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AIACV/SSHH Gingerbread House Competition
Sacramento, CA
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AIACV/SSHH Gingerbread House Competition
The American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter (AIACV) and Sacramento Self Help Housing (SSHH) invite you to enter our inaugural Gingerbread House Competition.

We have teamed up this holiday season to assist community members in need of safe, secure and healthy places to live.
SSHH stations knowledgeable staff in strategic locations throughout Sacramento County where they assist the needy in finding housing in the private sector, or in programs run by nonprofit organizations.  AIA Architects design creative, livable and sustainable housing in our region. Together, our organizations hope to help those in need this holiday season by sponsoring this fundraising event.

Anyone Can Enter--the three categories are:

 Professionals: Architects/Firms, Allied Professions or Professional Bakers ($25 entry fee)
 Public: Open to anyone who enjoys baking and being creative (no entry fee)
 Children 6 - 12 years of age (no entry fee)

Entries need to be in the form of a house, or an expression of your concept of homelessness. They must be edible and mounted to a rigid base no larger than 20"x20"no other limitations, be creative!

First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. An esteemed jury including: Pamela Skinner and Gwenna Howard of Skinner/Howard Gallery; Carol Clevenger, Head decorator at Freeport Bakery; Rudy Calpo, AIA, CD&H Architects; Ben Burton, Executive Director of Sacramento Steps Forward; Jim Swanson, Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Sacramento and Board Member for SSHH will select the winning entries on December 7th. Entries will be publicly announced on Second Saturday December 10th and displayed for the public at 1819 K Street until the holiday season concludes.

To enter:
Register online, select registration type (pay fee if required).
Bring your house to the AIA Central Valley Chapter office on either 11/30 or 12/1 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Complete an entry form online or at the AIACV office when you drop off your house.

Prefer to Sponsor?
Sponsorship levels include:

Chimney: $500 - $1000Roof Peak: $250 - $500Door: $100 to $250

As an underwriter your contribution will be acknowledged on both organizations websites and on signage located at the public display. Contact AIACV at 916-444-3658 to make your donation.


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1400 S Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!