2022 Cache Award Nominations are now OPEN

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.  Help recognize the great caches and the people who placed them by nominating your favorites for the 2022 NoVAGO Cache Awards!

The link below will take you to the nomination form. Further instructions are included on the form. Nominations will be accepted until February 28th.

Any questions about the 2023 awards should be sent to awards@novago.org.

 Categories are subject to change and are as follows:

Cache of the Year

Best Theme/Series

Best Traditional Cache

Best Mystery/Puzzle Cache

Best Other Cache (Multicache, Earthcache, Letterbox Hybrid, Wherigo, Virtual)

Best CITO, Event, or Community Celebration

Best Adventure Lab Series

Best Camouflage

Most Outstanding Location/Scenery

Best Historical/Educational Cache

Most Creative Cache

Most Physically Challenging-to-Find Cache

Best Kids’ Cache

Best Log

Best Photo Posted in a Log

Cacher of the Year

Rookie of the Year*

Volunteer of the Year

Need to review? Award Categories with descriptions.

Cache Eligibility:

1. Cache must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, and still active as of early 2023.
2. As many nominations per category will be accepted, however try to keep it to 5 or under per category. (Many emails/form entries are fine, and you don’t need to have a nomination for each category with each email)
3. Caches must be within Northern Virginia, (NoVa will be defined as Alexandria (city), Arlington (county), Clarke (county), Fairfax (county), Fairfax (city), Falls Church (city), Fauquier (county), Frederick (county), Loudoun (county), Manassas (city), Manassas Park (city), Prince William (county), Stafford (county), Warren (county), Winchester (city))
4. We will compile the nomination submissions and you will be voting on the top nominees in each category. So the more nominations we get, the easier it will be to discern the best of the best. You do not need to have found a cache to nominate it.

*Rookie of the year must have found their first cache no earlier than July 1, 2021, with a majority of their finds/hides during 2022.

Thank you to the volunteers on the NoVAGO Cache Awards Committee for their time and effort in organizing this annual event.

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