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Edible Book Festival - Vote for Your Favorite!

Vote for your Favorite Edible Book Creation!

Never heard of an edible book before? See this link for examples.



When: April 1, 2014

  • Set-up 10:00am-11:00am
  • Viewing and Voting for/of entries 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Tabulating of Votes and Judges' Deliberation 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Winners announced and photographs taken 1:30pm

Where: Lied Library, Goldfield Room, 3rd Floor

What: The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event held on April 1st to celebrate the birthday of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Groups or individuals are invited to submit edible entries that must "be 'bookish' through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form."


Getting Started

  1. Not sure what an edible book looks like? Take a look at images of entries in other edible book contests.
  2. Pick a title from the examples at OR search the library catalog.
    • Entries must be based on items owned by the UNLV Libraries.


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Contestants must be current UNLV students.

Entries will be accepted from individuals or two-person teams.

Entries must be based on items in the UNLV Libraries collections

Contestants are responsible for delivering their entries to the designated location during the designated time period to qualify and must set up entry by 11:00 am on April 1, 2014.

Entries not retrieved by 2:00 pm on April 1, 2014 will be discarded.

Entries should not be larger than 2 feet wide by 5 feet long.

Electricity and fans for cooling will be unavailable for entries; therefore, items should not decompose in less than four hours.

Ingredients for entries must be edible, the only exception is the base to support the entry. Note: due to food safety concerns, the entries will not be consumed by guests or judges.

Entries that have been plagiarized from other Edible Book festivals will be disqualified.

Entries with offensive images or language will be disqualified at the discretion of the event committee.

Contestants authorize the UNLV Libraries to use any images taken for publicity, which may include posting to websites and social media.


Awards will be given in the following categories, and will be judged for creativity and visual appeal.

  • Best Overall ($200 in Rebel Cash)
    • People's Choice
  • Best in:  
    • Local interest ($100 in Rebel Cash)
    • Genre fiction ($100 in Rebel Cash)
    • Nonfiction ($100 in Rebel Cash)
    • Food-related books or cookbooks ($100 in Rebel Cash)


Dr. Jean Hertzman, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Operations, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

Dr. Jennifer Fabbi, Associate Dean, Research and Education Division, UNLV Libraries

Ryan Rodriguez, Account Development Specialist, Springer



This Edible Book Festival is brought to you by the UNLV Libraries Campus Communications & Marketing Committee and Springer Publishing.




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