What should you win at a light dep competition? Co-founder Kevin Jodrey decided the winner of The Ganjier’s light dep competition should have a trophy to proudly take home that artfully represented the labor and sacrifice that goes into light dep.
Handcrafted and designed by artist and professor Joyce Centofanti, she flies to the Shiodni Bronze Foundry of Colorado and has the bronze for the core poured into the custom mold. She created the mold in 2014 for the 1st annual Golden Tarp Award. Each piece is unique as it’s handmade each year, as she does more than just change the year on the mold. After the bronze is cast, Joyce adds color and other finishing touches through a variety of art techniques that include welding, chasing, wax work, and patina.
The winner of the 3rd annual Golden Tarp Award must enter a flower grown using light deprivation that tests clean of pesticides, fungi, and mold. The flower must also test in the top 4 for highest cannabinoids in its category (Floral, Fuel, Fruity, Earth). Then it is reviewed the day of the competition as part of the Top 16 entries by a panel of judges. A handful of our judges are picked by The Ganjier team and the majority of judges are picked randomly from valid 215 patients who attend the event.