Tour of Gingerbread Homes People's Choice Awards

The 10 Towns Fellowship House Tour of Gingerbread Homes will begin Friday, November 22nd  at 6:00 p.m. and continue until Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. as part of the 35th  Medina Candlelight Walk on the Square Events. 

This is a People’s Choice Awards Contest benefitting the Battered Women’s Shelter of Medina County and YAHAB, a 501c3 devoted to give away necessities to people in need!

This will be an AMAZING way for your group to participate in a time honored Medina Event, have some “healthy” competition, AND benefit local charities! The Fellowship House will also serve refreshments as one of the respite and “get warm” locations for the Candlelight Walk. 

Join us as we look to bless the people in need of Medina County!

The registration link is at the bottom of the page.

How the Contest Works

  • 1.     Please submit your entry in digital form, email or direct mail by midnight on Friday, November 15th, 2019. See for online registration forms. Entrants will receive all correspondence, notifications and updates regarding Tour of Gingerbread Homes via email. 
  • 2.     Please deliver your completed entry to the 10 Towns Fellowship House, 215 W. Liberty Street in Medina Ohio between Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday November 18th through Thursday, November 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Pickup arrangements may be offered as needed.
  • 3.     Gingerbread House entries will remain on display during the Candlelight Walk from Friday, November 22nd through Saturday, November 23rd. 
  • 4.     During the Tour times, a People’s Choice Award will be conducted for all entries in the following manner: a voting through donation table will be at the end of the tour with collection tubes for each entry. People can vote for their favorites through donation until Saturday at 6:00 p.m., at which time all entries will be tabulated, and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Trophies will be given to these winners, INCLUDING their “prize purse” (unless said organization wishes to donate the proceeds back to charity). The remaining donation money collected will be donated to the charities mentioned above! Everybody wins!
  • 5.     Entries will be available for pickup Sunday, November 24th through Wednesday November 27th from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Fellowship House. Entries not picked up within the designated window will be discarded beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 unless prior arrangements are made (Please contact Lisa Gray at or call the church office 330-737-7421)

Contest guidelines


Please make each entry a MINIMUM of 18” tall for visibility purposes. There is no limit to height as long as the base is no larger than 28” square.

It is HIGHLY recommended that each ENTRY be placed on a board base. This item must be transported, so keep that in mind. Please make base NO larger than 28” square for display space concerns.


You must use Gingerbread in some form in your entry. Solid walls, bricking squares in any size, walkway, etc. there are no limitations in the form of the gingerbread itself. 

There are NO limitations to the inner structure/walls and roof of your entry. If you want to use styrofoam, cardboard, etc. as an inner form and ICE this with frosting and add the edible components, please feel free. Questions? Please contact Lisa Gray at Lisa@10Towns.Church or call the church office and leave a message. 

There is no limitation to the types of EDIBLE components that can be used. We encourage your originality in design and VARIETY! Edible materials are not limited to candies and icings. Use of gum paste, fondant, pastillage, chocolate, modeling chocolate, royal icing, isomalt, cast sugar, gelatin and pressed sugar is encouraged. Use of "Disco Dust", "Rainbow Dust" or “Hologram Powder” is permitted.

** PLEASE be aware of the danger of working with hot sugar and techniques using poured hot sugar or isomalt. This includes melted sugar candies. 

Entries must be solely constructed by the individual(s) entering the competition and their team captain or authorized adults.

MOST OF ALL—HAVE FUN! This is a great group/team project, benefitting community charities and will be a WONDERFUL addition to a historical Medina event! We are so glad YOU are going to be a part!

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