Gingerbread Contest & Show

2022 Gingerbread Contest & Show

Please view the contest rules and entry form for the 2022 Gingerbread Contest & Show below!

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

The Show Categories and Prizes:

Adult Division: Individual adult; age 17 years & up
Child Division: Individual child; age 8-16 years
Family Division: Group of 3-7 individuals; must have at least 1 adult and 1 child (under the age of 16).

The Gingerbread House Committee will award the following prize money and ribbons:

Adult Division PrizesChild & Family Division Prizes
1st Place Adult Division - $100 gift card1st Place Child Division - $75 gift card
2nd Place Adult Division - $75 gift card2nd Place Child Division - $50 gift card
3rd Place Adult Division - $50 gift card3rd Place Child Division - $25 gift card

In addition to prize money, the Darnall’s Chance Gingerbread Committee will award ribbons for 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in each division.

Watch the 2021 Gingerbread House Contest!


2021 Viewer's Choice Award Winners

The Viewer's Choice Award winners are selected by viewers voting and each winning entry receives a $275 check.

A detailed gingerbread house decorated with tinsel, trees, and snowA gingerbread greenhouse with peppermint, icing, and gummy decorationsA cozy looking gingerbread house decorated with crackers and jellybeans
Adult Winner
"Extreme Mouse Takeover, Christmas Edition"

Michelle Howell (entry #7)

Family Winner
"The Heaven's Christmas Greenhouse"

Koneman-Moran Family (entry #9)

Child Winner
"It's Christmas Thyme"

Fiona M. (entry #15)


2021 Gingerbread House Committee Selected Winners

Adult Category Winners

A detailed gingerbread house decorated with tinsel, trees, and snowA blue and black gingerbread house with holiday decorations on the exteriorA gingerbread house decorated with knit patterns and gumdrop candies
1st Place
"Extreme Mouse Takeover, Christmas Edition"

Michelle Howell (entry #7)

2nd Place
"Having a Blues Christmas"

Ami Hazell (entry #3)

3rd Place
"Novelty Knits"

Anita Guit (entry #8)


Family Category Winners

A detailed Tudor style gingerbread house with a hay-like roofA gingerbread greenhouse with peppermint, icing, and gummy decorationsA black and white gingerbread house with a decorated gingerbread RV in the driveway
1st Place
"Globe Theatre"

McClain-Hosman Family

2nd Place
"The Heaven's Christmas Greenhouse"

Koneman-Moran Family (entry #9)

3rd Place
"Fun, Old Fashioned Griswold Christmas"

Muldowney Family (entry #11)


Child Category Winners

A cozy looking gingerbread house decorated with crackers and jellybeansAn elevated gingerbread treehouse decorated with icing and jellybeans
1st Place
"It's Christmas Thyme"

Fiona M. (entry #15)

2nd Place
"Christmas at the Treehouse"

Violet S. (entry #17)

3rd Place
"(The So-Called Poet) Shakespeare and Company"

Saoirse H. (entry #13)