I always like to run a contest around the holidays to give myself and excuse to giveaway a neat prize package or two to my readers, and this year is no exception. Last year, my theme was holiday cupcakes and this year I’m heading back towards gingerbread. So, I’m happy to announce the launch of Baking Bites’ 2010 Gingerbread Cookie Contest!
To enter, simply bake up a batch of gingerbread, decorate them and take a few photos of your favorites. Then, upload those pictures to the Gingerbread Cookie Contest Flickr Pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/bbholidaycontest2010/ (flickr accounts are free, though you do have to sign up). You can submit multiple entries and any type of holiday-themed cutout cookie is eligible – after all, I don’t want to exclude anyone who would rather make butter cookies or sugar cookies the base for their holiday baking! If you bake your own cookies and the recipe is online (or on your blog), link back to the recipe in the comments of your submission so others can try it out.
There will be three winners: one Grand Prize and one runner-up prize, both great gift packs of baking related stuff that I put together! These winners will be chosen by an anonymous panel of judges, looking for creativity and not just for who has the best camera. The third winner will be chosen at random to give everyone a chance to win something, even if you feel your decorating skills aren’t quite where you’d like them to me. All submissions must be in by December 23rd at midnight, which gives you plenty of time for baking – so get going!
For a little inspiration, try out my recipe for gingerbread men.