Entries for The Great Gingerbread Contest must be postmarked by Nov. 23.(Nov. 16, 2012) While some families gather around the television to watch football as they await the roasting turkey on Thanksgiving, the Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department has an idea for those not into gridiron action.
Entries for The Great Gingerbread Contest must be postmarked by Nov. 23, so Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with friends or family to build a masterpiece, which will be displayed at the Ocean Pines Community Center and Administrative Building.
Community members will vote on their favorite decorations and winners will be announced at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 30, at White Horse Park.
The contest will have four entry categories: Youth Division (individual/team 16 and under), Adult Division (individual/ team 17 and older), Family Division (groups with participants of any age) and Commercial/Professional Division (any business, chef, caterer, etc.). First-place prizes will be awarded in each division in addition to an overall Judges Choice Award.
Entry forms, fees, rules and regulations are available online at www.oceanpines.org. All entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 23.
The judging will be done by Ocean Pines residents, as well as members of the Ocean Pines board starting Monday, Nov. 26. The winners will be announced Nov. 30. For more information regarding this contest, sponsorship opportunities or volunteering, call Bethany Beck at the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052, Ext. 3016.
Due to space, only 35 entries will be accepted into the competition. Entries will remain on display through Sunday, Dec. 9.