Norway House Gingerbread People’s Choice Winners Announced - Pioneer Press

By Nancy Ngo | Pioneer Press
Minneapolis | January 11, 2018

Mosque. Photographed Nov. 21, 2017. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Mosque. Photographed Nov. 21, 2017. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Congrats to the People’s Choice winners of Norway House’s 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland contest:

Adult winner: Mosque, by Collette Bartkowski of Edina (right)

Children’s winner: Minnesota State Fair’s Giant Slide, by Margot Taylor, age 5, with help from Kirsten Taylor and Stephanie Weir of Minneapolis (above)

The winners were announced after visitors voted throughout November and December for their favorites among the nearly 75 entries.

Outside of the People’s Choice winners, a judging panel selected winners in seven other categories, such as Best of St. Paul, Best of the Northwoods and Best in Show, at the beginning of the holiday season. Those results and photos of those seven gingerbread creations, can be seen here.


Nancy Ngo

Nancy Ngo is a Minnesota native who grew up reading the Pioneer Press, so it’s fitting that she would one day work for them. She is a three-time Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award winner. Before covering food and lifestyle, she has previously covered government and public safety. She has served on boards including the Asian American Journalists Association and The University of Minnesota’s The School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Society Board.