After a false start at its usual in-person home at That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show, Julia’s annual cookie competition has once again gone virtual in 2022. (When TTTC canceled due to COVID for the second year in a row, Julia insisted that the “show must go on” and so it is!) Registration officially re-opened on June 15, 2022 with the same Broadway & Musicals theme and the same categories and skills classifications as previously announced on the TTTC site. As always, the prizes are unmatched – over $19,000 USD is currently up for grabs, and that number is expected to grow! Entries are due on October 15 (5 pm CDT), and judging will commence shortly afterwards. In addition to the usual 2-D and 3-D Cookie categories, two new skills classifications (Advanced/Master and Beginner/Intermediate) have been added this year to make it easier for cookiers of all experience levels to join the fun and learning. What this means is that 12 prizes (three in each classification within each category) will be awarded instead of the usual six, along with the Kerry Vincent Best in Show Award, of course! And, don’t forget, the now-online nature of the competition allows anyone anywhere in the world to participate – a silver lining, for sure!

To see the 2022 competition rules and to register to enter, check out the 2022 Competition Overview post on Julia’s blog or click the “LEARN MORE” button. To check out the 2021 winning entries and to learn more about their creators, see the December 2021 winner’s announcement, also on Julia’s blog. And, last but not least, if you’re interested in sponsoring the 2022 virtual edition (Julia would most certainly love that!), please download the 2022 Sponsorhip Offering or drop Julia an email at sweetlife@juliausher.com.