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Edible Book Festival

Guide for our Edible Book Festival

Edible Book Festival

It's time for the next Edible Book Festival at the University Libraries!

Enter the EBF by Thursday, April 1, and vote for your favorite Monday, April 5 - Thursday, April 8.  Winners will be announced Friday, April 9. The festival will be entirely virtual once again. Submit your photos online, vote online, and see who won... online! 

Rules and Guidelines:

  • To enter the Edible Book competition please register by 4/1/2021.
  • Individual and group entries are encouraged.
  • Entries must be composed primarily of edible materials (90% or more). Toothpicks and minimal use of food wrappers are allowed. Food not in edible form, such as dry rice or orange peels, may also be used.
  • By entering the competition you are granting permission for University Libraries to use photographs of your Edible Book with the possibility of use on the Libraries' Edible Book website, other publications, or social media. 
  • Entries in violation of the Student Code of Conduct will not be permitted.
  • Entries may not include living edible elements (i.e. lobsters, fish, chickens).
  • Wichita State University students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members unaffiliated with the University, are encouraged to participate!
  • Library staff reserve the right to amend these rules without prior notice.  Noncompliance of any rules will result in expulsion from the event

Wichita State University Libraries wants to thank our 2020 Edible Book Festival prize donors!


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Chocolate bar cake

The Great Gatsby

Fahrenheit 451

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

The Canterbury Tales

The Catcher in the Rye

Edible Book Festival Team

Clinton Dick

Cynorra Jackson

Maria Sclafani

Angie Paul

Stephanie Sauls

Jessica Torres

Kelsey Unruh

Ginger Williams

Edible Book Festival Entries and Winners

"The Count of Monte Crisco" inspired by "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas; created by Rodney Miller


"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkein; created by Kerry Majher

"Escape from Druhastrana" based on "Gingerbread" by Helen Oyeyemi; created by Maria Sclafani

"Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami; created by Meghann Kuhlmann

"Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales" by Edgar Allan Poe; created by Lizzy Walker

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff; created by Kaitlyn Inglis & Lauren Rust

"Matilda" cake by Road Dahl; created by Tasneim Jesri

"Kennewick Ham" inspired by "Kennewick Man: The Scientific Study of an Ancient American Skeleton,
edited by Owsley and Jantz (2014)" - created by Crystal Dozier

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle; created by Rocio del Aguila

"The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister; created by Itzel Zubia

"Humpty Dumpty and Other Mother Goose Rhymes" created by Jessica Cerri

"Couch Potato" by Jory John and Pete Oswald; created by Sara Rue


1st Place - Nichole Bloomquist, "Holes"

2nd Place - Kerry Majher, "Dune"

3rd Place - Itzel Campos Zubia, "The Lorax"

Judges' Choice - Rocio del Aguila, "Oh, the Places You'll Go"

Honorable Mention - Maya Chon and Rachel Crane, "Pete's a Pizza"



Nichole Bloomquist - Holes (1st place)





Kaitlyn Brown - "Frankenstein"



Sara Butts - Bridge to Terabithia



Itzel Campos Zubia - "The Lorax" (3rd Place)



Jessica Cerri - Hamlet






Maya Chon and Rachel Crane - "Pete's a Pizza" (Honorable Mention)






Rocio del Aguila - "Oh, the Places You'll Go" (Judge's Choice)




Kathy Downes - "The Mill on the Floss"




Samantha Henning - "The Lorax"






Kerry Majher - "Dune" (2nd place)



Karly, Jonathan, Mikalyn Peak - "The Pigeon Needs a Bath"



Maria Sclafani - "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake"



Mackenzie Stone-Petersen - "Pokemon Go: Diary of a Wimpy Eevee"




Rannfrid Thelle - "Die Virvandlung"




Kelsey Unruh - "The Hallo-weiner"



Lizzy Walker and Victor Blackthorne - "The Power of the Dark Crystal"

1st Place - Katie Lanning, "Gulliver's Travels"

2nd Place - Jerlyn Peak, "Giraffes Can't Dance"

3rd Place - Hallie Linnebur, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"

Online Voting Winner- McConnell AFB DACF Team, "The Wright Brothers"





"10 Little Rubber Ducks" - Connie Basquez





"The Bible" - Karly Peak




"Bird Box" - Angela Paul




"Breakfast on Pluto" - Faye O'Reilly




"The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories" - Lizzy Walker






"Choose Your Own Adventure" - Kelsey Unruh




"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"- Hallie Linnebur

(3rd place winner)







"The Count of Monte Cristo" - Jill Fisher








"Giraffes Can't Dance" - Jerlyn Peak

(2nd place winner)




"Gulliver's Travels" - Katie Lanning

(1st place winner)



"The Handmaids Tale" - Rocio del Aguila




"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - Sara Baldwin




"The Kite Runner" - Julia Johnson (and group)






"Les Miserables" - Jessica Mirasol 



"The Natural House" - Mary Nelson


"Obeying the Lord is a piece of cake" - Rannfrid Thelle






"Stonehenge: The Story So Far" - Crystal Dozier (and group)





"Warriors: Sunset" - Mikalyn Peak




"Wolves of the Beyond" - Jonathon Peak



"The Wright Brothers" - McConnell AFB DFAC Team

(online voting award winner)




"A Wrinkle in Thyme" - Kathy Downes

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