Hi, all! I'm back with my second competition update of 2024! If you missed the first one on January 21, please check it out, as I revealed the competition schedule and a sneak peek of the theme. Today, I'm here to talk about another very important matter - the 2024 Sponsor Offering!
If you’ve been involved with my past competitions, you know that learning is the ultimate name of the game, but that doesn't mean we skimp on prizes. In fact, our prizes are the very best in the business, totaling in the tens of thousands each year, thanks to our sponsors' generous contributions. In 2023, we raised a monumental $18,000 in a few short weeks because of these 18 amazing companies. Thank you again, 2023 sponsors!
My competition is all about celebrating extraordinary talent in the cookie world and encouraging cookie artists to continually learn and grow. But, it is only through contributions from companies like these, leaders and passionate participants in our industry, that the competition can meet these goals. As a thank-you to 2024 sponsors, I’ve expanded my 2024 sponsor offering to include more opportunities for online exposure than we’ve had in years past. I hope the excitement of giving back to the cookie community combined with this expanded offering will convince many of you reading this post to join as sponsors in 2024! We welcome companies big and small, those that sell products, those that offer services like classes and tutorials . . . In other words, everyone is invited to contribute - the only requirement is that you be committed to advancing the state of cookie art! Please download the 2024 Sponsor Offering to learn more about the various levels of sponsorship and what the competition offers in return for your contributions.
When the competition opens for registration at the end of March, I'm hoping to make another record-breaking prize announcement that elicits cheers of excitement from entrants across the globe! To that end, my team and I are asking that all sponsor commitments and materials be received no later than March 15, 2024. Again, the Sponsor Offering explains what these materials entail in great detail, so please give it a download and a good read.
If, after (or before ) reading it, you have any questions about sponsorship of the 2024 Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™, please don't hesitate to leave them below or to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to welcoming you to our team of amazing sponsors in 2024. Together, let's make this competition as epic as ever! Just imagine . . .