2018 Photo of the Year: Preliminary Voting

The thirteen photos below were each voted as the photo of the month during 2018 (one month had a tie). Now you can cast your preliminary vote for the 2018 Photo of the Year. The top vote-getters will advance to the final round.

Instructions

  • Click the image to view it larger
  • Click outside the image to return to the poll
  • Click the title to select a photo (the background will turn green for selected votes)
  • To deselect an option, click the title again (the background will turn white)
  • Cast your vote by clicking “Vote” [You will need to be logged in to vote. Login or register first!]

What 2018 photo of the month winners should advance to the final round for photo of the year? (choose between 1 and 4)

Redesigned website and user registration

Have you had a chance to check out NoVAGO’s website redesign? We’ve overhauled the appearance in an attempt to modernize its look and feel. We are also hoping to move away from the dated forums.
We hope that you’ll take a few minutes to look around and familiarize yourself with the layout and information available.

— The most recent post will be featured at the top center of the home page. Click to read the full post.

— The new layout will also suggest other posts for you to read.

— The left sidebar has a link to join our Slack workspace, a link to our Instagram feed, and popular tags from blog posts.

— The right sidebar has recent comments on blog posts, a countdown timer to upcoming NoVAGO events, and the calendar of events in the NoVAGO area.

Site registration

One of the new features we implemented on the site is user registration. At the top right of the home page (below the header image), is “Join NoVAGO/Login.” Select that menu to head to the registration site to create your account. Unfortunately, your login from the forums will not work here. We recommend using your geocaching.com username to make it easier to identify you.

Registering for the site does a number of things:

  1. Officially designates you as a NoVAGO member
  2. Gives you access to the Photo of the Month page to submit photos and vote on monthly polls
  3. Allows you to comment on blog posts

Site registration also helps us reduce the likelihood of spam in our comments and among our user registrations (have you ever looked at the users in the forums!?!?).

Feedback

We want to hear from you! What do you like? What do you think is missing? What improvements do you suggest? Post a comment here after registering 😉, join our Slack workspace, or contact us.

January 2019 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Serrabou who took this chilling photo titled “Post Flood River Icicles.”

Next month’s Contest is now open. Please post your entries for next months edition in the February 2019 Photo of the Month Contest forum.

Remember that at the end of the year all of the monthly winning photos will battle it out for the NoVAGO 2019 Photograph of the Year title. That winning photographer will be awarded a NoVAGO Cache Awards Geocoin at our annual Spring Event & NoVAGO Cache Awards presentation.

Let’s All Go to the NoVAGO Winter CITO! (The cold never bothered us anyway!)

 

NEW LOCATION! Join us on February 23 as we host a CITO in Locust Shade Park. NoVAGO continues to grow our relationship with Prince William Parks and the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District to make our parks cleaner and community better.  We will meet in the parking lot where bags and supplies will be handed out.

NoVAGO Winter CITO: Locust Shade Park

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Locust Shade Park

701 Locust Shade Drive

Triangle, VA 22172

QUE3NBE3 is the Sole Survivor

After finding stunning caches stashed around NOVA, chomping through the funky feast, and competing with surprising cacher upstarts, it came down to the final three— SP4Fun, QUE3NBE3, and Minnestrone.

At the January 19 voting event, each of the three finalists answered questions from their former tribemates before the vote for who would claim the title of Sole Survivor.

As host Zippy Probst read the final votes during the event finale, the cache-a-ways watched with nail-biting anticipation…

…until QUE3NBE3 was announced as the winner of Survivor18.

Having started off as a member of the Mattaponi Tribe she seemed like a long shot to win because of her residence in the Old Line State. However, this Marylander ultimately proved she was “in it to win it” when she was one of the first to merge into the Chicahominy Tribe and then being one of the first two competitors to find the SURVIVOR18: Tribal Council cache.  Ultimately she won it all by outwitting, outplaying, and outcaching her fellow competitors.

QUE3NBE3, congratulations on being named Sole Survivor!

December 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to MJBinski who snapped this photo titled “Nice Photo Opp” of his old cache name initials written in the Charles Cove beach sand near the Chalk Point Generating Station while signing the Charles County ADC Challenge.

Next month’s Contest is now open. Please post your entries for the January 2019 Photo of the Month Contest forum.

Remember that at the end of the year all of the monthly winning photos will battle it out for the NoVAGO 2018 Photograph of the Year title. That winning photographer will be awarded a NoVAGO Cache Awards Geocoin at our annual Spring Event & NoVAGO Cache Awards presentation.