GA Festival of Trees


Thank you for your interest in participating in the first annual Christmas Brick Challenge!

You will be creating Christmas magic for thousands of Atlanta families.

Your creation will impact the community, promise lots of fun, and help us bring awareness to organizations working to end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of youth and women right here in Georgia.

Important Dates:

2nd Annual Georgia Festival of Trees
November 19 – 27, 2022
(Closed November 23-24 for Thanksgiving)

Reservation Deadline

Monday November 21, 2022

  • The online form below will need to be completed by the deadline.
GA Festival of Trees
GA Festival of Trees
GA Festival of Trees
GA Festival of Trees
GA Festival of Trees

Brick Challenge Rules and  Guidelines

  1. All creations must have a Christmas or winter theme.
  2. Use your own LEGO, DUPLO, Mega Bloks or other LEGO compatible plastic bricks.
  3. Entries must be of your own creation, Lego design kits are not allowed! Kits will be disqualified. Elements from kits may be used in original designs. 
  4. Your creation must be on a base no bigger than 18 by 18 inches. The base can be wood, cardboard, a LEGO or compatible flat base, etc. and can be decorated to fit with your project. The base should allow the Lego creation to be handled and moved throughout the competition as needed.
  5. Your completed project may be no taller than 3 feet tall.
  6. Lego creations must be able to stand on their own.
  7. Only one entry per participant or team. 
  8. Completed projects must be delivered to the Georgia Festival of Trees venue (Georgia World Congress Center – 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta) by 5pm on Monday, November 21st in order to be judged. (Entries can also be dropped off on Thursday, November 17th or Friday, November 18th during Designer Drop Off Hours).
  9. All entries must be picked up on Monday, November 28, 2022. Entries not picked up by this designated date & time will be dismantled and considered a donation to the Georgia Festival of Tree’s LEGO collection.

Judging Guidelines

Judging Categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Most Creative
  • Peoples’ Choice!

Judging Classes:

  • Large Trees
  • Small Trees
  • Wreathes
  • Gingerbread Scenes

Judging Procedures:

  • Georgia Festival of Trees invites influential community members to volunteer their time and work together to name the 2022 Festival winners in categories Best in Show and Most Creative. While judging, judges will only be privy to the tree, wreath, and gingerbread scene name.
  • Each winner will have a ribbon displayed on their custom tree/wreath/gingerbread creation sign during the festival.
  • Winners will receive their ribbon after the festival on November 27th.
  • The Best in Show and Most Creative winners will be announced Friday, November 18th at the Festival Preview Party, on social media, and the Georgia Festival of Trees website.
  • A Festival of Trees admission ticket includes one vote per entry in the People’s Choice category. Love a tree or wreath? Buy more votes!
  • The People’s Choice winners in each judging class will be announced the morning of Saturday, November 26th, on social media and the Georgia Festival of Trees website. Winners will receive their ribbon after the festival ends on November 27th – and bragging rights for next year!