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Julia’s Cookie Art Competition 2023

After two years of running her annual cookie art competition online due to COVID, Julia returned with her judging team to That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show in Round Rock, Texas at the end of March 2023. The turnout was

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And Ta-da!

I posted a winner reveal video a couple of weeks ago, but I’ll be the first to tell you it was too short to fully appreciate the magnificence of my 2023 competition winners. Please read on to get to know them all a whole lot better

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Julia’s Cookie Art Competition 2022

After a false start at its usual in-person home at That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show, Julia’s annual cookie competition went virtual in 2022. (When TTTC canceled due to COVID for the second year in a row, Julia insisted that

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Julia’s Cookie Art Competition 2022

Important Update: Unfortunately, That Takes the Cake Show canceled on January 16 due to COVID, and so this in-person format of the competition was also canceled. But there’s good news: Julia will be re-launching her 2022 competition in a virtual

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Extra Grateful

While every single sponsor rallied in record time to make this return-to-in-person competition year more special than ever, here I pay tribute to my cookie art competition’s top 2023 donors

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Julia’s Cookie Art Competition 2021

Due to COVID, Julia’s annual cookie competition went fully virtual in 2021. The call for entries closed on October 15 with a record-high number of entries from all over the world. After much deliberation and some extremely difficult decision-making, Julia’s

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FOMO No More!

Afraid you missed out on all of the hot tips in my recent live competition Q&A? Listen up, and quash that fear! My video replay captures every juicy tidbit

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Live Competition Q&A with Julia

Not sure about some of the rules in Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™? That’s perfectly fine, because I’m prepared to answer all of your questions in this upcoming live event

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Who’s Judging in 2023?

The faces on my judging team are a little different this year, but the collective talent and experience level are as high as ever. Say hello to the talented cookiers who will be evaluating entries in the 2023 in-person edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition

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Let’s Set Another Record

In 2022, sponsors of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ raised a record-breaking $20,000 to support cookiers and the advancement of their art. I challenge you to help take this number over the top again this year

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My 2023 Competition Is Here!

Didn’t get a chance to compete in Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ in 2022? No worries, the 2023 competition has arrived with more great opportunities to test your cookie-decorating chops

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Drumroll, Please!

At long last, it’s the time so many of you have been waiting for – the grand winner reveal in the second virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition

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International Alignment

Waiting with bated breath for the finalist announcement?! Well, exhale and read on! The judges and I made a change to how we award prizes that you need to know about

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What to Expect Now

Wondering what happens now that you’ve entered my competition?! Well, wonder no more. The judging timetable and feedback process are spelled out here

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