Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure is a family-friendly social media scavenger hunt taking place city-wide on September 8th, 2018. This exciting day-long event offers our community a chance to participate in a fun and media infused social activity and win prizes! Encouraging media literacy and cultural awareness, participants will use social media to practice their creativity and interact with Buffalo’s many treasures.
Funds raised at this event will support the free and low-cost media equipment access, education programs, and art exhibitions that Squeaky Wheel offers to Western New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds every day.
Fact Sheet: Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure
What: City-wide social media scavenger hunt
When: Saturday September 8, 2018, 9am-8pm (in-person registration from 8am)
- 9 a.m. List of Tasks announced in-person at Head Start Event
- 5:30 p.m. Photo Finish, followed by awards and after party (until 8pm)
Where: Head Start at Squeaky Wheel, 617 Main St. #107, Buffalo, NY 14203; Photo Finish at Expo Market, 617 Main St. #200, Buffalo, NY 14203
Who: Individuals and teams of up to 4
Prizes: Weekend extravaganza package including access to unique activities in the city (to be announced!)
Why: To enjoy a fun-filled day of adventure and raise funds to support media literacy, arts, and education in Western NY
How: Sign up by clicking the PURCHASE TICKET button on this page (ends 5:00pm Friday September 7th). You can also sign up in person at Squeaky Wheel (617 Main St. during public hours: Tues – Sat, 12-5pm) and on the day of from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
How the Excellent Adventure works:
Traveling by foot, bicycle, vehicle or assistive device, participants will race to document the tasks in photos or videos, and upload them with the hashtag #squeakyadventure. Thanks to Reddy Bikeshare, participants will also have access to 50% off bicycle share passes for the day. For those new to Instagram or are in need of technical support, a tech-help desk will be available at Squeaky Wheel for the duration of the event.
Excellent Adventure tasks will be revealed in-person at Squeaky Wheel (617 Main St. #107) at 9 a.m. at the “Head Start” event, where coffee and energizing breakfast snacks will be on hand. Rack up bonus points with special Head Start task opportunities. Late risers can still play by picking up the task list until 11:00 a.m.
A panel of judges will review the uploaded imagery in real-time, assigning points for completion of tasks, with bonus points for creativity. Teams who make it to the finish line by 5:30 p.m. will collect bonus points at the spectacular “Photo Finish” after-party at the Expo Market (617 Main Street, #200), where they can view all teams’ media submissions, enjoy delicious platters (courtesy of Expo Market) and find out who the winners are!
The Grand Prize winning team will be announced with additional prizes awarded to those completing tasks with humor, innovation, media savvy, and other special categories. Top prizes will include a weekend entertainment extravaganza package that contains accommodations, special event tickets, meals and access to fun and unique activities in the city that can be used individually, in pairs, or groups of four!
The full list of prizes will be revealed in late August. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SqueakyBuffalo for updates.
Sponsors and Support
Funds raised at this event will support Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center’s programs in access, education, and exhibition. The event could not be possible without the generous support of our event sponsors: Catholic Health, Eleven Twenty Projects, Rigidized Metals, Buffalo Spree, The Challenger, Allen Street Consulting, Hodgson Russ, Larkin Square, Putman Insurance Agency, Lumiflux, Buffalo Copy, Expo Market, Reddy Bikeshare, and John McKendry. A big thank you to our prize sponsors to date: Buffalo Audubon Society, Pine Apple Company, Reddy Bikeshare,Hello Buffalo! Urban Hikes & Bikes, Western New York Book Art Center, and others!
About Squeaky Wheel
For more than 33 years Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has provided free and low-cost programs in equipment access, education, and exhibitions to Western New York and beyond. Squeaky Wheel champions the values of diversity and experimentation and works to create an equitable, vibrant and innovative future for Buffalo.