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2017 Edible Book Festival


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All submissions will be eligible for the People’s Choice and Dean’s Choice awards. Each award will have a winner and a runner-up.

Celebrate National Library Week with us at the seventh annual Edible Book Festival, being held on Monday, April 10, from 4-5 p.m. in the West Reading Room (to the west of the north entrance) of Booth Library. Public voting start at 4:00pm with the winners announced at 5:00.

This free event features art pieces made out of food that reflect books or book themes. There are a number of categories for "best in show" awards, including Best Student Entry, Best Entry by a Family, Best Entry Based on a Children's Book, and Funniest Pun. Every edible book entry is eligible for the Dean's Choice Award, selected by Dean of Library Services Dr. Allen Lanham, and the People's Choice Award, determined by the vote of all attendees. Come join us and vote for your favorite entries!

You can also take part in the festival by submitting an entry. Simply click on the "Register online" link below to fill out a simple online form. Participation is open to everyone (students, community members, staff, faculty) and is absolutely free, and you could win an award in one of the above mentioned categories. Your entry will automatically be entered for the Dean's Choice and People's Choice awards. Select one of the special categories (Student Entry, Family Entry, Children's Book, or Funniest Pun) if your piece qualifies. You can see entries from previous years if you click the "Pictures of winners" link below, which might give you some ideas for your entry.

Entries may be installed at the library after 3:30 p.m. on April 10. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 5 p.m. Public voting start at 4:00pm with the winners announced at 5:00.

Parking is available in the lot near the south entrance of the library (noth of Coleman Hall) after 3:00 p.m.

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Pictures of winners from past years