Search:  Catalog  Site

Edible Books Contest 2017: Books - Food - Fun

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Where: Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave., SE, Carmel, Program Room

Schedule:

  • 1 - 2pm: Participants arrive with their edible entries
  • 2 - 3pm : Public viewing and judging
  • 3 - 3:30 pm: Awarding of prizes
Guidelines:
  • Individuals or families may submit an entry in the contest.
  • Entries must be entirely edible (cake, bread, crackers, Jell-o, fruit, vegetables, candy, etc.) & must sit out for 3 hours without melting. Toothpicks to hold pieces together, sticks for cake pops and paper wrappers for cupcakes etc. are permissible. Candies used as decorative elements are also acceptable.We will not be serving the cakes this year. Please be prepared to take your entry home with you.
  • Dimensions of entry must be no more than 16" by 24".
  • The entry must be related to books in some way (see ideas below).
Ideas:
  • Can look like a book in form and shape
  • Be inspired by a book or author
  • Reproduce a book cover
  • Celebrate a book character
  • Tie-in to our librarywide theme with an entry inspired by a book about science or technology
  • It doesn't need to be a cake-anything edible goes!
Judging:
  • Judging will be based on visual criteria - best representation of book, artistic elements, humorous portrayal of book (pun) as well as most creative ingredient.
Awards:
  • Best Science- or Technology-Themed Entry
  • Most Creative Ingredient
  • Most Artistic - Adult, Youth, Family.
  • Best Representation of Book - Adult, Youth, Family
  • People's Choice - Most Creative Ingredient, Best Overall (Peoples' Choice awards voted by the public)
Prizes: Each winner will receive a gift card

Judges: TBA

Registration: Entry is closed. Thanks for your interest!

Questions? Contact Kristin Stickney at 814-3958


What We're Reading

The Forgotten Room
Kate White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig

This co-authored novel seamlessly alternates the time periods and stories of three women connected by a family secret and a New York City mansion. Kate Schuyler works as a doctor in an old mansion converted to a hospital for World War II soldiers. When a wounded soldier begs the staff to save his infected leg from amputation, Kate volunteers to take the extra work of trying to heal it despite her heavy schedule. As she looks for family contact information in his belongings, she comes upon a wrapped portrait of a young woman.