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Gingerbread Contest Application

FREE entry open to all community groups, individuals, families, non-profits & businesses.

  • Application Deadline: Monday, November 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM.
  • Contest and voting runs December 4 - 18, 2024. ​
  • Contest location: Auburn Community & Events Center


  • Youth category is ages 17 and under - if selecting the youth category the child must construct 100% of the structure.
  • Adult category is ages 18 and up.
  • Entry must be appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Entry must be original and built this year.
  • Entry must be 90% edible on the exterior.
  • Any structure - real or imaginary is eligible for entry i.e. house, train, igloo, spaceship, etc.
  • The winner from each category will receive a prize.
  • The City of Auburn reserves the right to remove any entry from display at any time, for any reason, and at its sole discretion.
  • Drop off dates are December 2 - 3 from 7 AM - 8 PM. Displays must be picked up between December 19 - 21. 

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Assumption of Risks/Exculpatory Clause: For and in consideration of the opportunity to participate in the above-named activity offered by the City of Auburn, I, as evidenced by my signature below, shall defend, indemnify and hold the APA&RD, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses or suits including attorney fees, arising out of or in connection with the performance of this Agreement, except for injuries and damages caused by the sole negligence of the City of Auburn. I accept full responsibility for the cost of treatment for any injury, losses, damages, or death suffered by me while taking part in this activity. I give permission to have my photo taken during the activity, used for publicity purposes by the City of Auburn. The below signature acknowledges that the Gingerbread House will be displayed in public and there is no guarantee or assurance of any kind for the protection of the entry. The below signed, by displaying their entry, is undertaking any and all risks of any loss or damage to the entry and agrees to hold the City, its official, agents or employees harmless for any loss or damage to the entry. The City does not provide any insurance for the entry.

By checking this box I agree to the Assumption of Risks/Exculpatory Clause above, to follow the contest rules, and to electronically sign and create a legally binding contract between the other party, myself, or the entity I am authorized to represent.