Adventurers from around the globe joined Geocaching HQ staff on August 17, 2013 to celebrate International Geocaching Day. It’s tempting to measure the Geocaching Block Party 2013 in attendance (more than 3,000) or by the number of countries represented by geocachers (more than 12), but we preferred to look up from shaking hands and swapping stories and just measure the Geocaching Block Party in smiles—and there was plenty to smile about. Geocachers soaked up the creative geocaches, clever wordplay and tricky clues of a newly launched Geocaching HQ GeoTour. Geocaching HQ also debuted a new geocache type, Lab Caches, and asked geocachers to help test the new style of geocaching (potentially coming to a Mega-Event near you). Plus, did we mention getting to meet 3,000 other geocachers from around the world?
Check out the new Geocaching Block Party 2013 video to experience the thrill of the event. Make no mistake, we want to see you in the next video. Put it on your calendar, make your travel plans and log your ‘Will Attend’ for the Geocaching Block Party 2014 on August 16, 2014. Keep scrolling down for the winners of the Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) and more pictures from the Geocaching Block Party.
The Geocaching Block Party didn’t stop when the sun went down. Geocachers rallied for the first annual Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF). Annnnnnnnnnd the winners are…
Most Adventurous Film
The Story Behind the Log – By: FredericBrot
Most Instructional Film
Geocaching Norway – By: Woodneyepatch
Galaxycache – By: aak7
My Geocaching Addiction – By: Mayberryman & Drjbroke
Most Inspirational Film
The Best Days of Our Lives – By: FrederikHast
Congratulations to each of the winners and all of the entries. Each finalist received a 1-year Geocaching Premium membership. Each award winner received a 5-year Geocaching Premium membership, a personalized (and super cool) trophy and a GIFF Geocoin. Want to see the finalists? There are two ways: attend a Mega-Event that will be screening them or view them online in Spring 2014. Mega-Event hosts should contact Geocaching HQ to request a DVD to screen at their event.