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Access the Hunt Clues here. (This is a non-midd google account link)

View the clues also at this downloadable Excel file

A tailer for The Hunt 2020

72 hours, 100+ clues, $1,000 prize

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The Hunt is a 72 hour campus-wide scavenger hunt at the end of J-term. This year’s Hunt dates from Thursday Jan. 23rd 1PM to Sunday Jan. 26th at 1PM. Students compete in teams to complete various clues created by the all-powerful Hunt Masters, with an award of $1,000 to the winning team.

There are typically just over a hundred clues that are not revealed until the official start of the Hunt. In addition, there is a Presidential Challenge and Commons Challenges with separate prizes.

Participants can form teams of up to ten students and should come up with a fun name under which they will submit any videos, materials or simple answers to fulfill clues. The more tasks or clues completed, the more points earned for that team. At the end of the three day period, the Hunt Masters will review the materials submitted by each team and determine the winner. The Hunt is capped off by the annual Hunt Gala on Jan. 29th from 6-9PM, where winners are announced and the Hunt Awards are presented.

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Examples of clues from last year:

Clue #19: “Champ, the Lake Monster”

Grainy image of a sock on a stick poking out of ice on Lake Champlain, resembling the Loch Ness Monster
Grainy image of a sock on a stick poking out of ice on Lake Champlain, resembling the Loch Ness Monster

Clue #55: “Bannerweb Strikes Back…”

Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader’s classic duel on Cloud City in the Empire Strikes Back reimagined as a Middlebury sophomore registering for class on Bannerweb

Cook Commons Clue: “It’s a bird…? It’s a plane..? It’s…? Wait, what is that? Write a species report on the emergent new animal, Sus Alati.

Title page of a scientific research paper about a newly discovered flying pig species
Title page of a scientific research paper about a newly discovered flying pig species

Clue #59: “Each team member must cosplay as their favorite superhero (or supervillain?) continuously from sunrise to sundown on Friday. We want time-stamped evidence every hour, on the hour, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.”

3 students cosplaying as superheroes, Wonderwoman outside the library, poison ivy in proctor dining hall, and Iron man in the museum
Three students cosplaying as superheroes