Have you found a jar? Do you want to be involved in a quest? Of course you do!
The aims of The Big Jar Adventure
We’re trying to achieve two things with The Big Jar Adventure.
Firstly, we’re trying to release a jar in every single city in the UK. 14 cities have already been jarred & there are only 52 left to do.
Secondly, we’re going to see how far around the world we can spread the jars and how many different countries we can get. Let’s see how far a single jar can travel!
What do I do?
Firstly, you need to have found one of my jars. Secondly, you need to be prepared to release it.
If you decide to release a jar, please do the following:
Check the city list to see which cities still need a jar. If possible, arrange to release your jar in one of the remaining cities.
Leave the jar somewhere safe. I avoid high or uneven walls, the walls of schools or nurseries and anywhere jars may cause injury. Personally I also avoid war memorials and graveyards but I won’t be upset if you do leave one there. I’ve found that jars which are partially concealed are more likely to be reported them.
Photograph your jar after you’ve released it and make a note of where you’ve left it – taking photos of the street name is the easiest way.
Send me your photographs and details of where you’ve left the jar.
If you release a jar that ‘tags’ one of the cities we’re trying to get, you’ll get a mention on the Big Jar Adventure page and earn the title ‘Jar Star’. You’ll also be mentioned on the blog. There are no special prizes, just the kudos of having taken us nearer to our goal.
Do I have to release my jar?
No, you don’t. Releasing jars can be hard – I found it very painful at first. Even if you’ve found lots of jars, you’re under no obligation to release a single one. You are the only person who can decide whether you’re ready to let go of a jar and I don’t want anyone to feel pressured to do this.
Is it OK to release my jar somewhere that’s not on the city list?
Of course. It would be super helpful if you can release a jar in the remaining UK cities or take a jar to another country but you can choose to release the jar anywhere you please, even in Bristol. It’s entirely up to you.
I’m not planning a trip anywhere, do I have to walk the jar myself?
No, you don’t. Jars can be posted to friends or volunteers in other areas of the UK or anywhere around the world. If you’re posting a jar, please package it carefully and make sure that your recipient wants the responsibility of walking a jar.
I’ve not found a jar, can I still be involved?
Yes, you can volunteer to receive and walk a jar by leaving a comment on this page. Please make sure you leave some way for the Jar Finder to contact you, i.e. an email address, Twitter name or a link to your blog.
But I’m desperate to be involved. Please, please will you post me a jar?
I’m sorry but I can’t. According to the rules, I have to walk and release every single one of the jars myself, so as much as I’d like to I can’t post a jar instead of releasing it. The only people who can send you a jar are people who’ve found one. You’ll just have to hope that a generous Jar Finder will contact you and then you can hash out the details between yourselves.
I’ve found a jar and I’m willing to send it to a Jar Fan, what do I do?
Please contact your chosen Jar Fan directly using the information they’ve left in their comment. If that doesn’t work, please contact me and I’ll try to sort it out but please note that I’m already drowning in project admin and I don’t want to get too involved in organising jar swaps. You will need to decide on postage costs and details between yourselves.