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Learn everything you need to know about entering the 2023 Edible Book Contest.

What is an Edible Book?

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 three 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.


Edible Book Contest Registration Form 2023

Please complete this Edible Book Contest Registration Form by Tuesday, April 18 at 11:59 p.m.


Register here 

Edible Book Contest

Registration is now open for the 2023 Edible Book Contest!

Open to all students, faculty and staff, at all skill levels. Entries may be individual or collaborative. Register solo or as part of a group of up-to-three members! 

Prizes will be awarded!

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, April 18— Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. *Deadline extended

Tuesday, April 18 — Wednesday, April 19— Drop off your entry at the library. Entries are due by 11 a.m. on April 19.


Vote in-person for the People's Choice Award until 6 p.m., April 20.


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

  • Best Book Tie-In 

  • Most Creative Use of Materials

  • Funniest (or "Punniest") Interpretation

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

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

Second Place Prize in each category is JWU swag. 


Gallery of Ideas

Farewell to Arms

Check out the different ideas for making an edible book. 


If you give a mouse a cookie

Make Way for Ducklings

The Life of Pi

Contact Information

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