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Edible Books Contest- CANCELLED

When Mar 23, 2012 11:00 AM to
Apr 12, 2012 07:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Each April bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world gather to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture. Contest participants create an "edible book," which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, tablet, etc). Entries are exhibited, photographed, judged, and then EATEN! 


Celebrate National Library Week 2012 at Decorah Public Library by entering an edible book contest scheduled for Thursday April 12. Anyone interested in participating in the contest should read contest guidelines and return a completed registration form to the library by Monday April 9. Guidelines and registration forms are available at online and at the front desk of the library. The contest is open to all amateur bakers, cooks, and decorators (professionals may also submit an entry but will not be considered for prizes). The public is invited to come and view contest entries, vote for the People’s Choice Award, and eat the entries after awards are presented.


Each contest entry must depict a fictional or non-fictional literary work or character and must be at least 95% edible (i.e. made of food). Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:  (a) originality and creativity; (b) visual appeal; and (c) tie-in with the literary work being depicted. Awards will be offered in three categories: Judges’ Choice Award- Adults (for creators 16 and up), Judges’ Choice Award- Young Adults (creators under 16), and People’s Choice Award (all ages). The winner in each category will receive a $10 prize.


Entries must be dropped off at Decorah Public Library’s lower level public meeting room Thursday April 12, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Public viewing and judging will take place 3-6 p.m. At 6:15 p.m. awards will be presented and all contest entries eaten!


Edible Art of Gardening Edible Dr. Seuss Edible Dragonsong Edible Hunger Games Edible Caterpillar