A contest featuring Globally inspired Gingerbread houses as a way to celebrate other cultures and to promote world peace. Too often we become bogged down in our own little world – forgetting about the rich tapestry of culture beyond our own borders. This contest serves as fun way to connect across continents.
Inspiration can come from anywhere in the world… perhaps you’d like to make a house with grass on the roof, an ice castle, mud and straw hut, a log cabin, or skyscraper …. the choice is yours. For inspiration, please see this gallery of houses around the world and the world’s strangest houses. After you read the rules, you are ready to enter the contest. Fun!
4 Prize Packages:
Grand Prize Package:
Best in Tulsa:
Update: the local prize package was won by a local Girl Scout Troop; read about the winner.
Tulsa area residents may also enter to win this prize package, including:
Important Dates & Deadlines:
August 20, 2011 – December 16, 2011: Contest is open for submissions.
The best entry from the Tulsa area will be featured at the Philbrook Museum’s 27th Annual Festival of Trees at a special display. The winner will also be awarded a family membership to Philbrook (value $65) and two tickets to the Treeview Party on November 18, 2011 (value $150). The gingerbread house will be auctioned off to raise money for Philbrook. To be eligible, please select Tulsa on the entry form and note early deadline: November 9, 2011 Please also note that the house must adhere to the Philbrook’s guidelines on dimensions etc. [Guidelines]
Houses will be voted on by a panel of judges. They will be scored on the following criteria (on a scale of 1-5):
- Overall design
Complete Rules: Please read our complete rules before entering.