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Geocacher of the Month Nominees for July 2013 – Add Your Comments

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

From geocaching community websites, to creative geocaches to inspiration for geocachers—these nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month have it all.  They’re spread across two continents and have contributed more than two decades of geocaching know-how to the adventure. This is your opportunity to  help decide which will take home the earned, never for sale, Featured Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left).

Each Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition geocoin, a hat and profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

In June, fredrikhast, was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for his use of use of multimedia to enhance the experience for geocachers visiting his geocaches.  One geocacher wrote, “As a father of a child with mental disabilities, I know he tries to put out hides to satisfy all types of geocachers, including the ones in a wheelchair. Another thing Fredrik does for the geocaching community is vlogging about his geocaching adventures (Swedens only, in fact).”

fredrikhast - Geocacher of the Month for June 2013

fredrikhast – Geocacher of the Month for June 2013

Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Featured Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the nominated geocacher that you feel should be awarded the title.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner and will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Featured Geocacher of the Month honor.

Here are your nominees for the July Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

 

De broekies

De broekies - Nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Mont

De broekies – Nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month

RHCV aka Ruben H. says, “That’s Robert and his wife Hemma, both playing under the name De broekies. They have a community website called Globalcaching. It’s a fantastic website and for a lot of things in association with Geocaching.com.

The 1st of July the website existed 4 years now. Four years of giving a lot of themselves by giving a lot of opportunities to the local geocaching community. It’s not only about the website and the website’s forum, but also the tools and programs they offer us to use for free. A program called GAPP (Globalcaching APPlication) is now in action for more than a year. It’s really unbelievable what you can do with it. They also put a lot of effort and money in their website. And all this just to make geocaching a little bit more enjoyable over here. Even when it’s not always that easy to go on, because of some difficulties from time to time … they just keep on going and make it as enjoyable as possible for everybody!!!

So … for all the work they’ve done so far, all the effort, all the enjoyable moments on their forum, all the help we get from them and hopefully for some several years more … I want to nominate them as geocacher of the month. Please consider this nomination because they earn it more than words can tell.”

goblindust

Goblin Dust - Nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

goblindust – Nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

Debbie Eyman-Whitehead (TTUMS) writes, “Scott (goblindust) is fairly shy about his contribution to the caching community but, having been a part of one of his most technical caches and a co-host in several events, I can tell you, from a close up and personal perspective, that he puts his heart and soul into everything he does.  He’s one of the few people who are genuinely good and decent and kind from both a personal and caching standpoint.

Scott’s caches are known far and wide. He puts countless hours into making a cache creative and fun for everyone. Super Pages is just one example.  He wants you to find his caches and he wants you to have fun doing so.

The events he’s been involved in have always been with one express goal. “Lets have fun”.  In the case of the event that he threw for Jared, the Make a Wish boy, he proved that fun and good deeds go hand in hand.”

 

 

mollov

Mollov - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Mollov – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Hristo Dakov aka dakich says, “I would like to nominate Ivelin Mollov aka mollov  from Bulgaria. All it’s started back in 2010 when I first met him at the 10 years Geocaching.com event in Plovdiv. That was his first event that he organized and it was very good with a lot of caches and a lot of fun. Since then he hid more than 100 caches which is pretty much for our country. His contribution for the geocaching society in Bulgaria is huge, with his movies (about his geocaching adventures) and his stories about them, with the advertising around and last but the most important with his geocaches. His caches are always different and interesting I could say he manage to get the game to the next level around here.

He manage to combine his work as professor in Plovdiv University (biologic faculty) with the game. Always taking pictures of an animals and flowers, telling facts about them while we are searching for caches, with his knowledge about the environment he creates original caches. He even has a geocache hidden in front of his office.

Since then we have found so many caches together and he manage to invite more and more people to try this game.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the July Featured Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through August, 19.

If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@geocaching.com and include the following information:

  • Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
  • A picture of the nominee
  • Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month

Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for the next Featured Geocacher of the Month should be received by July 15. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other.

  • houndhunt

    “My vote goes to Mollov – one of the best geocachers in Bulgaria

  • Lili

    I vote for Mollov.

  • lose

    My votes goes for Mollov.

  • caphm

    My votes goes for Mollov!

  • Цветелин Павлов

    +1 vote for mollov. He really makes the Bulgarian geocaching community alive…

  • kordov

    My vote? I’d have to give it to Mollov! We had a great experience on Arapya – The Island Challenge :)

  • Andrey

    I give my vote to Mollov! His devotion to the game is remarkable! A true geocacher!

  • Goran Yankov

    My vote goes to Mr. Mollov

  • burank

    My vote goes for mollov. He has done so much for the game and the community in Bulgaria. Thanks mollov…

  • Lenka

    My votes goes for Mollov :)

  • Cvet

    I vote for mollov! Good luck!

  • projectfred325

    Goblindust! For all he has done for the sport and everyone else.

  • 2bugs

    Goblindust is an easy choice here. He is a great guy to know plus an ingenious hider, putting a lot of thought and creativity into his caches, and just makes the game more fun for everyone.

  • Grumpymarien

    Goblindust, Gets my vote.

  • psykokiwi

    GOBLINDUST! Not only are his coins coveted, but his caches are legendary! Superpages had us laughing and heading for more of his caches! He not only has creative caches, but creative events (tall ships anyone?). He is always willing to extend a hand to a fellow cacher! He is the embodiment of what caching should be about!

  • Laura&Bob

    Our Vote is for Goblindust! Through our many Geocaching events, we were able to form a close relationship with him, and he even gave us a special geocoin at a poker event! Goblindust caches are spectacular, innovative, and inventive. He has sparked in us many ideas but we have yet to come close to the brilliancy behind his creative concepts. Thank you Goblindust for keeping us in the game!

  • MaceMakaio

    Have to say Goblindust has been an asset to the caching community, my vote is with him :-D

  • geomaminka

    I would like to vote for mollov. We found some of his caches in Bulgaria and it is certainly true that without his contribution to geocaching, it would be less fun for us there. And in my opinion there is a lot more work to do :) ))

  • tbaroch

    Mollov! In Bulgaria is number one. Thanks for all his caches.

  • Hristo Dakov

    My vote is for Mollov ;) With his contribution for the bulgarian geocaching society he deserve to be geocacher of the month !!! :)

  • Rumen Bliznakov

    Mollov! The most interesting caches we found are Mollov’s. They are always creative and original. And took us to the very attractive and unknown places

  • Ger

    I vote for I.Mollov :) )

  • Ger

    I vote for I.Mollov

  • Dragon’s Passion 4 Caching

    Goblindust!

  • Denise Laevastu

    Goblindust should win hands down. I have enjoyed each and every one of his caches. His caches are the best in the world. Each time we do one of his caches it brings a giggle, smile and we ponder… how the heck did he do that? His caches are very unique and clever. He deserves to win because he brings so much joy to our community. I would vote for him 100 times if I could. He is one of the most creative caches out there and I hope he wins.

  • Glen Silvers

    Goblindust, best caches EVER

  • the Pirates of the Yukon

    Goblindust is one terrific guy, and without a doubt makes the most creative and fun hides of any of the nearly 4000 hides we have found. If we could vote he would be the champion!!!!

  • M.J. Prestwich

    Goblindust! He has the most creative caches and wild ideas.

  • Mastera

    Mollov :) ))

  • Евгени Гичев

    I vote for mollov.

    много е здрав другаря , вервайте ми

  • Hristo Gichev

    I vote for I.Mollov :) )

  • Beba

    I vote for mollov.

  • Alexander Hildebrandt

    Mollov is my favorite among the Bulgarian Casheownwern, as I often stand for quality in the region of Plovdiv and its Cashe. he gives the cashern from all the world to know the region and the possibility of an English listing.

    he has my Favorietenpunkt;)

    Alex on Tour
    TFTC from Germany

  • EVGENIN

    MOLLOV IS THE MAN

  • SKAMS

    De broekies. I have the pleasure to assist Robert a bit with the german translation for his Geocaching program GAPP. It is remarkable how much time he invests in his site and also in doing the programming for GAPP where the only reward is a “thank you”. I also met Hemma and Robert this spring in the netherlands. Two very sympathetic people. So naturally my vote goes to the De broekies. Here’s the vote from the german jury (just SKAMS): Netherlands: 12 Points!

    Oh well, SKAMS is a family with 3 boys. So this counts for 5. ;-)

  • ODPleven

    I vote for Mr. Mollov :) )

  • Guest

    Mollov- The best geocaches I’ve seen! Always interesting and took me to the never seen before places!

  • Guest

    Mollov- His geocaches always took me to the very interesting and exotic places!

  • Dadfac

    Mollov. Only one cache for me, but a nice place Arkutino Marsh! I hope to met you in Bulgaria.

  • obxgeek

    goblindust is my vote. I had high hopes of finding a number of his hides when I was driving back to the east coast from Seattle but a sudden snow moved up my departure and I had to miss them. I was very sad to miss out on the experiences.

  • fractal

    Goblindust :)

  • Raymond Keegstra

    “de broekies” because of there great program GAPP!

  • Ma-Bu

    one vote for ‘the broekies’ for the efford in their site.

  • Team Aragorn

    I’m Dutch but still I vote for Goblindust because this is a cacher I DON’T KNOW and it seems a good candidate to me.

  • Mon-Roe

    To the BROEKIES!! They made a great community of Geocachers
    with there Globelcaching,nl site.

  • vanderMmeer

    De Broekies; A very nice, descent and very helpfull couple. As far as we know they are always in a good mood an helpfull for everyone. Even in the difficult hours when most people tend to sleep. We love them!

  • burank

    I disagree with you about 4 digits finds. In my country (among others) total number of caches is just above 1200. It’s not that easy to make a double digit finds in a single weekend, not to say 1000 or more. That’s why efforts of people like mollov must be recognized and appreciated.. happy caching, don’t forget it’s not only about numbers. or at least it should not be…

  • Remunj

    De Broekies, de broekies de broekies

  • Fire5

    From The Netherlands my vote goes to mollov! The four year old website mentioned above is highly overrated and hardly used by, if any, numerous cachers in The Netherlands. I’d liked the idea of a geocacher of the month from Bulgaria, sorry goblindust.

  • dutchgoldwing

    My vote is for Mollov ;) because the Dutch nominees have to many feathers in there ass


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