The 28th National Gingerbread House Competition Virtual Format Gingerbread Toolkit Released

Sun, Sep 27
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The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The Omni Grove Park Inn is revolutionizing the National Gingerbread House Competition – the largest in the world! – for the 2020 holiday season to ensure that the competition’s legacy built on design, innovation and tradition continues safely for future generations.

The competition will continue virtually without a public display of Gingerbread Houses at the historic hotel due to social distancing requirements surrounding COVID-19. Considering this, the hotel is generating engaging experiences in place of a physical display, including socially distanced alternatives for hotel guests and fans at-home to view the Gingerbread finalists, to be announced in the coming weeks.

Gingerbread lovers of all ages and skillsets are encouraged to enter the competition beginning August 26, 2020 and dream up the ultimate confectionary creation for the chance to win cash and prizes.

A renowned group of food, arts and media professionals – including Food Network star Carla Hall – will formally judge the Gingerbread designs both virtually and in-person.

Additionally, in lieu of an in-person August Gingerbread Workshop, the hotel will release a Digital Gingerbread Tool Kit including tips and tricks on how to digitally showcase their creations as well as the rules for entry in the new competition format.

Please visit The Omni Grove Park Inn’s website for competition updates:


  • August 26, 2020: The National Gingerbread House Competition Rules and Entry Form and Digital Gingerbread Toolkit are released
  • October 12, 2020: Competition Entry Deadline
  • December 1-12, 2020: Winners announced
  • December 12, 2020: Grand Prize announced