Abigail Doan

Bake For A Change: Contest Winners Announced!

by , 02/09/08

Bake For A Change Terry University of British Columbia sustainable gingerbread house design competition winners flickr

Our good green friends at Terry, a sustainability project in Vancouver have finally announced the winners of their Bake For A Change sustainable gingerbread house contest! The competition was meant to promote thinking on sustainability (rather than pit the best architects and designers in gingerbread land against each other), so the submissions were judged primarily on the clever incorporation of sustainable design elements with a sprinkling of visionary confection. It took over five weeks for Terry‘s esteemed panel of judges to decide upon the winners of their inaugural Bake For A Change contest. Which leads us to ask, were they judging their gingerbread and eating it, too? See the winning entries >>>


The entries were a delectable assortment of possibilities for savvy eco-home design not to mention culinary innovation. According to Terry‘s website, the competition judging was rather exhaustive (lots of flavorful entries and sustainable humor!) with a determining factor being the personal preference of four judges currently immersed in the field of sustainability:

John Robinson – Professor in the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Charlene Easton – Director of the UBC Sustainability Office
Alison Aloisio – Sustainable buildings adviser, UBC Sustainability Office
Ray Cole – Professor & Director of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Without further adieu, the Bake For A Change winners are:

First Prize:

Maria Hawton-Mead and Gavin Harper
Bake For A Change, Terry University of British Columbia, sustainable gingerbread house design competition, sustainable gingerbread house winners, sustainable gingerbread house, green gingerbread house, flickr


Second Prize (a four-way tie, in no particular order):

Amy Cook and Jen Adams
Bake For A Change, Terry University of British Columbia, sustainable gingerbread house design competition, sustainable gingerbread house winners, sustainable gingerbread house, green gingerbread house, flickr

Angie Weddell
Bake For A Change, Terry University of British Columbia, sustainable gingerbread house design competition, sustainable gingerbread house winners, sustainable gingerbread house, green gingerbread house, flickr

Cristina Perdomo
Bake For A Change, Terry University of British Columbia, sustainable gingerbread house design competition, sustainable gingerbread house winners, sustainable gingerbread house, green gingerbread house, flickr

Sara Mulhauser and Karen Mulhauser
Bake For A Change, Terry University of British Columbia, sustainable gingerbread house design competition, sustainable gingerbread house winners, sustainable gingerbread house, green gingerbread house, flickr

All five winners will be receiving thoroughly fashionable Bake For A Change T-shirts!

Given the immense support for the contest, Terry has decided to make Bake For A Change an annual event. Check their website next November for details on how you, too, can participate and up the ante for next year’s competition.

+ Terry, UBC’s Sustainability Project
+ Bake For A Change
+ Bake For A Change, flickr pool
+ Inhabitat’s previous coverage of Bake For A Change

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  1. oakling February 12, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Mmmm – chocolate solar panels, my favorite!

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