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A fun, summer family activity, we’re calling for home- or nature-made renditions of the gingerbread White House using materials easily found in your kitchen, backyard, or local craft store.

Send us a photo of your unique creation in one of three categories – baking, nature, and arts & crafts – for a chance to win a holiday-inspired prize basket and be featured on the White House Historical Association’s social media.

How to Enter:

Step 1: Create a gingerbread house in one of these three categories:

  • Baking ingredients, such as:
    • Graham crackers
    • Marshmallows
    • Even a build-your-own gingerbread kit will do!
  • Nature, such as:
    • Sand
    • Sticks
    • Pinecones
  • Arts & crafts, such as:
    • Construction paper
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Popsicle sticks

Step 2: Complete the contest entry form.

(When filling out the form, be sure to choose a category for your entry and upload a photo of your creation.)

Winners will be announced by email on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Contest Entry Form

Contest Inspiration

Browse through our gallery to see how gingerbread houses at the White House have evolved through the years and get some ideas for your own crafty creation!

Click here for more contest inspiration.