Gingerbread House Contest

Registration Deadline is Nov. 15, 2019

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  • Your house must be made from a traditional gingerbread base. Trimmings are limited only by your imagination.
  • The base size should be no more than 4 ft. in length and no more than 2 ½ ft. wide (Please specify an approximate size of base frame for display.)
  • Must receive completed Gingerbread Houses for display on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcome Center (1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.)
  • Houses will remain on display at the CVB throughout the month of December. People Choice Awards will be given on Thursday, Dec. 26. Once the display has concluded, the houses must be picked up by Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (337) 436-9588 or 1-800-456-SWLA.


Amateur  Professional  Schools / Groups 
Children (age 5-11) Chefs Pre-School & Kindergarten
Teens (age 12-17) Restaurants Elementary (Grades 1-5)
Adults (18 yrs & older)   Bakeries Middle School (Grades 6-8)
    High School (Grades 9-12)
    Club / Organizations
    Children with Exceptionalities

Prizes for Each Division:

Best of Show / Theme

$75 Gift Card


1st Place: $50/Plaque
2nd Place: $25/Plaque
3rd Place: Ribbon

School / Organizations

1st Place: Gumbeaux Gator Party & Plaque
2nd Place: $25 gift certificate for class/group Party & Plaque
3rd Place: Ribbon


1st Place: $50/Plaque
2nd Place: $25/Plaque
3rd Place: Ribbon

Judging will be based on theme, originality, and construction. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards will be presented Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the Welcome Center.

Registration Form:

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