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Cooking Up History: Coralville 150th Video Contest

Accepting submissions
September 1 - October 3

The Coralville Public Library is taking submissions for the Cooking Up History Coralville 150th Video Contest.  Pick a recipe from Coralville’s 100th or 125th Anniversary Cookbooks to cook/bake and make a video about it.  The winning video in each category—children, teen, & adult—will receive a Coralville gift basket.


Digital copies of the 100th & 125th Cookbooks can be found on the Coralville Digital History Library.

There is a single copy of the 125th Cookbook available for use in the Library.  Photocopies of recipes can be made in the Community Resources room.

Please ask a Librarian for help if you have any issues accessing the cookbooks.

Video Details

  • Tell us which cookbook and recipe you chose.
  • Tell us about and/or show the cooking/baking of the recipe.
  • Minimum video length is 30 seconds, maximum video length is 5 minutes.
Image of person cutting pears with a frame that looks like a film strip.

Contest Details

  • Video submissions must be emailed to by October 3, 2023. Contact reference— or 319-248-1850—if you need help submitting your video.
  • The contest form, found below, must be filled out and submitted by October 3, 2023.
  • One video submission per person.
  • The contest winner will be announced in October.  Library staff will choose three finalists for each category.  There will be a public vote on the Library’s website and social media to determine the winners.
  • Submitted videos will be available on the Library website and on the Library’s social media.


  • Do I have to follow the recipe exactly?
    No, you are welcome to modify the recipe to meet your dietary needs and preferences.
  • How are the winners chosen?
    The top three videos for each category, chosen by library staff, will be put up to a public vote on social media in October.

Contest Form