And the winners are…..

I think we can all agree, that the Wangaratta Mega was a huge success and heaps of fun. Old friendships were rekindled, new geo-friends were made and hundreds, if not thousands of new caches were discovered.

But before we close the final curtain on the Mega, there is one more set of announcements we need to make. Below is a list of all the winners for each competition category. Please note if you are one of the successful receipients named below, email us directly and let us know your postage details, so we can send the prizes directly to you or confirm next steps on how to claim your prize. secretary@geocachingvictoria.com.au

Unobtanium Winners

1 – Winner at the Welcome to Wangaratta Event – The Coffee’s

2 – Winner at the CITO event – injuryman

3 – Winner at the Community Celebration Event – albida33

4 – Winner of MEGA FTF – fitzy_1965

5 – Winner of random draw from MEGA attendees – Bowdenfamily

6 – Winner of of all camp sites at the MEGA. – Aussie Liahona

7 – Winner at the Farewell from Wangaratta Event – barb2e

8 – Maze FTF – locus cache

9 – Maccamob Raffle – frilk

10 – Maze Letterboxes – Ausyowie

11 – Maze VIP Night – AlphaDeltaIndigo

12 – Bingo Winner – Joolay

Mega Survey

Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide us your Wangarratta Mega Feedback. We appreciate your comments, suggestions and areas you raised for celebration and acknowledgement. As mentioned, all those who completed the survey, went in the draw for a annual premium membership from geocaching.com. Four memberships were up for grabs. The winner of these memberships are:

1. magpies22

2. dty73

3. suss vulture

4. Wilbert67

January Photography Competition – Mega Fun

There were so many great entries into this months photography competition, it was actually hard for us to reach a decision. However we have agreed to announce the following entry as the winner…. congratulations McAdies, an awesome capture of camping at the Mega as the light show rolled in! Please contact us so we can send you your Pathtag set.

Raffle Thank you’s

To everyone who contributed to our fundraising (either maccamob raffle or the FTF raffle), we have collected raised $1050 – a massive shout out and thank you to you. We will now be able to donate it to our chosen charity – North East Health Wangaratta – https://www.northeasthealth.org.au/support/donations

Welcome to the Geocaching Family

Finally the last annoucement is that we always love to welcome and celebrate when a geocacher attends a Mega for the first time. The following geocachers attended their first Mega and were randomly selected to receive a years premium membership with geocaching.com. Congratulations and welcome to the geo-famliy.

  • WolfTeam3
  • alissahgrace
  • BlackOpal2005
  • Sherpani8000
  • GeoJoe_

Raffle Thank you’s

To everyone who contributed to our fundraising (either maccamob raffle or the FTF raffle), we have collected raised $1050 – a massive shout out and thank you to you. We will now be able to donate it to our chosen charity – North East Health Wangaratta – https://www.northeasthealth.org.au/support/donations

Mega Feedback

Every year, Geocaching Victoria runs a follow up survey after each MEGA event to gauge what people liked, what people missed, what people want to see more of and what people want to see less of. Of course, there is no pleasing everyone, but filling in surveys like this help us understand what works for people and what doesn’t. Your responses, good, bad and indifferent, help us create bigger and better MEGA events in the future. Please complete the survey below and let us know your thoughts.

From the submissions we receive, four entrants will be randomly selected to win a year’s premium membership with geocaching.com

Complete survey form here

RSVP Required – (GC8HMWW) Community Celebration in Wangaratta

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, the Wangaratta Football Club has asked for the meals to be divided into 2 sittings. One at 6pm and one at 8pm. 

We need to confirm both attendance at this event as well as an indication of meal preference.

Please fill in this form as it will be used to confirm you are still coming to this event, what time you would like your free dinner reservation for, and an indication of which meal you might prefer on the night.

This will greatly help the Wangaratta Football Club in preparing our meals and the night to run as smoothly as possible. If everyone could fill this form in by Tuesday 2pm, the numbers will then be sent to the football club to confirm.

January Photography Competition

Welcome to Geocaching Victoria’s Photography Competition for January 2022. The theme for this month is “Mega Fun in Wangaratta”.

Everyone is welcome to enter this months competition, but each entry must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Take a photo geocaching in the Wangaratta LGA during the month of January 2022 at either a Mega event or collecting a cache in the area.
  2. Digitally log the cache
  3. One entry per person
  4. Submit entry by midnight 31st January 2022 via email

Entries need to be emailed to heymissjo@geocachingvictoria.com.au with the following details

  • Name of photographer
  • Geocaching name
  • GC code where photo was taken (event or cache)
  • Mobile number

The Geocaching Victoria Committee will select the winning entry and contact the winner directly. The winner will receive a Wangaratta Mega Pathtag set.

Please note that we may use any photo’s submitted for future geocaching promotional material.

Unobtaniums

Unobtaniums are an extremely limited edition geocoin – almost unobtainable in fact. There is no way these can be purchased and as such are highly sought after. Mega Events are traditionally the only way you can secure one of these rare coins and so obtaining the unobtainable has become a highlight for many geocachers since the inaugural Mega in 2015.

Over the weekend of the Wangaratta MEGA, there are ten ways to win an unobtanium geocoin.

1 – Be the lucky draw prize winner at the Welcome to Wangaratta Event *

2 – Be the lucky draw prize winner at the CITO event on the Saturday *

3 – Be the lucky draw prize winner at the Community Celebration Event *

4 – Be a lucky random draw person of all MEGA attendees *

5 – Be a lucky random draw person of all camp sites at the MEGA.

6 – Be the lucky draw prize winner at the Farewell from Wangaratta Event *

7 – Win the FTF raffle draw

8 – Win the Maccamob hamper draw

9 – Win the Cachers Bingo Draw (see inside event bag for details)

10 – Find one of the random caches in the Wangaratta LGA over the weekend that has one of these coins in it.

Will you be one of the lucky ones to collect an Unobtainium at the Mega?

* Please note that for events that normally require a log book, we will be using the digital “found it log” on the event cache. We will allow time for people to catch up on their logs, but they must be logged by Friday 28th January to be eligible for the draw. Winners will be notified after this date.