Gingerbread House Contest!

Get your gingerbread house materials together and
get in the holiday spirit
with friends and family on a fun project!




Build your version of the perfect gingerbread house (we want to see WILD ideas!) and get it to the zoo by November 26th!


  • Individual Adult / Groups  (age 17 or older)

    • (Includes Family groups: Parent/s and their children under the age of 18)

  • Youth (Up to age 16)

  • Child (9 and under) 

    • Child category is not scored. Every entry receives a participation certificate. ​If you want a chance for a ribbon you will need to enter as a Youth category. 


Each category level will have a first and second place ribbon. The first place winner's house will be displayed in the Islands of life Building through Dec 13th.  Each gingerbread house entry will have the chance to also win ribbon for: 

  • Most Unique

  • Best use of edible decorations

  • Award for Technical Difficulty

  • Conservation Award

  • Best animal

  • Best Classroom

Registration Details

A registration fee of $10.00 is due for each entry. Cash or credit cards are accepted. 

  • Each entry will receive two tickets to attend ElectriCritters on the night of 11/27/19. 

  • Deadline to register for the competition and drop off house is Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 3pm. 

  • You can register online or entry forms may be obtained by visiting the Pueblo Zoo.


Download a copy of the rules and entry form here.

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