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Edible Book Festival Rules


The goal of the Joyner Library Edible Book Festival is to raise money to build our Preservation/Conservation Fund, from which we can buy specialized supplies for our Book Conservation Lab. The edible creations that are on display during the Festival reflect the creativity that comes with the book arts. Entries will reflect attributes of particular classic titles or book related themes.

Special creations will be solicited from professional bakers and food crafters to auction off to help us raise funds. These will not be included in the competition but will be on display and available by silent auction to the highest bidder.

CHANGE from previous years:  Edible creations placed into competition will NOT be auctioned but will go home with their creators. Creators are welcome to share actually edible treats at completion of the event, but Joyner Library accepts no responsibility for the food safety of said items. Participants consume at their own risk. 

Registrants should agree to the following:

·You give Joyner Library permission to photograph your entry (and you, if you are a prize-winning entrant).

·If you are a commercial baker or chef, you will be allowed to leave promotional materials (but no selling on the premises, please).

·Children are encouraged and welcome to enter entries or participate in the event. Youth Prizes will be awarded for entries submitted by children 12 years and under.

·The Joyner Library Edible Book Festival planning committee reserves the right to reject any entry that they believe is unsuitable for the competition. (Nothing in poor taste, please!)

·Entries should be constructed only of technically EDIBLE substances.  Each entry should be a reflection, representation or interpretation of something book related. Potential participants may find ideas for their creations by consulting the web sites of other Edible Book Festivals from past years. Simply Google "edible book festival" and you will find dozens of wonderful examples! You will also find examples from our previous festivals.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

These will be determined by popular vote and all participants and observers are welcome to cast their vote.

>Best in Show - Adult entries

>Best in Show - Youth entries

The following categories will be judged by two jury members selected by the Planning Committee

>Wittiest

>Most Edible

>Least Edible

Delivery of your entry should be to the 2nd Floor Gallery Area of Joyner Library between 1-2 pm on the day of the event. Free parking is available in the surrounding lots nearby; consult the parking map for more information. Volunteers will be available to help you transport your entry into the building if it needs special care. Be sure to allow for extra set-up time if your entry has components that need staging once you arrive.

Rev. 2/2014

Rules for Edible Book Festival

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