SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wrap It Up, an evening of cheer and an event to support local hospitals is throwing a gingerbread creations competition.

The deadline to enter is Nov. 9 and all entries are due Nov. 15. Prizes include cash, trophies and bragging rights, according to a Cox Health press release.

The first place winner can also have their creation displayed at Cox South for the duration of the holiday season.

The competition is free to enter and participants will receive three free tickets to attend the event. 

Wrap It Up will be on Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the White River Conference Center. Winners will be announced the evening of the event.

For more information call 417-269-7150.

The guidelines for the competition are as follows:

  • The entry must be original (no gingerbread kits allowed) and constructed in 2018.
  • The entry must be 85 percent edible.
  • The entry must be at least 1.5 feet tall at some point in the structure and at least 1 foot wide at some point on the base.
  • Any structure, including designs based on holiday stories, recreations of historic homes or buildings, and magical make-believe creations, will be eligible.

  • Electric lighting and/or motorized movement may be added to entries, but any light bulbs or wires should be integrated into the display and/or concealed as best as possible.