NoVAGO’s 2018 Geocache Awards — Nominees

NoVAGO’s 2018 Geocache Awards

Listed below are the caches and cachers nominated by their peers for awards for 2018. Thanks very much to those of you who took the time to send in nominations!

Voting will begin April, and will remain open that entire month. Meanwhile, all curious and avid NoVAGO cachers (that’s you!) are encouraged to visit as many of the nominated caches as possible before voting. Here is a bookmark list of the nominated caches. Go get ’em!

Winners will be announced at the Spring Event on May 5th at Claude Moore Park in Sterling.

Without further ado, here are the nominees:

Best Theme/Series (three or more caches in a series or that share a common theme)
Planetary Pursuit by Awesnap (6 caches)
VA Craft Breweries by lwillie63 and Awesnap (9 caches)
Doggo Walking by frumiousb (9 caches)
Wordgames by zgrav (3 caches)
Hidden Creatures by BurkoCat (4 caches)
Girl Scout troop 854 by The girls of Girl Scout troop 854 (5 caches)

Best Kids Cache
MUSTCACHE! by MJBinski
SURVIVOR18: Suburbia by rlobecker
Four Numbers by rlobecker
WMBD: Ellie Returns to Lacey Woods Park by platoaddict
Terra Incognita by hrothroc

Most Outstanding Location/Scenery
Herding Herons by Serrabou
MUSTCACHE! by MJBinski
SURVIVOR 18: The Lost Road by freddiecrs
War Time Tagging Virtual by reedkickball
A Walk Around Green Springs Garden Park Virtual by Aronel
The Monkey Has Found A New Treehouse! by TheUnstealthy Monkey

Most Creative Cache
Four Numbers by rlobecker
SURVIVOR18: Lowering the Bar by 4EverYoungs
SURVIVOR18: Mayfield Earthwork Fort by Awesnap
SURVIVOR18: Merge | Chickahominy by Serrabou
SURVIVOR18: Suburbia by rlobecker
SURVIVOR18: The Boston Rob Conspiracy by Pengie123

Most Physically Challenging to Find
SURVIVOR18: Cockpit Point by Hooclass2002
SURVIVOR18: Purgatorio by zgrav
Intersection by flyingmoose
Herding Herons by Serrabou
SURVIVOR18: Tribal Council by ZippyFinn

Best Historical/Educational Cache
Robert E. Simon’s Town by schwandt
SURVIVOR18: Mayfield Earthwork Fort by Awesnap
War Time Tagging Virtual by reedkickball
SURVIVOR18: Culper Spy Ring by MJBinski
Alexandria, DC by stolaf

Best Camouflage
The Stamp Act by Awesnap
Not Nice by kiisikwa
SURVIVOR18: Tribes by ZippyFinn
The Day The World Became Real by Pengie123
SURVIVOR18: Mayfield Earthwork Fort by Awesnap

Best Multi-Stage Cache
SURVIVOR18: Suburbia by rlobecker
Herding Herons by Serrabou
This Library Cache Will Dewey Decimate You! by Awesnap
SURVIVOR18: Loftridge Tree Mail by SP4FUN
The Day The World Became Real by Pengie123

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache
SURVIVOR18: Lowering the Bar by 4EverYoungs
Dr. Gaston Tuyau’s Hidden Research Notes by Nothereeither
Anniversary Cache, Two Become One by nondescript
Princess Talent Show at the Hall of Doom by Awesnap
SURVIVOR18: Culper Spy Ring by MJBinski

Best Traditional
Four Numbers by rlobecker
SURVIVOR 18: The Lost Road by freddiecrs
The Monkey Has Found A New Treehouse! by TheUnstealthy Monkey
SURVIVOR18: Puzzle Challenge by sassyinmyheart
I’m Still Standing by Dragon and Phoenix

Best Letterbox Hybrid
MUSTCACHE! by MJBinski
SURVIVOR18: Merge | Chickahominy by Serrabou
Calendar Man Stole Batman’s Magnifying Glass by Awesnap
SURVIVOR18: Tribes by ZippyFinn
WMBD: Ellie Returns to Lacey Woods Park by platoaddict

Best Other (Earthcache, Whereigo, Event, Virtual)
SURVIVOR18: Eating Challenge by ZippyFinn
BARROVIAN RHAPSODY EARTHCACHE by DePhogration
ehcacoeg esrever naelcm by platoaddict
Robert E. Simon’s Town by schwandt
War Time Tagging Virtual by reedkickball

Best CITO (Cache In, Trash Out)
“The Shoveler” Needs A CITO! by MJBinski
Mayfield Fort CITO IV by Awesnap
Cache Mob – Ramble around Lake Mercer- CITO + Hike by vpdj
3rd Annual Occoquan Paddle CITO by Hooclass2002
Occoquan Elementary School IV by Awesnap

 

Best Log
Cast your preliminary vote


Ode to the Barrovian Rhapsody by Nothereeither


Naked and Afraid by BlurryFac3


I Can’ Believe I Ate the Whole Thing by Awesnap


Left a Pencil by flyingmoose


Kraken Smackdown by Nothereeither


Survivor Roll Call by Serrabou


Snakes on a Plane..uh..Spaceship by GLM


I am She-ra! by ZippyFinn


Raising the Bar by zgrav


Beavis Lowers the Bar by ZippyFinn


Rhyme of the Troll by Serrabou


Unicorns Heart Jeff by TheUnstealthy Monkey


Best Photo

Cast your preliminary vote

Rookie of the Year
topazfae
Geocacher2372
T_N_C
Lissa30

Best Volunteer
ZippyFinn
rufnredy
DePhogration

Cacher of the Year
ZippyFinn
MJBinski
TheUnstealthy Monkey
Jess and Wipps
Awesnap

Cache of the Year
SURVIVOR18: Lowering the Bar by 4EverYoungs
Four Numbers by rlobecker
SURVIVOR18: Suburbia by rlobecker
SURVIVOR18: Mayfield Earthwork Fort by Awesnap
MUSTCACHE! by MJBinski
SURVIVOR18: Eating Challenge by ZippyFinn
The Day The World Became Real by Pengie123

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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Serrabou

Serrabou

Hiker. Kayaker. Tree climber. Map drawer. But mostly known for being Roo’s dad.

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3 Responses

  1. platoaddict platoaddict says:

    Wow! Huge thanks to Serrabou for collecting all those nominations and putting all of this together. Also, congrats to all the nominees. Looks like a good cross-section of caches … now, I need to get out there and find them!

  2. Serrabou Serrabou says:

    Whoops! A few of these caches actually fall outside the NoVAGO boundaries and have been removed: GC7VRVV, GC7RDQP, and GC7RVQG. Also, as officers, platoaddict and awesnap are ineligible for Best Volunteer.

  3. Serrabou Serrabou says:

    Update to post: voting will take place in all of April; awards will be announced at spring event on May 5th.

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