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!!!

Edible Books 2018 – And the winners are…

Best in show: Madeleine Thompson

Call of CTHULHU by H.P Lovecraft – a short story

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Most imaginative and People’s Choice Awards: Karina Frangini

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll “Queen of Hearts”

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Most delectable: Julie Humby

Wedding bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch

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Best interpretation: Madeleine Thompson

Call of CTHULHU by H.P Lovecraft – a short story

Here’s Madeleine receiving her award from guest judge, poet Erik Kennedy.

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Funniest: Georgie Archibald

Dune by Frank Herbert

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And here’s our very own Georgie Archibald, Learning Advisor – Pasifika, receiving her award from our guest judge, Donna Robertson from Christchurch City Libraries.

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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. To see the rest of the entries go to our Facebook album.

A special thanks to our guest judges:

And a special thanks to John West, Student Services Division Manager, our MC for the occasion.

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 2015 … and the winners are …

Best in show : Sconehenge by Hugh Wall

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Most imaginative by Kiri Te Wake

Title: Frankenstein

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Most delectable by Julie Humby

Title: The hollow chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse

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Best interpretation of a book by Sarah Chin

Title: 50 shades of gray

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Funniest by Kiri Te Wake

Title: Ta(il) of Peter Rabbit

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People’s Choice (Yes the one you all voted for!) by our very own librarian, Julie Humby.

Title: The hollow chocolate bunnies of the the apocalypse

Many thanks to all our entrants whose entries you can view in full on our Facebook page.

Many thanks to our judges

A big thanks also to our sponsors, Academy Books and Southern Hospitality

Edible Book Festival

CPIT Library’s third Annual Edible Book Festival will be held on Wednesday April 1st – just one week from today!

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So put your thinking caps on and work out how you could represent your favourite book in food – or how you could make your favourite food into a book… Try the International Edible Book Festival website for inspiration.

There’s great prizes up for grabs for the most imaginative, funniest, tastiest, and most representative entries.

Some previous winners:

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Murray McGuigan)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Murray McGuigan)
I was told there'd be cake by Sloane Crosley (Jenny Pope)
I was told there’d be cake by Sloane Crosley (Jenny Pope)

If you bake, carve, decorate, shape, or otherwise play with your food, this is the competition for you. You can enter here, or in the Library, or in the Atrium on the day.

If entering is not your thing, come along next Wednesday from 9am to view the entries. Winners will be announced at 12.15, and then the real fun starts – the eating!

See you there.

Edible Book Competition – this Friday – time to cook the books!

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Enter our Edible Book Competition which will be held on Friday 5th  April.

Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in the following categories:

People’s Choice

Best Interpretation of a Book

Funniest Entry

Most Delectable Entry

Most Imaginative Entry

The first twenty people to like our CPIT library Facebook page  and register for the Edible Book Festival competition online will receive a free coffee voucher for our own Visions Pantry here at CPIT.

Here are some more ideas to inspire from Duke University Libraries :

and more albums of inspiration at Books to eat 

Want to know some background to this competition? Read on ….

Entries can be viewed from 9am on Friday morning in the Atrium in the Rakaia Centre.

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Feeling creative?

How about entering our Edible Book Competition which will be run on Friday 5th  April.

Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in the following categories:

People’s Choice

Best Interpretation of a Book

Funniest Entry

Most Delectable Entry

Most Imaginative Entry

The first twenty people to like our CPIT library Facebook page  and register for the Edible Book Festival competition online will receive a free coffee voucher for our own Visions Pantry here at CPIT.

Here are a couple more ideas we just threw together today in the Library thanks to our inventive art curator, Julie who also excels in the field of culinary arts, much to our good fortune – cake for afternoon tea! yum!

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