Announcing the January 2016 Geocacher of the Month Nominees!
Each month, three geocachers from around the world are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to Geocaching. One of them is recognized as the official Geocaching.com Geocacher of the Month.
Although all the nominees will receive prizes, the featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, a Geocacher of the Month hat and a profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate that recognizes their contributions, signed by Bryan Roth and Jeremy Irish, two of the founders of Geocaching.com.
Read the profiles of this month’s three nominees, and write a supportive comment below this post describing why you think this person should be recognized. A panel from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor.
This month’s nominees are:
Neck of the Woods: Kansas City, Missouri
Owns over 45 geocaches with 10+ favorite points
Has a 500-day geocaching streak, and has completed his 365-Day grid and his Fizzy grid
OrigamiFolder has hosted several major successful CITO events in conjunction with other organizations hosting clean-up events, bringing geocachers together to help clean up the geocaching game board: planet Earth. OrigamiFolder is also a volunteer administrator of a local geocaching Facebook group.
Neck of the Woods: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Since 2006, has found 12,726 geocaches
Owns over 34 geocaches with 10+ favorite points
wer2ys4u has organized the first-ever geocaching event for New Mexico teenagers in state foster care on Nov. 14 in Albuquerque. The event gave potential adoptive parents a chance to interact with the teens while, at the same time, getting an introduction to geocaching and its potentials as an outdoor activity they can do together.
Neck of the woods: Hessen, Germany
Has hidden 13 geocaches with 100+ favorite points
Geocache “DEXTER²” (GC4W79X) has received 1200+ favorite points in two years
staubfinger0702’s geocache hides receive praise from far and wide for their detail and originality. Geocacher “Brummelbären” describes them as, “more than just normal geocache, they are highlights.” For his cache, “DEXTER²”, a whole garage was rented out, in which geocachers re-enact a scene from the show of the same name.
Comment below (in any language) to tell us who you think should be the January 2016 Geocacher of the Month.
The comment period will close on January 26th, 2016.
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,
If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. You’ll need to include the following information:
- Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
- Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month. These descriptions can be written in any language.
Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. 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.