It’s that time of year again, fellow hacker-artists. This year’s Barcode Shmarcode challenge is to *drum roll* incorporate the Groundhog Day into your creations. 

If you are not familiar with Phil Connors or Punxsutawney Phil, we strongly recommend that you make time to see Groundhog Day. The film explores many themes & motifs revolving around Phil Connors, a misanthropic curmudgeon weatherman who experiences February 2nd (Groundhog Day) over and over again while covering the Groundhog’s Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA. After realizing he’s stuck in a time loop, he tries to exploit it and undergoes several transformations. Bring your best creative chops and take us on an adventure with you!

Don’t be afraid of your shadow; even if you don’t have an entry, come visit the table! It is worth the daily visit as each year we get interesting and creative entries.

Entries will be judged based on:

  • Best use of theme: Groundhog Day
  • Originality
  • Best use of Materials

The official scanner is again the Motorola DS4208 and your entry must incorporate your valid 2020 Shmoocon QR code. When submitting your entries, we ask that you provide a short project description including your inspiration, and contact information. Since you can’t relive the weekend, make sure you show your best hacking skills!

The @Shmoo_Shmarcode team is looking forward to seeing your creativity. Who knows – it may earn you a free ticket for 2021, and you’ll be able to re-live your ShmooCon weekend all over again!

For historic records, please check the Stormfax Almanac.

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