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River Falls Public Library

715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
Open M-Th 10am-8pm, Fr 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
​​​​Whimsical - Family
  • Shanahan Family​
​Architectural - Family
  • First place - Shoemaker Family
  • Second place - Ari Farr-Mankowski
  • Third place - Aly, Lydia, Rose and Sylvia​
People's Choice Winner and First Place Adult Architectural
  • Jen Perkins​
​​​​Architectural - Youth
  • First place - Veronica Perkins
  • Second place - Rosco Perkins​

In-person Gingerbread Contest 2021

Sponsored by the River Falls State Bank
​​​​Whimsical - Teen
  • Anya Rasmussen​
Kit
  • Katie Johnson​​
Gingerbread contest rules

  • People’s Choice voting will take place from Thursday, Dec. 2 – Wednesday, Dec. 8.
  • All winners will be announced at the Winter Open House on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Categories

Whimsical 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)

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 – All ages

Graham Cracker House/Design – Ages 5 and under (with adult help)

Prizes
  • 1st Place – $25 Chamber Check prize for each category
  • 2nd Place – Library prize bundles for each category
  • People’s Choice – $50 Chamber Check prize
Rules
  • Entry into Traditional/Architectural or Whimsical categories 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.
  • Traditional/Architectural designs can be buildings of any sort.
  • Whimsical designs can be non-building structures and scenes.
  • Sucker sticks, wrapped candies, battery-operated lights, and minimal non-edible décor is allowed.
  • Entries must have been constructed from Nov. 1, 2021 – Dec. 1, 2021.
  • Entries must be no bigger than 24”x18” and must be freestanding.
  • You may work in groups, but you may only be a part of one entry.
  • Teens and Youth categories should be judged according to age appropriateness. (Santa’s Elves will know if grown-ups were helping!)
How to Enter
  • Drop off a completed entry form (which can be found in the library and online) with the finished gingerbread entry at the library during the designated dates below.
  • Completed entries must be delivered during the library’s open hours beginning Monday, Nov. 29, and no later than 7:45 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

People’s Choice voting will take place from Thursday, Dec. 2 – Wednesday, Dec. 8.

All winners will be announced at the Winter Open House on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Creations will remain on display at the library through the end of the day on Monday, Dec 20 and must be picked up by 8PM on Wednesday, Dec 22. Entries not  picked up will be discarded.

 



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