Competitors in this year's National Gingerbread House Competition reinvented how we see gingerbread "houses."
The bakers/builders from all over North America came together in Asheville, NC to show off their skills. And their gingerbread creations are so amazing!
A panel of judges evaluates every creation based on originality/creativity, difficulty, overall appearance, precision, and consistency of theme. Each entry is required to be comprised of at least 75 percent gingerbread.
Here are the winners and see some of the incredible entries below.
Grand Prize Winner, Adult:
Julie and Michael Andreacola, Indian Trail, NC
Teen (13- to 17-year-olds) First Place:
Courtland High School German Club, Spotsylvania, VA
Youth (9- to 12-year-olds) First Place:
The Salty Sketeboarding Bears on Mars, Asheville, NC
Child (5- to 8-year-olds) First Place:
Cabarrus Charter Kids, China Grove, NC