Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

 Sir Francis Bacon, English author and philosopher (1561 – 1626)

Dublin Library is pleased to announce its first Edible Cook Contest.  If you want to show off your cooking skills (and your taste in books), create an edible book and enter it in this contest. 

Entry forms for the Edible Book Contest are available at the Dublin Library Information Desk. 

Contest Rules: 

Ages:  Teen to Adult, 13 to Infinity.

(Group entries are welcome, too!  These can be book groups, service clubs, etc.) 

Each entry must be at least 95% edible (made of food or foodstuffs).  Refrigeration will NOT be available.  Please do not use extremely perishable ingredients. 

Entries can be based on a book title, character in a book, or pun of a book title; can look like a book; can be an interpretation of a cover or character. 

Actual books displayed with the entry are encouraged, but not required. 

One entry per person.  The base of the entry can be no larger than 18 inches wide. 

You must be present to win.  

Submit entry forms by Thursday, July 19, 2012.  Turn in your entry form (filling in both sides) at the Dublin Library Information Desk. 

Entries must have a tent card with entrant’s name & entry title.  (We will not be tasting or serving entries at this event.)  The tent card is on the back of your contest entry form.

 Prizes will be awarded for:

 Best Book Theme

Funniest / “Pun”-iest

People’s Choice

 Schedule for Contest Day: 

1:00 – 2:00 pm    Contestants drop off entries

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Public viewing and judging

3:00 p.m.    Prizes announced and awarded

 Entries must be picked up by 3:30 pm