The 11th Annual Umali Awards - "This Time With Mead"

10th Umali Awards

The 11th Annual Umali Awards, celebrating the Year 2011, took place on June 9, 2012 at the Green Gallery West in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
My friend John fixed up a tall glass of Woodford Reserve bourbon on ice, which set me up right to enjoy this show. A few thoughts about this show are on this blog post. I don't say it outright there, but I'll say it outright here: this show was the best one ever. It showed growth, it had music, it had poetry, there was a program, there were so many unexpected delights. I invite everybody who has been to one of these to come again. A lot happens in a year, to you as well as me.

The Top 10 DIWITTY Earners of 2011:

 
10th tied 9th 8th place 7th MG 6th ec 5th sw 4th ph 3rd sb 2nd fs 1st sb
10th tied

Rachel Graham
51

 

Michelle Oddo
54

 

Paul Terrien
61

 

Patrick Hopkins
65

 

Ashleigh Heller
86

 

Emir Cakaroz
88

 

Steve Wetzel
91

 

Sarah Buccheri
103

 

Sarah Burgundy
343

 

10th tied              

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Bogner
Keith Medley
John Myers
48 DIWITTYs
             

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Burgundy set a new record with 343 DIWITTYs in 2011. The margin of victory is also a new record. Meanwhile, Buccheri only needed 103 DIWITTYs to land in 2nd place. A decade ago, 103 DIWITTYs did not get you into the Top 10. DIWITTY Deflation is alive and well.

The Top 10 featured four newcomers: Keith, Rachel, Paul, and Michelle.


In a limited edition of 22, we produced a poster called "Turning 40." Contact me directly if you want any of the remaining copies.

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Awards were handed out in the following categories:

Top 10 DIWITTYs, presented by Seth Goodman, Nils Knudsen, and Renato Umali
How I Liked My Eggs, presented by Naomi Shersty and Frank Straka
Most Consumed Beer, presented by Jennifer Geigel and Chuck Stebelton, with haiku by Stephanie Barber
Most Frequented Restaurant, presented by Susan Kerns and Bobby Ciraldo
Best Dining out Experience, presented by Susan Kerns and Bobby Ciraldo
Best Day, presented by Leslie Vaglica and Eric Ziegeweid

The event was photographed by Spencer Chumbley.

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