Engaging Students on Campus with the Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

Engaging Students on Campus with the Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

The Eventzee scavenger hunt app is the perfect tool for allowing students to interact with school activities from the comfort of their own smart devices. Whether they’re first-year students who need some guidance, or they’re returning to campus for the new semester, everyone can join in the fun. By using the Eventzee app, you can show students around campus, announce homecoming activities, teach them school history, and more!

The Eventzee team realizes that planning an event can be daunting, so here are a few ideas to get you off and running!

 

GET LOST

 

Large campuses can be tough to navigate, especially for new students. Eventzee’s map feature allows you to guide students to various locations throughout your campus, allowing them to explore in a structured way. For students who might already think they know the lay of the land, this can be a great tool to show them places they may have never been before! 

Using Eventzee, students can scan QR codes hidden at certain locations around campus to “check in” and receive points for each location they hit. 

In recognition of the fact that some students might not be back to campus just quite yet, they can still participate in the fun from home! Tufts University used Eventzee’s scavenger hunt app during their spring reunion week, where the tasks could have easily been completed from home. 

For example, one task remarks on a special landmark of Tufts University’s campus, but asks players to submit a picture with a local landmark to their own communities. Participation doesn’t always have to be on location!  

DIVE INTO CAMPUS HISTORY

 

Who walked these paths before this current class of students? Every school has a rich history, whether big or small, waiting to be uncovered. Use the Eventzee scavenger hunt app to guide students to specific points on the campus. Are there fountains or statues of important figures? Who are the buildings named after? Where is the cafeteria? Where is the library?

Test student knowledge by including quiz questions here, or they can just pose for a picture with the landmark and submit it for points. 

 

GET ENGAGED

 

Are any of the players “too cool for school”? Utilize the Eventzee scavenger hunt to get them engaged in school spirit! 

Have them submit pictures, either individually or in teams, of them posing with the school mascot, showing off their best SWAG outfits, repping the school colors, and more. If students are playing in teams, ask them to create a school cheer and submit a video of themselves performing it! 

In a recent event hosted through the Eventzee scavenger hunt app, Lehigh Carbon Community College tasked the students with creating a 15-30 second commercial for their college using video challenges. Among the other scavenger hunt challenges, students got to write, direct and perform in their own commercial that showcased how much they love their college. 

advertisement for lehigh carbon community college scavenger hunt using eventzee scavenger hunt app, featuring a picture of their campus and a magnifying glass

FIND ALL THAT’S OFFERED

 

Students, both new and returning, tend to not know everything that their school has to offer. Whether it be majors, classes to take, or clubs and sports to join, there’s always something new and exciting to be discovered. 

Students can check in to open houses that clubs and sports are hosting, post pictures of themselves participating in activities, and more to earn points. 

 

GIVEAWAYS, GIVEAWAYS, GIVEAWAYS!

 

The best way to get your students excited to participate in a scavenger hunt is to offer an awesome prize for the winner, or for everyone who participates! While the prize doesn’t have to be anything big, awesome prizes could include school SWAG, campus bookstore gift cards, small tech items, and more!

 

Engaging Students on Campus with the Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

 

The Eventzee team is ready to make your new campus activity a hit. Get in touch with us to start planning your next event! Contact Craig Holland – sales@eventzeeapp.com

Engaging Students on Campus with the Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

5 Benefits of Using a Scavenger Hunt App for Your Next Fundraiser

Looking to spice up your next fundraiser event? Make it virtual! Whether you’re looking for a way to engage people who might be contributing from home, or you’re just looking for a way to make your annual event a little different this year, the Eventzee fundraiser scavenger hunt app is the perfect solution for fundraising. 

Check out our team’s tips below for why we think Eventzee is the best solution for your upcoming event!

Raise Funds Through Hunt Ticket Sales

The point of any fundraiser is to ultimately work towards supporting a cause. With a fundraising scavenger hunt app, organizations can allow people to play for free and donate what they like, or you can request player entrance (ticket) fees. 

Some organizations choose to allow players to participate in teams or individually, and have the entrance fee vary accordingly. Other Eventzee clients have added incentives for teams based on various fundraising thresholds including early access to challenges, bonus challenges and more!

Allow for Team Play!

With Eventzee’s unique team play option, organizations can choose to allow players to play individually or in teams of any size. All players can still contribute on their own phones to their team’s score. 

One of the biggest challenges with virtual events is ensuring that all players are engaged. With the teams option, you can allow people to work together to complete a goal. Players can support one another in an effort to compete against other teams, or to win a prize at the end of the event. 

In the height of the pandemic, and worried that they would have to cancel their fundraising event altogether, The Salvation Army of Buffalo created an amazing fundraiser using Eventzee’s fundraiser scavenger hunt app where teams of two were able to participate from the safety of their cars. These team members worked together as they traveled around Buffalo exploring arts, history, and more. 

Team poses for a photo while at an event that uses Eventzee's fundraiser scavenger hunt app

Make It Educational!

What cause or organization does the fundraiser support? Having donations towards a cause is wonderful, but what’s even better is educating people on benefits of the organization. Whether raising money for medical research, or gaining support for local youth organizations, fundraisers that educate players have a longer standing impact than those that just ask for monetary donations. 

With Eventzee’s fundraiser scavenger hunt app, there are seven different task types to choose from when building the event. One of the most-loved task types is the quiz category. Test players’ knowledge of the cause they’re supporting by offering multiple choice questions. You can also ramp up the difficulty and use text challenges instead of quizzes where players must “write in” the correct answer. With quizzes and text challenges, players might end up learning something new about an organization they care about!

Allow People to Join the Fun From Anywhere using a Fundraiser Scavenger Hunt App!

Especially today, with many restrictions on gathering sizes and traveling, it’s important to allow players to have the option of joining in on the fun virtually. They may not be able to run around a campus and find specific hidden clues, but there are plenty of ways to keep them engaged and entertained, while supporting the cause, in their own homes and local communities!

Recently, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass held their first-ever hybrid fundraising event with Eventzee’s fundraiser scavenger hunt app. The event, which is typically in person, gave players a timeframe to complete the challenges. Some challenges were available to those who were attending the event in-person, while others were for those playing from afar. The event was a hit and the organization was able to raise almost $50,000 that will directly benefit the youth of Central Kentucky. 

Promo flyer for Big Brothers Big Sisters Scavenger Hunt App using Eventzee's Fundraiser Scavenger Hunt App

Keep People Engaged and Motivated With a Prize!

While all players should be ultimately participating in this fundraising scavenger hunt to support the cause, there’s no harm in kicking it up a notch and motivating the group to get competitive with the end goal of winning a prize. 

Prizes can be as small as a item of the organization’s SWAG, or something even bigger. Better yet, offer the winner the ability to have a portion of the amount fundraised donated in their name!

Eventzee is the perfect way to throw a fun and amazing fundraising event, and allows people to really become ingrained in the company or organization they’re supporting. As the most customizable option on the market, Eventzee’s team is eager to work with you to make this your best event yet!

For more information, contact sales@eventzeeapp.com.

20 Ideas for Your Next Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Is your team heading back to the office? Eventzee’s team building scavenger hunt app is the perfect tool to engage your employees, help them build bonds with each other, and become more ingrained in your company’s culture.

This may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and objectives, holding the perfect event can be a breeze. Our team has worked with brands and companies, both big and small and from a variety of different industries, to craft successful events that run via the Eventzee scavenger hunt app

To give you a head start on designing your next event, we’ve put a list together of some of our favorite challenge ideas from past events that are sure to get your teams working together in no time!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

  • Start off easy! Have the group members gather together and take a selfie. 
  • Have players search for people who have similarities to themselves. This can be similarities in their names, outfits, interests, and more! 
  • Have a player tell a story to the group about something funny that happened to them recently! Submit a video of the story being told.
  • Take two team members and have them pretend to switch the roles they perform for the company! They can submit photos of themselves pretending to do the other person’s job. This is perfect to get players more familiar with others who work in different departments! 
  • Have players get to know each other further by figuring out who’s worked at the company the longest! Snap a group picture of each team player holding up their start date in order of seniority.

team poses for a selfie during a team building scavenger hunt app event

Brain Teasers

  • One of these things is not like the other! Give the team a group of photos that have one similarity. See if they can choose from a set of multiple choice answers to guess what the similarity is!
  • Where, oh where, are you leading this team? Supply them with sneaky clues about a certain location in the office or campus and see if they can guess it right. Have them take a group selfie when they get there!

Get Active

  • Have the team members snap a picture of them doing a fun yoga pose in front of a nearby landmark!
  • Is it nice outside? Have the team members walk around outside and search for a tree that’s taller than the group’s tallest player!
  • Best place for a quick workout? Have group members do jumping jacks in a specific location!
  • Hide a QR code somewhere and the team a hint. The faster they find it, the more points they get! 
  • How many dancers are on the team? Have each team member think of a dance move, put them all together, and submit a video of the new routine! 

 team explores outdoors during a scavenger hunt app event

Knowledge is Power

  •  Is there a mathlete on the team? Have them complete a math equation, you choose the difficulty! Make it extra intense by giving 100 points for the correct answer, but take away 25 points for every wrong answer they submit! Using Eventzee’s exclusive Quiz bonus timer, the fastest person with the correct answer will earn the most points!
  • Do your employees know everyone in the company? Show them a photo of someone they may know and have them try to guess the person’s specific role from a few multiple choice answers!
  • Does your company supply products with specific features? Give the team a hint and see if they can figure out which product you want them to guess!

Company Loyalty!

  • Supply the team with some sidewalk chalk and have them draw the company logo. Hopefully this can be done by memory!
  • Do you have company colors, a company mascot, or other branding that your colleagues should know? Have the teams jot it down!
  • How well does the team know your company values? This task can be a multiple-choice answer where they have to choose the one that does not belong!
  • Which team has the most company SWAG? Have them gather up their SWAG items and take a picture, then you can award bonus points to the group with the most impressive stack!
  • Become part of the sales and marketing team! Have the players pick a product or service that your company provides and make a poem or song promoting it! Submit a video of the performance. 

For more information on how to get started with your next team building scavenger hunt event, contact Craig Holland at sales@eventzeeapp.com.

4 Reasons Virtual Events Help Augment Marketing Programs

Planning a virtual event for your business can seem like a daunting task, but with Eventzee’s custom scavenger hunts, we make event planning and execution a breeze. 

It’s no secret that smartphones have become an active part in all of our lives. With the Eventzee scavenger hunt app, your customers can engage with your brand or business through their phones. Custom virtual events that are completely branded to your organization’s needs are a perfect way to help market your business. 

1. Drive Revenue From Engaged Customers

Scavenger hunts are one of the best ways to get people out and exploring their surrounding areas. Driven by prizes and the goal of winning the competition, this friendly challenge encourages participants to visit new shops, cities, businesses, and more.

Recently, SenArt Films launched a movie premiere event using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. The “Lust For Gold Treasure Hunt” had moviegoers stopping by landmarks and businesses throughout Tucson Arizona’s Mercado District. With prizes like $1,000 in cash, hiking gear, and more, this event quickly had teams engaged, exploring the city like they may never have before. 

This hunt was free for the players to join, and they did not need to purchase a ticket to the film premiere later that day. The hands-on experience of a real world treasure hunt boosted exposure for the film and led to increased interaction with shops and restaurants around the city.

2. Obtain New Social Media Content 

Let’s be honest, in the era of social media authenticity is celebrated. Stock photos may work for websites and brochures, but what’s better for your brand’s social channels than photos of your real customers enjoying themselves? 

In one of Houston’s latest pop-up restaurant sensations, the Rusty Krab is an immersive, Spongebob-inspired dining experience, engaging people of all ages. The restaurant has daily activities, including a unique Eventzee-based scavenger hunt. In a location that’s already geared towards photo ops, the Eventzee virtual scavenger hunt guides players through tasks to have them pose and post their results to earn points. All scavenger hunt photo ops make for great social media posts and based on the challenge description you can get the exact content you’re looking for.  

3. Increase Online Presence with Local News and PR Coverage

Another benefit of hosting events for your brand is the local news and PR coverage for your brand. Spreading the word about your event also increases brand visibility, aside from traditional marketing. By hosting an event that is free and open to the public you can raise awareness about your product or service through unique and innovative ways. 

4. Increase Brand Loyalty

Finally, one of the biggest goals of every company is to gain and retain customers. Events are one of the best ways to create long-lasting bonds with your customers that will keep them coming back, even after the event has ended. 

Having just recently launched their second Eventzee-based virtual event, Barnes Harley-Davidson utilizes the virtual scavenger hunt app software to engage their customers. Riders participating in the Squad Wars: Coast to Coast use the app to work in teams, visiting locations, landmarks and businesses throughout the U.S. and Western Canada. 

The best part, the squads that end up ranking in top positions on the leaderboard when the event is over are awarded with custom squad helmets, custom squad jackets, and more.

Squad Wars: Coast to Coast is the perfect example of using company branding to host events, making it fun and memorable for customers to engage, even after their latest purchase or visit.

It’s never been easier to have a fully customizable tool, that’ll allow people to gain a true connection to your brand. Engage with your customers in new and exciting ways through gaming programs using the Eventzee platform. Increase brand loyalty and offer virtual marketing promotions, incentives and competitions for a day, a week or even many months.

The Eventzee platform allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.  For more information about Eventzee, go to eventzeeapp.com or contact sales@eventzeeapp.com.

Utilizing Virtual Passports to Engage Tourists and Visitors in Your City

Utilizing Virtual Passports to Engage Tourists and Visitors in Your City

With vaccination levels on the rise, there’s no doubt that people have begun to travel more. In fact, studies show that over the fourth of July holiday this month, air travel levels reached record highs compared to pre-pandemic numbers.  

While downtowns, both big and small, benefit from these visitors, making sure to engage those who choose to visit your destination is almost as important as getting them to come there in the first place. Small businesses, local restaurants, historic monuments and more, all benefit from an increase in activity.

SUMMERTIME ENGAGEMENT IN A COLLEGE TOWN

The city of Champaign, Illinois, for example, is an area that experiences the bustle of activity from its college-aged residents during the school year. During the summer-time, when those students travel home between semesters, there’s a brief lull in activity among the streets. However, with the local community coming out of the pandemic, Xander Hazel, Executive Director of Champaign Center Partnership, was eager to find a way to engage the local community and visitors to the area. 

Their event, 13 Thursdays, allows businesses in the Champaign area to offer promotions and get people visiting local businesses and restaurants. Now hosted through the Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App, the Champaign Center Partnership team thrives in engaging their visitors and community. 

“We highlighted all the business deals with QR code challenges (we call this the “business passport”) and included different types of challenges to provide fun scavenger hunt activities throughout the neighborhood,” said Hazel. “We also have giveaways throughout the summer to keep the momentum going and a grand prize at the end of the summer to encourage participation.”

The Eventzee scavenger hunt app is no doubt a fantastic tool when it comes to marketing your businesses and downtown areas, but it’s also a no-brainer when considering business logistics and environmental impacts. 

PAST EXPERIENCE WITH PASSPORTS

Prior to using Eventzee, the Champaign Center Partnership team printed hundreds of business passports, or coupon books with advertisements, that businesses would physically stamp when people redeemed a deal. Oftentimes, people would forget their booklet and need a new one. 

“We could give away 1,000 booklets, but we never knew how many people were actually using them,” Hazel said. “And then, we had to get the booklets back if people wanted to win prizes, so we had to take the extra step to establish drop-off locations. In 2019, the last year we did this promotion, we printed and distributed 1,000 booklets. Of those, we only got 6 booklets back.”

Person holding paper passports for an event in Champaign, Illinois.

Previous paper passports used by Champaign, Illinois, for their 13 Thursday downtown engagement event.

SUCCESS WITH EVENTZEE SCAVENGER HUNT APP DIGITAL PASSPORT EVENTS

Champaign’s experience with Eventzee’s scavenger hunt app has been much more successful this year. On top of reducing production and operation expenses, organizers were able to easily track player participation, communicate with participants in real time, and more. This year’s 13 Thursdays event has already seen greatly increased activity with almost 300 participants, and the versatility of challenge types has offered participants even more ways to play. 

Whether looking to set up a citywide self-guided tour, drive traffic to historical areas, or increase visitor engagement for local vendors and businesses, Eventzee has a solution. The Eventzee scavenger hunt app platform is free for participants to download, and has the most challenge types offered on the market, including QR code scanning, GPS, photo and video upload, and more. Every Eventzee event is customized to the organization or company branding.

The Eventzee platform allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.  For more information about Eventzee, go to eventzeeapp.com or contact sales@eventzeeapp.com.

CrimeCon Attendees Solve The Mystery With Eventzee Scavenger Hunt

CrimeCon Attendees Solve The Mystery With Eventzee Scavenger Hunt

In June 2021, the Eventzee team created and launched a special scavenger hunt for CrimeCon, a true crime convention in Austin, Texas. Utilizing Eventzee technology, Oxygen’s CrimeCon Challenge: The Hunt is On offered both in-person conference participants and virtual attendees the opportunity to test their knowledge of true crime, interacting with convention vendor booths or virtual spaces, and solving mysteries to win prizes!

There were two CrimeCon hunts attendees could join — the Austin hunt and the Virtual hunt. The former was for attendees at the in-person event in Austin, TX from June 4-6, while the latter was for those who had signed up for Virtual Access Badges

“We were excited to be part of an event as highly anticipated as CrimeCon,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “As fellow fans, our team enjoyed working with CrimeCon staff to create an event designed to engage true crime followers.”

Both hunts featured photo, video, text, and quiz challenges. They also featured QR Code challenges tailored to each event. Through text and quiz challenges, players were tested on shows in Oxygen’s roster, such as Cold Justice and Snapped, and also on more general facts relating to true crime. Many of these challenges also included clips from the popular shows using Eventzee’s video hosting feature.

Some text challenges also required players to unscramble certain true crime terms based on the challenge’s banner image.

Meanwhile, through photo and video challenges, players were invited to step into the role of detective, socialize with other attendees, and more. These challenges encouraged players to get creative and offered CrimeCon great content for sharing the convention’s experiences. 

For those who love solving murder mystery puzzles, a special QR code game was created. Attendees were tasked with tracking down hidden QR code “fingerprints” hidden throughout the event space, or in digital spaces, in order to solve a fictional crime. As each code was scanned players were awarded “letters” in the My Badges section of the app. Each QR code revealed a new letter and players had to solve for the name of the culprit by unscrambling all of the letters.

If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15. Eventzee is ideal for trade shows, conferences and orientations. Businesses can use the app to drive traffic to specific locations, promote vendors or products and increase social interactions, while observing appropriate social distances. Some clients use Eventzee to hold contests and give away prizes to their most engaged customers. There are many ways Eventzee can help you achieve your business goals. For more information visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/.

About CrimeCon
From the latest cases to the latest scientific techniques. From the newest TV shows and docs to the best podcasts in the world. And from deep-dives into topics you didn’t even know existed to big ballroom sessions with personalities you watch every week—CrimeCon is the platform that delivers it all.

 CrimeCon events are equal parts education and experience. Organizers curate a wide-ranging program that has something for everyone and that combines hands-on learning with plenty of chances to have fun meeting speakers, podcasters, and other fans. 

About Oxygen
Oxygen is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.