Edible Book Contest
Create a piece of edible art based on a book and
come help us celebrate our 100th Birthday!
Saturday, April 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Judging begins at 2:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
Prizes will be issued for the best entries in each of the divisions:
- Best Children's Book
- Best Fiction Book
- Best Non-Fiction Book
- People's Choice (voted by the public)
- Children (ages 5-12) - some adult assistance is permitted
- Teen (ages 13-17) - must be completed by teen
- Adult (18+)
Read the complete rules and regulations.
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Contest Rules and Regulations
- Each edible creation must depict a fictional or non-fictional literary work or literary character.
- Each food creation must be at least 95% edible. Edible means made of food or foodstuffs. The base can be no larger than 18x24 inches. The creation will be without refrigeration and on display so it must not be made of extremely perishable ingredients. Complete the official entry form available at ACCL or available on the library's web site.
- The form must be received by Monday, April 8, 2013. By entering this contest, the creator of the edible book is giving the library permission to photograph and publish information on the creation and its creator on the library's web site, in library publications such as the newsletter, and other community publications of the library's choosing such as the local newspapers as well as promotional materials by co-sponsoring organizations.
- Edible Book Entries should be delivered to Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens between 11:30 AM and 1PM, Saturday, April 13. They must be picked up after the awards program on Saturday. Any entries not picked up by 4:00 PM will be disposed of.
- An individual may enter only one category.
- Each entry will be judged on the following criteria: (a) Originality and Creativity; (b) Skill and Construction; (c) Visual Appeal; and (d) tie-In with the Literary Work being depicted. Judging will be determined by the panel of judges, except for the People's Choice, which will be determined by the number of votes a work receives from those viewing it. All decisions will be final.
- Prizes will be given for each age division in the following categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, and Children's Title. Prizes will be given for the first and second place finishers in each category. In the case of a tie, a decision will be made by a random drawing.
- All entries must be family friendly. The library reserves the right to reject any entries which are considered to be inappropriate.
Take a look at some contests held by other libraries and other inspiring edible art.
- International Edible Book Festival
- 2009 Edible Books Contest, Northwest Library, Columbus, OH
- Edible Books Contest, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
- Edible Books Contest, Library Thing
- Incredible, Edible Book Challenge, Hedberg Pulic Library, Janesville, WS
- Edible Book Contest, Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH
The following links are examples of professional cakes based on book themes: