The art of building gingerbread houses is showcased at NJIT, once every year, at the Gingerbread competition hosted during the week of winter. At the event, contestants compete for the $500 cash prize.
To win, all groups must build a gingerbread structure that best displays NJIT pride. Pride can be expressed in a variety of ways, from a billboard featuring NJIT to a scale model of a campus building. Last year’s winning team constructed a partial model of the campus center, of the side facing the clock.
The two hour long event featured some of the most creative designs to date; not all of the structures were even buildings. Students built a variety of different structures that they felt best exclaimed NJIT pride.
One of the competing teams created a gingerbread laptop with a parody of Moodle on the screen, written with frosting. Another group built a small city that had several tall gingerbread buildings and a park of gummies. The city featured one skyscraper taller than the rest proudly displaying NJIT’s logo.
At the end of the event, the 5 best structures won cash prizes.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 NJIT Gingerbread Competition.
1st place: Sassters, Group 6: won $500 cash prize for an elaborate model of the Eberhardt building.
2nd place: Team Coleslan, Group 9: won $300 cash prize for scale model of NJIT-Michigan basketball game.
4th place: X-Club’s Best, Group 4: won $50 cash prize for scale model of the Honor’s Dorm and Greek houses.
5th place: Delta Phi Epsilon, Group 1: won $25 cash prize for constructing a model of Eberhardt
The completed models were all built and are still currently featured in the university sky bridge connecting Fenster and the Campus Center.