And the 2020 Cache Awards Winners are…

After having to skip our annual event last year due to COVID-19, on May 8, 2021 NoVAGO members flocked to Saturday’s NoVAGO’s 2021 Spring Picnic and Awards Event in Purceville, VA. Held in the Hillsboro Pavilion. The winds were whipping, so throughout the day it was common to see bug gust blow away Icebreaker sheets, plates, donuts, and hamburger buns.  Folks opted to stand in the sun for warmth, but than rushed back under the pavilion to shelter from the snow flurries and rain that popped up near the end.

Many thanks to the dedicated geocachers who participated setting up our annual picnic festivities, and those who stayed t clean up afterwards.  We had over 30 names signed on today’s picnic log, but folks remembered to social distance and not crowd in.  Also a special shout out to grill master DePhogration who again kept the flames hot, and kept the burgers and dogs from burning.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall!

HERE ARE THE 2020 NoVAGO CACHE AWARD WINNERS:

Best Theme/Series (three or more caches in a series or that share a common theme)
Pirate gadget caches by VAPirate (8 caches)


Best Kids Cache (TIE!)
OLYMPIAD2020: Biathlon by CWillyPngn
Animal Crossing: Nook’s Valley by CWillyPngn

Most Outstanding Location/Scenery
Adventure Lab Bonus: The Swamp Boardwalk by Reedkickball

Most Creative Cache
OLYMPIAD2020: Rhythmic Gymnastics (Adv. Lab Bonus) by Serrabou

Most Physically Challenging to Find (TIE!)
Stafford GeoHunt by Luv4VA
Roo’s Rescue (Adventure Lab Bonus) by Serrabou

Best Historical/Educational Cache
The Battles of Bull Run & Manassas Bonus Cache by Notthereeither

Best Camouflage
Pirate Rings by VAPirate

Best Multi-Stage Cache
Multi-Caches Bug Me by hrothroc

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache
OLYMPIAD2020: Table Tennis by 4EverYoungs

Best Traditional
MAGC-10 by pwesleynd93

Best Other (Wherigo, Letterbox, Event…)
The Reformatory by rlobecker

Best Earthcache
The Granite State Doubles Down in the Old Dominion by Awesnap

Best CITO (Cache In, Trash Out)
Mayfield Fort CITO VII by Awesnap

Best Adventure Lab
Rhythmic Gymnastics by Serrabou

Best Log
How Minnestrone Got His Groove Back by minnestrone

Best Photo


James Branch by Serrabou

Rookie of the Year
Jaxward

Best Volunteer
ZippyFinn & Serrabou

Cacher of the Year
MJBinski

Cache of the Year
Roo’s Rescue (Adventure Lab Bonus) by Serrabou

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Cache owners of nominated caches, as well as nominated cachers and log-writers, can add this cool logo to their cache pages and/or profiles as they see fit:

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About Awesnap

Originally from Southern Maryland, I moved to Northern Virginia in 2006 where I discovered geocaching in 4 years later. I have been directly involved with the "goings ons" of NoVAGO since 2014 as a director, and I was the Public Affairs Officer for 4 years from January 2016 to December 2019.

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