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Friends Of Santa Clarita Hosts First Annual Gingerbread House Contest

If you are an architect at heart who loves design and enjoys working with sweets, then the Santa Clarita Public Library’s first annual Gingerbread House Contest is for you! 

All you have to do is pre-register for the free contest, create your ultimate gingerbread house, and deliver your creation to the Valencia Library on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required and must be completed and returned to any Santa Clarita Public Library by mail, email or hand delivered by Wednesday, December 4, 2013. 

The contest is FREE and open to all ages in five categories, including kids ages 10 and under, teens ages 11-17, adult, family or group, and professional.  All entries must be made of edible materials, including, gingerbread, icing, unwrapped candy, cookies, crackers, cereals, pasta, lollipops with paper or plastic sticks, and any other food items.  Styrofoam and other support materials are not permitted. 

The Gingerbread Houses will be on display to the public for viewing on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2013.  Each entry will be judged on imagination, construction, uniformity in baking, and overall design.  First through third place winners, and the People’s Choice in each category, will be announced at the Valencia Library and at the Literary Arts Festival at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Winners will receive Award Ribbons and do not need to be present to win.  There will also be a People’s Choice award in each category for the entry with the most votes garnered throughout the weekend. 

All participants must pick up their gingerbread house entry on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Any unclaimed entries will be discarded.     

To learn more about the Gingerbread House Contest and to complete an entry form, visitSantaClaritaFOL.com or visit your Santa Clarita Library.