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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 543
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

Introducing the Summer of Excellence
A creative cache is a gift from its creator to every geocacher who finds it. Whether it is a unique container, a well crafted cache page and/or puzzle, or an incredible location, these caches are pure pleasure to find. Caches that include all three are extra special.

Geocachers around the world were inspired by the recent Maker Madness events which challenged us to exercise our creativity to make awe inspiring caches for people to find.
We want to celebrate these creative caches and the geocachers who place them.

The unofficial start of summer is the May long weekend, and the unofficial end of summer is Labour Day so this is when the contest runs. There will be a small launch in Cumberland on May 18th as part of the BCGA AGM weekend


Details
? Caches can be placed but may not be published before May 18, 2014
? To be eligible caches must be published by August 4th, 2014
? There are no categories – we are simply looking for the best of the best
? Voting will run from May 18, 2014 to September 1, 2014 at midnight.


How To Place an Excellent Cache
We will leave that to you! To create a cache to be considered for voting get your creative juices flowing.
? Caches may be placed in anywhere in the province of BC
? On your cache page title your cache B14:[name of your cache] eg B14: Cats & Dogs
? Place the voting banner at the bottom of your cache page and indicate the gc code and the region where the cache is placed (you will need to enable html on your cache page)
? Any caches that violate Groundspeak guidelines for cache placement will be disqualified
? For complete "how to" instructions click HERE and information HERE


Voting & Prizes
Encourage people finding your cache to vote for it on the BC Geocaching Association website. The voting banner on your cache page will link directly to your cache’s voting area. Favourite points do not count as they are only available to premium members.
? Prizes will be awarded to the caches with the highest votes in each region.
? The number of prizes for each region will depend on the number of geocachers
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scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

Looks like fun. I think I published a series a bit early **lol** But that's OK. We all have time to think up some fun hides. Time to get my blitz on. Woo Hoo.
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Adam Willson



Joined: Mar 22, 2014
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

Heads up that the contest is now live, but ability to vote has not yet been enabled, and leads cachers to a dead page.
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 543
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

The voting will be up shortly, please bear with us.
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Highlander 71



Joined: Apr 17, 2011
Posts: 78

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

Had a chuckle this morning when I noticed what was probably a typo in the title of this discussion, but I realized in its own way it succinctly captures the spirit of this year's Blitz theme. By leaving the "r" off Summer, we end up with Summe, which is German for Sum, which fits very nicely with the notion that we should strive to achieve the Sum of Excellence with each cache we place!

I also chuckled at Adam's eagerness. It's great to see new cachers who are so passionate and are having so much fun with this "little" pastime.

Scruffster, over the winter I tried to develop a thicker skin to fend off your taunts and barbs. I hope I get a chance to put it to the test soon!
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scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

You're not alone, Highlander. It's equal opportunity taunting. Everyone knows I'm only one lab accident away from becoming a super villain. Well, I've thought up an evil hide or two but we'll see if I have the means to develop them. Are we allowed to spill blood without the use of brambles???
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 543
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summer of Excellence! Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay, voting is now live - go and get them!
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Adam Willson



Joined: Mar 22, 2014
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

Thanks katcogo Smile
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 543
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

It seems that the semi automatic system of getting caches into the voting system is operating slower than previously. We expect that caches should be in the voting system within 24 hours of publication but that seems to depend on the time of day that the cache was published. So if your cache does not show up immediately, please have patience.

Thanks for putting out so many caches! Looking forward to finding them.
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Ringrat



Joined: May 04, 2009
Posts: 4
Location: Rockies

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

Has voting closed? When I click on voting links, I'm getting messages that it is, but I thought voting was supposed to be open until Sept 1...
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 543
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Summe of Excellence! Reply with quote

You are correct, voting runs until Sept 1. We are working on it, please check back later.
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