The first "Annual Edible Book Contest" held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Information and Library Science Library in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) took place on April 11, 2014 from noon-2:00 p.m. Local bibliophiles, artists and bakers attended for a celebration of literature and books.
Participants displayed their edible creations which were representations of a book title in the Information and Library Science Library. Some of the edible books looked like book covers, or they related to a character or plot in a book or another characteristic related to a book title in this collection. The collection range was diverse, from children’s literature to computer science books.
Entries were dropped off at the SILS Library Workroom in Manning Hall and then participants, attendees and guest judges viewed and admired the entries until 2:00pm. One winning entry from each of the three categories was selected.
The categories and the winners were (drum roll):
• Best in Show — Brian Sturm (Free Fall by David Wiesner)
• Most Humorous — Dawn Dvorak (The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier)
• Best Entry based on a Book for Children or Teenagers — Elena Elms (Blue Ridge Billy by Lois Lenski)
• Best Concept — Christy Cherney (Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The winners from each category received a $20 gift card from Starbucks.
Special thanks to our judges for 2014, which included: Evelyn Daniel (SILS), Inger Brody (Dept. of English) and Margaretta Yarborough (Davis Library).
For more photos, go to the SILS Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=one_set72157644075370625