San Francisco Treasure Hunts

Contests

Special Awards & Contests: Team Names

see below for costume contest

We encourage creative naming of teams. To reward that effort, we offer two different awards for best team names in pun and noir categories (You register your team name when you buy your tickets). Team Names must be confirmed by 4pm on Wednesday February 8 to be considered for the contests. 

Prizes are awarded to the teams with the cleverest names, typically puns related to the year of the Chinese zodiac (2017 is the Year of the Rooster) or current events. There’s a separate category for team names related to hard-boiled crime fiction (a la Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler) or film noir.  

Team names are submitted when you buy tickets online and must be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 8. Only one entry is allowed per team. In the event that more than one team chooses a similar winning name, the award goes to the team that registered first.

If your pun refers to something that might be obscure, please include an explanation of the reference so we won’t overlook it.

BEST TEAM NAME AWARDS – 2017 (Year of the Rooster)

1st:  The Complete Works of Darles Chickens: Great Eggspectations, A Tail of Two Chickies, Beak House, David Cockatiel, A Chickmas Carol, Fowliver Twist, and The Peckwick Papers

2nd:  Wattle It Be?

3rd:  Danielle’s Teal, Winner of the Pulletzer Prize for Chick Lit                      

4th:  Don’t Get Cocky, Kid

5th:  Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

6th:  Eggs Mark the Spot 

        

BEST NOIR-THEMED TEAM NAME AWARDS – 2017

1st:   Cocked and Loaded

2nd:  The Bantam Menace

3rd: Pullet to the Head

4th: The Big Cluck         

5th:  The Big Comb Over                                         


Costume Contest - 2015

How the Costume Contest Works

Two prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed teams, one for the team with a theme related to the Year of the Monkey, and one for any other sort of costume. 

Winners will have their photos posted on the Treasure Hunt website.

Best dressed

Winner: Sheep Eats

photo by David Gallagher

Sheep Eats, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Best-Dressed Champions!

Honorable Mention

The Goat Man Only Bleats Twice

photo by David Gallagher

The Goat Man Only Bleats Twice, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Best Dressed Honorable Mention

Shanghai Serenade

photo by David Gallagher

Shanghai Serenade, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Best Dressed Honorable Mention

Best New Year Theme

1st - On the Lamb in Shear Terror

photo by David Gallagher

On the Lamb in Shear Terror, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Theme Champions!

2nd - Ewe 2

photo by David Gallagher

Ewe 2, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Theme Runners-up

3rd - The Thin Lamb, Big Sheep, Third Ram, and the Rest of Ewes.

photo by David Gallagher

The Thin Lamb, Big Sheep, Third Ram, and the Rest of Ewes, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Theme 3rd Place

Honorable Mention

Breaking Baad

photo by David Gallagher

Breaking Baad, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Theme Honorable Mention

3 Baaad Girls and One Fine Man

photo by Art Siegel

3 Baaad Girls and One Fine Man, 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt Costume Contest Theme Honorable Mention

For non-ticketing questions please check our Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt FAQ page. For further questions, please email us at questions@sftreasurehunts.com

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