2019 Gingerbread House Competition Entry Form

The Durand-Hedden House is inviting bakers and confectioners of all ages to take part in their 7th annual Gingerbread House Competition. Individuals, families, and food professionals are invited to enter. Any structure – real or imaginary – is eligible. Entries will be exhibited at Durand-Hedden from December 15, and then at the Hilton library branch from December 17 to January 12.

Entering & Qualifying

I understand that to be eligible for The Durand-Hedden House Gingerbread Competition I must agree to the following:

  1. Any structure - real or imaginary - is eligible e.g. house, train station, castle.
  2. Kit houses are permitted
  3. Youth entries can have a cardboard foundation, but it must be covered with an edible product. Adult/Professional entries must be entirely edible except for the base.
  4. Base not to exceed 20" x 24".
  5. Entry may be given a name, e.g. Pumpkin House
  6. Entry must have been constructed in 2019.
  7. I must register no later than December 14, 2019.
  8. I must deliver my completed entry to Durand-Hedden House on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 1-3pm. To arrange for a different time call 973-763-7712 or email info@durandhedden.org.
  9. I must follow all the rules and procedures set forth by the Durand-Hedden House.
  10. I must pick up my entry by Saturday, January 12, 2020 before the 4PM closing time of the Hilton Branch Library. Entries not picked up will be discarded.
  11. Permission is hereby granted to Durand-Hedden House to print or otherwise duplicate the picture or likeness of my entry and/or myself with my entry for either external or internal release, including print and online publications, local and network television, Facebook, etc.
  12. Due to the fragility of the entries, the Durand-Hedden House and Garden Assn. and the Maplewood Memorial Library are not responsible for damage or loss.
  13. Durand-Hedden House reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate.

Placing and Prizes

The Durand-Hedden House will award a trophy and the title Grand Prize to one entry from the entire competition. All other winners will receive ribbons. In addition, the following prizes for the Durand-Hedden House Country Store will be awarded:

Grand Prize - $50 gift certificate
Little Ones Category First Place - $15 gift certificate
Little Ones Category Second Place - $10 gift certificate
Teen and Youth Category First Place - $25 gift certificate
Teen and Youth Category Second Place - $18 gift certificate
Adult Category First Place - $25 gift certificate
Adult Category Second Place - $18 gift certificate
Professional Category First Place - $25 gift certificate
Professional Category Second Place - $18 gift certificate


Next Event

May 17, 2020, 1:00 PM

Honoring the Hard-won Fight for Votes for Women

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S. Join us to see an exhibit on the 70-year struggle for woman’s suffrage in New Jersey and the nation. Learn about the many women, White and African American, who fought to make it happen. Meet NJ activist and suffragist Alice Paul (interpreted by Alisa Dupuy), and see a 1913 vintage suffragist’s dress. The League Women Voters will be on hand to talk about their work since 1920 to expand voter access.

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Membership in the Durand-Hedden House & Garden Association is open to all. Please consider your membership an invitation to join us as a volunteer or docent educator.