Entries welcome in Library’s Edible Book Contest

The “Viewers’ Choice” award depicts a scene from the book “Arlo Gets Lost,” which was created by Erin Wilson. This year’s Edible Book Contest will be held June 23-26. Entry forms are being accepted at the Blount County Public Library.

The “Viewers’ Choice” award depicts a scene from the book “Arlo Gets Lost,” which was created by Erin Wilson. This year’s Edible Book Contest will be held June 23-26. Entry forms are being accepted at the Blount County Public Library.

For those who love books and baking, the Blount County Public Library has issued a creative challenge: the Edible Book Contest. Library officials invite bakers of ages 8 and up to compete in the annual competition, which will be held June 23-26

How to Enter: Complete the official entry form; available at the Blount County Public Library or available on the library’s website. The form must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The edible creation must be delivered to the library on Thursday June 23 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. An individual may enter in only one category and only as an individual or member of a group, not both.

Entry Forms: Entry forms and rules are available at the library’s Reference Desk and on the library’s website at www.blountlibrary.org. Completed entry forms must be received at the Blount County Public Library by Tuesday, June 21.

Who may enter? Any person eight years old or older with a Blount County library card may enter the contest. Library cards are available free for Blount County residents with proper identification and twenty dollars ($20) for nonresidents. Participants may enter as an individual or as a member of a group. Categories include: Juvenile, ages 8-12; Teens, ages 13-19; and Adult, ages 20 and up.

Requirements: Each edible creation must depict a fictional or nonfiction literary work in the permanent collection of the Blount County Public Library.

Judging: Each entry will be judged based on: originality and creativity; skill and construction; visual appeal; and coordinate with the literary work being depicted. A first, second and third prize ($50, $35, & $15) will be awarded in each category. Other awards given include: “Choice,” “Viewer’s Choice,” and “Humor.” Prizes are provided by the Friends of the Blount County Library. Professional entries will also be accepted; however, they will not be judged. They may display their business cards.

The event is free and open to the public, the contest exhibit will be located at the library June 23-26, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

More information about the contest, including an online listing of books available at the library can be found at http://www.blountlibrary.org.

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