For Immediate Release – November 2, 2017
National Museum of Industrial History announces inaugural Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge presented by G.C. Zarnas & Co, Inc.
The National Museum of Industrial History is hosting its first ever Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge this holiday season. NMIH is challenging entrants of all ages to get into the holiday spirit and exercise their creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills as they design their tasty constructions!
Participants will be able to enter in four age categories: Elementary, Middle, and High School and Adult. All entries are due to NMIH on either November 19th or November 21st. All dates and rules including allowable construction materials, size requirements, and entry forms are available on NMIH’s website at http://nmih.org/gingerbread. The museum will host an awards ceremony for participants, their families and the general public on Friday, December 1st from 5pm to 7pm. Each age category will have two winners, for Best Design and Most Creative, and will win prizes from the museum.
This contest was made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor G.C. Zarnas & Co. Inc. and program sponsor Keystone Consulting Engineers.
“We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Gingerbread Bridges and Skyscrapers Challenge. Through this challenge, students of all ages can have fun and learn more about building and construction. We also hope that older students will be inspired to enter the field of engineering, as well as building and related crafts such as specialty coatings and painting. There are so many great opportunities in the trades for career growth and advancement,” says Stephen C. Zarnas, President, G.C. Zarnas & Co. Inc., Industrial and Commercial Specialty Services.
G.C. Zarnas was one of the contractors that helped to restore the structure that now is home to the National Museum of Industrial History.
About the National Museum of Industrial History
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.