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Are you getting excited? There’s a lot of Ginger 2013 coming your way in the next few days! This year’s entries are massive epic, so I know you’re gunna love ‘em.
There will be ginger structures to vote for tomorrow (Wednesday, December 18), and on Thursday, December 19th. Winners from the first two days of competing will go on to the finals on Friday, December 20th. You will see the entries organized according to the date they hit my inbox. That means you’ll see kids competing against adults, and amateurs competing against professionals.
Some of this year’s entries are rustic – primitive structures held together with royal icing and sweat. Some entries have been submitted by people who have clearly spent the better part of a year planning your ginger demise. That, people, is the beauty of competitive gingering. Some of you still insist on saying stupid stuff like, “why don’t you have a separate category for children?“ Or, “… it’s not fair when I have to compete against ginger professionals!” Quit yer whining, and grow a set of lady parts. You know things don’t work that way around here.
Here is your voting schedule – please plan your lives accordingly. Also, if you don’t know what/when Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is, google it.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – polls open at 8:00 am AST and remain open until 8:00 am AST the following day.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 – polls open at 8:00 am AST and close at 8:00 am AST the following day.
Friday, December 20, 2013 – The Finals – polls open at 8:00 am AST and remain open until 8:00 am AST the following day.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 – winners officially announced at When-I’ve-Had-My-Coffee AST.
Repeat voters will be blocked by cookie and IP address. This could be problematic for some voters – I’m really sorry if that is the case, but it’s my best attempt at keeping things fair.
That said, I encourage competitors to use any means possible to win. Email yer family. Blog it, tweet it, facebook it, hand out flyers – and tell your supporters to do the same. If you find a shortcut in the voting system? Have at it. All’s fair in love and ginger! Remember, it’s not necessarily the best entry that wins – it’s the competitor who best uses the interwebs to promote the living crap outta their ginger masterpiece.
So, meet me back here tomorrow. It should be a fist pumping, knuckle bumping good time!