Longview Gingerbread Haus Contest
Launched in 2011 by Daily News staff members with a love of all things gingerbread, the contest drew 40 entries its first year and 25 entries in 2012. Now sponsored by the Longview Downtowners and hosted by Teague’s Interiors, the contest is free to enter and open to all ages and skill levels in a variety of categories: Local landmarks; heartwarming houses; other gingerbread originals; candy houses and other edibles (new category); and youthful builders (ages 13 and under). In addition, there is a category for professional bakers, chefs and culinary instructors.
Gingerbread artist Gail Wells will return to judge the contest, evaluating entries on detail, balanced proportions, consistency and realism/whimsy. Everything that’s visible on contest entries must be edible.
Contest date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Teague’s Interiors, 1267 Commerce Ave., Longview.
Time: Public viewing is from noon to 7 p.m., with judging at 2 p.m. and awards at 3 p.m. The Longview Christmas Parade starts at 5 p.m. Cost: Contest entry is free. Prizes: $25 cash per category, plus a gingerbread-themed ornaments/figurine for each winner. An overall Grand Prize also will be awarded.
Schedule: Entries must be dropped off at Teague’s Interiors between 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 7. Entries must be picked up on Monday, Dec. 9 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. unless other arrangements are made.
To enter: All entrants must submit a registration form by Nov. 30, 2019. Registration forms and contest rules are available for download on Facebook at “Longview Gingerbread Haus Contest”, you can pick up forms and contest rules at Teague’s Interiors or the Columbia River Reader, 1333 14th Ave., Longview or download them below: