2018 Gingerbread House Contest Rules

2018 Rensselaer Gingerbread House Contest Rules

We are accepting entries from November 26 to December 15th.  Entries must be made of gingerbread or graham crackers plus edible items, and must be able to last for a month. We will treat your creations with care, but can not promise that they will remain intact. Please put your creation on a steady wooden or cardboard base.

  • Pre-made kits are acceptable.
  • Points will be added to entries that provide a literary theme.
  • The winner will be chosen by judges on December 26th. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.
  • There is only one grand prize but other entries may win honorary titles such as “most creative.”
  • The entries will be displayed in our glass cabinet, so keep base to 14 inches square or less, 14 inches high or less.
  • Please pick up your entry by January 4th, unclaimed entries will be discarded on that date.
  • You must give your contact information to win. If requested, we can use a fake name for our social media posts.
  • One entry per family.  There will not be a child’s category, but if your child did it all herself, we will make sure to acknowledge that achievement.

Entry form on index card.

Name, contact information, notes about creation and how they want to be represented on social media.

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