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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Our Origins

The first Photography Scavenger Hunt was created on Google+ in the Autumn of 2011 by Chrysta Rae. Ten years and 32+ rounds later, we’re still going strong as a Community and gathering online several times a year for a friendly competition. We’re spread across the globe, but united by our mutual love of photography and creativity. Scavengers continue to teach and inspire each other each and every round.

We do not have all the images from the early rounds, but we were able to reconstruct the word lists.

 

Join us on a walk down memory lane.

Word History

Round 1 was an A-Z list – 26 Words!

September 2011

Acorn
Button
Chocolate
Donut
Earring
Flame
Green

Green
Hamburger
Ice
Jellybean
Knife
Leaf
Moon

Newspaper
Olive
Pencil
Quarter
Remote Control
Sponge

Tire
Underwear
Vase
Whistle
Xylophone
Yellow
Zipper

Round 2

January 2012

Joy
Flower
Weather
Whiskers
Secret
Love
Skin
Orange
Cookies
Water

Round 3

March 2012

Soft
Green Food
Mint
Lace
Jello
Night Lights
Purple
Drinks on Fire
Bath
Gross

Round 4

May 2012

Shallow Depth of Field
Pink
Balloon
Spring
Fear
Freckles
Sad
Smoke
Long Exposure
Bug

Round 5

July 2012

Kiss
Breakfast
Motion
Blue
Tree
Model
Rust
Lines
Puppy
Reflection

Round 6

September 2012

Exhausted
Triangle
Mother nature
Black and white
Horse
Red
Bad Luck
Feather
Drop
Spark

Round 7

December 2012

Tradition
holiday Dessert
Ornament
Glitter
Ribbon
Snowflake
Santa
Holiday Song
Candy Cane
Mistletoe

Round 8

March 2013

Spill
Landscape
Ants eye view
Texture
Strawberry
Mouth
Regret
Bubbles
Freeze Motion
Brown

Round 9

Summer 2013

Picnic
Watermelon
Sunburn
Stars
Turquoise
Campfire
Butterfly
Popsicle
Bad Hair Day
Sprinkler

Round 10

Autumn 2013

Trick
Stuffed
Creepy
Pumpkin
Seated Portrait
Gold
Mummy
SOOC
Thankful
Treat

Round 11

December 2013

Rule of Thirds
Fuschia
Spicy
Careless
Steam
Selfie- Your Opposite
Circle- SOOC
Embrace
Healthy
Hungover

Round 12

Spring Fling 2014

Flexible
Wildlife
Small
Colorful
Laughter
Jealous
Square- SOOC
Lather
Stranger with a heart
Photographer

Round 13

Summer Sensational 2014

My City
Ice Cream Cone
Letter B
Peace
Worst Habit
Childhood Memory
Sour
Pig
Red Fruit
Perfect Summer Day

Round 14

Fall 2014

Letter C
Abstract
Witch
Ghost
Candy
When you see it
Romance
Funny Face
Animals are Awesome
Autumn Colour

Round 15

Spring 2015

Cobweb
Curve
Bliss
Lady Bug
Yellow
Wax
Hang in There
Risk
Bite
Greasy

Round 16

Summer 2015

Electric
Bunny
Fish
Angry
Stripes
Violet
Brick
Plumber
Urban Legend
Juicy

Round 17

Winter 2015

White
Amused
Cinnamon
Cold
Perception
Glue
Melt
Poison
Wind
Unsophisticated

Round 18

Winter 2015

Crimson
Popcorn
Reckless
Oval
Shaggy
Architecture
Priceless
instrument
Bird
Golden hour

Round 19

Early 2017

Winter
Wig
pepper
bully
bokeh
knot
foam

The Lauri Novak Era

After Round 19, Chrysta stepped down due to exciting life changes, and Lauri Novak stepped up to run the Scavenger Hunt. It was a great match, and the Hunt grew and evolved under Lauri’s leadership.

Round 20

Summer 2017

Bronze
Calculating
Cinematic
disolve
Face
Up
Zig Zag

Round 21

Fall 2017

Zen
Jade
Smile
Squash
Garbage
Window Light
Decisive Moment

Round 22

Early 2018

Ends
Fate
Nuts
Panning
Pastel
Sizzle
Vintage

Round 23

Summer 2018

Dream
Hunt
List
Community
Judge
Photography
Scavenger

Google threw us a curve ball in 2018. We new they were shutting G+ down, but what we weren’t expecting was the final date be moved up by MONTHS with very little notice. So we scrambled to get this website together and create a new Community. It was a mad scramble, but we did it! And having our new home has allowed us to do things we never could before. Thank you to all the patient Scavengers who’ve allowed us time to work out the kinks and bugs.

Round 24 was a hybrid round, it started on Google+, and finished with reveals on our website.

Round 24

Fall 2018

Balance
Diamond
Forced Perspective
Olive
Sign
Trunk
Wonder

Round 25 was a Throw Back to Round 1

Early 2019

Of course, what do you do when doing a Round on a completely new system for the first time? You maximize the chaos by repeating the 1st Round of 26 words! We broke stuff, as often happened on Google+, but we survived, fixed, and updated some things. Some long time Scavengers were thrown for a loop, as were some new ones. But that’s what we do here.

If you’re not out of your comfort zone, you aren’t growing.

Acorn
Button
Chocolate
Donut
Earring
Flame
Green

Green
Hamburger
Ice
Jellybean
Knife
Leaf
Moon

Newspaper
Olive
Pencil
Quarter
Remote Control
Sponge

Tire
Underwear
Vase
Whistle
Xylophone
Yellow
Zipper

Round 26

July 2019

Courage
Coward
Curtain
Home
Monkey
Rainbow
Road
Selective Color
Sepia
Wizard

Round 27

November 2019

Car
Frozen
Jam
Lavender
Light Trails
Row
Spiral
Steps
Time
Touch

Round 28

March 2020

Connected
Cozy
Keys
Matches
Meal
Mirror
Paper Abstract
Shoes
Toilet paper
White

Round 29

August 2020

Boats
Broken
Coffee
Egg
Metal
Motion
Needle
Path
Round
Water

The Sam & Debbie Era

After 10 amazing rounds and leading us through a LOT of positive change, Lauri had exciting real life opportunities that took precedence. Lauri was so amazing at what she did, that it took TWO people to replace her. Having two people doubles the ideas and halves the work, and the Hunt has evolved a bit again. We’ve been able to make more improvements to the website, streamlined some processes. What still remains is the camaraderie, inspiration, and fun of each round.

Round 30

December 2020

Antique
Clouds
Count
Hope
Pantone Color 2021
Positive Space
Twenty-one
Upside Down
Warming
Wheel

Round 31

March 2021

Fairy Tale
Float
Fluffy
Ink
Self
Sparkle
Tea
Teal
Tiny
Window

Round 32

June 2021

Leaf
Lollipop
Lamp
Hairbrush
Denim
Spaghetti
Broccoli
Kitchen Utensil
Umbrella
Grid

Round 33

August 2021

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Dream Team

Back in the days of Google+, collecting the images was a manual process. And soooo tedius. To help out with this process, the Dream Team was made up of awesome individuals that helped out. Special shoutout to Alan who created the score sheet we still use today.

Alan Bland

Alan Bland

Liz Katterhenry

Liz Katterhenry

Melissa Beagle

Melissa Beagle

Traci Asaurus

Traci Asaurus

Marilyn Benham

Marilyn Benham

Dana Finster

Dana Finster

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