ABC The OpenCaching NA 5th Anniversary Contest Official Rules

Basic Premise:

To encourage people to find and hide caches on OCNA, and to celebrate our 5TH Birthday on August 18, 2015. There are 39 actions in which players can participate to score points, including 6 bonus challenge actions. Players will need to participate in a minimum of 3 actions and score 25 points to earn one entry into the drawing for the prizes. Players can earn an additional entry in the drawing for each additional 25 points they earn. The more you play, the more entries you get. No limit. Each cache can only be used for one action! You cannot combine actions for make any one cache hide or find worth more than 10 points. These 39 actions, their categories and points they are worth can be viewed in spreadsheet form here on the web. (Also linked to at the bottom of this page).


Players must be permanent residents of The United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Contest period and deadlines for entry:

The Contest period is from 12:01 AM Eastern Standard time on August 1st, 2015 to 11:59 PM on August 31st, 2015. The deadline for entries is September 6th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard time. The entry forms can be found here on the web. (Also linked to at the bottom of this page). Note that if you bookmark the link you are given, you can go back and edit your form at a later time. In the past, most entrants for our contests find it easier to keep their records, and fill out the form all at once after the contest has ended. The form is also nicely formatted for printing, and we will accept legibile hand written forms scanned and sent to the opencachingnorthamerica at address.

Drawing for prizes and winner notification:

Self-reported scores on the players entry form will be verified by the OCNA team. The drawing for prizes will be held on September 13th, 2014 (Time TBA). Winners will be chosen at random using the the services of the website Winners will be notified via email, notification being sent from the email address opencachingnorthamerica at (be sure to check your spam folders!), and must respond within 7 days, or the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be chosen. Winners will also be posted on the main page of our website,

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