December 2020 GOTM Winners + The Future of POTM

This month was all about creating some Munzee Magic in the form of the Holiday Card Collectors Club and all the various Christmas Combat Specials!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the December Garden of the Month (GOTM), give a reminder for December Player of the Month (POTM), and let you know about our plans for the POTM program in the coming year! The badges for December GOTM and POTM will be awarded in early January, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

December GOTM

As we’re now fully into Christmas/Holiday mode, the gardens we’ve chosen certainly make the map feel a little bit merrier! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Xmas Knole Deer Garden, designed by Maattmoo, and the Queensland Koala Garden, designed by BonnieB1, as our winning December GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Xmas Knole Deer by Maattmoo in Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

This garden looks like a slightly more grown-up version of our Baby Reindeer Christmas Critter!

Maattmoo shared his thoughts behind the design:

It started over a month ago when I found out about an event being held in the grounds of Knole Deer Park for Xmas and the event organiser was trying to build up the area a bit for the event.

I thought, wow what a great space for a new garden, so checked if they wanted to do a garden or if I would be able to do.
They agreed that I was free to do and it would be a great addition to the area and event.

So what design, well Knole Park is famous for its free roaming deer herds and being a Christmas event, a red nose deer felt like a perfect fit. Now over the last month with some social media persuasion and gentle coercion we have filled the garden complete and with a week to go to the event too.

The event Maattmoo wrote about was on the calendar HERE!

Queensland Koala by BonnieB1 in Queensland, Australia

We started the year with Aussie Animals, so we thought it would be a nice way to end the year too!

This garden was created for another event that took place on the same day as Maattmoo’s, but across the globe! You can find the A Queensland Christmas event on the calendar HERE!

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Send your nomination for GOTM to! Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

December POTM

December’s POTM called for stories of Munzee acts of kindness. There’s still a bit of time left to earn this badge, so please send your stories to the Google Form at this link:

Thank you for sending in your stories! You can expect to see the badge in early January.

The Future of POTM

As the app has grown and changed we decided to re-evaluate the POTM program so it wouldn’t feel stale. So far, we’ve been alternating nomination-based months with requirement-based months. This was so that players could have fair and varied opportunities to earn the badges.

Our goal moving forward is still to feature and celebrate our players, but in a way that feels more organic and special. So although we will not be moving forward with the POTM program for the foreseeable future, we are still working out what new ways we can highlight our awesome players. Please look forward to more information in the coming months!

Munzee on!