The registration deadline to enter a contest that will allow your sweet tooth and creativity to collaborate is approaching fast.


The Literary Structures Gingerbread Contest will be held Dec. 6 through Dec. 8 at the Aiken County Historical Museum and the Aiken Center for the Arts, but those interested in participating must register by Nov. 19.


A literary structure is architecture that is connected to literature such as a novel, poetry or any kind of story.


Categories include best in show, best depiction of a literary structure, most creative or original and most traditional.


Elliott Levy, executive director of the museum, said he remembers the entries from last year and they were awe-inducing.


“I've seen some before (gingerbread houses) but these were outrageous,” Levy said. “These were works of art.”


Levy said the contest is just another way to show the vast artistic ability of Aiken County residents.


“There's a great level of creativity and talent in this community,” Levy said.


Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum and the Aiken Center for the Arts are sponsoring the event in conjunction with the Gingerbread Barns at The Willcox, according to a press release.


Entry forms can be found at the Aiken County Historical Museum and the Aiken Center for the Arts.


The registration from for the contest is available at www.aikencountyhistoricalmuseum.org. The entry fee is $10.


All entries must be dropped off at the museum or the Aiken Center for the Artsno later than Dec. 5. The museum is located at 433 Newberry St. S.W., and the Aiken Center for the Arts is located at 122 Laurens St.


For more information, call the museum at 642-2015.


Editor's note: This version of this story has been updated to add both locations at which Gingerbread House entries can be dropped off.