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Contest Rules

Please read carefully.  All entrants must agree to the rules and guidelines.  Violation of these rules & guidelines may result in disqualification, in which event no refund will be given.  Send any questions to our Contest Registrar at

Entry Registration

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  • Saturday November 25th, 2023 midnight

Entry Fee

Entry Drop Off

  • All entries must be dropped off during the designated drop off window which is at the Port Jefferson Masonic Temple at 312 Main St. Port Jefferson, NY 11777 on November 26th, 2023 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

General Guidelines

  • Winners Announcement: December 3, 2023, at 4 PM

  • Public Viewing of Gingerbread Display: December 2 – 3, 2023 from 10 AM - 9 PM and again December 9, 2023 from 10AM - 9 PM

  • For inquiries, contact:

  • Entries must be submitted with the required entry fee by the deadline. Suffolk Lodge No. 60 F&AM reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate.

  • Correspondence will be sent via email. Entrants under 18 require parental/guardian consent.

Entry Categories

  • Adult Category: Ages 16 and older

  • Youth Category: Ages 5 to 15

  • Family/Group: Open to any group size and age combination

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Appearance

  • Originality and Creativity

  • Difficulty

  • Precision/Craftsmanship

  • No specific overall theme; any building or structure is acceptable. Handmade decorative elements preferred. Judges' decisions are final.

Size Limitations

  • Entry must be placed on a board base. Entries combined with a base must not be larger than 24 inches high, 24 inches wide, and 24 inches long. Weight is not to exceed 50 pounds.

Materials & Construction

  • 100% edible materials above the base; at least 75% gingerbread or cookie

  • Use of gum paste, fondant, chocolate, royal icing, etc., encouraged

  • No non-edible components, artificial display materials, or electronics

  • Candies must be unwrapped and free of non-edible materials

  • Entries must be constructed by the entrants; supervision allowed for safety

Drop-Off Instructions

  • Drop off on November 26, 2023 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

  • Location for unloading: Port Jefferson Masonic Temple, 312 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

  • A valid entry ticket purchased through this website must accompany each entry.

Placing & Prizes

  • Cash prizes for top three submissions in each category, ranging from $50 to a Grand Prize of $250.

Post-Display Entry Pickup

  • Date for Pickup: December 10, 2023, between 10 AM and 2 PM

  • Entries not picked up within this time will be discarded unless arrangements are made with Suffolk Lodge No. 60 F&AM staff.

  • Contact for arrangements: Registrar at ‪(631) 500-0721‬ or

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