Edible Book contest is open to area students

Posted: March 28, 2014

Star staff report

Winchester — Edible Books is a contest for youth ages 5-17 that celebrates literature, art and food.

This year, the contest has been expanded to include age divisions for both individual and group or classroom entries. There is no fee to enter the contest.

There will not be an adult division this year as in previous contests.

The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event held around April 1. The global event has been celebrated since 2000 in various parts of the world, where edible books are created and displayed.

Student competitors are to find creative ways to represent the title of a book, either literally or figuratively. The entry must be created from edible food products and can be sweet or savory, funny or serious.

Entries may be brought to Handley Library from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Light refreshment will be served at 5 p.m. and prizes awarded at 5:30 p.m.

Registration forms are available at the libraries or online at handleyregional.org.

For more information about this program, contact Jennifer Sutter at jsutter@handleyregional.org or call 540 662-9041, ext. 16.