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
Children’s People's Choice winner - $200
Rachel Mayfield, 6 years old (Cochiti Pueblo)
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 Third Place - $250
Children’s First Place - $250
Matthew White (Navajo)
Children’s Second Place - $150
Sean White (Navajo)
Children’s Third Place - $100
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.
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