Prepare yourselves! Ginger 2019 is here! Tomorrow (Friday, December 20) you’ll see 21 competitive ginger masterpieces on this here blog. Yup. ALL of the entries will land in your inboxes within minutes of one another.
Voting for the People’s Choice Prize starts Friday evening and will continue until Monday morning. That should give you lots of time to read my stupid commentary and stare at the photos before casting your vote. The (one) ginger creation with the highest total number of online votes will claim the prize. There are 4 groupings of ginger creations; you can cast a vote in each poll. That means you can vote for 4 ginger masterpieces! FOUR!
Don’t forget to leave a shout out for your favourite entries in the comment sections – it means a lot to our competitors. (Probably.) You can support your favourite entries by encouraging your friend to vote too. If you have more than one friend, good for you. No need to gloat.
I’d like to introduce you to the members of the 2019 Ginger Panel. These are the people tasked with selecting 1st and 2nd place winners from a pile of Ginger awesome.
This year’s panel is made up entirely of people my mother encourages to bicker on Facebook. These are the derks who will feud over who is is my mother’s favourite (newsflash, I’m her favourite), which of them most deserves the cookies she bakes, and who should get MY stuff when my parents kick the bucket. This fighting spirit, this willingness to throw down over the most mundane of things, will make each a very good adjudicator in this ridiculous competition.
Meet the 2019 Ginger Panel!
My Cousin Alana
When Alana discovered I had started labeling the items I want at my parent’s house when they croak (see below), she brought her own labels and started covering mine. This complete disregard for the rules concerns me greatly but will undoubtedly make her a very capable judge of Ginger.
My Cousin Andrew
Andrew likes to bake and also might have almost-killed my cousin Michael on a go-cart back in the 80s. This talent in the kitchen and willingness to snuff out a family member will surely make him a competent and possibly ruthless judge.
My Cousin Sara
When Sara came to visit in September she covered Alana’s labels on my labels on my parent’s stuff with her own labels. This complete disregard for the rules concerns Alana and me greatly but will undoubtedly make Sara a very capable judge of Ginger.
My Cousin Michael
My mother just loves Michael because he can read and do science and stuff. To be honest I think the only reason he even does science is to make me look bad. Michael may have good taste but I’m not sure because when he talks he uses big words that I can’t understand. Michael’s smarts and possibly decent taste will surely make him an adroit judge. SEE MICHAEL I CAN USE FANCY WORDS TOO.