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Team College of Arts and Sciences’ winning entry in last year's contest commemorated the 30th anniversary of the holiday film “A Christmas Story.”

Photographer: Ben Wirtz Siegel

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Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is December 17

Registration deadline is Thursday, December 11; entry fee $20 per team


The eighth-annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Wednesday, December 17 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.

The contest is sponsored each year by Ohio University Culinary Services.

Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences team won last year’s competition with their entry, “A Christmas Story.”

Culinary Services management staff judges the Gingerbread Decorating Contest; they evaluate each entry based on creativity, complexity and the edibility of the construction.

Each team will be rewarded for its participation. The top three teams will receive gift certificates for two large, one-topping brick oven pizzas from West 82 Food Court.

The 2014 team registration deadline is Thursday, December 11, and the entry fee is $20 per team.

Additional contest details:

  • The houses must be constructed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17
  • Judging will begin at 3:15 p.m., and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
  • Gingerbread, white icing and sundry decorating items will be supplied. Teams are welcome to bring their own decorating items, but no additional gingerbread can be used in the construction.
  • All decorating materials must be edible.

To register for the contest, or to receive additional information, please contact Ohio University Catering at 740-593-4035 or via email at catering@ohio.edu.