For the 16th consecutive year, Northeastern Dining provided students with a much needed respite from studying for their upcoming week of final exams with the Gingerbread House Construction Contest. Over 200 students entered online via nudining.com for the chance to be one of the lucky 60 teams chosen to participate in this year’s contest.
Each year, the completed houses are put on display in Northeastern's Xhibition Kitchen for viewing and voting by the campus community. This was also our sixth year of voting via social media and with over 3,700 total likes and @mentions, online voting was once again a huge success and helped to determine this year's winners.
The giving theme of the holiday season is also an integral part of the contest. The first, second, and third place winners received cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50, respectively and Northeastern Dining made a matching donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national childhood cancer research fundraising movement. The completed gingerbread houses were also taken to Rosie's Place, a Boston-area shelter, to bring holiday cheer to the local community.
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