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Winners Announced in Ninth Annual Gingerbread Homes and Habitats Contest

Cynthia Cumming

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • 6:49pm


WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo announced the winners of the Ninth Annual Gingerbread Homes and Habitats contest on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.  The homes are currently on display at the center, located at 621 B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland, through December.

Residents from Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Lyndhurst, Maplewood, Montclair, Oradell, Parsippany, Ridgefield Park and West Orange were all named winners in four categories:
  • Individual Child Category for children ages 14 or younger who worked independently on all aspects of their entry
     
  • Group/Family Category for children 14 and younger who worked as a group or had adult assistance on any aspect of their entry
     
  • Adult Non-Professional Category for individuals or groups of people ages 15 and older who are students of the culinary arts or are not professional chefs
     
  • Adult Professional Category for individuals or groups of people ages 15 and older who are professional chefs or are working in the culinary arts.

Entries were judged on distinctiveness, creative use of nature theme, use of sustainable building design techniques and skill in decoration. 

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