The 2019 Rehoboth Beach Gingerbread Contest slated for Saturday, November 30, is now seeking amateur and professional entries. The contest, held at Epworth UM Church in Rehoboth is a fundraiser for Christmas Joy, a local ministry that helps families at Christmas and provides other year-round support.

The contest, in its third year, challenges entrants to build an original structure, or a replica, made entirely of edible components. Structures are not limited to buildings. Creativity and originality are part of the judging criteria and are strongly encouraged. Other judging criteria include overall appearance, technical skill (in the professional division), and consistency of theme.

First-place awards in each category will be given in memory of Daria Horn. Horn was a local restaurateur and baker, known as The Cake Lady to many. An early sponsor and advisor to the Gingerbread Contest, Horn passed away in January 2019.

Entry forms and contest rules are available on the website,

Sponsors of the 2019 Gingerbread Contest include Presenting Sponsor, Accent on Travel, Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Cape Gazette, Radio Rehoboth, and Snyder’s Candy.