Gingerbread House Contest 2021

Gingerbread House Contest 2021

The Frank Sarris Public Library and Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas are hosting a gingerbread house contest and we want you to join in the fun and show your creativity!

Contest Rules

Who Can Enter?  Anyone – children, teens and adults.

Entry categories? Traditional (houses) or Out of the Box (anything else)

What Type of Structure is Eligible? 

Submissions must be handmade, from a kit or baked, not store or craft show bought items, trademarked, etc.  Any structure can be created: house, train, igloo, or even a winter scene, etc.  Entry must be appropriate for audiences of all ages. All entries should be mounted on a sturdy board (max size 20” width and 17” length). Your creation must be at least 50% gingerbread. Everything visible must be edible, no wrappers or foils left on any candies. Non-visible supports are allowed. 

Only ONE gingerbread houses per person may be submitted.  

When is the Submission Deadline? Gingerbread houses may be submitted on Wednesday, November 24th – Wednesday, December 1st during library operating hours. (Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

How to Submit Gingerbread Houses? Starting Wednesday, November 24th, gingerbread houses should be brought to the Frank Sarris Public Library main circulation desk on the first floor. All submissions must be accompanied with a completed and signed entry form. A separate entry form must be completed for each house.

How Will Prizes be Determined? Entries will be judged for adherence to contest rules, as well as originality, appearance, design and artisanship.

What are the Prizes? Prizes will be awarded for the first place winners in each category.

  • First Prize: $50.00 Visa gift card

What is the timeline?  Gingerbread houses will be displayed during the month of December. Voting will take place on December 3rd & 4th during Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas. Winners will be contacted.

Click here for contest rules and entry form.