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2021 Edible Book Contest: Home

Learn everything you need to know about entering the 2021 Edible Book Contest.
An edible book is a creative food project that draws its inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, create a pun around a title, or they might refer to an aspect of a story or a character. Out-of-the-box thinking is highly encouraged. Check out the examples in the gallery and the ones shown below.

Entry Rules

How to participate:

Create a work made out of edible materials that’s inspired by a book (or other literary work) in content or shape. Puns on titles are highly encouraged. 

Individual and group entries are encouraged. Teams can be no more than two people.

Entries must be composed primarily of edible materials (75% or more). Toothpicks and minimal use of food wrappers are allowed. Food not in edible form, such as dry rice or orange peels, may also be used.

While your entry must be composed of edible materials, it does not have to actually be appetizing! Entries will not be judged on taste.

Additional guidelines and information:

Submit at least two photos of your edible book entry by midnight on Monday, April 19. 

  • One photo must be of you with your edible book entry.
  • Submit one or more photos of your entry without you.

A panel of judges will pick first and second place winners in the following categories

  • Most Creative Use of Ingredients
  • Best Pun/Play on Words
  • Best Depiction of a Book or a Character from a Book.

Check back on the library page on April 22 and April 23 to vote for the People's Choice.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

 

Registration

Edible Book Contest Registration Form 2021

Please complete this Edible Book Contest Online Registration Form and send photos by midnight on Monday, April 19.

 

Prizes

A panel of judges will pick first and second place winners in the following categories:

  • Most Creative Use of Ingredients

  • Best Pun/Play on Words

  • Best Depiction of a Book or a Character from a Book

Additionally, there will be  a People's Choice Winner.

First Place Prize in each category is $25.00 HT Gift Card

Second Place Prize in each category is an item from the Bookstore. 

 

Sample Ideas

Farewell to Arms

Check out the different ideas for making an edible book. 

Cinderella

If you give a mouse a cookie

Make Way for Ducklings

The Life of Pi

Contact Information

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Jean Moats
Contact:
jean.moats@jwu.edu

Charlotte Library

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