Sweet victory! ArtsQuest announced the winners of its 4th-annual SteelStacks Gingerbread House Competition.
From classic, candy-coated cottages to daring confectionary creations, entries in the competition were judged based on five key factors: Overall appearance and composition, originality and use of materials, design execution, how the entry fit into its category, and the “Holiday Spirit” incorporated into the design.
The complete list of winners is:
Students Grade 6-8
1st Place – Sierra Gerencher, Nazareth
2nd Place – Kaelyn Gerencher, Nazareth
Students Grade 9-12
1st Place – Nicolette Warner, Pocono Pines
Kids & Family
1st Place – Girl Scout Troop 8709, Bethlehem
2nd Place – Kerri Gerencher, Nazareth
3rd Place – Jordan & Ethan Zaro, Phillipsburg
1st Place – Connie Rinaldi, Easton
2nd Place – Holly Kresge, Bethlehem
3rd Place – Debbie Bodayle, Phillipsburg
First- and second-place winners were awarded $125 and $100 respectively, while third-place winners each received a $25 ArtsQuest gift card. Gingerbread house submissions were on display at the ArtsQuest Center through Dec. 18. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org/gingerbread.