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Get Ready to Bake! GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST!

Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) invites community members to enter their Gingerbread House Contest for the holidays. They are looking for creative works that will be displayed at the Center from December 1-15.  Both children and adults are encouraged to enter.

Guidelines for entries are as follows:                                               

  • The mounting board for the entries must be no larger that 20” x 20” for adults; no larger than 15” x 15” for children                                                          
  • Everything on the display that is visible (other than the mounting board) must be edible. Non-edible interior supports that cannot be seen may be used.
  • Creations must be at least 50% gingerbread.
  • Entry fee: $10.00 children (under age 17), $8.00 for DCA members; $15 for adults, $13 for DCA members.

The houses will be judged for overall appearance, originality, imagination, use of materials, design execution and holiday spirit. Ribbons will be awarded, and community members are encouraged to vote by December 15 for the People’s Choice award.

All entries will be sold in a silent auction to benefit DCA. Auction winners can pick up houses on December 17.

To enter, please bring the completed houses to Dorchester Center for the Arts by Saturday, December 1. Entry forms are available at the Center or online at dorchesterarts.org. For more information, call 410-228-7782.

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