GBC 2 – Name that Tune — Geocache of the Week

by WVTim
West Virginia, United States
N 39° 30.146 W 077° 57.916

This blog post was written by Visitor Center maven and Geocaching HQ employee, Sarah

Along a Berkeley County trail in West Virginia are thirteen unique geocaches. Each is a unique gadget cache which, combined, have earned over 5000 Favorite points. Along this trail lies our Geocache of the Week. Lovingly constructed, Name that Tune certainly won’t fall flat, and is sure to test both your musical and geocaching skills.

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Ready, Set…Plan Your GIFF Event!

The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is still three months away (November 8-12) but now is the perfect time to start planning your event. Don’t know where to start? Look here for help.

GIFF is your only chance to earn a special souvenir by watching a whole series of unique and fun geocaching movies. For more inspiration, check out these 39 amazing moments from GIFF 2017.

Questions you should think about while planning:

  • What equipment will you use to show the finalist films?
  • How many people will come and how many seats do you need?
  • Will your film night have a theme, snacks, or film judging?

How to host a GIFF Event:

  1. Read the tips for hosting an event.
  2. Submit your event listing on at least two weeks prior to the date of your event and wait for it to be published by a Volunteer Reviewer.
  3. Once your event is published, fill out the GIFF Sign Up Form.
  4. Wait for your event to be approved via email by the GIFF team at HQ.

Approved events will be added to the GIFF 2018 bookmark list and will receive the GIFF film reel file prior to the event.

Are you looking for GIFF Geocoins or other merchandise items? Check out our Shop.

Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018

History was made on May 26, 2018 when the state of Ohio hosted the first Giga-Event in the United States! With a Giga this “close” to home (when compared to traveling abroad to other events from Seattle), quite a few HQ staffers wanted to join in on the fun! Learn more about the event from four lackeys who traveled to GeoWoodstock XVI to experience the Americas’ first Giga-Event firsthand!

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Six Do’s and Don’ts for GIFF Filmmakers

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.

If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2018 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are due August 1, 2018.

But before you start filming, check out these do’s and don’ts of making a GIFF entry.

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5 Film Genres GIFF Audiences Love

Attention film-making geocachers and geocaching filmmakers! You now have 58 days to plan, write, film, edit, and submit your original short film to the Geocaching International Film Festival! That’s less time than you had yesterday and more time than you’ll have tomorrow.

The film submission deadline is August 1, 2018. Learn about submitting a film.

Before you perfect your plots and acquire your actors, read on to learn about five film genres that made successful showings at GIFFs of the past. Of course, your film need not fit perfectly into any of these categories, but we suggest using them to kick off your GIFF brainstorming session.

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