Are you ready for the holiday season? If not, you need to be because the third annual Eugene Gingerbread Competition is quickly approaching! This year's event will take place on December 13 at The 5th Street Market.
AIA-Southwestern Oregon or CSI WillametteValley chapter members can enter a gingerbread creation into the Professional Category, vote for their favorite entry, buy a house during the silent auction, or simply enjoy the festive atmosphere. The Professional Category is for teams or individuals that include architects, landscape architects, bakers, contractors, or designers.
My firm, Robertson/Sherwood/Architects, proudly submitted an entry for the first contest back in 2012. Cleverly disguised as a fun time together, designing and assembling our sugary sweet project proved to be a great team-building exercise. We didn’t take home an award but we thoroughly enjoyed the agreeable distraction from our workday concerns.
As with the 2012 and 2013 editions of the contest, the competition judges will bestow awards based on the creativity of approach, quality of construction, and observation of the rules. The awards may include the following:
- People’s Choice
- Best in Show
- Most Unusual
- Most Economical
- Most Innovative use of Materials
- Most Accurate Recreation of an Existing Building
Start drawing your plans, heat up your ovens, and join what has become a delightful and welcome holiday tradition in