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2017 Edible Book Contest
Gibson Library

Edible Book Contest

Edible Book Contest

Edible Book Contest

Edible Book Contest

Contest Theme: Suspense, Thriller, or Mystery Books
Contest Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Day of Contest Schedule:

Entry Drop Off: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Judging & Photos: 9:30 am - 9:45 am
Public Viewing & Voting: 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Vote Tally: 10:45 am - 11:00 am
Award Ceremony: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wrap-Up | Clean-Up: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Contest Rules
  1. The Henderson Libraries Edible Book Contest is open to book lovers, lovers of crafting, jokesters, and those who appreciate a good cake.
  2. Each edible creation must depict a fictional or non-fictional literary work or character from the Suspense, Thriller, or Mystery genre
  3. All entries must be family friendly.  The library reserves the right to reject any entries which are considered to be inappropriate.
  4. Each food creation must be at least 95% edible.  Edible means:  made of food or foodstuffs.  The base can be no larger than 18 x 18 inches.  The creation will be without refrigeration and on display for 3-4 hours so it must not be made of extremely perishable ingredients.
  5. The creation must be on a disposable base (cardboard, plastic, etc.) and will be discarded at the end of the show if contestant does not pick up their creation by disposal time.  ***Henderson Libraries, its branches, departments, or any member of staff is not liable for any personal items that are brought into the library.***
  6. Complete the official entry form.  The entry form must be received on or before the contest deadline; Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Edible creations will not be accepted until the stated drop-off date and time. 
  7. By entering this contest, the creator of the ‘edible book’ is giving Henderson Libraries (as a whole) permission to photograph and publish information on the creation and its creator on, but not limited to, the library’s website, social media platforms, library publications, and other community publications of the library’s choosing.
  8. Each ‘edible book’ submission should have a physical copy or an image of the book used for the creation to be displayed on the day of the contest.
  9. 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.
  10. Awards will be given in the following categories:  Best of Show Adult Book; Best of Show Young Adult Book; Best of Show Children’s| Juvenile Book; and The People’s Choice.
  11. Due to limited space, an individual or family may submit one ‘edible book’ for this contest.  Creations will be judged as presented for viewing. ***Edible books will not be judged based on photographs in the case of damage prior to drop-off.***
  12. James I. Gibson Library accepts no responsibility for the food safety of edible treat created for this event.  Participants and patrons consume at their own risk.

Entry Form