At my school, the teachers all donate a ready made gingerbread house and it stays on display for 2 weeks in the school. Students and parents can donate money to obtain a ticket and place it in the paper bag of the gingerbread house that they want to win. Each gingerbread house has its own bag and will draw for the winner once the contest is over. All monies donated will be given to a local charity. Its so much fun and the students LOVE it!