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2018 SWLA Gingerbread Contest - Due Nov 16

Contest Entry Form

 

Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

Annual Gingerbread House Contest

 

From the wonderful world of make believe, the Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau will bring sugar and spice and everything nice to our Annual Gingerbread House Contest.  Let your confectionary creations be inspired by the season

and by the unique environment we live in.

 

Theme ideas:  Reproductions of local historical buildings, local festivals, favorite video game, favorite book, the Creole Nature Trail or other local attractions.

 

 

AMATEUR:                                       SCHOOL GROUPS                           PROFESSIONAL:     

Children (age 4-12)                              Pre-School & Kindergarten                  Chefs

Teens (age 13-17)                                Elementary (Grades 1-5)                      Restaurants

Adults (18yrs and older)                      Middle School (Grades 6-8)                 Bakeries

Club/Organizations (adult/civic)          High School (Grades 9-12)

                                                            Club/Organizations (grades K-12)

 

RULES:

  1. Your house must be made from a traditional gingerbread base. Trimmings are limited only by your

    imagination.

  1. 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.)

  1. The bureau will receive completed Gingerbread Houses for display Friday, November 30, 2018 from

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcome Center.

  1. Judging will be based on theme, originality and construction. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be

presented Saturday, December 1, 2018 by Gumbeaux Gator at the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcome Center.

  1. Houses will remain on display at the CVB throughout the month of December. People Choice Awards will be given on Wednesday, December 26. Once the display has concluded, the houses must be picked up by Thursday, December 27, 2018. 

 

For information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (337) 436-9588 or 1-800-456-SWLA. (Please detach and return entry form below) or register online at www.visitlakecharles.org/gingerbread/

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Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau  

Annual Gingerbread House Contest

 

Name: ________________________________________________________________________

School/Club/Organization or Business Name: _______________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: _____________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: ______________

Telephone: ________________________________

Cell Phone: ________________________________

E-mail:____________________________________

 

Please check one of the following divisions:

 

AMATEUR:    Children: ______________     

                          Teen: ____________  

             Adult: ____________

                        Club / Organization (adult/civic): __________

 

SCHOOL GROUP:     Pre-School & Kindergarten: ____________

                                    Elementary (1st-5th grades): ___________

                                    Middle School: ___________

                                    High School: ___________

                                    Club / Organization (grades K-12th): __________

 

PROFESSIONAL:      Chef: ___________     

                          Restaurant: ___________       

                          Bakery: ___________

 

 

Please return entry form to the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1205 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601.  Or fax it to 337-494-7952 attention: Melissa Trahan Email: mtrahan@visitlakecharles.org or register on line at www.visitlakecharles.org/gingerbread.

 

Deadline for entry forms is November 16, 2018

 
 

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana

Convention & Visitors Bureau