Jan 28, 2016 | Announcements, Weekly Hunt
Eventzee is turning 1 year old and YOU’RE INVITED! A year has come and gone and things have changed so much. We’re hosting an Eventzee themed birthday scavenger hunt in celebration of the milestone and in lieu of our Weekend Warriors hunt.
Just like normal 15 clues go live Thursday at 3 PM CST and the hunt will run until Sunday. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!
We just released the new Clockstoppersline of badges, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.
To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!
Two of our clues this week require you to download and print out a file. You can find those file below:
Flat Bob Printout
- #ThrowBackThursday – Scroll through your gallery and take a photo of the very first Eventzee photo you ever took!
- Birthday Suit – No, not THAT kind of birthday suit. Dress Flat Bob in his best attire- it’s a big day for him! You can find the Flat Bob design on the Eventzee blog.
- Cards Made With Care – Make Eventzee a birthday card!
- Cheers! – Raise a glass of your favorite beverage to a successful first year!
- Have Your Cake, And Eat It To – Last week it was pie, this week it’s cake. We probably need to cut back on the baked goods, but oh well! Take a photo of a birthday cake with blue icing.
- Logo Logistics – Recreate the Eventzee logo using random household items. Be creative, so no paint, drawings, printouts etc.
- Make A Wish! – Blow out a candle and make a wish!
- Midas Touch – Every week our players go for gold, but let’s get a little literal. Take a photo of something gold!
- One For The Money – It’s our 1st birthday so find the number “1” somewhere in public. A sign, license plate, address, whatever. It just has to be in public.
- Origami – The traditional gift on a 1st anniversary is paper, so create something spectacular!
- Party Animals – Take a photo representing one of the Party Animals. Either a flamingo, serpent or giraffe.
- Party Place – Take a photo at a location or business that you might celebrate a birthday at. Make sure the name/type of business is written somewhere in the photo.
- SURPRISE! – If you were to throw a surprise party, where would you hide?
- Snap Shot – Take a photo of a camera that uses film.
- Spread The Word… Some More! – Print out the Eventzee flyer and place it in a local coffee shop, bulletin board, etc. Hey it’s our birthday, what’s wrong with a little publicity? You can find the flyer printout on the Eventzee blog.
Jan 26, 2016 | Announcements, Weekly Hunt
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SURPRISE! A year ago today (January 26, 2015) we held our first public photo scavenger hunt! Things have certainly changed a lot since then, but what better way to kickoff our birthday week than to recreate our first hunt!
The clues you’ll see (a whopping 46 clues- What were we thinking?!) are the exact same clues we released a year ago today. Although back then we released new clues each day, this time we’re releasing all of the clues at once and you’ll have all month to submit the photos.
You’ll have through Tuesday February 23rd at 12 PM CST to submit clues for this hunt.
Those who participate (have at least one photo approved) will get a unique retro Eventzee badge featuring the initial logo design we were going to use. Like we said earlier, a lot has changed since we first thought up Eventzee- including the logo. Back then QR code scavenger hunts were going to be the main focus of Eventzee, thus the QR based calendar image.
The original Eventzee logo design.
The top 3 winners will also be awarded gift cards to the new Munzee inc. store where you can buy some sweet Eventzee apparel as well as a everything for Munzee, Runzee and Wallabee. Good luck and prepare for a busy week! Our Weekend Warriors 45 hunt will go on as planned as well!
- Tower of Books: Arrange a stack of books from top to bottom with words in the title to say “I love this photo scavenger hunt”.
- Black and White: Find a black automobile parked next to a white automobile
- Water Bottle Bowling: Setup 10 bottles of water as if they were bowling pins (in correct shape)
- Fly your Flag: 3 or more flags on flagpoles next to each other
- Fish Eyes: Clear picture of more than 10 fish with #eventzee included in the picture
- 2 Bald Men: 2 bald men engaged in conversation
- Up in the sky: It’s a bird or a plane
- Movie: Go to the local theater/cinema and take a pic of an upcoming movie poster
- Good Fortune: Open a fortune cookie and share your good fortune with us. Must show cookie, fortune, and write Eventzee on fortune.
- Millennium Coin: Find a coin from the year 2000
- Historical: Picture of a historical marker or building built before 1900.
- Going Postal: Envelope addressed to Eventzee Headquarters
- Grafitti: Find some local spray paint “art”. *DO NOT CREATE YOUR OWN*
- Cassette Tape: Do you still listen to cassettes? Show us your favorite.
- Breakfast Food: On a plate or in a bowl? Show us your breakfast.
- Mind your business: Any business card
- Who is that masked man? Selfie wearing a mask
- Good sport: Balance 3 pieces of sporting equipment on your hand
- Bobble Head: Picture of a bobble head figure
- Twinkle Twinkle: Something star shaped (not hand drawn)
- Stained Glass: Picture of building with stained glass
- Bill: Picture of a person standing on a bench holding a bill
- Light a candle:
- Foodie Magazine Day: Picture of a food magazine cover with #eventzee note on it
- Spread the word: Picture of your screen of you spreading the word on social media about #Eventzee (private group posts not allowed)
- What about Bob? Photo of a man with a beard and a hat on backward
- Superhero Action Figure:
- Bottle of soda:
- Take out menu: Menu from a restaurant with delivery service
- Dear Diary: Today I started playing a new game…
- Macaroni Art: What can you create with macaroni? Include #eventzee somewhere in the picture.
- In the Shadows: Shadow puppets are good friends.
- Sleeping Cat: Bonus points for wearing a hat
- Musical: Play a musical instrument
- Toner: We need a spare toner cartridge.
- Water Balloon Fight: Take a picture of a full water balloon
- Hour: Find an analog clock that shows the time with the long hand pointing at 12
- Country Colors: Represent Your Country! Take a picture of somebody wearing the colors of your country.
- Blue Light Special: Where can you find a blue light that’s turned on?
- Old School Gamer: Take a picture of a video game console that came out BEFORE the year 2000. Include a piece of paper that says #throwbackthursday
- Royal Flush
- Finger ‘stache
- License Plate: with “Z” included (must be on automobile)
Jan 22, 2016 | Announcements, Hunt Tips
Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.
Although Eventzee is great for conferences, get-togethers and training sessions, scavenger hunts can also be great for long term marketing, loyalty programs and more. Whether you want to set up a historical tour in your hometown, partner with other businesses for a discount program or simply offer an ongoing activity for customers, we’ve got you covered.
Long term scavenger hunts, often taking place over a month or throughout a season, can require a bit more setup and upkeep. If you choose to use a scavenger hunt for long term use, here are a couple things to consider when setting the hunt up.
Is this an educational hunt for young adults to learn more about their environment? Is it a joint pub crawl between various bars in your area? As with all marketing it’s important to know which demographic you are aiming for and plan accordingly. If your intent is to educate children, then they will need their parents’ devices to play. If this is more of a long running social engagement for young adults, you will need to advertise in the correct places. Knowing your audience will not only help when marketing, but can also be vital to your planning process.
Eventzee has a wide variety of features that can be useful in long term hunts. QR Codes can be tied to quizzes or messages so that upon scanning players can learn about the history of a business, trivia, etc. You can also tag each of your QR clues to a GPS location to view a map of all locations within the hunt. Photo clues are fun, but with long term hunts you might want to make use of Eventzee’s automatic approval feature so you don’t have a monthlong backlog of photos to approve. A long term photo hunt could also make use of gallery slideshows for a fun collection of customer photos to be displayed on a monitor.
The length of your scavenger hunt depends on what you hope to accomplish. If you want to encourage customers to come back weekly or daily to take part in new clues, then you will need to keep the hunt accessible during store hours only. If you want to host a historical tour of buildings, you will need to have the QR codes displayed in a easy to find public area so people can play at anytime of day. You also don’t want a hunt to last too long and risk losing interest of players so remember to keep things fresh.
Long term hunts can be used in a variety of ways, most commonly these types of hunts use multiple locations around your town or city. This is beneficial especially for tourism groups or community outreach organizations to drive traffic to significant areas. Groups of small businesses looking to support one another can also make great use of Eventzee to drive customers to shopping areas by offering discounts to people playing the scavenger hunt. A single business could also find benefit from a long term hunt by releasing new clues at different days to encourage repeat business.
Sure, it seems like a simple enough question, but why exactly do you want to host a long term event over a quick one or two day event? What are you hoping to accomplish? It’s important to figure out why a long term hunt would be ideal so you know what your end goal is. If you want to build business loyalty then your clues need to reflect that. If you want to use Eventzee as a tool for gathering marketing and social media materials like photos, then plan out the photos you ideally want and implement them in your clue descriptions. We want you to make the most of our product, so it’s important that we help you achieve your goals in the most successful way possible.
How can you go about setting up your own longterm scavenger hunt? That’s the easy part. Contact us today! We can answer more of your questions, set you up with a demo and more. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, check out www.eventzeeapp.com.
Jan 21, 2016 | Announcements, Weekly Hunt
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Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!
We just released the new Clockstoppers line of badges, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.
To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!
- Airspace Alignment – The month 5 planets have aligned in a very rare way. Creatively represent the 5 planets that have aligned. Be sure to include planet names!
- Clockstoppers – Creatively represent one of the new Clockstopper Eventzee badges.
- I Spy- i – Find the letter “i” formed in architecture, nature, etc. To shake things up, it must be a lowercase “i”.
- In Stiches – Find a piece of clothing/hat that has been embroidered.
- Kooky Khakis – Take a photo wearing crazy colored or patterned pants.
- Mother May I? – Creatively represent something your mother wouldn’t allow. Include what rule you’re breaking written somewhere in the photo..
- Name Game – Find something that rhymes with either your first or last name. Include both your name and the name of the item somewhere in the photo.
- Pie Five – Saturday is National Pie day! Bake us your favorite pie!
- Pooch Park – Take a photo at a dog park.
- Raster Repair – Take a photo at a computer repair shop.
- Retired Reading – Find a book that was originally published before 1950. Must be the physical book and include the year of publication, but does not have to be an original copy.
- See With Your Hands – Find something written in braille and take a photo of it.
- That’s How We Roll – Take a photo of something rolling.
- Top Down – Go to a car dealership and take a photo of a convertible car.
- Would You Rather – Eat ice cream in the snow or drink hot chocolate on the beach? Be creative!
Jan 21, 2016 | Announcements, Hunt Tips, Weekly Hunt
We are proud to announce that a new line of badges have been released based on your completion time of Eventzee scavenger hunts. The Clockstoppers line has been created with the intent of awarding how quickly (or sometimes slowly) it takes you to complete a hunt. While we always encourage creativity, there are many ways to play Eventzee and one of those is fast.
THE CLOCKSTOPPERS LINE:
The trick with these badges though is that simply finishing the hunt in one hour will not earn you all three badges. Your submission time for all clues has to be within the correct timeframe for each specific badge. So if you finish a hunt in 2 hour and 30 minutes, you will earn the Alarm Clock, but not the others.
It will take careful planning for these badges, because if even one of your submissions is declined by an approver it could inflate your submission time by the time you resubmit. You can see your current submission time on the event leaderboard. This can be found by going to the specific event’s gallery and clicking the leaderboard link. Remember that your submission time is the amount of time between your first and last submission. In order to earn these badges you will have to COMPLETE ALL CLUES for the hunt in the specified time frame.
These badges can be earned in any Eventzee event including our free weekend photo scavenger hunts, Munzee events, and both photo and QR code hunts. Badges will be awarded 24 hours after the hunt has ended. These badges are also retroactive, so if you have completed a hunt in one of these time frames before you will be credited the badge.
Remember the best way to get all the badges is to play in multiple hunts, so join our free photo hunts each week. Our Weekend Warriors photo hunts are every weekend and completely free for anyone to play. 15 clues go live every Thursday at 3 PM CST and you have until Sunday at 3 PM CST to complete the clues.
Time is ticking…