I am pleased to announce that Sydney and her wicked awesome lighthouse dominated the final round of Ginger voting, making her our official Ginger 2011 champ. Congratulations, Sydney!
I’m sending a big thank you shout out to the voters out there – you made the competition extra fun, and many of you left thoughtful comments for the competitors. That was especially kind when you consider the number of young ginger artists we had this year.
Sydney’s entry was very dear to my heart, as it was the first sugary creation to hit my inbox. And, as a Maritimer, I’m a pretty big fan of all things ocean. But as a competitor myself, I can also attest to the amount of work that went into each and every one of this year’s creations, and I thank you all for that. I am both thrilled and touched that all of you would go to such great efforts to support my little contest here. I’ve received a number of emails from my co-competitors to say that they are ready to compete again next year, and Paul (the ginger shoe dude) said that the IT department at his job actually blocked my site from their computers. That’s some bad-ass gingering there, people.
Thousands of people stopped by to check on your houses. That says something, and that something is: Ginger is awesome. And it was made awesomer by all of you.