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Events Calendar: Edible Books Contest

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All participants are required to work from the following guidelines:

  • The subject matter, i.e., book, may be selected from within or outside of the library's collection.
  • Books may be either sweet or savory, raw or baked, as long as they are completely edible and can be left unrefrigerated for up to two hours.
  • Entries should be literary inspired and attempt to capture the essence of the book, e.g., text integration, character representation, book cover replication, etc.  
  • Contestants will be asked to submit a written description of how their entry relates to the book and provide a list of ingredients used (no longer than a paragraph). In addition, contestants will give a brief presentation to the judging panel about their creation. 

Fall 2014 Contest


(Source: Fry Books)


What's an Edible Book Contest? It's a community-wide competition that showcases food that is shaped like, or refers to, books. To learn more about the history of the event, or to see examples, visit here

Books will be judged by faculty of the Library, Culinary Arts, and English Department in the following categories: Visual Presentation, Relation to Subject, Creativity, Taste, and Best in Show. 

1st prize: $150

2nd prize: $100

3rd prize: $50

Winter 2014 Contest

Contest Information

(Source: PGCC Library and Learning Resources)

Thursday, April 4th
Accokeek Hall, Room 221

Spring 2015 Contest

Click the image above to view the 2015 Spring Contest entries.