The Library Arts Center's

Great Gingerbread House Challenge

A Community Arts Project of the Library Arts Center

Winner’s Gallery

Thanks to all who entered the competition in 2020/21, and congratulations to all of the winners below!

We want to see your

Gingerbread Creation!

The Library Arts Center is challenging everyone in the greater community to get involved in the Great Gingerbread House Challenge!  Make a gingerbread house in one sitting, or work on it for weeks; all ways of doing it are perfect.  Take a few pictures and submit them for everyone to see and enjoy.  

While this creative challenge is designed for our creative community in our greater region, don’t let that stop you if you live further afield!  We still want to see your creations.  So, have cousins in Arizona?  Get them involved. You can have a Zoom gingerbread house-making party with them while creating your masterpieces from the snowy hills of New Hampshire.

Free to enter! 

Snap a few photos of your piece and upload them to the online gallery once the 2021/22 contest is announced.  Challenge will launch in early November!

The Contest is open to…

Everyone!  Near + Far

This challenge is open to EVERYONE:

  • kids

  • families

  • adults

  • professional artists

  • classrooms

  • businesses

  • Amatuer Bakers + Pro Bakers

You can …

  • Use Graham Crackers!

  • USE a Pre-MADE kit!

  • Use a cardboard box

  • Bake Gorgeous Slabs of Gingerbread from Scratch…

  • Just get creative! 

    Challenge BEGINS Nov. 2021!

About the Contest

Tips + Award Categories

Photography Tips

Best results come from photographing your masterpiece in good light with a pretty neutral background.  Get some overall shots as well as a few fun detail ones.  Entries can include up to three photos of your entry, or you can keep it simple with just one shot.  But remember, however you do this, don’t get intimidated, just get creative and share your results! 

Award Categories

  • Over-the-Top
  • Most resourceful use of non-traditional materials

  • Humor is all there!

  • Most elegant

  • Less is more

  • Most magical

  • The Classic

  • Best “save” of gingerbread house plans gone awry!

Get some Gingerbread Inspiration!

Inspiration Gallery

The Classic Graham

Candy-Covered Delight

The Classic Graham

Clever Cardboard Gingerbread House

Gingerbread "Play Doh" Cabin

The Classic Graham

The Classic Graham Cracker

The Classic Graham

Gingerbread Lighthouse

Unconventional Gingerbread Structure

Gingerbread Lodge

Gingerbread Lodge

Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern

The Classic Graham

Snowy Cottage

The Log Cabin

The Log Cabin

Gingerbread Barn

Gingerbread Barn

The Nutty Cottage