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Instagram Scavenger Hunt

This is your chance to discover Ypsilanti in a whole new way and capture it in a whole new light. Visit Ypsi is teaming up with Eastern Michigan University’s VISION Volunteer Center for an Instagram Scavenger Hunt on Friday, the 12th of September. We have some tricky stops and some great prizes, best of all it’s FREE. Grab your phone, grab your friends, and get creative with our #visitypsi scavenger hunt!


Friday, September 12
When: Day-of registration 11:30 AM Р12:45 PM
Where: Just outside of the south entrance of the Student Center. Rain location: EMU Student Center (first floor fireplace lounge).
The Hunt: 1-3 PM
The Deadline: This competition ends at 3 PM sharp.
The Afterparty: From 3 – 4:30 head to the first floor lounge of the Student Center¬†(across from the bookstore) for refreshments, Instagram bonding, and a the award for “Best Video.” Information about the People’s Choice Award will also be shared. You must be present to win “Best Video.” Winner announced at 4 PM.
The Awards: Awards will be given for first place, second place, most creative, and people’s choice. Winners will be announced Monday, September 15. The People’s Choice competition will begin Tuesday, September 16 and end Sunday, September 21. People’s Choice winner announced Monday, September 22.


The Details

We know you’re going to have a good time, there are just a few things we need to clarify:

First off, you can compete alone or with a group but we’ll be scoring from only one Instagram account name. It’s important that you post your photos instantly because while you and your team are out and about competing we’ll be keeping score as the photos come through. If your account is set to private you must allow @visitypsi to follow you or your team’s chosen account before the competition begins.

You can go in any order when you are provided the hints and you don’t have to do them all. Awards will be given for first place and second place (based on a point system), most creative, and people’s choice (to be voted on later). Prizes are awarded to teams.

Finally – AND THIS IS IMPORTANT – you must use the required tags and hashtags in your comment/description. One photo per hint only.



This event is FREE and open to all with an Instagram account. Register in advance at Eastern Michigan University’s VISION office. 900 Oakwook Street, Ypsilanti MI 48197. Online registration is CLOSED.

Day-of registration tables will be open from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM at the EMU Student Center