Congratulations to the 2023 winners:
  • Adult Category: “Das Halla Haus” by Crystal, Erica and Kristi
  • Teen Category: “Christmas with the Keeper” by Maddie (Age 12)
  • Children Category: “Fred and George Decorated Hogwarts for Christmas (It didn’t go so well)” by Claire (Age 10) and Hadley (Age 9)
  • Family Category: “The Bluey House” by Michelle, Ben, Mabel (Age 7) and June (Age 5)
  • Library Staff Category (Just for fun!): “Hagrid’s Hut Summertime” by the Circulation Services Department



Rules & Guidelines 

● Registration is appreciated. REGISTER HERE!
●Enter only 1 category: Children, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, and Family. Enter as individual OR team.
● Only 1 entry per individual or team.
● Base and Height: All entries must have a very sturdy base no larger than 18″ x 18″. Gingerbread house can be any size in height.
● Ingredients: Entire display except for the base must be made of edible materials. (Exception of lollipops with sticks). All ingredients must be non-perishable, so nothing that will spoil. All entries must use Royal Icing only (no buttercream as this will turn rancid).
● Feel free to get creative! Choose a different dwelling, structure or object. It does not have to be a traditional gingerbread house design.

● Upon final submission you will give your entry a festive name and describe the materials you used.
● Drop your gingerbread creation off at the library on Wednesday, November 29 or Thursday, November 30 between 9:30am – 8:00pm.
● Submissions will not be accepted after November 30.

● There will be an open community vote for each age category from December 2 – 22. People can vote for 1 favorite in each category.
● The winner from each category will be announced the week of December 26.
● Winners will receive a Pauline Haass Public Library 2023 Gingerbread Contest ornament and King Arthur Baking gift card.
● All entries will be on public display in the library from December 2 – 30.

All submissions must be picked up by Friday, January 5, 2024.