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Museums Seeking Entries in Gingerbread House Competition

Springfield Science Museum

October 7, 2011

The Springfield Museums are inviting bakeries, schools, individual bakers and young people to submit design plans to create gingerbread houses that will be on view at the Springfield Science Museum as part of the holiday exhibit “Gingerbread Fantasy.”

Applications and design plans must be submitted by November 11. Any structure, including designs based on children’s books, re-creations of historic homes or buildings, and original make-believe creations, will be eligible.

Applicants will be notified about selection decisions by November 14. Gingerbread houses that are not pre-registered will not be accepted.

Completed gingerbread houses must be delivered to the Museums on November 21 and will be on display from November 25 through December 31.  

Entry forms may be obtained by downloading an entry form from the museum website at, stopping by the museum Welcome Center, or calling the 413.263.6800, ext. 322.

Entries will be accepted in the following contest divisions:

  • Professional Division: bakeries, restaurants, caterers
  • Adult Division: individuals or groups age 18 & up
  • Youth Division: individuals or groups age 8-17 (School groups wishing to participate should call 413.263.6800, ext. 376, for further information.)

Visitors on November 25 will vote for their favorite gingerbread entry in each division and awards will be presented that day at 3 pm. Voting will continue for People’s Choice Awards until December 31, and the final winners will be posted on the Springfield Museums Facebook page.

For additional information about the gingerbread contest, please call 413.263.6800, ext. 322.

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