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SLCC Edible Books Contest: 2020 (Canceled)

The Markosian Library (Taylorsville Redwood Campus) is hosting this year's Edible Books Contest on April 22, 2020.

Edible Books 2020 - Canceled

Due to limitations on public gatherings in light of COVID-19, the Library regretfully announces that the Edible Books Contest will be canceled this year.

While there won't be any fun cakes to view or eat this year, contestants will have an additional year to dream up new designs. Check back for information on Edible Books 2021 next year. 

2019 Award Winner: "Most Literary"

"One Fish, Two Fish" by Dafne Campos

Two-tier cake decorated with text and images

Day of Contest Timeline

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Entry drop off (Markosian Library main floor lobby, Taylorsville Redwood Campus)

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Public voting for People's Choice Award

Panel judging

2:00 p.m.

Votes tallied & winners announced

Cake cutting and tastings for all

By end of day

Winners contacted by library staff

Contestants pick up serving plates, utensils, etc.

Prize Categories

The Library is thrilled to announce that Edible Books 2020 will include the new prize category:

  • President's Choice Award

President Huftalin will select one entry to win this exciting award!

Prizes will be awarded by a special panel of judges in each of these three categories:

  • Most Literary
  • Most Artistic
  • Most Humorous

An additional prize will be chosen by votes by the public, one vote per person, open for votes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m:

  • People's Choice

Please note that entries are only eligible to win a single award. 

In Lieu of Edible Books 2020...

... enjoy this Earth Day-themed cake from Merrie Stone Cakes

Spherical cake decorated like Earth on round cake decorated like tree. Says Earth Day.

How to Enter

*Edible Books 2020 has been canceled.*

Contest Details

Who can enter?

The contest is open to current students, faculty, staff, and administrators of Salt Lake Community College. One entry will be allowed per person.

What's the criteria?

Entries must be:

  • Related to books, literature, or libraries;
  • Edible;
  • Original creations (non-commercial only). 

When and where should I drop off my entry?

Entries will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Markosian Library main floor lobby, Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The Library has no facilities to hold entry items earlier than the posted entry times and no refrigeration available during the event. Returning bakers, please note that the cake drop off deadline is earlier than in past years. 

We don't need anything from you before April 22!

What information do I need to provide with my entry?

You'll need to complete an entry form, with name, SLCC status, phone number, SLCC email address, ingredient list, method of preparation, and date & time of preparation. Entry forms will be available to fill out at drop-off. You are permitted to drop off entries for others, but be sure to have all contact information and an ingredient list to fill out the form for the person whose item is being entered. The contest is free to enter, limit one entry per person. All entries must be original (non-commercial) edible creations (in plain terms, you can't buy it from the store and your ingredients/decorations must be edible).

What will happen the day of the event?

Voting for People's Choice Award will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. by the public (one vote per person), at the same time as judging. Winners will be announced shortly after 2:00 p.m., after the votes have been tallied and the judges have made their final decisions. Winners do not need to be present to win. Entries are only eligible to win a single award. After the winners are announced, optional tastings for attendees will commence and continue until the samples run out. (Your entry will be eaten so take photos beforehand!) There will be a photographer present.

When should I pick up my serving plate & other items?

Items must be picked up by the end of the contest day, April 22. The library closes at midnight but we would prefer to have items picked up by 5:00 p.m.

I have more questions! 

Contact Amy Scheelke with additional questions:


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Amy Scheelke
Markosian Library (Office 104)
Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
4600 S. Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
(801) 957-3851

Will we see you at the contest?

Do you plan on attending this year's Edible Books Contest?
Yes, I plan to enter the contest: 5 votes (29.41%)
Yes, I plan to vote on my favorite and/or eat samples: 12 votes (70.59%)
Not this year: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 17