Scavenger Hunt


The scavenger hunt will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1, and we will kick off the event in the evening (exact timing TBD). At that time, we’ll give everyone the official list of scavenger hunt challenges, go over the rules of the game, and match you up with your teams. We’ll send you on an adventure around Las Vegas, with the final round taking place at Midnight Madness. In order to participate, you’ll need to arrive in Vegas by 2:00PM, Dec. 1. You can expect a five- to six-hour time commitment from start to finish.

We have space for ten teams of three, and the teams will be assigned at random by the AWS events team ahead of time. Each member of the winning team will receive a complimentary ticket to re:Invent 2020!

How to apply


Record and upload a 30-second video to your Instagram account telling us why you would be an asset to an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt. What skills do you bring to the table that make you a valuable teammate?


Make sure that you’re following @amazonwebservices. On your video post, hashtag #reinventscavengerhunt and #contest to be considered. Any submission videos that do not include both hashtags will not be qualified.


Send us an email at, and include the following information:

  • First and last name (must match the name on your re:Invent registration)
  • Email address you registered with
  • Instagram handle and the link to your video submission

PLEASE NOTE: Your Instagram account needs to be public for the selection committee to see your video submission. Both the video and the email are required for you to be considered.

Submissions are due by 1:00PM PT, Nov. 22. Winners will be determined by Nov. 27. If you are selected, you will be contacted with additional details about the scavenger hunt.

Rules and Regulations

  • You must be registered to attend re:Invent 2019 at the time of your submission in order to participate.
  • Be kind to your teammates and treat everyone with respect. This is meant to be fun!
  • All three team members need to be in each photo/video taken during the scavenger hunt.
  • No derogatory language, conduct, videos, or photos may be displayed or posted as part of the scavenger hunt.
  • You must follow the re:Invent code of conduct.
  • In the event of a tie, both teams will win. (That’s what we call a win-win!)
  • Please review official rules here.

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