Gingerbread Contest 2020

Build at home, bring to The Lodge, grab your chance at great prizes!

Congratulations to our 2020 Winners!

2020 Best In Show winner - The Lodge at Geneva Gingerbread Showdown

Best In Show

Submitted by the Donovan Family

2020 Most Creative winner - The Lodge at Geneva Gingerbread Showdown

Most Creative

Submitted by Team Santa

Contest Rules & Regulations

  1. Choose a team name and get your supplies.
  2. Fill out the Registration Form online and you're entered into the contest! 
  3. Build your Gingerbread House at home with 100% edible components on a 24"x24" base. 
  4. Drop your tastefully decorated house at The Lodge on Saturday, December 5, 2020 between 11AM-2PM for our judges to review your entry. *Be sure to include a notecard on the bottom with your registration information! 
  • Entries must be registered online prior to Wednesday, December 2, 2020 with a festive team name and contact information. 
  • Only one entry permitted per person/group.
  • No fee to enter!
  • Teams including Lodge employees may participate, but are Not eligible to win. 
  • Please register early, as space is limited. Limit 25 entries for the 2020 contest.  

  • All houses/structures must be made of actual gingerbread and under 18” tall.
  • All items used to decorate and build the structure must be 100% edible except for the base. Styrofoam and other artificial support materials are Not permitted on the structure or décor. 
  • Each creation should be mounted on a sturdy base for transport, no larger than 24” X 24” (½” or ¾” plywood is recommended). 
  • Bases should be decorated and incorporated into the overall design.
  • Entries must be tastefully decorated to be entered to win. The Lodge reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate, or any entry made of non-edible materials. 
  • The Lodge is not responsible for any damage during delivery, moving or judging of the houses.
  • Entries must include a notecard attached to the underside of the base with the team name, registrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. This information MUST match the online registration submitted. 
  • Gingerbread Houses/structures will be judged by The Lodge's culinary team on December 5, 2020.
  • Winners will be chosen for Best in Show, and Most Creative.
  • Winners will receive a $100 voucher toward lodging, dining or retail at The Lodge.
  • Prize winners will be announced on this page by Monday, December 7, 2020.


  • Gingerbread Houses must be delivered to The Lodge between 11AM and 2PM on Saturday, December 5th. 
  • Houses should be brought to Lake Erie Ballroom B.  
  • Only two guests at a time permitted to enter. 
  • Please wear a mask at all times and use safe distancing guidelines. 


  • Gingerbread Houses may be picked up from The Lodge on Monday, December 7th or Tuesday December 8th between 10AM and 6PM. 
  • Any Houses remaining at The Lodge after 6:00 PM on Tuesday December 8th will be disposed of, thank you. 
  • Only two guests at a time permitted to enter. 
  • Please wear a mask at all times and use safe distancing guidelines. 
Best of luck to all participants!! 
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