Edible Book Competition 2019: All hail the victorious winners….

Here are the winning entries for the 2019 Ara Edible Book Competition:

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Julie Humby collects her certificate for Most Imaginative entry

Best in Show:     Little Yellow Digger– Sherelle King

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Most imaginiative:     The case of dancing sandwiches– Julie Humby

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Most delectable looking:     Feathers for peacock– Deidre Fraser

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Best interpretation of a book:     Lovely Bones– Steven Russell

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Funniest entry:     The message for the last days– Kevin Brennan

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Peoples Choice:     Moonwalking with Einstein– Karina Fragini

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As always we would like to thank our judges:

Joe Benett, Christchurch Author

Mary Lovell-Smith, Journalist

Bruce Russell, HOD Art & Design at Ara Institute of Canterbury

Tracey Berry, DCE Student Services, Ara Institute of Canterbury

 

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Judging done…let the eating begin!
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Little Yellow Digger goes under the knife
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The audience enjoy eating the cake entries

 

We would like to thank all those who participated in this year’s event. Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with other activities in the Library.

 

Photos of the 2019 Edible Book Competition entries

Ara Library are proud to present the 2019 Edible Book Competion in the Atrium at City Campus from 10 am this morning.

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We have had a wide and eclectic mix of entries this year, with over 35 entries from various Ara staff and students who are taking part.

Come down and have look at the entries and while there vote for the peoples choice winner. Once the judging has been completed around 12.30 we will be eating the entries so come along for your daily slice of cake.

We hope to see you there.

 

Entries in the 2019 Ara Edible Book contest
Entries in the 2019 Ara Edible Book Competition on display in the Atrium

 

 

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Oi Frog, Kes Grey and Jim Field
A box of delights, John Masefield
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A thousand splendid suns, Khaled Housseini
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The little yellow digger, Betty and Alan Gilderdale
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The message for the last days, K J Soze
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Holes, Louis Sachar
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Star of the north, D.B. John
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The case of the dancing sandwiches,

 

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A cup of light, Nicole Mones

 

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A little life, Hanya Yanagihara

 

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The complete book of flower fairies, Cicely M Baker
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The particular sadness of lemon cake, Aimee Bender
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Oranges are not the only fruit, Jeannette Winterson
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The house at Pooh corner, A.A. Milne
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Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer
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Bounty, Micheal Byrnes
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A clockwork orange, Anthony Burgess
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The lovely bones, Amelia Sebold
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Tea-Bag, Henning Mankell
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The contemporary buttercream bible, Valerie Valeriano and Christine Ong
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Green eggs and ham, Dr Seuss
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The woman in white, Wilkie Collins
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Bread and roses too, Katherine Patterson
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He ika nui (A big fish), Hannah Rainforth
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Chocolate kisses, Judith Arnold

The 2019 Edible Book Festival…

Fashion a book out of food…

Ara Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival event on Monday 12th August- and we would love for you to play your part!

 

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What is an Edible Book?

We need you to put your thinking cap on and decide how you could represent your favourite book in the medium of food, or how you can make your favourite food into an edible book…

You can also have a look online for other edible book competitions for inspiration.

There are prizes for the most imaginative, humorous, best tasting and most representative entries.

Here are a couple of entries from previous years to get you thinking:

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‘Queen of Hearts’ from Through the looking glass or Alice in Wonderland, a 2018 winning entry
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Sweetland, by Micheal Crummey (2018 competition)

 

If you like to bake, carve, decorate, shape or otherwise play with your food then this is the competition for you.

 

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‘Some Pig”, Charlottes Web written by E.B White (2013 competition)

 

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Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck (2016 competition)
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The Wedding Bees, by Sarah Kate Lynch (2018 competition)

 

How to participate in the 2019 Ara Edible Book Competition

To participate: at the City Campus submit entries to the Library between 8-9 am on Monday 12th August. At Timaru Campus please give your entries to Helen at the Library. Other campuses, if you wish to participate please photograph your entry and email to juliehumby@ara.ac.nz. The photographed entries will be printed and displayed in the Atrium at the Rakaia Centre, City Campus.

All entries are eligible to win a prize.

 

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What if I cant bake, can I still participate?

If baking and making is not your thing then come along on Monday 12th August from 10am to view the entries. Vote for your People’s Choice entry. The winners will be announced at 12.15 and then the real fun begins; eating the winning entries…..

Alright everyone….time to get your bake on!!!

Ara Edible Book Festival event 29th August 2018

Ara Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival event on Wednesday 29th August- and we would love for you to take part!

Ara Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival event on Wednesday 29th August- and we would love for you to take part!

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Put your thinking cap on and work out how you can represent your favourite book in food, or how you could make your favourite food into an edible book…

You can have a look online for edible book competitions for inspiration.

There are prizes for the most imaginative, funniest, tastiest and most representative entries.

Here are a couple of entries from previous years to get you thinking:

 

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Sweetland written by Michael Crummey (2016 competition)

 

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Charlotte’s Web written by E.B. White (2013 competition)

 

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Hairy Maclarys Bone written by Lynley Dodd (2016 competition)

 

If you bake, carve, decorate, shape or otherwise play with your food then this is the competition for you.

To participate: at the City Campus submit entries to the Library between 8-9 am on Wednesday 29th August. At Manawa or Timaru Campus please give your entries to Library Staff Claire (Manawa) or Helen (Timaru). Other campuses please photograph your entry and email to juliehumby@ara.ac.nz. The photographed entries will be printed and displayed in the Rakaia Centre Atrium. All entries are eligible to win a prize.

If baking and making is not your thing then come along next Wednesday from 10am to view the entries. The winners will be announced at 12.15 and then the real fun begins;  eating the entries.

Go on…get baking!

 

 

Edible Book Festival Winners 2016

Best in show

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Created by Bree Underhill

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Bree receiving her award from Diana Law, Ara’s Acting Director of Student Services Division.

Most imaginative

The last temptation by Val McDermid

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Created by Kiri Te Wake

Most delectable

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

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Created by Julie Humby

Best interpretation of a book

If life is a bowl of cherries what am I doing in the pits by Erma Bombeck

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Created by Rajat C. Jagadees

Funniest

The grapes of “Roth” by John Steinbeck

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Created by Ara’s Project Management team

People’s choice

Hairy Maclary’s bone by Lynley Dodd

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Created by Kathy Burgess and Cassie McClintock

Many thanks to all our entrants whose entries you can view in Ara’s Facebook album.

Many thanks to our judges

  • Joe Bennett from The Press
  • Jack Fletcher from The Press
  • Donna Robertson from Christchurch City Libraries
  • Diana Law, Ara Student Services Division Director

Enter our Edible Books Competition

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Get your thinking caps on and dream up a creation or two, for Friday April 1, to enter in our annual Edible Books festival. Fill in the entry form on our website for a chance to win in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • Best Interpretation of a Book
  • Funniest Entry
  • Most Delectable Entry
  • Most Imaginative Entry

Remember this delectable winner for The Color Purple back in 2014 by one of our very own librarians!

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See some of our former entries on Christchurch City Libraries Flickr.

Thanks City Libraries! Look forward to seeing you again this year!

 

Winners of today’s Edible Book competition

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The tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr

Runner up for Best Interpretation – Lorna Smith

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Winner in the Funniest category and  the Most Imaginative category – Murray McGuigan.

 

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Charlotte’s Web by E.B White

Winner of the Most Delectable category – Diana Law

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The grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Runner up in the Most Imaginative category – Hugh Wall

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The color purple by Alice Walker

Winner of the Best of the Best and Best Interpretation – Joyce Price

 

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I was told there’d be cake by Sloane Crosley

Runner up in the Funniest category – Jenny Pope.

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Chocolate wars by Deborah Cadbury

Winner of People’s Choice award and runner up in the Most Delectable category – Bill Bryce.

Many thanks to our judges:

Joe Bennett

Kate Fraser

Judith Brown – Director of Education and Applied Research

Dennis Taylor – Manager of CPIT School of Food and Hospitality

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Meadow Mushrooms

Southern Hospitality

Visions on Campus

Academy Books

Many thanks also to all of you who supported by voting, viewing, entering the competition and eating the delicious entries.

More highlights

View on our Facebook page in the Edible Books Competition 2014 album.