Here are judges' top picks in each category for the Port of Bellingham's Gingerbread House Contest.
The houses will be displayed on the second floor of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal during the Holiday Port Festival from Friday to Sunday, Dec. 3-5.
The contest is just one part of the Holiday Port Festival, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave.
Youth, 5 and younger
First place: "FIDIFY," by Everly Kiniry
Second place: "The Bear Snores On," by Olivia Brandyberry and Soren Porter
Third place: "Mount Baker," by Geneva Garden Learning Center
Youth, kindergarten through third grade
First: "Candy Cane Castle," by Leigh Hjelmseth
Second: "Wishing for Spring," by Audrey Haley
Third: "The First Snowfall," by Evergreen Christian School
Youth, grades 4 through 8
First: "Worldwide Diversity," by Girl Scout Troop 50008
Second: "Almost Terminal," by Ilana Pechthalt
Third: "Santa's Service Dogs," by Girl Scout Troop 42117
Youth, grades 9 through 12
First: "House of the Rising Sun," by Melanie Henley and William McCarter
Second: "Victorian Cilla," by Caroline Hamilton
Third: "There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe," by Rachel, Mobellina and Christa Roberts
First: "The Evangeline," by the Miller family
Second: "Olympia Capital Building," by the Behee family
Third: "Mishap on Gingerbread Lane," by Emma, Jessa, Doug and Nikie
First: "Chuckanut Dreamin'," by Jim Hildenbrand
Second: "Hansel and Gretel," by Christine Greenlaw and Brittany Rathburn
Third: "Gingerbread in Columbia," by Erika Flint
First: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," by Llew Hollingsworth
Second: "Holiday Cottage," by Highland Care Center residents
Businesses and nonprofits
First: "Lettered Streets Coffeehouse," by Anna, Dean and Becky Caldwell
Second: "Under the Sea," by St. Francis Intergenerational
Third: "Bellingham Travel," by staff and friends of Bellingham Travel
SOURCE: PORT OF BELLINGHAM.