Submission Details

The deadline for entries is Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 2.00pm.

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All entries must be submitted as a PDF via the submission form at the bottom of this page. Entries submitted in any other way, including by email or hard-copy, will not be accepted. 

Please name your PDF with your full name and the award category for example: Joe_Bloggs_NonFiction

Entries must be supplied in the following format:

  • PDF
  • 300dpi
  • CMYK
  • 5mm bleed
  • Crop marks to be included
  • Maximum file size 5 MB

Please include the front cover only on the first page of your PDF and a full cover spread (front, spine and back cover) on the second page of your PDF (supplied as one document) – as illustrated in this example.

Make sure to use the design template and cover copy supplied for each category brief:

Fiction Cover Award: The Night Manager

Design template (InDesign) / Design template (idml)

Design Template (PDF)

Cover copy
 

Non-Fiction Cover Award: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Design template (InDesign) / Design template (idml)

Links for InDesign

Design Template (PDF)

Cover copy
 

Children’s Cover Award: Goodnight Mister Tom

Design template (InDesign) / Design template (idml)

Links for InDesign

Design Template (PDF)

Cover copy

Shortlisted Entrants

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email by Wednesday 24 June 2020

They will be required to supply the following support materials by Wednesday 8 July 2020:

  • Completed entry form
  • A short, type-written text (50-100 words max) explaining the concept behind your design
  • Completed Media Consent form
  • Portrait style photograph for publicity purposes

Due to the impact of the current coronavirus outbreak the terms and conditions of this competition have changed. Please see the amended terms and conditions.

By submitting an entry, you agree to the competition Terms and Conditions.