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Edible Books 2018

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Registration Form

Edible Books Contest Information

Join in the festivities and help us Celebrate National Library Week
on Wednesday April 11, 2018 with the Edible Books Contest.

Registration is now open - submit your own entry! Simply fill out the registration form and send via email or drop it off at the Library. ** DEADLINE to submit an entry form is Monday 4/09/18 **

Prizes awarded:

  • Best in Show* ($50)
  • Most Creative/Best Visual Presentation ($25)
  •  Most Likely to Be Eaten ($25))
  • Funniest/Punniest ( $25)
  • Most Literary ( $25)
  • People's Choice Award ( $25)

Express your creativity and love of books by joining in a celebration of art, literature and imagination. Celebrating its THIRTEENTH  year at the Albright Library, the contest is part of our National Library Week celebration and takes place at the Library on April 11, 2018.


Potential contestants should plan to browse the shelves of the Gingrich Library or their own private collections for  inspiration, and then locate the edible supplies they need to sculpt or build an artful rendering of a favorite book title, literary character, or book-related play on words. All entries must be predominantly edible (but we won't eat your work) and able to stand for the three hours that encompass the judging and display period.  Entries can be whimsical, artistic, or just be a cute pun on the book title. Both campus groups and individuals can enter. 

Judging is based on originality, unusual use of food, adherence to the book theme, play on words, creativity and appealing design Judges come from the Art Department, the English Department and the Library. You do not have to be an expert artist to win. Remember this is FUN! 

All entries must be submitted by 11 am. Entries will be on display in the Gingrich Library (main floor)with prizes being awarded for entries at 3 pm.

*Please note that ONLY STUDENT ENTRIES are eligible for first place prize.