GINgerbread House Competition
Please submit all entries by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Rules and Guidelines
The following rules and procedures have been set forth and established by SunCommon for the 2019 SunCommon GINgerbread House Competition. Please read the rules and procedures carefully and retain for your records. You are encouraged to submit your entry form early—due to space constraints, only a limited number of entries will be accepted. SunCommon reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate. For additional questions, please email Erin Rocheleau at
Teams and Participants
SunCommon encourages everyone to participate in our GINgerbread House Competition. Whether individually or as part of a team, put on your aprons, make some memories, and build a showstopping gingerbread house!
There is no limit to the number of team members, but each team needs to designate a Team Captain. The Captain will be responsible for all correspondence, notifications, and updates in regards to the competition.
Materials and Construction
Your gingerbread house must be constructed on a sturdy base not to exceed 20" x 20."
Everything but the base and non-visible supports must be constructed and composed completely of edible materials.
The gingerbread house must be constructed of gingerbread (no graham crackers please).
The gingerbread can be painted or dyed light colors, but must be clearly recognizable as gingerbread.
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.
Candies must be unwrapped and free of any non-edible materials.
All entries must be solely constructed by the individuals entering the competition. No gingerbread kits will be permitted.
Edible Solar Panels... a must!
Each entry must include an edible version of solar panels.
Extra points will be awarded for each additional piece of Sustainable Technology—Battery Storage, Electric Vehicle and Charger, or Heat Pumps.
Most Technically Correct Sustainable Home Tech: $250
Most Creative or Non-traditional: $200
Most Locally Sourced Ingredients: $75
For entries into this category, please submit your house along with an itemized list of ingredients. Ingredients should be listed individually with the name of the business, town, state, or country.
Example: Chocolate Nonpareils, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington, VT
Most Affordably Made Gingerbread House: $75
For entries into this category, please submit your house along with an itemized list of ingredients. Ingredients should be listed individually. If you list $0 value, indicate were the ingredient came from.
Example: 2 eggs from chicken coop ($0)
People’s Choice: $250
The People’s Choice competition will be conducted on SunCommon’s Facebook page after the event. Each entry will be photographed and posted on our page. The house that has the highest combined total of likes, shares, and comments on December 22 at 5 PM will be deemed the winner. All entries will be considered. Only one prize will be awarded.
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