

Eric Schudiske on August 2, 2013, 5:45 am

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The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

From geocaching community websites, to creative geocaches to inspiration for geocachers—these nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month have it all.  They’re spread across two continents and have contributed more than two decades of geocaching know-how to the adventure. This is your opportunity to  help decide which will take home the earned, never for sale, Featured Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left).

Each Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition geocoin, a hat and profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

In June, fredrikhast, was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for his use of use of multimedia to enhance the experience for geocachers visiting his geocaches.  One geocacher wrote, “As a father of a child with mental disabilities, I know he tries to put out hides to satisfy all types of geocachers, including the ones in a wheelchair. Another thing Fredrik does for the geocaching community is vlogging about his geocaching adventures (Swedens only, in fact).”

fredrikhast - Geocacher of the Month for June 2013

fredrikhast – Geocacher of the Month for June 2013

Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Featured Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the nominated geocacher that you feel should be awarded the title.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner and will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Featured Geocacher of the Month honor.

Here are your nominees for the July Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

 

De broekies

De broekies - Nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Mont

De broekies – Nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month

RHCV aka Ruben H. says, “That’s Robert and his wife Hemma, both playing under the name De broekies. They have a community website called Globalcaching. It’s a fantastic website and for a lot of things in association with Geocaching.com.

The 1st of July the website existed 4 years now. Four years of giving a lot of themselves by giving a lot of opportunities to the local geocaching community. It’s not only about the website and the website’s forum, but also the tools and programs they offer us to use for free. A program called GAPP (Globalcaching APPlication) is now in action for more than a year. It’s really unbelievable what you can do with it. They also put a lot of effort and money in their website. And all this just to make geocaching a little bit more enjoyable over here. Even when it’s not always that easy to go on, because of some difficulties from time to time … they just keep on going and make it as enjoyable as possible for everybody!!!

So … for all the work they’ve done so far, all the effort, all the enjoyable moments on their forum, all the help we get from them and hopefully for some several years more … I want to nominate them as geocacher of the month. Please consider this nomination because they earn it more than words can tell.”

goblindust

Goblin Dust - Nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

goblindust – Nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

Debbie Eyman-Whitehead (TTUMS) writes, “Scott (goblindust) is fairly shy about his contribution to the caching community but, having been a part of one of his most technical caches and a co-host in several events, I can tell you, from a close up and personal perspective, that he puts his heart and soul into everything he does.  He’s one of the few people who are genuinely good and decent and kind from both a personal and caching standpoint.

Scott’s caches are known far and wide. He puts countless hours into making a cache creative and fun for everyone. Super Pages is just one example.  He wants you to find his caches and he wants you to have fun doing so.

The events he’s been involved in have always been with one express goal. “Lets have fun”.  In the case of the event that he threw for Jared, the Make a Wish boy, he proved that fun and good deeds go hand in hand.”

 

 

mollov

Mollov - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Mollov – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Hristo Dakov aka dakich says, “I would like to nominate Ivelin Mollov aka mollov  from Bulgaria. All it’s started back in 2010 when I first met him at the 10 years Geocaching.com event in Plovdiv. That was his first event that he organized and it was very good with a lot of caches and a lot of fun. Since then he hid more than 100 caches which is pretty much for our country. His contribution for the geocaching society in Bulgaria is huge, with his movies (about his geocaching adventures) and his stories about them, with the advertising around and last but the most important with his geocaches. His caches are always different and interesting I could say he manage to get the game to the next level around here.

He manage to combine his work as professor in Plovdiv University (biologic faculty) with the game. Always taking pictures of an animals and flowers, telling facts about them while we are searching for caches, with his knowledge about the environment he creates original caches. He even has a geocache hidden in front of his office.

Since then we have found so many caches together and he manage to invite more and more people to try this game.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the July Featured Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through August, 19.

If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@geocaching.com and include the following information:

  • Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
  • A picture of the nominee
  • Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month

Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for the next Featured Geocacher of the Month should be received by July 15. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other.

  • jared123

    Goblindust for sure!! I am the person that Goblindust put the Make-A-Wish on for and he is one of the coolest person and nicest person i met!! He puts so much into the Geocaching
    community, with the event what he did for me with all the awesome food that was
    donated from all the different companies and all the different things you got
    to do to make it a success!! After the event he took us around to a lot of his
    awesome geocaches!! When i went to his first cache i have never even seen
    anything close to this cache and just wanted to do more and more!! Goblindust
    is truly a awesome person and he deserves this with no doubt!! Another person
    that help set up a lot is gctimzthree and Miss Jen from Groundspeak they are both very fun to be around and also helped with the event for me and puts a lot into the geocaching community!!

  • sveanna

    i vote for Mollov

  • julllian

    mollov e choveka ….

  • Petya8

    My vote is for Mollov! :)

  • Icemen4

    I vote for De broekies
    a very good Dutch website with many on-linetools and they are very helpfull for Geocachers and they do a lot to promote the Dutch geocaching community.

  • julllian

    mollov is the best

  • Delcho Georgiev

    Mollov! Devoted to The Game, incredible hides, very well organized events…

  • Anteaus

    goblindust

  • HikingSeal

    GOBILDUST!!!!
    When I saw he was nominated I had to vote. I have enjoyed his caches every time I’m in the Silverdale or Portland areas and I live in Utah! I got the chance to meet him. He is as gracious as he is clever.

  • prudent

    “de broekies”

  • Zop

    GOBLINDUST!!!! Hands down the best caches I’ve seen But I only have some 12,000 + finds.
    Honestly, his creativity and skills beat everything I’ve seen so far. Heck, we drove over 600 miles ONE WAY to find his caches and on our honeymoon none the less ;-)

  • NielsZW

    I vote for De Broekies

  • rabarber

    De broekies! With their site, tools and enthusiasm they offer the whole shebang!

  • Seth Dedmon

    My vote goes to Goblindust, not only for his creative caches but mainly for his involvement with the community. Be it generating local business with awesome events or hosting an event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thanks Scott for all you do.

  • Scott Sciuchetti

    goblindust – best caches I have ever found

  • Hippychick1620

    My vote is for Goblindust. I have found some of his caches and I believe I gave all of them favorites. He really takes time to make fun, creative caches for all ages. Please give him your vote!

  • PepsiPrincess

    Goblindust gets my vote :)

  • gctimzthree

    goblindust!!!!!!

  • tupelo916

    We vote for goblindust. His caches are the most creative and fun – the kids absolutely LOVE them

  • Karen

    goblindust!! Scott went above and beyond for a kid he never knew, by spear heading an amazing event. Also by spending the whole day with the Make A Wish kid (my son) and our family. His caches are like no other. He’s a GREAT guy all around and by far with his passion and time he puts into the geo caching community, deserves a shot at the cacher of the month.

  • ORNITH

    Without a doubt — GOBLINDUST! He has 47 Owned Caches and they average just over 40 ‘Favorites’ per Cache!! Who else can claim that? No wonder people seek out a ‘Goblindust Cache’. They may be copied but he created the original version. If he doesn’t win this time, he should be re-nominated over and over until he does — what more can I say. ORNITH

  • mkulicka

    I choose Mr. Mollov. His geocache me always incredibly nadchly.Perfektní design in interesting places.

  • GeoWolf

    Goblindust, because websites come and go, but integrity is forever.

  • Psapfo

    I chose Mr. Mollov. I found several of his geocache and have always been perfectly to a nice place.

  • Pumlicek

    I chose a geocacher of the moon Mr. Mollov. His geocaches is beautiful.

  • Славейка Креонова

    My vote is for Mollov ;)

  • BG-cacher

    MOLLOV – remember the name. He is a true inspiration. So many great creative geocaches and great events. I really love his many, many YouTube videos. He’s given so much to the Bulgarian geocaching community and surely deserves the title GEOCACHER OF THE MONTH.

  • Katia Nikolova

    My vote is for Mollov. He is always very nice and always ready to help when you need help with geocaches.

  • Irena Vaneva

    My vote goes to Mollov. He had organized many events in Bulgaria and all people have gone on those events have been really happy and satisfied. So I am convinced, he has to win the title Geocacher of the month.

  • Denica Zhelyazkova

    I absolutely vote for Mollov! I was totally amazed by the creative geocaches we discovered at the event 11-11-11 reloaded last year in Plovdiv.

  • Mimi

    Vote for Mollov!

  • joanna

    My vote goes for Mollov :)

  • Spellbound

    Woop, here’s another vote for Mollov – cause he’s such an awesome geocacher :)

  • Bai Ivan

    I vote for Mollov! For Geocacher of the month!

  • Vlad

    Mollov the best cacher! I vote for him!

  • Lusy

    Vote for Mollov! Good geocacher and sexy man!

  • Prashtakov

    I vote for Mollov :-)

  • Deyan

    I vote for Mollov :)

  • Maxxx

    vote for Mollov

  • vasil

    I vote for Mollov

  • Rossen Minkov

    Hallo!My name is Rossen M. and my nominee for Geocacher of the Month is
    Ivelin Mollov with nickname Mollov.He is a good man and a very creative
    geocacher.My vote goes for Mollov!

  • Peter

    I vote for Mollov

  • Diana Nikolova

    I vote for Mollov for Geocacher of the Month

  • Mariana

    My vote goes for Mollov

  • Gana Gecheva

    I vote for Mollov. He is my colleague at the University of Plovdiv. I am convinced that he deserve to be a Geocacher of the Month. I also believe that his enthusiasm and deviotion result in increasing Geocaching popularity in Bulgaria.

  • Dobromira Andonova

    My vote goes for Mollov.

  • Georgy B

    I Vote for Mollov, he has always been so dedicated and willing to help!!

  • Victoria Vitanova

    I vote for Mollov! Good luck, Ivo : )

  • Petya Tsaneva

    Vote for Mollov of course :)

  • teampoki

    We are so glad to see goblindust nominated. We had only recently heard of him when he set up the Make-A-Wish event for jared123. Once we learned about all his ingenious caches, we made two special trips to the Bremerton, WA area just to do his caches. And they were everything we had heard and more. Our vote goes to goblindust.


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