Please PM me with your nominations. You can PM as many times as you would like, please put in the subject line NOMINATION.
Any member of the geocaching community is allowed to nominate caches. Please review the qualifications before submitting. This will help the nominating committee.
Their will be no more than 5 caches/groups per category for voting. In the event that more than 5 caches/groups are nominated. The nominating committee will verify that each entrant is approved for inclusion. The geocaching community will have a run-off to determine the top five caches/groups.
February 28, 2013 – Nominations Deadline
Mar 1-Mar 15, 2013 – Runoff to determine top five caches/groups
Mar 16-April 30, 2012 – Voting
Sometime in May 2012 – Awards Event!
Caches must be in the following counties to be nominated: Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Montgomery, Waller, Chambers, Liberty, San Jacinto, Grimes and Walker.
Caches must have been placed between 01-01-12 and 12-31-12.
Must be an active cache and remain active during the nomination and voting periods.
Can be either member’s only or regular caches
Must be within the counties listed.
If a cache is disabled during the voting period for maintenance, it will not be disqualified. If it is disabled for more than 2 weeks, it will be disqualified.
Most Physically Challenging Cache - One which involves a hike of 2 miles or more, or the physical exertion of climbing hills, ditches, long bushwhacking, requires a boat, canoe or the like and/or swimming.
Best Themed Individual Cache - not part of a series, but has specific swag trading requests. This would include TB hotels, coin depots, pathtag exchanges, as well as others. Or one where the container and the surrounding area are a theme.
Best Themed Series - 3+ individual, linked by a theme
Most Scenic Area - a breathtaking view of nature, something beautiful you might have missed without the cache. Unusual, beautiful natural area that you wouldn't know existed (or probably wouldn't have gone to) if the cache wasn't there
Best Urban Cache - a cache cleverly hidden in an urban setting. no more than 20 percent vegetation in the surrounding mile radius. One that makes you feel like you are super secretive playing a super secretive game
Best Camo Cache – Can either be urban, rural, etc.
Best Night Cache – Uses fire tacks or similar. Can ONLY be done at night.
Best Cache for Tourist - a cache that takes you to a place that would be of interest to tourists: i.e. a museum, historical monuments, memorials: Cache at a place that isn't in the Guidebooks, but would be worth the visit.
Best Traditional Cache – Any size acceptable
Best Letterbox Hybrid – A type of geocache that also includes a stamp inside which is not an item intended for trade. Found by using clues to locate the container.
Best Earth cache – Self explanatory
Best Multi Cache – Involves using a redirect to locate final coordinates.
Best Puzzle Cache – Self explanatory.
BEST BUSHWHACK STORY - Please submit your best bushwhack story for a special award. Include logs or pics if possible.
Edited by gsguru, 16 January 2013 - 02:15 PM.