March 6, 2018
5th annual Edible Book Title Contest Benefits SING
The Edible Book Contest, recently battled out among the faculty and staff members of Garrett College, was deemed a success by coordinators, participants, and onlookers. The annual event was once again hosted by the Garrett College Library & Learning Commons. The top honor of Best in Show went to Garrett College staff member, Holly Montana, for her entry “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ by Laura Joffe Numeroff.
Garrett College students, who judged the competition by casting votes for their favorite entries, also were invited to take up the challenge of identifying the literary inspiration by title for each edible entry. Sixty-four students participated in the contest by judging a total of 11 title entries among 32 faculty and staff participants.
Contest winner Bethany Hershberger of Oakland, was presented with a gift basket filled with a variety of goodies valued at over $50. Hershberger is pictured accepting her prize with Teresa Feather, library staff at GC.
Following the judging, awards, and festivities surrounding the event, the edible entries were auctioned to benefit the Garrett College Students in Need Group (SING). A total of $82 was raised to benefit SING.
The Edible Book Festival was initiated by a group of book artists in 1999, and has since become an international event. In this annual international competition participants are challenged to create an edible submission that depicts a book. The concept seemed to have broad appeal campus-wide - drawing a steady stream of staff, faculty, and students through the hallway outside the library where the edible books were displayed.