First held in 1992, the 2013 National Gingerbread House Competition marked the 21st anniversary of this eagerly awaited annual event at The Omni Grove Park Inn located in Asheville, North Carolina. Judges and contestants alike traveled to Asheville from as far away as California. For the first time in the history of the competition, a team of two entrants traveled internationally from Canada.
A panel of nine judges evaluated more than 150 gingerbread creations in various categories for overall appearance, originality / creativity, difficulty, precision and consistency of theme. As is tradition, the fanciful entries remain on display throughout the holiday season for viewing by resort guests and the general public. Enjoy these photographs of a few of the winning entries.
Pictured Above: The 2013 Grand Prize Winning Entry
Category Level: Adult Category (Ages 18 and Over)
Created by: Kimberly Thalman from Franklin, Wisconsin
Competition Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Omni Grove Park Inn