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Gingerbread Design Competition Winners 2021

This year's gingerbread jury consisted of the following panel of experts:
Golden Whisk Award for most amount of money raised
Golden Spatula Award for most number of contributions

This creation raised a total of $2,519.00 and 111 individual contributions

Jury comments: This really is a uniquely Boston gingerbread house! We were blown away by this submission on this climate forward triple-decker! There are clever decisions throughout the design—the pretzel windows, marshmallows railings, and more!

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G.B. Triple-D

By MASS Architect

Golden Rolling Pin Award for Judges' Choice

Jury comments: Rendering a firm's project could be daunting, but this one is masterfully done. Great attention to detail throughout. A real artistic approach to color & texture with icing and candy. It looks like the real thing!

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Winter in the Blue Hills

By LDa Architects

People's Choice Award for most number of likes on Facebook

This creation received a total of 154 likes on our gingerbread Facebook album

Jury comments: They really took this above and beyond, especially with the ornamentation of the buildings. It really feels like the North End, with the brickwork, copper-clad bay windows and gutters. Real sense of place with this entry.

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The Saint Ginger of Bread Feast

By Arrowstreet

Honorable Mentions (award categories and awardees determined by the judges)
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Young Designers Award: Brother and Sister Houses

Jury comments: We are grateful for young designers who center communal living! Love the different types of houses and their candy decorations—lots of detail. The cookie walking path (with candy!) really shows how you get around the site. And the gingerbread car looks good enough to... eat or drive.

By Winn (age 4) and Violet (age 7)

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Inspiring Collaboration Award: Gingerbread Hanok

Jury comments: Love the theme of true collaboration and multigenerational involvement. Anyone can take a gingerbread house and put it up—but not this group. They took their gingerbread and delivered something really exciting and unique. How did they get that roof to stand up?! The gingerbread pieces also look perfectly baked.

By Studio Luz

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Most Realistic Award: Hut Haus

Jury comments: An incredible piece, the cantilever alone is a sight to see. A unique deployment of that brownie foundation technology to create an exceptionally difficult site. Picturesque—looks like a holiday card. The sketch was also incredible!

By Hutker Architects