Guest judges recently completed scoring submissions to the 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. Amateur bakers’ submissions to the annual exhibit were judged on the basis of overall appeal, originality, difficulty and creative use of materials. Top bakers in the Youth, Family/Group, and Senior categories are honored with ribbons, and the Museum presents a special ribbon to the baker whose work receives the highest score in the Erie Canal theme category. The Museum also recognized the Everson Museum of Art, which submitted a creation celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Visitors selected The North Pole Workshop by Moira Dick and Shelley Loftus to receive the People’s Choice award this year. This work also was judged second place in the Family/Group category.
Here are this year’s top Gingerbread Gallery creations and their bakers:
First Place: Santa’s Lighthouse Getaway by Kaylah Kowalczyk
Second Place: Brothers across the Canal by Cooper and Jackson George
Third Place: Christmas on the Erie Canal by students in the TEAM Class at Grimshaw Elementary School
First Place: Gingerbread Schoolhouse by Angela and Marisa Finistrella
Second Place: The North Pole Workshop by Moira Dick and Shelley Loftus
Third Place: Tweeting You a Merry Christmas by the Piper Family
First Place: My First Gingerbread House Effort by Theresa Villamott
Erie Canal Theme:
Christmas on the Erie Canal by students in the TEAM Class at Grimshaw Elementary School
Corporate Gingerbread Challenge:
Everson Museum of Art 50th Anniversary by Everson Museum of Art staff