Edible Book Festival

Teen Edible Book Festival

Official Rules & Information

What is an Edible Book Festival?

Edible Book Festivals feature projects made of edible materials which draw inspiration from a book or story. The projects may resemble a book, or feature aspects of the story itself. Judges select winners from several categories such as “Best Literary Pun” or “Tastiest Looking”. This festival is a great way to celebrate books as well as culinary arts. Judging will be done online by the public.

This Seasons Theme is: Banned Books in honor of Banned book week.

Who May Enter

Open to all library patrons ages 10 to 18. Patrons may enter as individuals or as a group.

How to Enter

You can email mateen@delcolibraries.org or submit your entry online here. You must include in your entry: Name(s) of creator(s), Title and Author of book used for inspiration, Ages, Description of your piece, and 3 pictures of your piece.

Submissions may be entered up until 5pm on Friday, September 25th, 2020.

How will judging occur?

Judging will be entirely online by the Marple Library patrons. Entries will go up in a gallery on the Marple Library website with open voting for the entirety of Banned Book Week, From Sunday, September 27-Saturday, October 3 2020.


People’s Choice (1 Winner)
  • Amazon Gift Card
Best Literary Pun (AKA Punniest) (1 Winner)
  • Amazon Gift Card
Best Presentation (1 Winner)
  • Amazon Gift Card

General Requirements

  1. Entries must be 95% edible (for example you may use skewers or supports to steady your creation, but you cannot have the bottom 2 layers be Styrofoam just to add height.)
  2. A list of ingredients must accompany each entry.
  3. You may free-hand any cover art if desired.  Please refrain from using copyrighted materials or images, such as images printed on edible paper.
  4. By entering this contest, the creator of the entry is giving the Marple Public Library permission to photograph and publish information on the edible creation and its creator (You may opt out of having your name displayed publicly)
  5. Your entry must relate to a literary work. Either a book, poem, or essay, and must meet the theme of “Banned Books”
  6. If you have any questions please contact Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

Need some inspiration?  Check out these Edible Creations here