Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 4:30 PM - 7 PM
616 Marshall Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Tennessee Equality Project is proud to host its 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party this year, which includes our second Gumbo Tasting Competition and a new Bread Pudding Contest. The ingredients of Gumbo are as diverse as the LGBT and allied community, and we celebrate this in Mardi Gras style! Funds raised from the competition will benefit TEP to advance and protect the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families in Tennessee.
The Mardi Gras Party competition has multiple categories:
1. Amateur Gumbo - teams of non-professionals who love to cook. Entry fee of $25.
2. Professional Gumbo - teams that include at least one person who is or has been paid to cook (you know who you are!). Entry fee of $50.
3. Bread Pudding - teams that include bakers of any background for single division contest. Entry fee is $15.
Space for competing teams is limited. Gumbo and Bread Pudding Teams must submit completed entry forms online and submit their registration fee by Feb. 1, 2012 to guarantee a chance to compete.
TEP is offering sponsorships for this year's event for only $100. This includes advertising of your organization or business in event publicity, two (2) sets of People’s Choice tickets, and free entry into Gumbo or Bread Pudding competition. Register as a sponsor by January 20, 2012 to ensure advertising for printed event posters.
Judging Criteria: The Gumbo Tasting Competition shall be judged on aroma, consistency, taste, and aftertaste by a panel of public figures from the Memphis area. First, Second and Third Place winners will be declared by the Judges Panel and by Gumbo tasters who attend for People’s Choice awards.
Team registration shall be confirmed by event organizers after application and entry fee is received.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
The Shelby County Committee
Tennessee Equality Project
ACT NOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THE CONTEST!
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY FORM AND REGISTRATION FEE BEFORE FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Registration and sponsorship fees may be paid online at http://tnep.org/donate/ (Use the “One-time donation:”field) or by check to “Tennessee Equality Project” (mailed to 1889 Nelson Ave, Memphis, TN 38114). For a print friendly version of this page, visit http://bit.ly/TEPMardiGrasPrintedApp2012.
Enter team or organization name on check memo line. Sponsors must register by January 20, 2012 to ensure advertising for printed event posters. Email “print ready” logo to Jonathan@tnequalityproject.com.
Spaces for team registration are limited and are confirmed as the entry form and fee is received.