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Christmas Candy Contest

December 12, 2017 | 4 pm
Bristol Public Library
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Bristol Public Library is hosting its First Annual Christmas Candy Contest on Tuesday, December 12, at 4:00 p.m.

BPL is looking for the sweetest treats in the Tri-Cities, and they want to know your favorite holiday recipe! For the contest, BPL will accept entries under the categories of Hard Candies, Soft Candies, Hand-Dipped Chocolate, Molded Chocolate, and Fudge. There will be prizes for each age group (child, youth, and adul) in each category, as well as a People's Choice Award.

Interested participants can pick up a contestant entry form at the Reference Desk at Bristol Public Library or receive a copy by emailing Ambrea at reference@bristol-library.org. Entry forms should be returned on or before December 12, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. Submissions returned after 3:30 p.m. will not be accepted. Contestants who submit their entry forms early must arrive by 3:45 p.m. in order to turn in their candy for judging.

Rules

  1. Each contestant should fill out an entry form in its entirety. Incomplete applications or candy contest submissions without an application will not be accepted.
  2. Entry forms should be returned on or before December 12, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Submissions turned in after 3:30 p.m. will not be accepted.
  3. Contestants who submit their entry forms early must arrive by 3:45 p.m. to turn in their candy for judging.
  4. Each contestant should submit approximately 30 individual pieces of candy (depending on size) to be split between 3 judges and distributed to other contestants and guests to sample.
  5. Samples should be submitted on two non-returnable dishes. One dish should contain 5 pieces for judging; the second dish should contain the remaining pieces of candy for other contestants and guests to taste for the People’s Choice Award.
  6. Recipes must be printed on back of the contestant’s entry form or attached on an additional sheet of white paper.
  7. Recipes are subject to be printed in library publications or on library website. If a contestant does not wish their recipe to be published in any form, please notify the library on your entry form.
  8. Library staff and relatives of judges may not participate in the candy contest.
  9. Other rules and restrictions may apply. For more information, please contact Ambrea at Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147.