River Falls Public Library


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
Open M-Th 10am-8pm, Fr 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm

Youth - Winner Entry #1 Hawaiian Christmas made by Kole Paulson
Adult - Winner Entry #3 - An Elephant's Candyland Dream House made by Taylor Obitz

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Virtual Gingerbread Contest 2020

Sponsored by the River Falls State Bank

1/15 Contest results below

Kit - Winner Entry #1 - Hansel and Gretel's House made by Ian Wheeler and John Louie Chantelois

Categories - Whimsical or Traditional/Architectural design

  • Adult – Ages 18 & up
  • Group/Family – Created with adults and children, all ages
  • Teens – Ages 12 - 17 (no help from adults)
  • Youth – Ages 11 and under (no help from adults)
  • Kits / Graham Crackers – all ages

$25 Chamber Check prize for People’s Choice in each category.

  • Entry must be original- no gingerbread kits allowed except in the Kit design category.
  • All entries must have major components (such as walls and roofs) constructed of gingerbread.
  • Sucker sticks, wrapped candies, battery-operated lights, and minimal non-edible décor is allowed.
  • Entries must have been constructed from November 1, 2020 – January 4, 2021.
  • Entries can be any size and must be freestanding.
  • You may work in groups, but you may only be a part of one entry.
  • Traditional and Whimsical are not separate categories this year.
  • Teens and Youth categories should be judged according to age appropriateness
    (Santa’s Elves will know if grown-ups were helping!)
How to Enter

Submit two photos of your creation

  • Photo 1 must be of you or your group making the creation
  • Photo 2 must be of the finished creation without any people in photo

Photos can be emailed to contest@riverfallspubliclibrary.org or texted to 715-307-8227.
Also include the name of the creation, names & ages of creators, and your address, email & phone number.

Photo 2 with the name of the creation and the ages of the creators will be used on social media and the library website for People’s Choice voting.


  • Entries can be submitted from Wednesday, December 9 - Monday, January 4.
  • Voting will take place online from Wednesday, January 6 - Wednesday, January 13.
  • Winners announced on Friday, January 15.
Gingerbread contest rules
Teens - Winner Entry #3 White Christmas made by Karlie Weisenbeck
Group / Family - Winner Entry #1 Candyland Cabin made by the Perkins family, featuring Veronica and Rosco Perkins