The Big Rapids Downtown Business Association is hosting a Gingerbread House Competition!
Gingerbread houses created by local families and individuals will be on display at the The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium, Artworks of Big Rapids, or Red Fox Market, all located in historic downtown Big Rapids December 13th through December 20th.
1st Prize $50 Gift Cards to Art Works, RedFox Market, and The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium
2nd Prize $25 Gift Cards to Art Works, RedFox Market, and The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium
3rd Prize $10 Gift Cards to Art Works, RedFox Market, and The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium
To enter, drop off your completed gingerbread house at one of the participating businesses. Entries can be dropped off on Thursday December 13 or Friday December 14 ONLY! Entries will not be accepted before or after these dates. Each entry must be tagged with your name, phone number and email address. Judging will occur on Friday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Old Pioneer Store and Emporium.
Houses must remain on display at the businesses through December 20th, at which time individuals will be responsible for picking up their houses by Saturday, December 22nd by 5:00 p.m.
Any structure is acceptable, but it must be edible. Examples of edible products include chocolate, cookie dough, gingerbread. A minimal amount of non-edible detail and ornamentation is allowed, but not encouraged. Judges will consider the amount of non-edible materials, which impacts your total score.
Judging will be done on a 1-10 scale in the following categories: Use of edible materials, craftsmanship (execution of design), originality of design, intricacy of design, variety of materials used, and overall presentation and creativity. There is no age limit. Family participation is encouraged. No category distinctions will be made for the age of contestants.
Note: The participating businesses and the DBA will not be responsible for breakage. Houses will be on display in the store windows where they will remain until picked up by owner on December 21st or 22nd.