CATEGORIES & PRIZES:
•Group/ Corporate (Max 6 people) - 1st place: $1000 Grandover Gift Certificate
•Group/ Family (Max 6 people) - 1st place : $750 Grandover Gift Certificate
•Individual (min 18 years of age) - 1st place : $500 Grandover Gift Certificate
•Teen Category – (13 -17 years of age) - 1st place : $500 Grandover Gift Certificate
•Professional Chef/ Baker/ Cake Decorator - 1st place: $500 Gift Certificate
•School Group Category -1st place: $500 Gift Certificate
***Limited Number of Entries ~ Register Today!
COMPETITION KEY DATES:
December 1, 2023: Registration Cut Off
December 04, 2023 : Delivery Day – all Entries must be completed and brought to Grandover
December 20, 2023: Winner will be chosen and announced: Ribbons will be presented for first, second and third place in each category. Salvation Army Viewers Choice will be Awarded
Individual/ Professional/ Teen Entry $25 fee
Family Team $50 fee
Corporate Team $75 fee
School Team No Fee
ALL ENTRY FEES AND PROCEEDS GO TO THE SALVATION ARMY OF GREENSBORO
All entries will be judged on five criteria: 1) Overall Appearance, 2) Originality and Creativity, 3) Difficulty, 4) Precision and 5) Consistency of Theme (Must be a house/structure/building).
All rulings by the judges are independent and final.
Entry must be placed on a board base. Entries combined with a base must not be larger than 24 inches high, 24 inches wide, and 24 inches long. ½” or ¾” plywood as a base for your entry is recommended. Use of pegs/risers/feet on the bottom of the base is preferred but not required. If you wish to install pegs/risers/feet on the underside of your base, they are considered as part of the base and must not cause the entry’s overall height to exceed 24 inches. Weight is not to exceed 50 pounds.
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
Everything above the base of your entry must be composed completely of edible materials. The main structure of your entry must be constructed of at least 75% gingerbread, some of which should be exposed. Edible materials are not limited to candies and icings. Use of gum paste, fondant, pastillage, chocolate, modeling chocolate, royal icing, isomalt, cast sugar, gelatin and pressed sugar is encouraged. Any entry with non-edible components or using unapproved techniques will be automatically disqualified from placing in the competition. No artificial display materials, such as Styrofoam, interior lighting or other electronic components are to be used in the construction or decoration of the entry. Candies must be unwrapped and free of any non-edible materials, for example: lollipop sticks. Non-edible materials such as paint and/or ribbon are approved and encouraged to decorate the outer edge of your plywood base only. Decorations must not cause the entry to exceed the required size limitations. Entries must be solely constructed by the individual(s) entering the competition.