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.

 

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!!!

Pop-up makerspace coming to the Library on the 31st October

Ara Library will be hosting FabLab Christchurch on Wednesday the 31st October for a pop-up makerspace event. We would like to invite all interested staff and students of Ara to come along and take part.

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Staff from FabLab Christchurch will transport us into the fascinating world of Virtual Reality. We will also investigate the transformative power of 3D Printing and will have a number of printers in the Library for you to use. If you have any .stl files for a project you would like to try on the 3D printer please bring them with you.

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The Makerbot Replicator 2 as used by FabLab Christchurch

 

The event will be running from 10 am to 1.30 pm on the ground floor of the Library, at the City Campus, Ara Institute of Canterbury. Please contact us in the Library for further information.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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!