IPCC 8th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest Winners

These edible gingerbread house contest submissions include New Mexico Miniature Graham Cracker Pueblos, Marshmallow Snowmen, candy cane trees and more!

The winners of the 8th Annual Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Gingerbread House Contest have been announced. Children and adults were welcome to submit a creation inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church, or historic building. Each structure had to be entirely edible and contest creations were displayed in a veritable village through January 8.

Visitors were encouraged to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award sponsored by Isleta Resort and Casino from mid-December through January 3. Winners were announced January 6 with a combined $700 in prizes awarded.

Adult People's Choice winner - $500

Christobal Cordova

Adult 1st Place - Christobal Cordova Courtesy IPCC

Adult 1st Place and People's Choice - Christobal Cordova

Children’s People's Choice winner - $200

Rachel Mayfield, 6 years old (Cochiti Pueblo)

Childrens Winner - Rachel Mayfield (Cochiti) Courtesy IPCC

Children's People Choice Winner - Rachel Mayfield (Cochiti)

The contest was formally judged the week of December 5 by prominent Pueblo artists and elders as well as business leaders from the Albuquerque community. Those winners were announced December 14 with a combined $2,500 in prizes awarded.

Here is the list of formally judged winners:

Adult First Place 

Christobal Cordova / Pictured above

Adult Second Place - $400

Theresa Carpio (Isleta)

Adult 2nd Place - Theresa Carpio Courtesy IPCC

Adult 2nd Place - Theresa Carpio

Adult Third Place - $250

Andrea Gomez

Adult 3rd Place - Andrea Gomez Courtesy IPCC

Adult 3rd Place - Andrea Gomez

Children’s First Place - $250

Matthew White (Navajo)

Children's 1st Place - Matthew White Courtesy IPCC

Children's 1st Place - Matthew White

Children’s Second Place - $150

Sean White (Navajo)

Children's 2nd Place - Sean White Courtesy IPCC

Children's 2nd Place - Sean White

Children’s Third Place - $100

Triston Lannon

Gingerbread House contest - Children's 3rd Place - Triston Lannon Courtesy IPCC

Children's 3rd Place - Triston Lannon

The IPCC’s 8th Annual Gingerbread House Contest was its most successful to date with more than 70 submissions. Well done to all who entered and congratulations to the winners.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in Albuquerque’s historic Indian School District. Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes of New Mexico, the IPCC’s stated mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understand by presenting the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico with dignity and respect.

To learn more, please visit the IPCC website and Facebook page.

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