“Uptown For the Holidays” Gingerbread Competition Open for Entries

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The second annual “Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread House Display and Competition” is now open for entries at

Due to generous donations from the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, prize money has increased to a total of $2000 in seven different categories.

Two grand prizes of $500 each will be awarded in addition to five first prizes of $200 awarded in other categories.

The grand prizes will be awarded to the best replicas of an Athens city or county building, landmark or historical site, either by a professional or group of professionals, or by individuals or non-professional groups.

The entry deadline is Nov. 1 with entries to be delivered on Dec. 1 to the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, 65 North Court Street, where they will be on display until Dec. 6. From Dec. 7 to Jan. 2, entries will be on display in windows along Court Street.

Complete information, contest rules and entry forms are available at Email questions to