Our 3rd annual Incredible Book Challenge is a light-hearted celebration
of books, artistry and wit. Imagine Food Network’s Cupcake Wars meets
The New York Times Best Sellers List – at your library!
Take the Challenge
Individuals, families and community groups are encouraged to create an edible entry.
The public will be invited to view and vote on the creations, witness a delicious demonstration, mingle with other bookish types and enjoy tasty samples from the professional entries.
As an Incredible Edible Book Challenger, you’ll be competing for fun prizes sponsored by the Friends of HPL [- and for the possibility of winning a whole year’s worth of bragging rights!]
A panel of judges will evaluate the creativity, overal appearance and use of edible materials to award prizes in the following categories:
• Best in Show
• Best Entry by an Individual
• Best Entry by a Family
• Best Entry by a Group
In addition, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite entry
in each of the following categories:
• People’s Choice “Best Looking”
• People’s Choice “Most Pun-derful”
• People’s Choice Best Professional Entry
Download an entry form (pdf) or pick one up at the Information Desk.
Entry forms must arrive at the library by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Are you a professional?
We've got a special spot for you! Learn more.
Entries must be brought to the library’s Program Room between 1-1:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Challengers are responsible for the removal of their edible book after the awards ceremony. (We will not be tasting or serving the entries at our event.)
We can’t wait to see your creations – have fun and good luck!
Edible Book Inspiration
Challengers use only edible materials to create an entry that is somehow related to any book title of their choice. It may look like a book, be inspired by a book or be a pun on a book title, ie. “20,000 Leeks Under the Sea” or “Quiche of the Spider Woman”. Entries may be elaborate, iced confections or they may be created from common vegetables – but they must be edible.
A picture speaks a thousand words:
2012 Incredible Edible Book Challenge
University Library - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Seattle Edible Books Festival
Duke University Libraries