The Hampton High School German Department and
Art Honor Society’s First Annual
GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
December 18, 2015
ENTRY FEE: $1.00 per team member.
DESIGN: Contest entries are not limited to the structure of a house. Competitors are welcome & encouraged to uniquely design their entry as long as the entry is in keeping with the Rules and Judging criteria.
SIZE LIMITATIONS: Entries must:
• Not exceed 24” high, 24” wide, 24” long.
• Be placed on a base (plywood, card/foam board, platter, baking pan, etc., …)
Typed Statement of your entry explaining your team’s Gingerbread theme and concept.
MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
Except for the base & armature, entries must be constructed and composed completely of edible materials.
Non-edible materials such as paint an/or ribbon are approved to decorate outer edge of your base.
The main structure should be constructed of at least 75% gingerbread or graham crackers.
Edible materials are not limited to candies, cookies & icing. Use of gum paste, fondant, pastillage, chocolate, modeling chocolate, royal icing, isomalt, cast sugar, gelatin, pressed sugar.
The group of judges will vote for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Students will have an opportunity vote for a “Student Choice” during 1st & 2nd blocks.
Entries will be judge on the following criteria:
• Overall Appearance
• Originality & Creativity
• Consistency of Theme (Theme should be competitor’s own and consistent throughout the entry. There is no required theme for this competition).
CHECK-IN & DELIVERY
All entries must be delivered to the cafeteria by 8am on Friday, December 18.
PICK-UP & AWARDS CEREMONY
All participants will be invited to the cafeteria at 1:45 for the announcement of the First, Second, & Third Place winners. Participants will be allowed to consume, retrieve and/or dispose of their entry by 3:00 pm.