cm_gingerbread2Cape Rey Carlsbad’s 2nd Annual Holiday Gingerbread House Contest made the recent holiday season a bit sweeter for local Carlsbad schools Calavera Hills Elementary (CHE) and Hope Elementary. Taking top honors, CHE was awarded $350 in prize money from the resort, and Hope took home $150. In addition to the prize for the school, the teacher in charge of the winning gingerbread house was awarded a gift certificate for an overnight stay and breakfast for two. Twelve schools submitted original gingerbread house creations for the contest, which were displayed in the hotel lobby for public voting both online and in person. The resort provided schools with a $50 stipend to purchase supplies for their house. CHE students created a three-story, marshmallow-covered schoolhouse with windows that lit up and the school’s signature coyote mascot above the door. Entry forms for the 2016 school Gingerbread House Contest will be available in late October. Interested schools can email or call 760-683-5461.