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Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest

@ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Friday 11.26, 2021
You’ve got a little more time to create! We’ve extended the submission deadlines for the Pueblo Gingerbread House contest.
  • Entries accepted through Tues. Dec. 21.
  • Judging with Pueblo Santa will take place on Wed., Dec. 22.
  • Winners will be announced on Thurs., Dec. 23.
  • Peoples’ Choice judging will take place Dec. 21-Jan. 2.
  • Winners will be announced on Jan. 4.
  • In-Person Lobby Display Dates: Tuesday, December 7-Thursday, January 6

The Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest is a favorite holiday tradition at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Children and adults are invited to enter a Gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community church or historic building, with prizes awarded in children’s and adult categories. This year, we will also feature a virtual gallery of the amazing creations of past award winners. This festive event is a unique way to share and enjoy Pueblo culture with your family. Free for members, or with museum admission.

See prizes, rules, and entry information below.

Download, print, and submit entry form by 3pm December 14th here: ENTRY_FORM.pdf

  prizes, rules, and entry information


*Must be representative of a Pueblo village, house, community, church, historic dwelling, etc.,


Adult: (Ages 16 up)

  • 1st Prize $500
  • 2nd Prize $300
  • 3rd Prize $ 200
  • People’s Choice $250

Children: (Ages 10-16)

  • 1st Prize $200
  • 2nd Prize $100
  • 3rd Prize $75
  • People’s Choice $150

Children (Ages 5-9)

  • 1st Prize $100
  • 2nd Prize $75
  • 3rd Prize $50
  • People’s Choice $100

Contact Alicia Ortiz (505) 314-8203 for questions


Rules & Entry Form

1. Must be representative of a Pueblo village, house, community, church, or historic dwelling etc., (No exceptions – Cultural Programs staff will determine upon entry if it complies with the Pueblo architecture)

2. Gingerbread house MUST BE EDIBLE, Graham crackers, cookies, or other pre-made foods may be used for the buildings instead of traditional gingerbread, but please no cardboard, plastic, or lights.

3. Houses must fit on a 24 inch by 24 inch display due to size limitations.

4. Entrant’s name must be clearly printed underneath the base. An entry form must accompany the display. 

5. Professional bakers are not eligible to submit an entry.

6. Entries will be accepted Friday, November 26th through Tuesday, December 21st, 2021. All entries must be received by 3pm on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021.

7. Judging will be performed the week of December 22nd with Pueblo Santa and other guest judges. Winners will be announced on January 4th, 2022.

8. Peoples Choice Award will be open to visitors from Tuesday December 21st through Sunday, January 2nd, 2022. Winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.