Homes for the Holidays

Gingerbread Building Contest

The sky is the limit for Homes for the Holidays.

The gingerbread house can be made from scratch or from a kit, using gingerbread or other baking ingredients.


Contestants are encouraged to use their imagination to come up with a structure that’s unique and creative.


Home bakers, as well as professional bakers, are encouraged to get their families, and especially kids involved in crafting a creation that just might end up being a gift or centerpiece for a holiday table.

The Deadline to enter is December 14, 2020.

Winners will be announced December 18, 2020.


Contest Details


Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in each entry category.  First place prizes will be a minimum $150 value and second place prizes will be a minimum $100 value.  The winners in the professional category will also receive a plaque recognizing their business as a 2020 winner.


Categories and Fees:

Youth, 0 – 8 years ($10)

Youth, 9 – 12 years ($10)

Youth, 13 – 17 years ($10)

Adult, Amateur ($20)

Adult, Professional ($30)

To enter:

1.  Click on the Register Here button to complete the registration form and pay your entry fee

2. Send three photos of your fabulous creation using one of the following methods:

  • Post your photos in the comments section of the Homes for the Holidays post on our Facebook page -

  • Share your photos on our Instagram site @HabitatLincolnCounty

  • Email your photos to


Note: By submitting your photos, you are agreeing to allow us to post them on our Facebook page as part of this contest.


Judges have been selected from across the county and include the following:

Loren Goddard, Depoe Bay

Lesley Ogden, Lincoln City

Kaety Jacobson, Newport

Sharon Edenfield, Siletz

CJ Drake, Toledo

Greg Holland, Waldport

Joanne Kittel, Yachats