Victoria and Rosie win Round One!
The emotes are in. In a tight race for some, not so much for others, care emote was closely followed by wow emote, love and haha decided to pool together and combine their votes, but ultimately still trailed too far behind. The froods have spoken, Victoria and Rosie will progress in this year’s Towel Day Ambassador Contest! We’ll wish them luck in the final round where they’ll compete to take all. The top two contestants from the each of the preliminary rounds will compete in the final (voting ends April 10th at 9pm EDT).
Galactic Hitchhikers spoke with Victoria and Rosie about their round one victories
Victoria thanked everyone;
“Thank you voters and officials in the Towel Day Ambassador Contest 2021 (Round One). I wrote a speech for this occasion. Then I removed all platitudes and cliched acceptance speech phrases and was left with only a semi-colon. I removed that too.”
What remained was sincere, and very Ambassadorial.
“Many thanks to my fellow candidates, JJ, and Chris, and congratulations to Rosie! It is clear that the voters want strong leadership, confidence, charisma, and honesty. Why they’ve chosen me, then, is a mystery. But the people have made a choice and I accept their decision. Now begins Round Two voting, which exists mainly as a way to keep your voting finger in good shape for the Final. Nonetheless, good luck to Hannes, Lori, Michael and Yvette!”
Rosie E Posie about her victory
Rosie tells us, about progressing to the next round,
“Freeow, what a wild ride! As a violinist, I’m used to playing second fiddle sometimes; let’s see if I can perform a little better at my final audition in round two. Congratulations to Victoria for absolutely killing it, and to Chris and JJ: y’all are equally hoopy and would make amazing TDA’s. The competition this year is FIERCE (8 contestants! 2 rounds!) and it’s been fun enjoying the fruits of everyone’s creativity. I’m looking forward to seeing who emerges from the other half of round one to join us in the final round; they’re all pretty froody and each would bring something unique and amazing to the Ambassadorship. To Lori, Michael, Yvette & Rengaw: May the Force be with you… Live long and prosper… ALLONSY!… But most importantly: DON’T PANIC!”
Spoken as a true geek. Good luck in the round to come Rosie!
Round Two voting has started
Rengaw the Vogon, Lori, Michael, or Yvette, who will move forward to the next round? Which of these froods can show us where their towels are, and become the 2021 Towel Day Ambassador? Watch the videos below, and visit the Towel Day Ambassador Contest page on Facebook to cast your vote!
What is the Towel Day Ambassador Contest?
Each year since 2011 Hitchhiker fans and Douglas Adams fanatics vote to democratically decide on a representative for Earth as the Intergalactic Towel Day Ambassador. Contestants are asked to make a two minute YouTube video, explaining why they would be right for the job.
While the Contest is run independently by our friends over at the Towel Day Ambassador Contest page, here at Galactic Hitchhikers it’s one of our most sacred institutions. In our community there are no former Ambassadors, once elected they have the job for life.
While the real prize is the honor of representing our fandom, this year Galactic Hitchhikers is teaming up with ZZ9.org to provide some hoopy swag to this year’s new Ambassador. Read more here. Head over to the Towel Day Ambassador page on Facebook, Round Two of voted has already started!