Kitbashing Contest: Gingerbread House


Kitbashing is a colloquialism used by miniaturists to describe the process by which a new scale model is created by altering a commercial kit from its original form to another permutation. This time around, the "kit" is a mini gingerbread house kit that you must "bash" to create an even more magnificent and unique gingerbread house or other structure.

Kits go on sale Tuesday, November 8, 2011 and are only $15.
Purchase of a kit also includes admission for two to the Judges Party on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1pm. Only 40 kits are available so don't delay! All proceeds benefit The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona.

Submissions are due by 4pm on Saturday, December 3, 2011

Three winners will be chosen:

1st Place Adult
1st Place Youth (12 years and younger)
People's Choice


1st Place Adult- $100 gift card to Williams Sonoma
1st Place Youth- $50 Fandango gift card and $25 gift card to Candy Craze
People's Choice- $25 certificate towards a sheet cake from Cake Boutique

Our panelist of Judges will determine the winners of the Adult and Youth Categories.

Judges: Museum Founder Pat Arnell, Cake Boutique Owner Mindy Illes, Tucson Miniature Society President Beth Giachetti

The public may submit their vote for most creative gingerbread house People’s Choice between December 6th, 2011 and noon, December 10, 2011. Winners will be announced at 1pm on December 10th at the Judges Party.  The Judges Party will be open to the public and refreshments will be served. Two tickets to the museum valid only on 12/10/11 are included with each gingerbread house kit purchase.

Official Contest Rules

Entries will be judged on creativity of concept and design and quality of craftsmanship. Participants must use the supplies included in the gingerbread house kit but may add additional gingerbread and other edible elements.

The house must be structurally sound and all parts must be edible. Entries must be no larger than 12" high, 12" wide and 12"deep.

Entries may be dropped off between 9am-4pm as early as November 15, 2011 and are due no later than Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 4pm.

All entries must be accompanied by the registration form included with the kit. Gingerbread houses will be on display December 6—31, 2011. 

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