Post by Admin on May 23, 2020 0:15:39 GMT -5
Cache 4 Covid
You have lots of spare time to craft a Theme Cache.
Your map is filled with Smilies and so is everyone else's
Time to hide a Cache 4 Covid to give them something to do.
The GCGC wants you to hide a cache for those that want to cache during the various phases of the Covid-19 crisis. This cache should be influenced by the virus and uniquely portray the virus by it's method of hide or find.
A multi with 6' distancing, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, Staying at home to solve a puzzle??? You decide. Make it somehow relateable to the current crisis. Lets avoid the average hide in a rubber glove under a lamp skirt and call it an entry. Be creative. Make Covid-19 and Caching Real. Getting your Cache 4 Covid entry in early increases your potential score by non-member approval of your contribution.
The Simple Rules:
Hide a cache with a Covid-19 Theme.
Post it here
At the end we will vote on the best.
How to Play:
Create and craft a Covid-19 related cache
Hide the cache on any cache listing site and submit it here.
Members will find the cache and vote on the best at the end of the contest.
We will vote on which cache was best able to depict, portray or otherwise represent Covid-19 in GeoCache form.
The Complicated Rules:
Contest will run from June 15 to August 31
Caches must be published between June 11 and July 31
Cache must be in the GCGC area.
No previously published caches are permitted.
Caches shall not be submitted or posted to listing services prior to June 11 (active or inactive. The hide date may preceed the submission for approval date)
Entries shall be posted here in the Cache 4 Covid Theme Contest and on the cache listing service on or before the July 31 deadline to be considered.
The Cache page must include a GCGC banner or other visual device linking to the GCGC (provided by the GCGC or constructed by the Cache Owner)
The cache must in some way relate to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
You must include instructions to prevent spread of the virus when finding the cache in the cache page.
Multiple entries are acceptable. Post in a single entry (edit the original post to add additional entries)
Winner will be determined by a poll and Favorite / Recommendation by non-members tally conducted in September.
- Development time: The beginning of June will be for development, creation and general preparation for an active cache as early as June 11 ending on July 31.
- Find period: June 15 - August 31 (finds during early submission June 11 - June 14 are acceptable)
- Scoreing: The Poll will be posted by Sept 1 and scores tallied on or about Sept 7
The GCGC reserves the right to extend, alter or change dates or requirements at any time during the contest.
At the conclusion of the contest a 7 day minimum period will be permitted for voting by members in a poll conducted here.
The poll will be combined with non-member favorite / recommendations at the time of scoreing to arrive at final score.
GCGC member favorite and recomendations on listing sites will be discounted from final scoring. (whether they choose to vote in the poll or not)
This is one method for adding the required link to The GCGC. You may create your own variation, alter the provided banner or use another method that fits your ability and needs.
It has been a while since I have done this and things on GC and OCNA have changed but this should work.
Complete the cache page until you can VIEW it as it will be displayed. (I think it states SAVE and VIEW on GC)
Upload an image to the cache page. Use your own or the contest banner.
To use the contest banner you will have to download it from the PHOTOS / BANNERS & LOGOS section in the forum (be sure to click the little icon for the full image)
You will need to then EDIT the page and add the code below while in HTML or SOURCE mode edit
Replace the GREEN text with the image you uploaded's URL (You will have had to right click your uploaded image and copy the URL from there)
You MAY remove the <p> and </p> on either end. They create a space above the image seperating it from text above
Resizing may also be necessary. You can do that in the EDIT mode or by resizing before uploading.
<p><a href="http://thegcgc.freeforums.net"><img src="the URL for the image you uploaded to geocachingdotcom" /></a></p>
Geocaching.com has a strict NO AGENDA restriction on cache listing.
Be aware of how you present the instructions on how to avoid contamination in your text.
The rule for such instructions will provide plenty of leeway for submission to the contest.