Penguin Design Award


Winners announced!

Designing great book covers is not easy. Each of our shortlisted entrants met the challenge admirably, showing exceptional creativity and strong design skills, with cover designs that would stand out from others on the shelf, while appealing to the book’s target market.

We would like to congratulate all our shortlisted entrants and particularly our winners, whom we look forward to welcoming to Penguin Random House for their work placements.

Winner of the Penguin Adult Prize


Ellen Rockell – Norwich University of the Arts

‘I loved this from the moment I first saw it! An amazing cover – innovative concept and very well finished’ Jim Stoddart – Art Director, Penguin Press

Ellen Rockell jacket detail

Winner of the Puffin Children’s Prize


Craig Cox – Leeds Metropolitan University

‘I was struck by the pared–back design and the simplicity of the image, the placement, and the colour scheme all combining perfectly to create an impactful and arresting cover. It made perfect sense with the book's content.’ Lauren Child

Craig Cox jacket detail

View the winners and shortlist for the Penguin Adult Prize and the Puffin Children’s Prize.

Details on the 2015 Penguin Random House Design Award will be given on this site in October 2014.

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