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2019 Souvenirs Announced

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Groundspeak has announced the dates for various 2019 Souvenirs:

  • CITO Season 1 (March-May)
  • International Geocaching Day (August 17)
  • CITO Season 2 (September-November)
  • International EarthCache Day (October 12-13)
  • Geocaching International Film Festival (November 7-17)
  • Goodbye 2019 (December 31)
  • Hello 2020 (January 1, 2020)

 

They have also announced that there will be a new country/region Souvenir each month (rather than just 5 per year, in December).

 

For reference: Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019

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They also announced there will be other Planetary Pursuit style promotions...... Except cluttering my souvenir panel they are totally useless.

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Souvenir "moments" ?!

That is a use of the word "moment" which seems utterly at odds with the English language ... how can there be  3 month "moment" ?

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1 hour ago, hal-an-tow said:

Souvenir "moments" ?!

That is a use of the word "moment" which seems utterly at odds with the English language ... how can there be  3 month "moment" ?

"Moments" is a bit odd, but I can see why they'd have to find some other term, with the mix of days, weekends, 10-day periods, and seasons. I can't think of a better term off the top of my head.

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41 minutes ago, The A-Team said:

"Moments" is a bit odd, but I can see why they'd have to find some other term, with the mix of days, weekends, 10-day periods, and seasons. I can't think of a better term off the top of my head.

How about "periods" or "dates" or "availability"?

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Souvenir Periods, vs Souvenir Moments - the latter is much more 'friendly', personable, marketable. The format is very dry, bland.
Marketing.  Moments is feel-good.
I like these promotional periods (or 'souvenir moments'). They add a bit of extra flavour to my geocaching habits, much like challenge caches. The souvenirs themselves are pretty worthless (I don't put much value into displaying arbitrary images) but sometimes the artwork is nice and I appreciate the effort HQ is putting in to provide a variety of experiences. Sometimes they're up my alley, sometimes not so much, but I ain't tossing the baby out of with the bathwater.

 

Looking forward to what HQ has in store for the 'moments'.

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18 hours ago, niraD said:

They have also announced that there will be a new country/region Souvenir each month (rather than just 5 per year, in December).

 

Woo hoo!

 

17 hours ago, Lynx Humble said:

They also announced there will be other Planetary Pursuit style promotions...... 

12 hours ago, niraD said:

How about "periods" or "dates" or "availability"?

 

 

Meh.

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12 hours ago, niraD said:

How about "periods" or "dates" or "availability"?

 

I was thinking of something like "qualification period"

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Since this thread has been created I thought it would be a good place to discuss, make predictions, and hopefully won't happen often, report issues about not acquiring a souvenir one for which one has qualified.

 

Anyone want to predict which country/region will get a souvenir in January?   The Confirmed Souvenir Moments for 2019 page indicates one will be released this month.

 

If anyone from TPTB is reading could you suggest creating a 2019 Souvenirs thread in the Release Notes forum section.  The page above indicates that the announcements will show up next to the "Cache of the Month", which I assume will be in a blog post but it would be nice to able to keep track up them in an official forum thread as well.

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On 1/11/2019 at 11:47 AM, niraD said:

They have also announced that there will be a new country/region Souvenir each month (rather than just 5 per year, in December).

13 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

Anyone want to predict which country/region will get a souvenir in January?   The Confirmed Souvenir Moments for 2019 page indicates one will be released this month.

 

Reading the blog post, they say " will announce at least one new country or regional souvenir per month ".  Note that "at least" is emphasized with italics.  A bonus for those that enjoy country/region souvenirs.  Sounds like there will be at least 12 new country/region souvenirs in 2019.  I'd assume that it'll be the release of multiple regions within a country that causes multiple souvenir releases. Might be a clue for those playing the guessing game of what will be released.

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9 hours ago, noncentric said:

 

Reading the blog post, they say " will announce at least one new country or regional souvenir per month ".  Note that "at least" is emphasized with italics.  A bonus for those that enjoy country/region souvenirs.  Sounds like there will be at least 12 new country/region souvenirs in 2019.  I'd assume that it'll be the release of multiple regions within a country that causes multiple souvenir releases. Might be a clue for those playing the guessing game of what will be released.

 

Specifically they said that one or more souvenir would be released the third Wednesday of each month.

 

Throwing out a wild guess I'm going to predict that the next country/region souvenir will be Puerto Rico.  If I were to make two guesses the other would be Hong Kong.

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I'm anticipating a souvenir for Israel.  The active local community there makes a great case for being recognized.  There's a large number of caches and a steady stream of tourists.  In 2015 I was one of those tourists!

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52 minutes ago, BillyGee said:

I am rooting for DPRK.

 

They might need a cache first, comrade.

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I'd love to see one for the Antarctic continent. Good way to recognize those who've "made the journey." 

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like to see one for Mongolia and Palestine or Israel or Jordan ,places where you put your life on the line for a cache haha

 

anyone for Iran?

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3 hours ago, The Whittles said:

like to see one for Mongolia and Palestine or Israel or Jordan ,places where you put your life on the line for a cache haha

 

anyone for Iran?

I know someone who has visited there (I think more than once). He tells me he felt safe, found very friendly people and it was one of the best countries to visit.

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8 hours ago, The Whittles said:

like to see one for Mongolia and Palestine or Israel or Jordan ,places where you put your life on the line for a cache haha

 

anyone for Iran?

When we were in Israel, Palestine and Jordan a year and a half ago, I never felt my life was "on the line" any more than everywhere else I've been.

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15 hours ago, The Whittles said:

like to see one for Mongolia and Palestine or Israel or Jordan ,places where you put your life on the line for a cache haha

 

anyone for Iran?

 

When I visited Kenya in July  I was considering staying at the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi.  Yesterday 15 people were killed there from an attack by Al-shabaab militants. I ended up staying at the Park Inn (it was book by the organization I was visiting) about a half mile away from the DusitD2.

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18 hours ago, The Whittles said:

anyone for Iran?

actually I´m thinking of visitin Iran in april. So yes, I´dvote for Iran Souvenier :D

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2 hours ago, DerDiedler said:

actually I´m thinking of visitin Iran in april. So yes, I´dvote for Iran Souvenier :D

 

Today is the 3rd Wednesday in January, which according to this page, means that we should see an announcement of a new country/region souvenir today. 

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21 minutes ago, Moun10Bike said:

 

I'd love to cache in Peru some day and thought I've have the opportunity a few years ago when I was tentatively invited to a meeting that was to take place in Iquitos.  Alas, the person that was going to organize the meeting never followed through.  

 

So Peru is the 4th country with a souvenir (of the 14 available ) in South America.   Meanwhile, the continent of Africa has 54 countries and has 3 souvenirs.  The middle east has none, though some lists of middle east countries include Turkey which is actually split between Europe and Asia.

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