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2nd annual Golden Tarp Award Sept 12 2015
2nd annual Golden Tarp Award Sept 12 2015

The Ganjier is proud to present the 2nd Annual Golden Tarp Award, Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Mateel Community Center in Humboldt’s Redway, CA. Entries for this year’s Golden Tarp Award are now being accepted and cultivators have until August 27th to submit their entry into this year’s light deprivation cannabis competition.

Called “a testament to the power of community” by Cannabis Now Magazine, the Golden Tarp Award is a celebration of the Emerald Triangle’s cannabis culture and a cannabis competition highlighting flowers produced using light deprivation, a cultivation technique that manipulates the light cycle of cannabis plants (typically through the use of tarps) with minimal electricity use.

In a nutshell

  • What: 2nd annual Golden Tarp Award, Light Deprivation Cannabis Competition
  • Where: The Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, Calif. (Humboldt)
  • When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Tickets: $30 General Admission, $70 Deluxe Pass, $100 VIP

How Judges and Winners are Selected

All entries are tested for cannabinoids and cleanliness and must be free of pesticides, and fungicides in order to qualify. The top four in each of the four categories — Fruit, Floral, Earth and Fuel — are judged by 20 randomly selected patients and 5 hand-selected ganjiers. With awards given in three categories: Golden Tarp Award – awarded to the strain with the highest score, CBD Award – awarded to the strain with the highest CBD total, and the Ganjier Award – awarded to an under-recognized person for their contributions to the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Art and Education

This year’s event will highlight art made in the cannabis community along with the season’s best cannabis as well as an exhibitor’s fair showcasing cannabis brands and farmer-friendly businesses. Our speakers and panels will feature thought leaders and veterans of the cannabis industry discussing topics such as cultivation best practices, genetics, compliance education, online marketing, and where the industry is now and where it’s heading, plus Humboldt Cannabis College will hold classes throughout the day.

Rules for Entry

Deadline to enter flowers: August 27, 2015

  • Competition Entry Fee: $215 for first entry, $170 for each additional
  • Entry fees include testing results from Pure Analytics for each strain, and one official T-shirt and one Deluxe ticket per entrant
  • Get more info at thegoldentarp.com

All entries must be light dep flowers and must be submitted by August 27, to be tested through Pure Analytics. All entries must be grown and submitted by qualifying patients with a valid physician’s recommendation under full compliance with California State Law. Out of state submissions will not be accepted. Any contaminated samples will be disqualified.

The four strains in each category with the highest total cannabinoids will move on to the next round and be judged the day of the event. Entries will be judged by attendees who are granted a judgeship. Read the full rules and find the nearest drop-off location.

Entries can be dropped off at Wonderland Nursery at 78 Bear Creek Canyon Road in Garberville, Healing Harvest Farms  at 54895 HWY 101 in Laytonville, or The Humboldt California Association at 601 I St. Suite B in Arcata.

Become A Judge

Test your luck and win a free Judge’s Pass and help decide who wins this year’s Golden Tarp Award! Anyone with a ticket and a verified 215 recommendation has a chance to become a judge. Each patient entering the event has the option to roll a lottery machine. If the golden ball comes up, that person is granted a Judge Pass. Judge Passes may also be handed out on an individual basis. Judgeships are non-transferable. Learn more about Golden Tarp Award judging here.

Last Year’s Award Ceremony

The bronzed Golden Tarp Award top 16 plaque. Photo by Jose Quezada.
The bronzed Golden Tarp Award top 16 plaque. Photo by Jose Quezada.
The Golden Tarp Award for 2014. Photo by Emily Hobelmann.
The Golden Tarp Award for 2014. Photo by Emily Hobelmann.
The bronzed Golden Tarp Award for the top scoring strain amongst the 25-person judge panel. Photo by Jose Quezada.
Golden Tarp co-founder Kevin Jodrey holding the bronze Golden Tarp Award, given to the grower of the top scoring strain amongst the 25-person judge panel in 2014. Photo by Jose Quezada.
The Ganjier Award 2014 went to Samantha Miller of Pure Analytics. Photo by Emily Hobelmann.
The Ganjier Award 2014 went to Samantha Miller of Pure Analytics. Photo by Emily Hobelmann.

 

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