The May 2008 Contest is now officially open with 50 items to find. If you still want to play, no worries! Just download the list of items you need to find and have at it. Be sure to save all the links you find to that document before e-mailing it back to me as an attachment.
The deadline for submissions is June 3rd!
I've been asked a few times what happens if somebody sends in their list and a few items are wrong. If the link is broken, I'll give you a chance or two to re-find the item. But if you link to something that clearly isn't correct, you can't resubmit that link!
A few of the items are vague (ie, “Something you'd like as a freebie” or “the biggest house” etc.) and that's intentional. It lets people get a little creative. There are also a few randomly hard items, which again is intentional. If anybody can find everything, more power to ya! Remember, we're using Google Maps. Simply go there, click the “street view” button, and start hunting for the items. Still having trouble? Maybe this photo will help.
Oh yeah, the prizes!
1st place – $50
2nd place – $25
Random winner – $25
The winners will be determined as follows: The two people who find the most items will get first and second. If only two people find every item, then whoever completed the hunt first will win first. If three or more people find every item, we'll have a short “playoff” style hunt that I'll explain later on.
And finally, there's one hunt item that's secretly marked as the “random winner” item. Everybody who finds it will be entered into a drawing for the random winner prize.
So good hunting, folks, and have fun! At the least, come over to the forums and chat with us about the hunt 🙂