Having a Gingerbread House competition this December? You may want to use this rubric for the judges. I’m tired of putting my blood, sweat and tears into these houses only to lose with no explanation. (Yes, like nutmeg, I’m bitter about it) Finally we have a solid foundation for our competitors to construct their sweet victory. No more biased judging. Next up: a rubric for those ugly sweaters.
|5 Points||3 Points||1 Point|
|Neatness||House is well built, structurally sound. Frosting is clearly intended to be placed where it is seen. No mess.||House is built, frosting is seen with little to no mess.||House is structurally unstable or mistakenly fallen, messy.|
|Theme||Creative, clear theme that can be recognized without explanation.||Strong theme that can be articulated well.||No sign of a theme.|
|Intent||Any use of non-edible items are completely hidden or used to enhance theme.||Non-edible items are seen and do not enhance the theme.||Non-edible items overshadow the gingerbread house.|
|Taste||House looks appetizing. A variety of tastes are included in the house to appeal to a variety of palates.||House looks appetizing, a small selection of flavors are presented.||House does not look appetizing. House does not look like something worthy of enjoying.|
|Community||Team works and converses well. It is clear that they are building friendships as they build the house.||Team converses as they build the house, minor irritations may be demonstrated throughout the build.||Much like an unstable home, team fails at being unified. Friendships crumble.|