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GISH Hall of Fame 2018

Welcome to the world’s weirdest, wildest, most beautiful and strange images and videos from the
Greatest International Scavenger Hunt!

The submissions below were selected by HARSHers, Misha and the Judges to be the best of the best of GISH 2018. Enjoy exploring the weirdness! Browse through them, or click on an item number to see the top submissions.

Item 126: In Rwandan culture, there exists a principle called Umuganda (from the Kinyarwanda word meaning, "coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome.") The last Saturday of every month, all citizens of Rwanda must all come together to participate in Umuganda for 3 hours to complete a difficult task to help the community. I think the world could use more of this, so at the risk of cultural appropriation I'm implementing it for GISH. Identify something in your community that needs to be fixed and then, organize members of your community to meet from 5pm - 9pm in your time zone on Saturday, August 4 (unless your time zone falls past the deadline. Come together to improve one thing in your community: plant a garden, do a cleanup or improvement project, or find something that needs to be fixed and work together to fix it. Participation is key: the more hands on your project, the more points you get, so scramble to get as many people as you can in on this.

Team Gnomad

Item 15: What does it look like in your mind? Take us through a tour of your mind palace. (You may render or film this any way you wish. It’s your brain, after all.)

Team OilRigAngels

Comment: Submitted by Daina Fullmer

Item 199: Today is Random Acts' executive director Rachel Miner's birthday! She's one of the fiercest, kindest people I've ever known. I'm also pretty sure she's a magical creature. Digitally create a portrait of Rachel as a fairy, mermaid, or other magical creature of your choosing. Post it to social media tagged #HappyBirthdayRachel & @RachelMiner1. Send us a screenshot and put the link of your social media post in the comments section of your submission.

Team TwoChickenDinners

Comment: We wanted to think outside the box for this one, but still keep to the rules. Here we have Rachel as a banshee - known as the most feared fairy in Irish folklore. https://twitter.com/Team2ChicknDin/status/1023749063118925825

Item 130: Your resume says you’re a Dreamweaver. Prove it: Create an image from that dream you had last night, handwoven on a loom.

Team Illumiknitty

Comment: I have been dreaming of Orcas lately, I think because of the Moma who lost her baby. This is my first tapestry!

Item 79: Dressed in a robe, slippers, and curlers, a cliche, stereotypical “housewife” curling (the sport) in a mall. For her “sweepers”, (there should be two), get cliché, stereotypical lazy househusbands.

Team Impossibull