T3 has teamed up with Freelancer.co.uk to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for an internet treasure hunt, with US $50,000 up for grabs.
The Freelancer.co.uk Internet Scavenger Hunt is a two-week challenge comprising over one hundred cryptic tasks. It launches today, and will close on March 25th.
Clues will be posted on sites around the web, including T3.com.
Misha Collins currently holds the record for the largest multimedia scavenger hunt ever, with 6,200 participants in November 2011.
Hunt Leader and Freelancer.co.uk CEO Matt Barrie said, “The Freelancer.co.uk Internet Scavenger Hunt will unite individuals all over the world to solve challenges, scavenge items and cause mayhem! Our 3.2 million users will form teams with members coming from over 200 countries and territories, making a truly global hunt. It’s going to be a lot of fun!”
Freelancer.com is exhibiting at the SXSW Trade Show at Booth 1219A/1318, which will act as the Freelancer.co.uk Internet Scavenger Hunt Headquarters during the event. The headquarters will create a hub for SXSW attendees and Scavenger Hunt participants.
Cash prizes include a US$25,000 Grand Prize, a US$10,000 Second Prize, US$5,000 Third Prize, as well as daily cash prizes of US$1,000 throughout the course of the hunt for the team scoring the most points.
Registration is open to everyone worldwide and pre-registration is open now at scavenger.freelancer.com.