North Carolina Makers Place in Major Gingerbread House Competition

Winners come from Cary, Asheville, and elsewhere in the state
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The 28th annual National Gingerbread House Competition, the largest in the nation, is held at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Winners were announced today, as judged by a panel including celebrity chef Carla Hall, and winners include one from the Triangle and several from across the state. See those winning entries below:

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Ann Bailey of Cary took “Adult Second Place” with her massive piece, “This Place Called Home.”


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Julia Kincaid of Winston Salem took “Teen Third Place” for her “Gingerbread Christmas Period.” That category covered ages 13-17. 


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The Sugar Squad from Marshall nabbed first place for the youth category (ages 9-12). Their piece was called “Santa Stop.” 


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For the child category, ages 5-8: Conover’s Vincent Freelance took second with “Jack is Back,” and Lucille Gomes of Asheville nabbed third with “Roughing It.”

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Nearly 100 entries were submitted, and the cash and prizes totaled $25,000. The Omni Grove Park Inn’s site has all of the winners, as well as a slew of programming around gingerbread houses.

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