GingerCane is an online gingerbread contest for the homebuilding industry to benefit local kid's hospital charities. It showcases the industry's ingenuity & dedication to community. See How it Works.
All the Details
Everything you need to know about the 2018 Gingerbread Contest
The 9th Annual Gingerbread Design Competition for the new homebuilding industry takes place from November 13 to December 13, 2018. You can start building at any time, but here are some key dates:
There are three categories of entry for the competition – Pros, Joes and Kids – these categories make room for anyone can join the contest and submit an entry. The Pros Category includes any company or team from the home building industry - Home Builders, Land Developers, Planners, Engineers, Students, Architects, Designers, Realtors, Consultants and Vendors. The Joes category is for anyone wishing to participate that is not in the Home Building Industry. Still intimidated? Get a kit for your kids and use their imaginative creation to Get out the Vote, after all, it’s all for the kids. Each category winners will receive the Sweet Awards.
There is NO FEE or cost to enter. You can register online and download the starter Builder Kit. If you’d like to enter and have questions send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design & Build
GingerCane is an Anything Goes community of Gingerbread homes. Your team can build ANY TYPE OF GINGERBREAD HOME or sculpture you desire. The only requirement is that it is created with fun. Need design inspiration? Check out previous entries on our Facebook page or the Map view at gingercane.com.
There’s no house too small or too tall to spread holiday cheer.
Submitting your Entry
You DO NOT need to submit your home to us in person. Participation and voting takes place online at gingercane.com. Take photos and video of your building experience and final creation; upload the photos and a YouTube Video to your unique URL voting page.
Proceeds of the Campaign benefit the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Stollery Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, in whichever jurisdiction our contest entries are located. See our Tax Information online for all the details on campaign proceeds.
After voting opens at noon on November 30th – you will want to share your voting page (located at www.gingercane.com) with as many people as you can! We’ve given you some social media tools right on your page – but feel free to pick up the phone or email and encourage trades, colleagues and supporters to get out and vote! We’ve created a Donate-to-vote system, so every dollar donated - is a vote for your creation. Follow the competition on Evans 2 Design Group’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and Subscribe to the GingerCane Newsletter.
Who won last year?
Past contests have attracted entries & donations from some great partners in the land development and homebuilding industries! The 2017 winner was Genstar Development Company from Calgary, Alberta. Congratulations and thank you again to everyone who participated. Every entrant and donation helps ‘Bake a Difference!’
Who are We?
Evans 2 Design Group or 'E2' is an award winning urban design firm involved in the creation & review of market-aware Architectural Controls for communities that are livable, distinctive and economically successful. We help developers, builders, municipalities & HOAs craft an architectural vision & make it a reality. Visit our website evans2design.com for more information.
If you have any questions or need help, we're here to lend a hand. For further information on the contest, please contact E2. For information on the foundations and use of donations, please contact the charitable organization in your area.
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
288 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
Contact: Samantha Cardwell
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Suite 800 College Plaza
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
Contact: Joanna Begg Pattison
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
CE501-840 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1
Contact: Courtney Nodrick
Evans 2 Design Group
300 - 4723 1 St SW
Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8
Contact: Sean Young
E2 + Associates (formerly Evans 2 Design Group)
2018 Sponsor Kit
How to Make Gingerbread
The Gingerbread Man (video)
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