This will be the third year of this contest at the library. The first year I did this I had 24 houses submitted. The last year there were a few less, but more groups involved and extremely detailed structures. This is a super easy program, that the whole community can get involved in. This year a local coffee shop is donating the prizes. I give out prizes to every age category and the group category. We have a big display window in the front of our library so I make a winter gingerbread village in there and number the houses so people can come in the library and vote. People really get into this program and of course we put out a display of all our gingerbread constructing books!