|Get me out of the nook - publish the post already!|
Stacia and Nolan served as team captains again this year. Each team was provided the same gingerbread kit, spatulas, bowls, spoons, and $20 to shop for anything else they may want. We did not provide challenge items this year - as each team had built-in toddler challenges.
|Bella's 3rd competition|
|Gideon's 2nd competition|
|Members began taking turns entertaining toddlers|
|Benny's 2nd competition|
To keep everything scrupulously unbiased, we will no longer designate "Girls Team" and "Boys Team" until after a winner is declared. Entries are presented in alphabetical order.
Team A presents "An Iditarod Checkpoint"
Enjoy this Alaska winter landscape, captured in this scene from the Iditarod. Great attention was given to detail, from the rolling terrain, to the trees, to the mountains towering in the distance, to the river flowing through the scene, and the Northern Lights illuminating the way for the mushers. This submission captures the greatest race in the world with maximum clarity.
|Do you see the wildlife challenge to our musher?|
|Sled (by trees) with dog team - at Aid station|
|Mountains, snow, Northern Lights, rivers, sleds.....|
Team B presents "Wibbly Wobbly Acres - A family oasis in Alaska"
We made a charming farm nestled in the Alaskan woods. Some of its highlights include a delightful garden, green fields with horses grazing, and a sweet lil red barn complete with a barnyard. The numerous tiny details are sure to delight as they draw you further into this peaceful oasis.
|Harvesting hay and horse pasture|
|Working in the garden - minus the moose!|
|Bunnies and pasture in the foreground, barn, chicken, garden in the back|
|Chicken coop and hay bales|
Go vote now. Voting will end at 9 p.m. on Friday the 5th of April.
Past year's competitions and winners:
2013 Competition - Men won with their Town square complete with a clock tower.
2014 Competition - Women won with their sweet Chapel; Men's Night Before Christmas disqualified them according to judge Michael.
2015 Competition - Women won with Mad Hatter's Tea Party over the Men's rendition of Santa's Village.
2016 Competition - Women won with their "Portrait of 2016."
2017 Competition - Men won with "An Alaskan Getaway," over the women's offering of "Snowman's Lodge."