13th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off

Team registration is now open.
The deadline to register is Friday, November 4.
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December 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Levy Park
3801 Eastside St
Houston, TX 77098

Brought to you by the Gingerbread Build-Off

Architecture Center Houston will host the 13th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at Levy Park on Saturday, December 10, 2022.Competing teams will create 100% edible, architectural masterpieces using gingerbread, candy, and all sorts of other sweet treats (of which leftovers will be composted)! More than 4,000 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids' construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is free and open to the public!

Who can participate?
Team registration is open to local architects, designers, engineers, high school and college students, and holiday enthusiasts of all kinds, seeking fame and fortune with their sugary structures.

Competition Categories
We are going to the Zoo! Teams have the option of designing a Zoo inspired ediable structure in honor of the Houston's Zoo 100-Year Anniversary.  
Teams may also compete in one of the other categories: Architectural Icons, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday themed, and Best Houston-centric.

Team registration for the 2022 event is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure.

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE:
10:00am–11:00am  Gingerbread Team Check-in
11:00am–4:00pm  Gingerbread Team Competition Building
11:00am–4:00pm  Kids' Construction Zone and Scavenger Hunt
5:00pm–5:30pm    Gingerbread Team Award Winners Annoucned
 

TEAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Team registration is open. Team registrations and additional materials forms closes Friday, November 4, 5pm. 
Team registration here.
Additional materials and tents can be order here
Team registration and competition rules can be found here.

BECOME A SPONSOR:
Event sponsorship supports Architecture Center Houston's educational and public programs that include exhibition, lectures, walking tours and k-12 educational programs. For more information contact Judy Morse at Judy@aiahouston.org .

VOLUNTEERING
Volunteer to help with the Gingerbread Build-Off! ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email jennifer@aiahouston.org. Educational and civic groups welcome!