SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, 2021 9AM - 5PM
MEREDITH COMMUNITY CENTER
1 Circle Dr., Meredith, NH
COMPLETED HOUSES DROPPED OFF 12/3, 5PM-7PM
Email Questions to GMP@greatermeredith.or
Rules, Definitions and FAQ
You will complete your Gingerbread House at home and bring it to the Meredith Community
Center gymnasium on Friday December 3 between 5pm and 7pm.
All houses will be displayed from 9am to 5pm on Saturday December 4; the public & judges will vote during this time, ballots are counted at 5pm and winners will be declared by 5:30pm. All houses will need to be carried out of the gymnasium by 6:30pm as there is another event in the room early the next morning! Any remaining houses at 7:10pm will be discarded.
Child(ren) 1-10 years old, with adult supervision
Teen(s) - no adult assistance
General, Teams & Families
Business - Must have a theme related to the business!
Advanced/Professional - no prefab kits allowed
SEE BELOW FOR INSPIRATION....
All houses must be placed on a 1/2" or 3/4" base (i.e. plywood) no larger than 18"x18" with no legs/riser. All decorations must be 100% edible; non-edible decorations CAN be used to decorate the base only. Kits are allowed in all categories except Advanced.
Contest Awards & Prizes
A panel of judges will determine awards for Best Gingerbread House in each of 5 categories;
winning houses selected based on appearance, technique and skill, creativity and difficulty.
The Children’s category winner receives a $25 cash prize & two $20 token cards to FunSpot
The Teen category winner receives a $25 cash prize & $50 gift card to FunSpot
The General, Teams & Families category winner receives a $100 cash prize and three $20
token cards to FunSpot
The winner of the Business category receives a 1/4-page ad space in the Laconia Sun valued
at $125 and coverage post-event
The Advanced category’s creation will be photographed & featured in a full page digital ad in the Sun, heavily promoted post-event, and more surprise treats!
The People's Choice Award will be chosen by raffle - your ballot entry is a chance to win!
The Greater Meredith Program is a not-for-profit organization focused on the people of Meredith, and relies on donations and funds raised from events like this. To learn more about what the GMP does year-round, please explore our website.
The Children’s Corner
Altrusa* of Meredith's Literacy Committee will have a decorated Christmas tree. Books under
the tree will be for Children to take home. You'll also meet a costumed Gingerbread person handing out bendy figurines and times to have have your photo taken with the Gingerbread man.
The Galleries at 30 Main have developed custom coloring sheets, and your little ones will have the opportunity to sit and color during the event.
* Altrusa of Meredith is a non-profit organization founded in 1981. Working together,
members volunteer their talents, energy and expertise in projects dedicated to community
betterment. Scholarships are awarded annually to adult learners over the age of 23
returning to pursue their education or retool their job skills.
Child(ren) - Entry fee $10
Teen(s) - Entry fee $10
General, Teams & Families - Entry fee $15
Business - Entry fee $25
Advanced/Professional - Entry fee $25
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