A marvelous collection of sculptures was exhibited in the main gallery of the Blount County Public Library from June 17 until June 20. Except that, instead of marble or clay, these sculptures were made of 95 percent edible products.
This year, like each preceding year, the Edible Book entries just keep getting more creative and more stunning.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Blount County Library, who provided the cash prizes, the 2010 Edible Book Contest had multiple categories and age levels.
Each entry was judged based on the following criteria: (a) Originality and Creativity; (b) Skill and Construction; (c) Visual Appeal; and (d) Tie-In with the Literary Work being depicted. A first, second and third prize ($100, $50, & $25) was given in each of the following categories: (a) Juvenile (8-12 years old); (b) Young Adult / Teens (13-19 years old); (c) Adult (20+ years old). Special prizes of $100 were also awarded for Creativity, Judges’ Choice, Viewers’ Choice, and Best Depiction of Water.
Winners in the juvenile category were first place – Siena Spanyer - The Mountain that Loved a Bird, second place– Shelby Tipton – Sliding into Home, third place– Betsy Schwartz – James and the Giant Peach.
Young adult winners were first place – Elizabeth Underwood – Walruses in the Arctic, second place – Clara Ross – The Very Hungry Caterpillar, third place – Sarah Whitson & Caitlin Blair – Poodlena.
Winners in the adult category were first place – Kathryn Rollins – Peedie, second place – Audrey Barry – The Water Hole, third place – Tabitha Underwood - Pigs Love Potatoes.
Matthew Tipton won the best depiction of water for The Little Mermaid, Becky and Dennis Barry won the most creative for Square Foot Gardening, Judges’ Choice was Clay Barry for Dragon Song and Views’ Choice was Erin Wilson for Arlo Gets Lost.
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