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Winners of the 2007 Houston Geocaching Awards.

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Here are the winners. Please try to visit their caches if you haven't already. Thanks for a wonderful 1st awards. Looking forward to next year's list.

Funniest Log - GCE0B0 - Gardens by the Bayou (Log by Wolf Grrl, Nov 2006) by Wolf Grrl

Best Themed Individual - GCZ3CA- Manordale Inn by Dyfen

Best Themed Series - Pump it Up by Grangerfam

Most Scenic - GCV75R - A View of Texas Independence by Houston Control

Best Camo - GCZAGY - Adam and Eve by JaMPrindle

Best Traditional - GCXQR7 - Big Ole Honkin Cache by MAES

Best Event - GC13VZK - Muddy Buddies' 25th Anniversary by Muddy Buddies

Best Night Cache - GCHVT8 - Ringtailed Peepers by Mudfrog & Chicken

Best Urban Cache - GCNWHV - Bubbles, The Bayou Monster by Parkerplus

Best Cache for Tourist - GCE041 - Heads of State by Team J

Funniest Pic - GCTG1D - Mardi Gras by The Hazelnuts

Best Multi - GCD100 - Four Cache Loop by Ty Dolney

Most Physically Challenging - GCD100 - Four Cache Loop by Ty Dolney

Best Puzzle Cache - GCJY6B - The adventures of 1Geocacher by USMorrows

I hope this will inspire more cachers to place challenging and quality caches in hopes of getting nominated for the 2008 Houston Geocaching Awards.

Til next year, see ya on the cache trails.

Diane

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Thanks for the winners, can we get a list of the others that were on the ballot?

When I finished posting this, the categories came up....

never mind!

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I think I got these right!

Best-

Night cache:

GCHVT8 - Ringtailed Peepers  

GCYZKX - All Hallow's Eve

Themed:

BNC Series by HoustonControl

Nature Series by Traveling Gnome

The Shutterbugs Photo Ops Series

Pump It Up Series by Grangerfam

Urban:

GCNWHV - Bubbles, The Bayou Monster

GC140Y8 - Oh Da Park Bench

GCK404 - Armadillo by Morning

GCG2WQ - World's Largest Microcache

Puzzle:

GCJY6B - The adventures of 1Geocacher  

GCH9TV - Sounds of the Sixties I 8 

GCWK4W - M:I-VI 7 

GCTWVC - Icon find a cache?

Most Physically Challenging:

GCD100 - Four Cache Loop

GCTGH5 - Emerald Point at Challenger Park  

GCWHE4 - A Carbon Based Life

Funniest picture:

GCTG1D - Mardi Gras

GCGR06 - Houston Jurassic Park  

Funniest Log:

GC15M1W - Badger Poking (Log by TDW 9/6/07)

GC15M2J - If I only had a Brain   

GCYY69 - Dead Man's Bridge (Log by Popeteers copied on cache page)

GCE0B0 - Gardens by the Bayou (Log by Wolf Grrl, Nov 2006)

Themed Individual

GCVVE2 - Mother's Day  

GCKNQZ - Personal GPS Satellite  

GCZ3CA - Manordale Inn  

GCTW9T - Johnny Cache, er Cash

Most Scenic:

GCV75R - A View of Texas Independence  

GCVWBE - Itty, Bitty, Sweetie Nanonite Cache #2  

GCRVRG - End of the Road - TC  

GC15PER - Andrew's Little Friend

Best Cache for tourists:

GCE041 - Heads of State  

GCP8FA - Houston's 2nd Travel Bug B&B  

GCG54W - First into the Fire Memorial  

GC8C39 - One Man's Castle

Best Camo:

GC14CNQ - Copper Lake Pines  

GCZAGY - Adam and Eve  

GCT31C - Highland Laurels  

GC10KRE - More Than First Aid  

Best Event Cache:

GC13VZK - Muddy Buddies' 25th Anniversary

GC13N80 - Let Kingdom Come

GCZCFY - 5th Annual Texas Challenge

GCM7GP - Safe from the City New Years Eve (weekend) Event

Best Multi-cache:

GCKVC8 - Plundering the Treasure

GCRK3Z - MTP1K YO-YO

GCD100 - Four Cache Loop

GCZMCX - Tree House

Traditional:

GC5F3 - Gatorbait  

GCTW9T - Johnny Cache, er Cash  

GC687B - Diablo's Cage

GCXQR7 - Big Ole Honkin Cache

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I sent out the link to have the nominees and winners add the banner to their cache pages. Some of them are already up. Check out

Ringtailed Peepers

Big Ole Honkin Cache

Johnny Cache -er Cash

And more to come.

Thanks, Jason for doing the banner and thanks to everyone who is putting them on their pages. Woot. Great job!

Are all the banners somewhere? I need the scenic view one.

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I sent out the link to have the nominees and winners add the banner to their cache pages. Some of them are already up. Check out

Ringtailed Peepers

Big Ole Honkin Cache

Johnny Cache -er Cash

And more to come.

Thanks, Jason for doing the banner and thanks to everyone who is putting them on their pages. Woot. Great job!

One of the things I liked about the Austin Banners on the web pages was that it linked back to the list of winners & nominees for that year. When I found one of the famous caches, I was easily able to go to the main awards page where I able to view them all. From there it was easy to make a decision to which ones we were going to go after in Austin. It was a big help.

OH BTW GQ you asked for feedback about the banners. They looked great and sized right but see statement above!!

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...How about some feedback on the award banners? Too much, too big, good, bad, indifferent...?

We  ;) love ours and they are posted on our caches. 

The only suggestion we would have is to make the banner "clickable" which would lead you to a page on HGCS with all the caches (with links) nominated so that those who are visiting us could consider finding the nominees and winners when they come to town with just one visit to the site.  The Austin group has this and we found it very helpful when deciding which of the many there to consider. 

I guess I should have read all the new posts before replying but yeah what MAES' said !! O0

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What happened to Plundering the Treasure of Captain Drew?

It didn't win in the category of best multi, coming in behind The Four Cache Loop.  FCL also won Most Physically Challenging, which IMHO, it richly deserved.  Not to take anything away from FCL, but I voted for Plundering the Treasure as best multi.  I think it's just a matter of more folks having done the Four Cache Loop.

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I have FINALLY added the pics from the awards event.....

Here they are!

Enjoy and can't wait til next year's event!!

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My photos came out pretty well. Thanks for using them.

Thanks to ATMA, our official photog of the event. Your photos are great. You rock, dood!

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