logo

Second Annual Weekly Gem of the Year. The Finalists, and how to vote.

Published 12/26/2016

How time flies!  It's time for you to vote for our second annual, Weekly Gem of the Year.  These are great examples of the wonderfully interesting and enlightening hidden gems that surround us all.

The top 6 finalists from 2016 have been selected.  The cream of the crop!  And now, we need your help selecting the winner.

Voting is easy (but picking your favorite may not be!).  Just go to the surveymonkey poll via the link below, follow the links, and select your favorite.

Here’s an incentive … voters will be figuratively thrown into a hat and one will be randomly drawn to win either a free blank journal or an UnderThere™ anti-pickpocket security satchel (winner's choice, see skooblevart.com , satchels and journals icons, to see satchel and journal details).

So be a pal!  Cast your vote! The deadline is 11:55 pm on New Year’s Eve (so as to not interfere with other festivities). The winner will be announced on New Year's Day, 2017.

See links to each, and vote, here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WQLX7T3

In your vote, please consider both parts of each "Weekly Gem" blog post. The second part is the exact hidden gem entry that was added to our Clue Me! map by one of our beta users, which tells why that person thought it a ‘gem.’  The first part of the Weekly Gem is additional commentary by the blog author. Consider the entire blog post, the editorial comments and the original entry, in deciding your vote.

The six Finalists:

Weekly Gem #57  Heading south to freedom!

Weekly Gem #73  For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity

Weekly Gem #75  Warts and all

Weekly Gem #81  One room, one story, many stories

Weekly Gem #82  Damn the torpedoes!

Weekly Gem #94  Three women, and a soldier

You need not fill any identifying info to cast a vote. However, to be entered into the drawing for either an UnderThere™ anti-pickpocket security satchel or a Basic travel journal, you will need to provide your email address . One entry by someone who provides their email will be drawn at random as the prize winner.  We will never sell your email address, nor spam you.

Please also enjoy the honorable mention Weekly Gems, all of which are superb.  The honorable mention Weekly Gem titles, and links, are here.

Weekly Gem #55  Faulty Geology

Weekly Gem #56  The short and the long of it

Weekly Gem #58   Tunnel?      What tunnel?

Weekly Gem #79  Aspire to ascend a spire

Weekly Gem #84  Lead the way into Tokyo Bay

Weekly Gem #86  A fitting resting place for a "Citizen Soldier Flight 93"

Weekly Gem #96  It was involuntary.  They sank my boat.

Thank You!  And have a pleasant, safe, and gem-filled 2017!