Major success using Instagram to collaborate the fun for #AESRickshawRally 2015!

One of my favorite days of the year, the AES Rickshaw Rally took place yesterday. The 3rd annual event staring American Embassy School teams was the best yet! For weeks, myself, Kate, Maureen and Allie crafted clues, maps, scoring and NGOs into a day of silly competition “Amazing Race” style.

Teams of 2, dressed in costumes for their team names raced all over New Delhi solving puzzles, taking selfies and learning about the city they live in. This year we printed large cutouts of our school Director, Paul Chmelik, so he could be in the 1200 photos taken.

Shared on Instagram by #aesrickshawrally and with a hashtag to group by team, the entire day was photographed from many perspectives! Using Instagram this allowed for everyone to share their stories in real time and let our judges score teams while the events were going on.

To learn more or donate to the NGO’s we supported yesterday, visit: and