It’s gingerbread house time

CNY Arts Center is having a Gingerbread House Contest.

People throughout the area are being asked to build a gingerbread masterpiece and deliver it to the Arts in the HeART Gallery between 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

Others should stop by to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. Final judging will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 during CNY Arts Center Holiday Open House at Arts in the HeART Gallery, 47 S. 1st St., Fulton. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local judges will award first and second place in each category. Winner will be announced at noon. The categories are individual, family or team. Age divisions are   for Individuals — Adult - age 17 and up; child  - under 17.

The rules are:

1). All entries must depict something related to one of the following arts areas:

Your gingerbread entry could be a Gingerbread Theatre, or perhaps a gingerbread house with a bake shop or Library, or have a paint brush leaning up against it or cookies, dance notes or anything related to the Arts.

2.) The Gingerbread House must be made of 100 percent edible materials. (Except for the board it is placed on).

3.) One Gingerbread House per participant/team.

4.)  All Gingerbread Houses must be placed on a board base not exceeding 18 inches by 18 inches. We suggest using plywood or something durable. (Cardboard could cause your house to crack or fall apart.)

5.) Include your name and Gingerbread House Title on the bottom of the base.

6.) All Gingerbread Houses must be in the form of a house.

7.) Non-edible decorations, like paint, ribbon, figurines, etc. may be used ONLY to decorate your base.

8.) A list of materials used to create your Gingerbread House along with a title and brief description should be submitted with your entry.

9.) Participants must register for the competition by Nov. 25. Entry forms may be obtained by downloading an entry form at CNYartscenter.com, or pick up an entry form at the gallery.

To register by mail: Go to cnyartscenter.com/files/77788193.pdf and print and complete the PDF and mail to: CNY Arts Center, P. O. Box 477, Fulton, NY 13069

To register in person: Stop in our gallery, 47 S. First St., Fulton, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

To register on-line, go to www. http://cnyartscenter.com/gingerbread-house-contest-2013

10.) All entries must be delivered to the Art Gallery by 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria: overall appearance, difficulty, creativity and originality, technique and skill and use of art theme.

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