Royal New Zealand Ballet Hansel & Gretel – win tickets with the Gingerbread House Family Challenge

Winners

The winners of the Gingerbread House Family Challenge have been announced. Congratulations to our Overall Winners who will receive a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal - Ruadhan, Liam, and Rawiri (ages 6, 10, 10 years). See photos of their winning entry. Find out more about the magical Royal New Zealand Ballet stage production of Hansel and Gretel.

Judges' comments

“We felt that this entry was truly inspired by the story of Hansel and Gretel. The attention to detail both inside and out was incredible! We loved the addition of the inside fireplace, skulls and other decorations. Well done – a fantastic creation!”

This was an extraordinarily difficult task to judge. All entries were outstanding, and we thank you all for sending through such special creations. Because of the high calibre of entries, we will be awarding a few special additional prizes. We haven’t quite decided what the prizes will be – but we would love to be able to give some well deserved credit to these following entries.

Congratulations to you all.

Highly Commended Entries

  • Melissa and Jess (9 years)
  • Sophie and Emily (11, 45 years)
  • Saffron and Heidi (8, 42 years)

Top Baker Award

  • Judah and Maggie (7, 65 years)

Salt Dough Superstar

  • Lucas A-B (5 years)

Photos

View photos of the Gingerbread houses on Flickr.

Bookmark competition

Congratulations to David the lucky winner of the RNZB bookmark competition. David has won a double pass to the Hansel and Gretel Ballet at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

More about the Gingerbread House competition

Be in to WIN a family pass to see the magical Royal New Zealand Ballet stage production of Hansel and Gretel! The prize is a ticket for two adults and two children to attend The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November, 1.30pm at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Get your hands dirty with flour and water, paint and glue! MAKE or BAKE a gingerbread house, inspired by the story of Hansel & Gretel. Work together with your friends or family on this fun and creative challenge – just in time for the school holidays!

Be as creative or elaborate as you wish – walls made of play dough, edible windows, a roof made from cotton wool! Bake it in the oven, or use your favourite art supplies such as marker pens or crayons.

Check out our website for details of free drop-in craft sessions running at some of our libraries.

Competition is open to all ages and group entries are encouraged! Entries open Monday 17 September and close Sunday 27 October 2019.

Pick up an entry form from any library or download the entry form [439KB PDF]. Attach this completed entry form to your creation and drop off at any one of our Christchurch City Libraries. If your entry is edible, please take photographs from each angle and submit these instead.

 

Conditions of entry

  • Competition is open from Monday 16 September to 5pm Sunday 27 October 2019.
  • Entries must be returned to any one of the Christchurch City Libraries by 5pm on Sunday 27 October 2019.
  • Winners will be announced on the Christchurch City Libraries Facebook page, and website.
  • Prize allocation is at the discretion of the Christchurch City Council. All decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must have all correct contact details completed on the entry form.
  • Prize is for 2 adults and 2 children to attend Hansel & Gretel on Saturday 23 November, 1.30pm at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
  • Pick up an entry form from any library or download the entry form [439KB PDF]. Attach this completed entry form to your creation and drop off at any one of our Christchurch City Libraries. If your entry is edible, please take photographs from each angle and submit these instead.
  • Entries will become property of the Christchurch City Libraries. Alternatively, if you would like your entry returned, please note this on your entry form, or email us at libraryevents@ccc.govt.nz and we will sort out pick up details following the close of the competition.

Hansel & Gretel Bookmark Competition Conditions of entry

  • Competition is open from Monday 16 September to 5pm Sunday 27 October 2019.
  • Email entries must be received by 5pm Sunday 27 October 2019 to be eligible for entry.
  • Winners will be announced on the Christchurch City Libraries Facebook page, and website.
  • Prize allocation is at the discretion of the Christchurch City Council. All decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must have ‘RNZB Competition’ as subject line, and have the correct answer included to the question on the bookmark to be eligible for entry.
  • Prize is two premium seats to the show on Saturday 23 Nov 2019 at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
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