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Upcycled Gingerbread House Contest




Gingerbread House Contest

WHAT?

Connecticut Science Center Members, the public, and community partners are invited to recreate a gingerbread house using cardboard, upcycled and recycled materials. Enter the contest and display your creation in the Connecticut Science Center Galleries or submit photos of your masterpiece to our online gallery below.

HOW?

The rules are simple – create your own cardboard holiday house. Choose any type of structure with landscaping not to exceed 24” wide x 24” long and all materials must be recycled and upcycled materials.
Paint, markers, crayons and other art supplies are all acceptable materials. Perishable materials, food items, items that emit odors or have living creatures in them are not permitted. Items on display should be self-supporting and somewhat sturdy.

WHEN?

Entries will be accepted online through 11:59 PM on Dec. 15 with voting open through 11:59 PM on Sunday, Dec. 20.

WHERE?

You can upload a photo of your creation below and those who wish to display their creations may bring them to the Connecticut Science Center at 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, during regular business hours from Nov. 27 through Dec. 5. The display will be on view to the public in the Science Center Galleries through Dec. 31. Winners will be determined through online voting below.

WANT SOME HELP?

If you need inspiration or a little help getting started, there will be drop-in workshops with materials provided during Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 27 - Sunday, Nov. 29, and again on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Workshops are included with General Admission or Science Center Membership. All guests must follow our Safety at Play protocols including timed tickets, cloth face coverings for ages 2+, and safe distancing. Reserve your tickets online here CTScienceCenter.org/shop

HOW DO YOU WIN?

When your project is completed, take a photo and upload it below. Share it in your social network and encourage friends and family to vote for you! The project with the most votes in each category is the winner.

Prizes

  • Photos with the most votes in each grade category* will win a prize package from the Connecticut Science Center including memberships, STEM in a Box for a month packages and Connecticut Science Center merchandise valued at $500.

  • Three runners up in each grade category will win a STEM in a Box package in the month January 2021.

  • Corporate/Community Org submissions can win four 4-packs of tickets to the Connecticut Science Center.