Gingerbread Creations

Entire project must be edible.

Edible materials include candies, nuts, cereals, crackers, and any other edible food without a wrapper, stick or other non-edible materials. Gingerbread focus as Main Building Material.

The Gingerbread House must: (I) be original; (2) be solely created by entrant; (3) not have won previous awards; and (4) not infringe the rights of any third party.
• Gingerbread Houses must be constructed only from hand-made gingerbread.
• Houses made from kits, graham crackers, or similar construction materials will not be accepted.
• Houses are to be mounted on a base which is sturdy enough to carry the exhibit. Bases should be under 6 inches from house or yard edge.



Gingerbread houses are to be no larger than 12"x12" or 12" circle.


Gingerbread houses are to be no larger than 12"x18" or 18" circle.


In this division, you may exhibit barns, birdhouses, doghouses, lighthouses and other imaginative dwellings. Displays are to be no larger than 24"x24" or 24" circle.

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Creativity Age
  • Category Appropriate
  • Overall Appearance Adheres to design guidelines
  • Degree of Difficulty