Dear Esteemed Judges,

We are thrilled to have you on board for the upcoming Taste and Vote Contest, a celebration of global flavors featuring a spotlight on the Jollof rice dishes from various West African countries. Your role is not only vital in judging the dishes but also in promoting this exciting event.

Voting Process:

Our voting process this year is a blend of culinary expertise and public opinion.

Judges Vote: You will choose your top two dishes based on flavor, technique, presentation, and faithfulness to cultural heritage. Your vote counts for 20 votes

Public Voting: The public vote as well and each vote will count as 1 vote.

The winner (person with the highest number of votes) will be announced on the last day of voting, earning the title of the Best Jollof Rice, a free air ticket to anywhere in Africa by Ethiopian Airlines, and a check for $250!

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We kindly ask for your assistance in spreading the word about the contest. Here are some ways you can help:

Judge Flyer – Please send us a picture of yourself and social media handle. We will create a flyer for you.

Social Media: Share your involvement in the contest on your personal platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). You might want to share behind-the-scenes looks at the contest, your preparation process, or your thoughts leading up to the event. Here are some suggested hashtags: #APFTasteAndVote #APFJollofRiceBattle  #APFMeetTheJudges #AfricanPopupFestival

Endorsement: Provide a quote or statement about the contest that we can use in our promotional materials.

We believe your influence and expertise will contribute significantly to the success of this event. We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to your involvement in the Taste and Vote contest.