Alex Bacon/The AS Review

A typical scavenger hunt has a list of riddles that lead participants to items they need to either collect or take pictures of, but KVIK Television’s annual scavenger hunt is not an ordinary scavenger hunt.  Instead of photos, there will be film, and instead of a goal to capture the most items, participants must create a plot out of the answers to their clues.

Over the course of 48 hours, teams competing in KVIK Television’s annual scavenger hunt will have to film a series of activities, find clues, film secret things around campus and pull it all together into a coherent plot in order to win.

Teams will have from 6 p.m. Friday, April 16 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 18 to complete their films and turn them in, according to KVIK Coordinator Jana Gueck.  Shortly after the films are turned in, they will be shown to the public in Fraser 4.  Western’s Glee Club will be performing at the show as well.  Students that aren’t participating in the actual competition are welcome to attend the live premiere of the films.

Teams have until 11 p.m. on Monday, April 12 to sign up to compete in the hunt, which is free.  Students need to provide their own camera equipment, but there are cameras available for checkout from ATUS.

During the 48-hour window, teams will have to participate in activities to get clues to other events, ultimately arriving at a final place.  While teams engage in the events, they will also have a list of things around campus to find and film for bonus points.  Due to the secretive nature of scavenger hunts, Gueck was unable to provide more detail about activities and events participants will have to engage in.

Once all the filming is done, teams will have to edit their films into a coherent, and preferably entertaining, plot, Gueck said.

“They’ll have their work cut out for them, but it’ll turn out fabulous,” Gueck said.  “I’m excited for them.”

The films can be any genre, however Gueck said anything too risqué will be disqualified.  Films will not be pre-screened before being shown to the public, but anything R or X rated is not allowed.

To register, e-mail Gueck at or pick up a form at the KVIK office located in Viking Union 423.