On Facebook, and when the timing works properly, on Radio Free Satan's Confessions of a Wicked Witch podcast I announce the contest . Anyone who is a member of the CoS is free to nominate any other member. If a nominated Witch gets a second nomination, or is literally seconded, I investigate her appropriateness to represent my show in particular, and Satanic Witchdom in general. I prefer to confirm she is a member in good standing. If all that checks out I okay the nomination, send the witch the questionnaire, and await responses.
In the previous two years I then chose the single winner based on the answers given on the questionnaire, and my own standards. This year I have asked the two previous winners to assist me with what will essentially be creating the secondary "Witch Non-Congeniality" awards. I kid. Sorta.
You'll see. 'just figure the fabulous Marilyn Mansfield and the brilliant Kim Rice will have a say in what goes on.
This year we have more donations for prizes. My next blog post will show pictures of these fantastic gifts with info on how you can obtain yours without a nomination. Those willing to donate a prize will be given the proper snail mail address of the winner, once she is named.
There is something else. This year and last year a nominee has come to me, despite multiple nominations, and told me that they are withdrawing from the competition. They felt the year they had was not demonstrative of their personal best---simply not as wickedly witchy as they knew they could be. I could not be more proud of these women. They KNOW THEMSELVES, and to me (as well as a 2000 year old self-help book from the Middle East,) that is the epitome of WICKED! I applaud them.
Very soon I will post a brief summary of each nominee, right here. Shortly there will be two-three episodes of Confessions of a Wicked Witch, on Radio Free Satan, When I am comfortable that I have fairly evaluated all the nominees, and have gained the input of the two previous winners, I shall name the winner(s!)
So, finally, here is the list of nominees: