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Celebrate Frederick: Compete in the Scents and Sweets Competition

The Holidays The Holidays

Compete in the Scents and Sweets Competition

The Annual Scents & Sweets Competition will be held in the gymnasium at the William R. Talley Recreation Center on Thursday, November 30, 5:30 PM!

Both amateurs and professionals alike are invited to participate in this annual event showcasing the holiday season through sight and smell. All Gingerbread and Wreath entries should reflect the general mood of “The Holidays”.


2017 Awards and Recognition

Cash prizes in the following categories will be awarded at the close of the competition. In addition, all participants in the Child (8-12) and Child Group Category will receive a participation ribbon.

First Place  Second Place People’s Choice 
NEW CATEGORY – Wreaths!
Amateur $200 $100 $25
Professional $300 $100 $25
Gingerbread
Amateur $300 $100 $25
Professional $500 $100 $25
Teen (Ages 13-18) $75 $50 $25
Child (Ages 8-12) Prize TBD Prize TBD Prize TBD
Child Group $100 $50 Prize TBD

2017 Registration Process

All registrations must be postmarked by or turned in no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017. Registrations can be downloaded above or requested by calling 301-600-2844 or emailing jmartin@cityoffrederick.com.

Applications will be accepted:

In Person – The Office of Special Events, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701. We are located at the Talley Recreation Center in Baker Park.

Via Mail – Mail to The Office of Special Events, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701, ATTN: Scents & Sweets

Via Email – Jen Martin at jmartin@cityoffrederick.com

2017 Contact Information

If you have any questions about the competition, please do not hesitate to contact Donald Harver at dharver@gmail.com or Jen Martin at the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2844 or jmartin@cityoffrederick.com