The exhibit hall is packed with several hundred people of all ages and the scent of gingerbread fills the air. Head of exhibitions and learning at the museum, Karin Åberg Waern, handed out the awards with help from singer and TV personality Amy Diamond.
Winner of the top all around, as well as audience choice, prize was Louise Thornell. She was awarded the prize for both creative use of materials and striking appearance.
Teenager Matilda and her sister Hedvig both competed. Hedvig won an honorable mention in the under 12 section and Matilda won honorable mention in the all around section. Matilda says that she was inspired by the theme to traditional housing with new ways of thinking.
The gingerbread houses remain on view at the Architecture and Design Museum through 10 January.