The Utah Opera Guild will sponsor a Gingerbread Man cookie contest, in conjunction with performances of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and "Hansel and Gretel." Chefs from local hotels and restaurants have been invited to make and decorate a gingerbread cookie of any size and submit it by Thursday, Dec. 6, for judging.

All entries will be displayed in the lobby of the Capitol Theatre during performances on Friday and Saturday. Entries will be judged at 6 p.m. on Friday, and first-, second- and third-place winners will receive medallions.An informal children's Gingerbread Man contest will be held at the same time, and winners of that contest will receive free tickets to the gingerbread parties being held on stage after each performance. For information, call 524-8379.