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Featured in Food & Wine’s
“7 Magical Gingerbread Houses to See this Season” for 2018

Gingerbread Competition

Official Rules and Information

  1. Entry Forms
    1. Fill out an official Entry Form at our website www.nfculinary.org/gingerbread/register.php no later than Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
  2. Attach a 3” x 5” card listing your name, address and phone number on the underside of each entry.
  3. Creations must fit on a 20” circular or square display board.  It is highly recommended that the display board be constructed out of at least 1/2 inch thick MDO (Medium Density Overlay). Height can be no more than 24.”
  4. Entries will be judged in five (5) categories:
    1. Professional Division
    2. Amateur Division
    3. College Division – (Up to 5 entries per school can be displayed for judging)
    4. High School Division – (Up to 5 entries per school can be displayed for judging)
    5. Children’s Division – Age 7 - 13
  5. All entries must be brought to The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Thursday, December 5, 2019 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.
  6. Please note all parts of Gingerbread House must be edible. (No foil or paper wrapping on candy) Gingerbread Houses may be mechanically enhanced.
  7. Final judging will consist of four categories:
    1. Use of Gingerbread & Color
    2. Originality/Creativity
    3. Adherence to Guidelines
    4. Detail in Decoration 
  8. Judges’ decisions will be final
  9. The Ribbons will be laid out on Friday, December 6th at the contestants’ reception.

High School Div.
1st Place: $100.00
2nd Place: $50.00
3rd Place: $25.00
People's Choice

College Div.
1st Place: $100.00
2nd Place: $50.00
3rd Place: $25.00
People's Choice

Professional Div.
1st Place: $200.00
2nd Place: $100.00
3rd Place: $50.00
People's Choice

Amateur Div.
1st Place: $150.00
2nd Place: $100.00
3rd Place: $50.00
People's Choice

Children’s Div.
1st Place: Pastry Basket (lg)
2nd Place: Pastry Basket (med)
3rd Place: Pastry Basket (sm)
People's Choice

Thank you to our Grand Platinum Sponsor

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Disclaimers

  1. NCCC/NFCI will not be responsible for any damage that occurs to the structures.
  2. Entry into the contest will be deemed consent for use of entries, names and photos of entrants in all media for advertising and/or promotion purposes.
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