Photos of the National Gingerbread House Competition

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    Gingerbread - Grand Prize Winning Entry - 2011 Competition

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Grand Prize Winning Entry 2011
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Grand Prize Winning Entry 2011 - Created by Ashley Howard of Winter Springs, Florida. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    An Annual Holiday Tradition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - Asheville, NC

    The National Gingerbread House Competition, held annually at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, draws gingerbread architects and artists from points near and far and has become an eagerly awaited and favorite holiday tradition at the resort. Enjoy these photos of a few of the winning entries through the years from 2007 to 2011. Also see:

    • Photos of 2012 Winning Entries
    • Photos of 2013 Winning Entries

    If you would like to see the real masterpieces up close, the current entries are displayed at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa for much of the holiday season each year.

    National Gingerbread House Competition Photos: Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from states across the nation, marking the 19th year of this annual holiday tradition.

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    Gingerbread - Adult Second Place Winning Entry - 2011 Competition

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Adult Second Place Winning Entry 2011
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Second Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category 2011 - Created by Heather Lewis of Austell, Georgia. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from states across the nation, marking the 19th year of this annual holiday tradition.

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    Gingerbread - Adult Third Place Winning Entry - 2011 Competition

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Adult Third Place Winning Entry 2011
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Third Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category 2011 - Created by Barbara Evans and Mary Jo Dowling of Edlestein, IL. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from states across the nation, marking the 19th year of this annual holiday tradition.

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    Gingerbread - Teen First Place Winning Entry - 2011 Competition

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Teen First Place Winning Entry 2011
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category 2011 - Created by Carly Owens of Swannanoa, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from states across the nation, marking the 19th year of this annual holiday tradition.

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    Gingerbread - Grand Prize Winning Entry - 2010 Competition

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Grand Prize Winning Entry 2010
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Grand Prize Winning Entry 2010 - Created by Heather Lewis of Austell, Georgia. Photo Credit: wright creative / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from 20 states, marking the 18th year of this annual holiday tradition.

    The 2010 Grand Prize winner of the National Gingerbread House Competition receives a $3,000 cash prize and a two-night stay at The Grove Park Inn and Spa Resort, including dinner for two and breakfast daily. In addition, all contestants receive a personalized certificate.

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2010 Adult Category

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Adult First Place Winning Entry 2010
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category 2010 - Created by Angel Adkins of Kodak, Tennessee. Photo Credit: wright creative / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from 20 states, marking the 18th year of this popular annual holiday tradition.

    All entries in the National Gingerbread House Competition must be created entirely of edible materials, except for the base. The maximum size of gingerbread house submissions cannot exceed two feet wide, two feet long and two feet high.

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    Gingerbread - Second Place Winning Entry - 2010 Adult Category

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Adult Second Place Winning Entry 2010
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Second Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category 2010 - Created by Barbara Evans of Edelstein, Illinois. Photo Credit: wright creative / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from 20 states, marking the 18th year of this popular annual holiday tradition.

    Since 1993, more than 3000 entries have been submitted for the National Gingerbread Competition. Entries are judged on overall appearance, originality and creativity, difficulty, precision, and consistency of theme.

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    Gingerbread - A Top Ten Winning Entry - 2010 Adult Category

    National Gingerbread House Competition - A Top Ten Winning Entry 2010
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa A Top Ten Winning Entry in the Adult Category 2010 - Created by Ashley Howard of Winter Springs, Florida. Photo Credit: wright creative / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from 20 states, marking the 18th year of this popular annual holiday tradition.

    Each year after the judging, the entries in the National Gingerbread House Competition are displayed throughout the holiday season at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, attracting thousands of visitors to view the fanciful creations. For 2010, the displays are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Resort guests and patrons of the resort restaurants are invited to view the displays at any time. In addition, a sampling of entries will be displayed in downtown Asheville at the Grove Arcade.

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    Gingerbread - A Two-Award Winning Entry - 2010 Adult Category

    National Gingerbread House Competition - A Top Ten Winning Entry 2010
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa A Top Ten Winning Entry in the Adult Category 2010 and winner of the prize for the entry that came from the farthest geographical location from The Grove Park Inn Resort - Created by Michael Billella of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Photo Credit: wright creative / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from 20 states, marking the 18th year of this popular annual holiday tradition.

    In addition to placing among the Top Ten Winning Entries, this charming gingerbread house won a new prize for 2010 for the entry that came from the farthest geographical location from The Grove Park Inn Resort.

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2010 Teen Category

    National Gingerbread House Competition - Teen First Place Winning Entry 2010
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category 2010 - Created by Skyla Delerme of Asheville, North Carolina. Photo Credit: wright creative / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    The 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition attracted hundreds of entrants from 20 states, marking the 18th year of this popular annual holiday tradition.

    There are four age groups for entrants in the National Gingerbread Competition: Adult - ages 18 and older; teen - ages 13 to 17; youth - ages 9 to 12; child - ages 5 to 8.

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    Gingerbread - Grand Prize Winning Entry - 2009 Competition

    Grand Prize Winning Entry 2009 - Created by Jodie Stowe, of Polkville, North Carolina
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Grand Prize Winning Entry 2009 - Created by Jodie Stowe, of Polkville, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
    The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Website

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2009 Adult Category

    First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Ann Bailey of Cary, North Carolina
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Ann Bailey of Cary, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
    The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Website

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    Gingerbread - Second Place Winning Entry - 2009 Adult Category

    Second Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Billy Mochow of Burns, Tennessee
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Second Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Billy Mochow of Burns, Tennessee. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2009 Youth Category

    First Place Winning Entry in the Youth Category - Created by Lydia Gentry of Hendersonville, North C
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Youth Category - Created by Lydia Gentry of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
    The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Website

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    Gingerbread - Grand Prize Winning Entry - 2008 Competition

    Grand Prize Winning Entry 2008 - Created by Billie Mochow of Burns, Tennessee
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Grand Prize Winning Entry 2008 - Created by Billie Mochow of Burns, Tennessee. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2008 Adult Category

    First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category; Created by Suzanne Kanaly of Liberty Township, Ohio
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Suzanne Kanaly of Liberty Township, Ohio. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2008 Teen Category

    First Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category - Created by Patterson and Peyton Young
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category - Created by Patterson and Peyton Young of Weaverville, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Peak Definition Productions / Courtesy of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
    The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Website

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    Gingerbread - Grand Prize Winning Entry - 2007 Competition

    Grand Prize Winning Entry 2007 - Created by Patricia Howard of Winter Springs, Florida
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Grand Prize Winning Entry 2007- Created by Patricia Howard of Winter Springs, Florida. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2007 Adult Category

    First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Billie Mochow of Burns, Tennessee
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Billie Mochow of Burns, Tennessee. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2007 Teen Category

    First Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category - Created by Patterson and Peyton Young
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category - Created by Patterson and Peyton Young of Weaverville, North Carolina. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - Second Place Winning Entry - 2007 Adult Category

    Second Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Tracy Navin of Franklin, Tennessee
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Second Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Tracy Navin of Franklin, Tennessee. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - Second Place Winning Entry - 2007 Teen Category

    Second Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category - Created by Julia Livermoore and Brianne Cassidy
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Second Place Winning Entry in the Teen Category - Created by Julia Livermoore and Brianne Cassidy of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - Third Place Winning Entry - 2007 Adult Category

    Third Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Mary Stafford of Greenback, Tennessee
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Third Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Mary Stafford of Greenback, Tennessee. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - Fourth Place Winning Entry - 2007 Adult Category

    Fourth Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Rita and Monty Adams of Ringgold, GA
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Fourth Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Rita and Monty Adams of Ringgold, Georgia. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Gingerbread - Grand Prize Winning Entry - 2006 Adult Category

    Grand Prize Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Patricia Howard of Winter Springs, Flor
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Grand Prize Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Patricia Howard of Winter Springs, Florida. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

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    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
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    Gingerbread - First Place Winning Entry - 2006 Adult Category

    First Place Winner in the Adult Category - Created by Suzanne Smith of Mulberry, Florida
    ••• The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa First Place Winning Entry in the Adult Category - Created by Suzanne Smith of Mulberry, Florida. Photo Credit: © The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

    Additional Information:
    The National Gingerbread Competition
    Profile of the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
    The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa Web Site