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2011 Winners, Runners Up and Nominees

posted Mar 4, 2012, 5:06 PM by Arnaud Mathieu   [ updated May 20, 2012, 8:23 PM ]

Decided by popular vote

Best Log

Winner

Runners Up

Other Nominees
Best Picture

Winner

Runner-Up

Other Finalist

Other Nominees
Best Event

Winner

  • GC2GA58 10th Anniversary of the First Ever Event (03/26/2011)

Runner-Up

  • GC34CXX Bigguy In Tx' 500+ Hide Challenge (11/13/2011)

Other Finalist

  • GC2PCBV 2010 Austin Geocaching Awards Ceremony (06/18/2011)
Other Nominees
  • GC3373H Geocachers Can Talk Like A Pirate Too! (09/19/2011)
  • GC2YTY0 The Central Texas GPS Open II (10/16/2011)
Cacher's Choice - Favorite Cache of 2011

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalists

Other Nominees

Decided by committee

Best Traditional

Winner

Runner Up

  • GC2TP94 YACIHTR - Texas Sesquicentennial 

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Best Puzzle

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalist

Other Nominees
Best Multi Cache

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalist

Other Nominees
Best Letterbox Hybrid

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalist

Best Earthcache

Winner

Best Wherigo

Winner

  • GC37NZ7 Tintin: Mystery at the Domain
Best Austin Schowcase

Winner

Runner Up

  • GC2N94Y Party at the Moon Tower #15

Other Finalists

  • GC2T1B9 Kingsbury Arch
  • GC2T36F Patiently waiting...or waiting Patiently?
Other Nominees
Best Container

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Best for Kids

Winner

Runner Up

  • GC2ZTBR Wendy's Potter Puzzle Redux

Other Finalist

Other Nominees
Best Hiking Cache

Winner

Runner Up

  • GC2MZY0 Purgatorio: Terrestrial Paradise

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Best Individual Theme

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalist

  • GC2PCHQ XANN-Welcome to Pflugerville!
Other Nominees
Best Night Cache

Winner

Other Finalists

Best Series
Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Best Urban Cache

Winner

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Funniest Cache

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Most Innovative

Finalists

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Most Mentally Challenging

Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalist

Other Nominees
Most Physically Challenging

Winner

Runner Up

  • GC2KNNJ Monkey caching EXTREME 3 (water acsess) 

Other Finalists

Other Nominees
Most Scenic

Winner

Runners Up

Other Finalist

  • GC2T36F Patiently waiting...or waiting Patiently?
Other Nominees
Please note that a few caches that were nominated are not listed above. 3 caches were archived (therefore not eligible anymore), 1 cache was from 2010, one cache was out of the 50 mile radius, 2 caches were removed at the owner's request.

2010 Winners, Runner Ups and Nominees

posted Jan 13, 2012, 10:36 AM by Arnaud Mathieu   [ updated Jan 14, 2012, 12:08 PM by Geocaching Austin Group Admin ]



Best Event


Winner

(GC2HM79) When Daffy Goes Marching Off Again
(11/19/2010)




Other Nominees

  • GC25HJH 10 Years! Austin, Tx
  • GC2FA3K 10/10/10@10/10/10 P.M. - FLASH MOB EVENT (10/10/2010)
  • GC2EWD7 2009 Centex Geocaching Awards Ceremony (10/02/2010)
  • GC2HH4T E.T. Flash Mob (11/17/2010)
  • GC24H43 EVENT - Vernal Equinox Celebration IV (03/20/2010)
  • GC2DB5F Let's Do Lunch! (09/01/2010)
  • GC29KV1 Missing Austin Geocachers (06/17/2010)
  • GC226DF Pip, Pip, Hooray!!!! (01/10/2010)
  • GC29YWF Summer Solstice IV (06/21/2010)
  • GC2D48Y The Central Texas GPS Open (10/10/2010)
  • GC2AZAC What BGTx Does When Not Cachin' (07/24/2010)

Cachers Choice - Favorite overall


Winner

GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III




Other Nominees



Best Austin Showcase


Winner

GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III




Finalists


Other Nominees


  • GC287W8 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • GC2K6DP Office Exchange
  • GC2JXHD Tour de Austin: Champs-élysées
  • GC2K5KZ Zilker Clubhouse Disabitato

Best Camouflaged Cache


Winner

GC2E92T HiDude, Just because I love you #4




Finalists


Other Nominees



Best Earth Cache


Winner

GC271C0 Nifty Nodules




Runner Ups


Other Finalists



Other Nominees




Most Innovative Cache


Winner

GC2GX6A Chirp Series Bonus




Finalists


Other Nominees



Best Use of Humor


Winner

GC292MB Aunt Misbehaving




Runner Ups


Other Nominees



Best Traditional Cache


Winner

GC2F83D Spy Kids




Finalists


Other Nominees



Best Urban Cache


Winner

GC2JX8A I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings




Finalists


Other Nominees


Best Cache for Kids


Winner

GC24Y47 Indiana Jones and the Golden Skull




Finalists

  • GC25GEZ Easter Eggstravaganza Bonus!
  • GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III
  • GC22KW5 Purple People Eaters


Other Nominees



Most Mentally Challenging


Winner

GC2BVC1 All Smiles on the Hamilton Greenbelt




Finalists

  • GC22RZ3 "The grass is greener"......
  • GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III

Other Nominees


  • GC2HY2R Aaaaa Plinko
  • GC2ERKH Great Hills Puzzle Series No. 5: Logic Problem
  • GC236XX Manchaca's Railroad Travel Bug Train Depot
  • GC27H6Z Nightmare of Distractions

Best Multi Cache


Winner

GC2JQRR Platoon




Finalists


Other Nominees


  • GC24TH2 Capitol Area Council, Cache to Eagle #8
  • GC2GADM Lightning Seed Night Cache #1 - BGTx Edition
  • GC2JWX5 Tour de Austin: Polka Dot Jersey
  • GC2JXH6 Tour de Austin: Yellow Jersey

Best mystery cache (does not involve solving a puzzle)


Winner

GC2HY2R Aaaaa Plinko




Finalists


Other Nominees




Best Night Cache


Winner

GC2CNA7 Lightning Bug Seed Cache




Finalists

  • GC27H6Z Nightmare of Distractions
  • GC2HEH6 Longview Night Adventure
  • GC25ZQB Nite Falls Along Brushy Creek


Other Nominees


  • GC239YZ Deep in The Heart of TEXAS
  • GC2GADM Lightning Seed Night Cache #1 - BGTx Edition


Most Physically Challenging Cache


Winner

GC23E07 SOLAR SYSTEM FINAL




Finalists


Other Nominees




Best Puzzle Cache


Winner

GC24Y47 Indiana Jones and the Golden Skull




Finalists


Other Nominees



Most Scenic Area Cache


Winner

GC23E07 SOLAR SYSTEM FINAL




Finalists


Other Nominees



Best Series


Winner

GC23E07 SOLAR SYSTEM FINAL




Finalists

  • GC2B12P AFI - # 1 Laughs - "SOME LIKE IT HOT"
  • GC24TJ1 Capitol Area Council, Cache to Eagle, Bonus
  • GC2EV5R Great Hills Puzzle Series Bonus Cache: Hidato
  • GC24JHC Rainbow


Other Nominees


  • GC23AWY Audra/Arnaud
  • GC2K8QE Cen Tex Geocachers Hall of Fame Series
  • GC2KRWH Forest Bluff Trail #1 - The Beginning
  • GC2KKD7 Get Well HiDude_98 #15 (BackRoadsGal)
  • GC2KF1M Holly Jolly Christmas #1
  • GC23NRF The "Wine"-y Cache Series--Wii You're Done!
  • GC2JXHD Tour de Austin: Champs-élysées
  • GC24H5B Y.A.R.N. # 15 - Star Ranch

Best Individually Themed Cache


Winner

GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III




Finalists


Other Nominees





2009 Winners, Runner Ups and Nominees

posted Jan 13, 2012, 10:30 AM by Arnaud Mathieu   [ updated Jan 13, 2012, 6:54 PM by Geocaching Austin Group Admin ]

Best Traditional Cache
Winner
Trophy TxGCC McKinney Falls
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Multi Cache
Winner
Trophy Aphrodite 101
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Mystery Cache (does not involve solving a puzzle)
Winner
Trophy A Pirates Treasure Chest
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Puzzle Cache
Winner
Trophy A Thoroughly Hidude Christmas
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Earth Cache
Winner
Trophy Track Meet?
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Urban Cache
Winner
Trophy Salute!
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Camouflaged Cache
Winner
Trophy DIABOLIQUE #3
Finalists
Other Nominees
Best Night Cache
Winner
Trophy Lux 700nm
Finalists
  • The Bouldin Witch Project
    Most Physically Challenging Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Goodwater Clockwise
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Most Mentally Challenging Cache
    Winners
    Trophy
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
  • Most Scenic Area Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Mt. Bonnell
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Most Innovative Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Lux 700nm
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Best Sense of Humor
    Winner
    Trophy The Amazing, Incredible Smile Machine!
    Runner-up
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Best Themed Individual Cache
    Winner
    Trophy A Pirates Treasure Chest
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Best Series (2+ individual caches linked together)
    Winner
    Trophy Hogwarts, Year 7 Bonus: Snape's Redemption
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Best Cache for Kids
    Winner
    Trophy The Amazing, Incredible Smile Machine!
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Best Austin Showcase
    Winner
    Trophy Krause Springs Garden Cache
    Runner-up
  • Rogers Homestead, 1861-1865
    Finalists
    Other Nominees
    Best Photos
    Winner
    Trophy TreyB found Track Meet?
    Finalists
    Best Log
    Winner
    Trophy
    Finalists
  • The Outlaw found Mimi's Place
    Best Event
    Winner
    Trophy Very Merry Christmas Bache (12/17/2009)
    Finalists
    2009 Cacher's Choice Award
    Winner
    Trophy HiDude Christmas Madness #3
    Finalists
  • 2008 Winners, Runner Ups and Nominees

    posted Jan 13, 2012, 10:26 AM by Arnaud Mathieu   [ updated Jan 13, 2012, 7:23 PM by Geocaching Austin Group Admin ]

    Best Traditional Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheBottom of the 9th 
    Traditional CacheGrotto Double Take 
    Traditional CacheMajestic Oak 
    Best Multi-Cache
    Winners
    Trophy Multi-cacheDog Dayz Multi Cache 
    Trophy Multi-cacheLost Stars of Texas 
    Other nominees
    Multi-cacheLions and Tigers and Bears... 
    Multi-cacheThe Land Down Under 
    Best Mystery Cache (does not involve solving a puzzle)
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheYou gotta be *&^%* kidding me! 
    Other nominees
    Unknown CacheCounting by 2s (a Rutledge Elem. Travelbug Hotel) 
    Unknown CacheDragon Rock 
    Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Best Puzzle Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Unknown CacheThe Pattern 
    Other nominees
    Unknown CacheFr267h Cache 
    Unknown CacheLogos along 620 
    Unknown CacheSpace Cadet Bonus: Range Box 
    Best Earth Cache
    Winner
    Trophy EarthcacheFather's Day Series 2008 #1 - Inner Space Caverns 
    Other nominees
    EarthcacheHamilton's Plunge Pool 
    Best Urban Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheBeer Tree 
    Other nominees
    URBANtional Cache19 
    Traditional CacheBouldin Mosaic 
    Traditional CacheYou gotta be *&^%* kidding me! 
    Best Camouflaged Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheAcademy 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheStacie's Magnificent Magnetic Micro 
    Traditional CacheSui Generis: (SOO-ee JEN-er-is) 
    Traditional CacheYou gotta be *&^%* kidding me! 
    Best Night Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheHiDude's 8,000th find milestone cache 
    Best Event Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Event CacheBon Voyage Funky Bus! (7/26/2008) 
    Other nominees
    Event CacheGot Balls? Jugglefest Event and Social Hour! (2/16/2008) 
    Event CacheMONSTER Mash (11/1/2008) 
    Event CacheWWFM III: Armadillo Sighting (5/10/2008) 
    Most Physically Challenging Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Unknown CacheNine Princes in Amber 
    Other nominees
    Traditional Cachecliffhanger 
    Traditional CacheEl Camino Real 
    Traditional CacheRandom 
    Most Mentally Challenging Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Unknown CacheSprechen Sie Englisch? 
    Other nominees
    Unknown CacheFields 
    Unknown CacheSpace Cadet Bonus: Range Box 
    Unknown CacheNine Princes in Amber
    Most Scenic Area Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CachePanther Hollow Junction Cache 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheLost Treasures of the San Gabriels #1 - The Grotto
    Traditional CacheMajestic Oak 
    Traditional CacheNano with a View 
    Most Innovative Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheBee Warned! 
    Unknown CacheLogos along 620 
    Traditional CacheYou gotta be *&^%* kidding me! 
    Best Use of Humor
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheArea 51 
    Traditional CacheNot Jellystone 
    Traditional CacheYou gotta be *&^%* kidding me! 
    Best Themed Individual Cache
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheCowboy Rides Away 
    Traditional CacheThe 15th Cross 
    Traditional CacheTrailhead Pet Photo Cache 
    Best Series (2+ individual caches linked together)
    Winner
    Trophy Unknown CacheNine Princes in Amber 
    Other nominees
    Unknown CacheMiddle Earth: Dark Lord Sauron 
    Traditional CacheShort Cut #1 
    Unknown CacheSpace Cadet Bonus: Range Box 
    Best Cache for Kids
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheKid Night #1 - Miniature Golf 
    Traditional CacheMajestic Oak 
    Traditional CacheTrailhead Pet Photo Cache 
    Best Austin Showcase (cache for tourists)
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheBouldin Mosaic 
    Other nominees
    Traditional CacheBeer Tree 
    Traditional CachePassion Flower 
    Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Favorite 2008 Cache Overall
    Winner
    Trophy Traditional CacheCarnivorous Slobbius 
    Other nominees
    Unknown CacheMiddle Earth: Dark Lord Sauron 
    Traditional CacheYou gotta be *&^%* kidding me! 
    Unknown CacheNine Princes in Amber 
    Best Cache Log
    Winner
    Trophy  joeking found Rest Area BINGO! 
    Other nominees
     Indigo Parrish found Bone Ridge 
     SoaringEagle found Wendy's Potter Puzzle 
     Indigo Parrish found El Camino Real 
     Indigo Parrish found Pray For A Drought 
     Indigo Parrish found A Simple Cache 
     Mrs. Captain Picard found Gunfight 
    Best Cache Photo
    Winners
    Trophy  Katie_Dude found Smooches 
    Trophy  SoaringEagle found Wendy's Potter Puzzle 
    Other nominees
     Smiley Faces
     Emmy-n-Sapphie posted a note for Trailhead Trial 
     Essiar found Fantasy Cheerleading 
     Indigo Parrish found Phoebe's Phorest
     Indigo Parrish found The Land Down Under 
     Indigo Parrish found Pray For A Drought
     Indigo Parrish found The Other Waterloo 
     Indigo Parrish found Fantasy Cheerleading 
     Gadget Girl attended Bon Voyage Funky Bus!

    2007 Winners, Runner Ups and Nominees

    posted Jan 13, 2012, 10:15 AM by Arnaud Mathieu   [ updated Jan 13, 2012, 7:22 PM by Geocaching Austin Group Admin ]

    Best Traditional Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache BridgeToTerabithia 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache RdP’s Deep Woods Confessional 
    Traditional Cache Smooches 
    Traditional Cache Talk to the Demons 
    Traditional Cache What DNDJ Love About South Austin 
     

    Best Multi-Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Multi-cache Hughes afraid of the big bad wolf? 

    Other nominess

    Multi-cache Farmers Forward Found 
    Multi-cache Lakeside POI’s 
    Multi-cache San Martian Sweat 
    Multi-cache What KoosKoos loves about South Austin 
     

    Best Mystery Cache (does not involve solving a puzzle)
    Winner

    Trophy Unknown Cache Night Light (night cache only) 

    Other nominess

    Unknown Cache Luke’s Walk 
    Unknown Cache Mosaic Madness 
    Unknown Cache Salvation 
    Unknown Cache Unicursal 
     

    Best Puzzle Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Unknown Cache Le Trésor de La Salle 

    Other nominess

    Unknown Cache Emory’s Cache No. 1 
    Unknown Cache Into Music 
    Unknown Cache Pin Count 
    Unknown Cache Search and Search 
     

    Best Earth Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Earthcache The Limestone Manifold 

    Other nominess

    Earthcache Pilot Knob, a Central Texas Volcano 
     

    Best Urban Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache Smooches 
    Trophy Traditional Cache What DNDJ Love About South Austin 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Dancing Waters 
    Traditional Cache What Babar Loves About South Austin! 
    Traditional Cache Why Stop #2 
     

    Best Camouflaged Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache SNOT Your Average Match Stick Container

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache ARMed and Ready 
    Multi-cache Hughes afraid of the big bad wolf? 
    Traditional Cache Leafy Feeder 
    Traditional Cache What else Perseid88 likes about South Austin-Texas 
     

    Best Night Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Unknown Cache Night Light (night cache only) 
     

    Best Event Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Event Cache What We Love About South Austin – The Event! (2/10/2007) 

    Other nominess

    Event Cache Geekfest: Spring into Paperless Caching with GSAK! (3/3/2007) 
    Event Cache Biking and Rollerblading on the Veloway! (8/4/2007) 
    Event Cache 254 (9/8/2007) 
    Event Cache Holly Jolly Xmas Geo Event V – Potluck Style (12/16/2007) 
     

    Most Physically Challenging Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache BridgeToTerabithia 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Ellen’s Taxing Cache 
    Traditional Cache Potato Power 
    Traditional Cache Purification: A Passage through Purgatory 
    Unknown Cache Salvation 
     

    Most Mentally Challenging Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Unknown Cache Gears 
    Trophy Unknown Cache Spud Trooper 

    Other nominess
    Unknown Cache Ambigrams 
    Unknown Cache Seth and Eleanor 
    Most Scenic Area Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache BridgeToTerabithia 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Breath Taking View 
    Traditional Cache Not a View I Want Anytime Soon! 
    Traditional Cache Talk to the Demons 
    Traditional Cache TMI Castle Cache 
     

    Most Innovative Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Unknown Cache Night Light (night cache only) 

    Other nominess

    Multi-cache Farmers Forward Found 
    Traditional Cache Out in Left Field 
    Traditional Cache Pull Yourself Together! 
    Traditional Cache SNOT Your Average Match Stick Container 
     

    Best Use of Humor
    Winner

    Trophy Unknown Cache Monty Python and the Swallow 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Mouse In The Woods 
    Traditional Cache Rocky’s Gift 
    Traditional Cache Smooches 
    Traditional Cache SNOT Your Average Match Stick Container 
     

    Best Themed Individual Cache
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache Ghostbike #1 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Aragog’s Offspring 
    Traditional Cache Frog Sax 
    Traditional Cache Mouse In The Woods 
    Unknown Cache Pin Count 
     

    Best Series (2+ individual caches linked together)
    Winner

    Trophy Event Cache What We Love About South Austin – The Event! (2/10/2007) 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Father’s Day Series 2007 #1 – Pepper Rock Park 
    Unknown Cache Salvation 
    Unknown Cache Sudoku Jigsaw – Bonus 
    Unknown Cache Troop 70 Eagle Series – The Eagle Badge Bonus 
     

    Best Cache for Kids
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache Dancing Waters 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache Light of the Sun Birthday Cache 
    Traditional Cache Play at the PARK AND GRAB a Cache #1 
    Traditional Cache Steiner Ranch “Park” and Grab Series – #1 
    Traditional Cache What filler & bcat Love About South Austin 
     

    Best Austin Showcase (cache for tourists)
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache BridgeToTerabithia 

    Other nominess

    Multi-cache Lakeside POI’s 
    Traditional Cache TMI Castle Cache 
    Traditional Cache What Babar Loves About South Austin! 
    Traditional Cache What DNDJ Love About South Austin 
     

    Favorite 2007 Cache Overall
    Winner

    Trophy Traditional Cache BridgeToTerabithia 

    Other nominess

    Traditional Cache K9 Following Ghosts 
    Multi-cache San Martian Sweat 
    Traditional Cache SNOT Your Average Match Stick Container 
    Traditional Cache What DNDJ Love About South Austin 
     

    Best Cache Log
    Winner

    Trophy  The Outlaw found Smooches 

    Other nominess

     HiDude_98 found Why Knot #5 
     Mrs. Captain Picard found Troop 70 Eagle Series – The Eagle Badge Bonus 
     

    Best Cache Log Photo
    Winner

    Trophy  Waterweasel found Fantasy Cheerleading 

    Other nominess
     cpnowak found Portal to Purgatory 
     Mrs. Captain Picard found Smooches

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