Gingerbread House Contest

Get into the Holiday spirit

while staying safe at

Home Sweet Home

by participating in

SolMateo’s virtual

Gingerbread House Contest. Show off your Holiday baking and design skills for a

chance to win a prize!

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Voting takes place during the Online Silent Auction

November 27–December 4

 

Winners will be

announced during the

Virtual Holiday Auction Live Event

Friday, December 4 at 5pm

Home Sweet Home

Gingerbread House Contest

Entries

Each contestant must register and submit six photos of their creation. Once an entry form is submitted, an email confirmation will be sent with a link to submit the photos. One entry per person or family. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 11:59 pm.

Judging

Voting will be done online at solmateo.givesmart.com. Anyone who registers can vote. Each vote is $1. Registrants can vote as many times as they wish. Entries with the most votes win!

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall Appearance

  • Originality and Creativity

  • Technique and Skill

  • Difficulty

 

Construction

  • Any structure (house, building, school, barn, or any other imaginative dwelling) may be entered.

  • The main structure should be original and constructed of gingerbread. Purchased kits and structures made of graham crackers should be entered in the Just for Fun Category.

  • All components of the display, except the base, must be made of edible materials such as gingerbread, candy, nuts, cereal, cookies, crackers, pretzels, etc.

  • All structures must be mounted on a hard, unbending base.

  • There is no size limit.

Categories

Entries will be judged according to the following categories:

Competitive (entry fee/cash prizes)          Just for Fun (free/no cash prizes)

  • Professional                                         ŸŸŸŸ● Adults, Kids/Family, Kit/Graham Crackers

  • Adults

  • Kids/Family

How to Enter

Register below for the category you want your creation to be judged. Once registered, a link will be provided with instructions on how to submit the required six photos. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 11:59pm.

Voting will take place during the

Online Silent Auction

November 27 at 10am – December 4 at noon

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Professionals: Adults with professional culinary experience

Category

Competitive: Professional

Entry Fee

$50

Adults: Adults ages 18+

Category

Competitive: Adults

Entry Fee

$25

Kids/Family: For younger ones or the whole family

Category

Competitive: Kids/Family

Entry Fee

$10

Just for Fun: Adults, Kids/Family, Kit/Graham Crackers

Category

Just for Fun

Entry Fee

Free

For anyone wanting to join the fun, or for those less adventurous builders or those short on time

Photos

Once registered, a link will be provided to submit six photos (jpeg or png files): one of each side (A,B,C,D), an overhead view (E), and one of the artist(s) with the final product (F).

Examples