Gingerbread House Contest for K-8th graders!!

To Register, CLICK HERE!

Contest Details:

  1. Date: Dec. 16, 2023
  2. Age/Grade Categories include K - 2nd, and 3rd, 5th and 6th - 8th
  3. Registration Entry Fee: $10
  4. Waiver of Liability and Release signed by parent/guardian
  5. Your Gingerbread House will be judged
  6. A Photo of your Gingerbread House will be posted on social media along with your name and grade.
  7. Top Winners (first names) will be announced on social media and via email
  8. Drop Off Gingerbread Houses at the SYL Office Dec. 15, Friday 9-4 or Dec. 16. Saturday 10-11. 
  9. Judging Event will be Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 11:00.

Gingerbread House Construction Guidelines:

  1. Gingerbread House must be 100% edible (candy/embellishments) except for lights.
  2. Non-edible support structure material other than the baseboard may not be used.
  3. No artificial interior materials, such as Styrofoam or wood are to be used to construct or decorate the house.
  4. All Gingerbread Houses must be placed on a plywood board base or cardboard not exceeding 24" x 24".
  5. You may use a store-bought kit; however, creativity and originality will earn a higher score.

Drop Off/Judging Day

  1. Drop off your Gingerbread House at the SYL Office - 1016 NW Adams St. - McMinnville, OR 97128 on Dec. 15, Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM or Dec. 16, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.Please drop off no later than 11:00 AM on Saturday, Dec. 16.
  2. Judging will begin at 11:00.
  3. Top winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd place) may have the opportunity to be displayed for the Public. We will let you know if that works out. 
  4. Gingerbread Houses not selected for public display may take Home after judging is completed.

Entries will be judged on: (maximum of 15 points)

  1. Overall Appearance/Presentation: 1-5 points
  2. Originality/Creativity: 1-5 points
  3. Precision/Attention to Detail/Neatness: 1-5 points

Participation prizes will be given and Gingerbread House Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age category.