Tuesday / December 05, 2017 / 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Gingerbread Architecture Competition

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL

Show off your cookie construction skills at our 2017 Gingerbread Architecture Competition! 

Join us for this fun, interactive event.  You don’t need to bring anything – just show up and create.  We’ll supply all the materials and refreshments.  You’ll have two hours to realize your confectionery architectural masterpiece.  No experience with gingerbread construction?  No problem.  Unfamiliar construction technology has never stopped architects before!

Prizes will be awarded for the top two structures, and the winning entries will remain on display throughout December.   All proceeds will support ongoing preservation activities at Glessner House, Henry Hobson Richardson’s masterpiece of urban residential design.

Schedule of activities:
6:30pm: Check-in; materials handout; build time begins
8pm – 8:30pm: Judging
8:30pm: Awards and reception

$25 entry fee per person or team
$20 for students and Glessner House Museum or AIA Chicago members

Purchase tickets and read the complete contest rules here.

Sponsored By

Glessner House Museum and AIA Chicago

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