2023 SC Gingerbread Competition and Exhibition

September 8, 2023
NoMa Warehouse and Davis Architecture are excited to present the 2023 South Carolina Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibition.  The inaugural event will take place November 30-Dec 2, 2023 at NoMa Warehouse and Davis Architecture, both located in Downtown Columbia, SC.

The event plans to be a fun way to highlight great works of edible architecture and design while spreading holiday cheer for the community. Proceeds from the event will benefit Rapid Shelter Columbia.

Teams wishing to participate in the competition are invited to apply here.  It is free to apply, but if chosen to participate, there will be a participation fee of $100 and all fees will be donated to Rapid Shelter Columbia. Participation is limited this year based on exhibition hall size.

The categories for entry will be based on team type and the following team categories will be considered:
Architecture Firms
Construction Firms
Commercial and/or Real Estate Development Firms
Real Estate Agencies
Furniture Designer/Builders
Interior Designers
Engineering Firms
Engineering/Art/Design Students from local universities
Competition Rules and Judging Criteria can be found HERE

Application to Participate is HERE
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, Nov 30:  Entries will be delivered to NoMa Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St, by 3pm for judging by official panel of judges

Friday, Dec 1:  All entries will be on display at NoMa Warehouse for the public to visit and cast votes for the People’s Choice Award from 11am – 9pm.  Attendees will be asked to bring needed items for Rapid Shelter Columbia and will also have the ability to financially donate to RSC at that time as well if they wish.  Attendance is free!

Saturday, Dec 2:  Competition Cocktail Party.  All entries will be transported for display at Davis Architecture, 1328 Blanding St.  Participants will be invited to attend the awards ceremony and announcement at 6pm, and at 7pm, the cocktail party will be open for other guests to arrive.  Proceeds from this party will benefit Rapid Shelter Columbia.  6pm-7pm (awards recognition). 7pm-9pm cocktail party. (this is a ticketed event with proceeds going to Rapid Shelter Columbia). Participants + their immediate families, Judges, and Sponsors receive tickets at no cost.

About Davis Architecture

Davis Architecture has been in operation in Columbia, SC for 28 years and is opening an office on Edisto Island in October, 2023.  They will host an Open House at the new location following the Edisto Historic Tour on Oct 28, 2023 from 5-7pm.  Servicing commercial and residential projects, Davis Architecture specializes in building relationships with clients and delivering detailed excellence in every job, no matter the size.

About Noma Warehouse 

NoMa Warehouse is a co-work space for artists and exists to provide opportunities for artists to share their passions and creations with our community while also coordinating unique events that bring something fun for everyone! 

About Rapid Shelter Columbia

Rapid Shelter Columbia serves single men and women, 18 years of age and older who are chronically homeless, and is partnering with several provider agencies throughout the Midlands to provide Primary Care, mental health, substance use, and overall physical/mental well-being support.