Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public!
Want to compete?
Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.
ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email email@example.com for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!
Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.
Event Day Schedule
9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards
Following the Build-Off
Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)
Hosted By: TWA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
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- Habitat Management
- Population Management
- People Management
- Quail Masters Student (college) Registration $250
- Quail Masters Full Registration $500
Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018
QuailMasters Course Schedule
Requirements for Participation
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Who Could Benefit from Attending QuailMasters?
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- County Agents
- Wildlife Biologists
- College Students*
*3 hours of graduate college credit are available for participation. NOTE: Graduate tuition is separate from QuailMaster’s tuition.
For more events by the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), visit their Events page!