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Hey there, ginger fans! I’m pleased to declare the Yehling Family Ginger 2012 champs! Congrats on your sweet victory! Your palace is absolutely stunning, and I’m honoured to have had the chance to share it with so many people.
I’d like to send a huge thank you out to all of this year’s competitors. I can personally attest to the amount of time and work that goes into creating ginger masterpieces like the ones we’ve seen this week, and I appreciate all you have done to support my blog and my annual competitions. I love how varied the entries were this year, and I hope this never changes. Some were primitive and some were put together by ginger prodigies. Some were submitted by children, and some by adults still touched by the spirit of the holidays. Amateurs competed against pros, family members competed against one another, and friends threw it down ginger style. Thanks for being such good sports, for letting me make fun of you, and for being so supportive of your fellow competitors. I hope you had as much fun as I did!
I’d also like to thank all of the voters out there – I appreciate the time you took to head on over here to cast your votes in this epic battle of ginger. I know the words of support and encouragement you left for the competitors were appreciated.
Finally, I’d like to send a huge thank you out to Crosby’s Molasses for sweetening the prize pot for 2012! I have a feeling the Yehling family will put our prizes to good use – as will Kate & Ellen (our spectacular runners-up).
I’ve received a number of emails from my co-competitors to say that they are ready to compete again next year, so let’s say we meet back here in December 2013, okay? I’m already excited! (And terrified.)