Search for the Hidden Head

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow is pining for his missing part
A head! A head! It’s hidden away, far from the light of day
Somewhere out in Melbourne town
Near or far, we couldn’t say

Follow the clues and you may find
The missing head and more besides
The crafty detective who solves this puzzle
Will win a prize worth all their trouble!

How to play

1. Sign up to follow ACMI on Twitter or Facebook

2. Stay tuned for the cryptic clues
The clues will lead you to secret location of the Hidden Head. We’ll release one each day, Monday to Friday, from 27 September until 8 October. Each clue will be released on both Facebook and Twitter.

3. Solve every clue!
This is important – you’ll need to show us ALL the answers in order to claim the prize. There will be ten clues total, including the final clue (we’ll know if you’ve solved this one).

4. Wait ‘til Friday 8 October to move your feet
The very last clue will tell you exactly how to find the head and claim the prize, so don’t bother hunting, digging, climbing, swimming, scratching, stalking, pottering about or staking out ahead of time. You won’t find anything without the final clue.

5. Move your feet!
The final clue will reveal the secret location of the Hidden Head and you’ll need to get there to claim the prize. Solve the clue for specific instructions on where, when and how to win. Remember – you must show the answer to every clue in order to win the competition, so write them down as you go and bring them along to the secret location. The first person to arrive with all of the correct answers will be the winner!

A few hints
1. Each clue has a specific answer
2. The clues will identify a large area, then help you narrow down to a specific location
3. Use the clues you have solved to help you solve other clues
4. Google is your friend

The prize

The winner will receive:

  • 2 VIP tickets to the Gala Opening Night of Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney’s Classic Fairy Tales at ACMI on Wednesday 17 November 2010 [Prize value: Priceless]
  • A night’s accommodation for two at the Sofitel, Melbourne on Wednesday 17 November 2010 [Prize value: $600]
  • An autographed copy of The Art of Tim Burton [Prize value:$89.95, unsigned]
  • A deluxe Tim Burton merchandise pack [Prize value: $219.75]

First and second runner up will receive:

  • An autographed copy of The Art of Tim Burton [Prize value:$89.95, unsigned]

Play it safe

If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to search for the secret location, and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the search.

No trespassing or risk-taking is required

The secret location is in a place open to the public, and does not require participants to take any risks (such as climbing or going underground) to find it, so please do not enter private property or take any risks when looking for it.

All participants are responsible for their own safety when finding and travelling to and from the secret location.

Make sure you read the Competition Terms & Conditions before you play. Good luck!

8 Responses to “Search for the Hidden Head”

  1. Leah 23. Sep, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    I’ll be making a Twitter account just for this, ha ha :D

  2. Evie 23. Sep, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Oh, man! I wish I lived in Melbourne… :(

  3. Jan 23. Sep, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    This is sooooooo cool. I want to win!!

  4. Erin 24. Sep, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Same here, wish there was a version of this comp for us interstaters!

  5. Evie 27. Sep, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    Is this the last competition involved with Tim Burton:The Exhibition?

  6. maddy 27. Sep, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    i live in Melbourne whats the prize

  7. ACMI 27. Sep, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    Hi Maddy

    The winner will receive:

    – 2 VIP tickets to the Gala Opening Night of Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney’s Classic Fairy Tales at ACMI on Wednesday 17 November 2010 [Prize value: Priceless]
    – A night’s accommodation for two at the Sofitel, Melbourne on Wednesday 17 November 2010 [Prize value: $600]
    – An autographed copy of The Art of Tim Burton [Prize value:$89.95, unsigned]
    – A deluxe Tim Burton merchandise pack [Prize value: $219.75]

    First and second runner up will receive:

    – An autographed copy of The Art of Tim Burton [Prize value:$89.95, unsigned]

    The first clue has just been released…

  8. Leah 27. Sep, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    I’ve seen the first clue and…….I haven’t the slightest idea ._.

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