Monday, May 11, 2015

It's Coming - the 2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt!

We're well into May, which means that summer is just around the corner, so it's time to announce the return of the 2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt! I've really enjoyed hosting this event for the last few years, and I'm looking forward to doing it again this year.  Interesting items to add to the list have been floating through my mind and ideas about how to structure it have been simmering there as well.
For those of you who haven't participated before, I host this event starting on June 1 and running until the last day of summer (September 22, 2015). I post a list of about 20 items for people to find and photograph during the summer. I encourage people to blog about their finds, and I host a link-up once a month. There's also an instagram tag (#rindas2015photohunt)  and (maybe) a facebook page. The original idea was to create a list which gets people out and about during the summer months to explore places they might not otherwise go, but I also include items which are somewhat challenging to find. The time frame is long enough that most people are able to find most of the items without being too stressed. It's become a way for people to open their eyes and be aware of their surroundings and also a way to see the great variety of items found around the world. There's usually about 60 participants from all over the globe, which means some people are actually participating in the summertime scavenger hunt during the winter (those in Australia and New Zealand).
The scavenger hunt is free and open to everyone! If you don't have a blog, you can put your images in a flicker account or any other photo hosting site that works for you. The only rule is that the photo needs to be taken during the time frame of the Hunt (no using old photographs from your archives).
You can click on this link to see all my old scavenger hunt posts. The 2014 list is here. The 2013 list is here. You can click on this link to find the 2012 list. The 2011 list of items is clickable here. 
Everyone knows I'm rubbish at creating blog badges (LOL!), but here is a smaller version of the official scavenger hunt photo it you want to add it to your blog.

21 comments:

Eileen T said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this year's list. I wonder which will be the one this year that is hard to find ... I still get over excited when I see birds on a wire!

Ruth said...

Roll on June 1st!

Susi said...

Looking forward to playing along. I came up a few short last Summer but had fun capturing the one I did find.

Sian said...

Excellent!

Karen said...

I'm looking forward to it, as usual! One of my favorite aspects of it is how interested my family, friends, and traveling companions are in helping me find what I need.

Amanda Jane said...

Looking forward to this Rinda. My daughter thinks we're all mad, but she also likes helping me find them.

Becky said...

Looking forward to joining in again this year. I really appreciate all the hard work you to for this.

Julia said...

Very excited it's on it's way. Thanks for the blog badge button thingy xx

furrypig said...

yay so glad this is happening again it really makes the summer more interesting!

debs14 said...

Really looking forward to it!

Maggie said...

Can't wait!

Cheri said...

OOOHHHHHHHH! I'm so ready for this - bring it on!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hooray! I was hoping you'd be hosting this again this year, Rinda. Can't wait to see the list! :)

Maggie said...

Hi Rinda this is a post I've been waiting to see pop up on my blog sidebar, looking forward to joining in this year.
I missed 2014 but enjoyed playing along in 2013.
Let the fun begin!
Maggie

Alison said...

Yay!...looking forward to seeing the list xx

scrappyjacky said...

Can't wait.

Melissa said...

Looking forward to the hunt, as always! I scrapped a layout last month that had me thinking about last year's hunt - it's here in case you missed it: http://www.melissagross.blogspot.com/2015/05/blog-every-day-in-may-me-on-monday_11.html.

Halle said...

Super excited! The whole family had fun helping me find all the items on the list last year. Maybe I'll have my "mini-me" doing her own hunt this year!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

The boys and I are looking forward to it again this year!

glitterandglue said...

Weyhey, Rinda. Thank you SOOooo much for doing this fun event again this year. John and I have really enjoyed taking part the last two years. It will, indeed, be a grand excuse to get "out and about" this summer - especially as John has been so ill over the winter - get some sunshine on his cheeks!!
All being well, count us in.
Margaret (glitterandglue www.artycraftystuff.webeden.co.uk)

Jane said...

looking forward to taking part again