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Winners of the International Edible Book Festival!

Posted on | March 28, 2013 | 19 Comments

It is with great excitement I can finally announce the winners of this year’s International Edible Book Festival!

[Drum Roll…]

I’m most grateful to this year’s patron, Bruce Ingman, who had the difficult job of choosing just three winners. As Bruce wrote to me today, “they should all be winners!“. I couldn’t agree more.

But there ARE winners, and in reverse order….

3rd Place goes to Entry 40, inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman by Lily Blake, Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini. Congratulations to Hannah Hallam, aged 11. Bruce said “Very inventive. A lot of thought has been given to the idea. Love the drawing too!

The winner of the 3rd prize!

The winner of the 3rd prize!

2nd Place goes to Entry 22, inspired by Space Penguins: Star Attack! by LA Courtenay, illustrated by James Davies. Congratulations to the Skeet Family, especially William aged 6 who wrote “Space Penguins are my new favourite books, because I like penguins and space, and I like the pictures.” Of this entry Bruce said, “I love the way the penguin’s face peers out of his helmet and the spacesuit. Very funny!“.

The winner of the 2nd prize

Winner of the 2nd Place

And finally….

In 1st Place…

Entry 55, inspired by a more traditional retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Congratulations to Millie Riley, aged 11. Bruce said “This edible book is very funny, the expressions of the sleeping dwarfs are brilliant and beautifully made.

Winner of the 1st prize!

Winner of the 1st prize!

I’d like to thank everyone at Walker who helped arrange things with Bruce. But my thanks go especially to EVERYONE who entered – your enthusiasm and sense of fun was an inspiration for me! Bruce thoroughly enjoyed the judging, and I know people around the world (yes, really) have tuned in and looked at your edible books with delight. So really, everyone IS a winner :-)

I’ll be emailing the three winners to arrange sending out your prizes, but in the meantime, do add a link to your blog posts (if you’ve written one) about your entries to the festival (by clicking the blue “Add your link” button below), and do check out each other’s posts. If you didn’t enter this year, perhaps start storing away ideas ready for next year!

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19 Responses to “Winners of the International Edible Book Festival!”

  1. Stacey
    March 28th, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    What gorgeous work! Pretty impressive!

  2. LH Johnson
    March 28th, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Huge congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to you Zoe for putting it all together :) I love this comp lots!
    LH Johnson recently posted..Our Moomin Cake

  3. bookaholic mum
    March 28th, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    What a fantastic winner! Well done! I have loved poring over all the entries and think this competition is so inspired! Looking forward to next year’s already!
    bookaholic mum recently posted..Picture Book Review: The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto

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    March 28th, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

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  5. se7en
    March 28th, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    Thank you so much for another fantastic competition!!! We spent hours pouring over the entries… and what well deserved winners!!! Not to mention, what an incredibly difficult job to select them!!!
    se7en recently posted..Edible Book Fun: The Owl and The Pussy Cat, Harold and the Purple Crayon…

  6. BooKa Uhu
    March 28th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    Worthy winners – congratties you three! *applause*
    BooKa Uhu recently posted..Playing by the Book’s Edible Books Festival

  7. jama
    March 29th, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    Congrats to the winners and thanks to Bruce for judging. Enjoyed seeing all the entries. Thanks for organizing this, Zoe!
    jama recently posted..national poetry month kidlitosphere events

  8. Alex Baugh
    March 29th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Those are the cutest seven dwarves ever! Congratulations to all the winners. What a fun event this must be.
    Alex Baugh recently posted..Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman

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  12. Rachel
    March 30th, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    Gorgeous story cakes. So much effort put in. Well done winners. I’m sure my daughters would love to take part in this comp next year.
    Rachel recently posted..Easy Easter Treats

  13. Melissa @ Honey Bee Books
    March 30th, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Congratulations to the winners. Everyone did such a wonderful job!
    Melissa @ Honey Bee Books recently posted..Vintage Find: Mrs Gronkwonk and the Post Office Tower

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  15. zohra jabeen
    April 1st, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    All the winning entries are interesting, deserve appreciation.

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  18. Lori June
    April 9th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    Zoe, I just wanted you to see the wonderful ripple effect from your contest. Please look at the update to this post about my entry, and thanks for the fun you provided me and my family!
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