Best Log Preliminary Voting Open

The call for nominations is now closed. We collected over 400 nominations this year–superb! Thanks to all who took the time to submit their favorite caches.

For the category of Best Log, we received too many submissions to put on the final ballot, so there will be a preliminary run-off vote to narrow down the candidates. We will collect these preliminary votes for a couple of weeks, so plenty of time to read through the logs and pick out up to 5 of your favorites. Here is a list of the 20 logs nominated so that members can easily read them.  You can the place your 5 votes with this FORM. Voting ends on February 28th.

2016 NoVAGO Geocache Award Nominations Open

By: Serrabou

Each year NoVAGO honors some of the best caches that were placed in Northern Virginia. Cache nominations and awards are a chance for you to recognize the efforts of fellow NoVAGO cachers who have placed hides that you have enjoyed. Please consider sending in nominations, we need your input :smt100!

From now and until the middle of February, we will be taking nominations for the categories below (see following post in this thread for a description of categories). After the nomination period ends, the list of nominated caches and cachers will be consolidated into a ballot. Once the ballot is announced, there will be several weeks for you to get out there and hunt the nominated caches before voting. Finally, the ballot will be voted on by all NoVAGO members. That’s right, even if you didn’t submit nominations, you are encouraged to come vote. Winners will be announced at NoVAGO’s Spring Event (date TBD).

For those of you that have followed the awards in past years, please note there are a few changes to the categories: two new categories have been added: Best Earthcache and the return of Cacher of the Year. Consequently, the Best Other category has had the earthcache type removed.

There will be a “challenge” cache associated with the list of yearly nominees. Here is a bookmark list of past bonus caches.

Email your suggestions to the following address: Please include your NoVAGO username with your nominations. Alternatively, you can use  THIS FORM to enter nominations.

The Categories:

  • Cache of the Year
  • Best Theme/Series* (three or more caches in a series or that share a common theme)
  • Best Kids’ Cache
  • Most Outstanding Location/Scenery
  • Most Creative Cache
  • Most Physically Challenging-to-Find Cache
  • Best Historical/Educational Cache
  • Best Camouflage
  • Best Multi-Stage
  • Best Mystery/Puzzle
  • Best Traditional
  • Best Earthcache
  • Best Other (Letterbox Hybrid, Whereigo, Event)*
  • Best CITO*
  • Best Log on a Cache
  • Rookie of the Year (any cacher that found their first cache after August 1st, 2015)
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Cacher of the Year

For more details on the categories, fine print on nominations, and other information on the 2016 NoVAGO Cache Awards please read THIS POST in the NoVAGO Forums.



NoVAGO’s first CITO of 2017 has been published! Come join us for a much needed CITO of Veterans Memorial Park. The park managers agree, and they are excited for our help in rectifying the situation.  We will meet at the pavilion near the parking coordinates.

February 18th, 2017

10 am till Noon

Veterans Memorial Park

14300 Veterans Dr.

Woodbridge, VA 22191