20th Annual Gingerbread Competition Announces People's Choice Award Voting Results

20th Annual Gingerbread Competition Announces People’s Choice Award Voting Results

PITTSBURGH-- The City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events is pleased to announce this year’s People’s Choice Award winner after receiving thousands of votes. 

For their entry “UP on the Housetop” in the 20th Annual Gingerbread Display and Competition, Blackhawk High School received the most votes and is the 2022 People’s Choice Award Winner. Blackhawk’s entry combined the charm of the Pixar feature film “UP” and the holiday spirit of the gingerbread contest and caught the attention of many visitors to the in-person display and online gallery. Their entry also collected a first-place ribbon in the High School (Grade 9-12) category in this year’s competition.

All of this year’s entries, including the People’s Choice Award Winner and special 20th Anniversary feature pieces by local culinary artists, remain on display through January 6th, 2023 at the historic City-County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh. Visitors are able to view the display on weekdays from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, and on weekends from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Those unable to attend in person can visit to view the online gallery.

The Gingerbread House Display and Competition began in 2002 when Downtown Pittsburgh hotels hosted the event to benefit the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund, and since has attracted thousands of entries and visitors to PPG Place before moving to the City-County Building in 2019. Following virtual and hybrid competitions in 2020 and 2021, The Office of Special Events is pleased to return to a full in-person display for all of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area to enjoy through the holiday season.

The 2022 Gingerbread House Display and Competition is presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events in media partnership with KDKA Radio, 100.7 Star, Y108, WAMO 107.3, and 93.7 The Fan.

For more information on this event, please email or by calling 412-255-2493.

A photo of the winning entry.




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Maria Montano
Communications Director
Mayor's Office