Building the Best NJIT: Gingerbread Competition

Home Campus Life Building the Best NJIT: Gingerbread Competition

Stephen Chan

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.

3rd place: Bryan Is A Nice Guy, Group 3: won $100 cash prize for interesting house design with a car.

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.

About The Author

Stephen Chan

Executive Editor of the NJIT Vector. A computer engineering student that loves writing, I took it to the newspaper.

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