PHOTOS: 2016 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners

2016 National Gingerbread Competition Winner

The winners have been crowned in the 2016 National Gingerbread House Competition at the Omni Grove Park Inn.

Judges considered more than 150 entries from across the country which were all vying for a chance to win the grand prize of $8,500. Total prizes for all categories are valued at more than $22,000. To be eligible, the designs had to be made of at least 75 percent gingerbread. From there, judges evaluated the creations on overall appearance, originality/creativity, difficulty, precision, and consistency of theme.

Visitors can view all of the entries from Nov. 27 through Jan. 5 at the Omni Grove Park Inn. The display is open to the public Sunday afternoons after 3 p.m. through Thursdays, excluding holidays. and more information is available HERE

This year's grand prize winner is Beatriz Müller of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, for her "Dream House."

2016 Gingerbread Competition - Adult 1st Place

Adult 1st Place (Grand Prize Winner) - Beatriz Müller of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

More Prize-Winning Gingerbread Entries:

2016 National Gingerbread Adult 2nd Place

Adult 2nd Place - Glenda Tant of Lebanon, Tenn.

2016 National Gingerbread Adult 3rd Place

Adult 3rd Place - Linda Carney of Asheville, N.C.

2016 National Gingerbread Teen 1st Place

Teen 1st Place - Courtland High School German Program of Spotsylvania, Va.

2016 National Gingerbread Youth 1st Place

Youth 1st Place - Perry Pate of Hickory, N.C.

2016 National Gingerbread Child First Place

Child 1st Place - Team Edwards Workshop of China Grove, N.C.