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2020 Winners announced!

Congratulations to the winning students, and thank you to all entrants for sharing your originality and talent with us.

Adult Fiction Cover Award

Winner - Annie Kobyluch, Glasgow School of Art

2nd Place - Olivia McEwan-Hill, Leeds Arts University

3rd Place - Alissa Morgan,York St John University

Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award

Winner - Megan Glover, Central Saint Martins, UAL

2nd Place - Allana Friedrich, Middlesex University

3rd Place - Kael Crozier, Leeds Arts University

Children’s Cover Award

Winner – Chi Park, Kingston University

2nd Place - Beatrice Simpkiss, Arts University Bournemouth

3rd Place - Adriena Fong, Falmouth University


Full details on the 2021 Student Design Award will be available in mid-October.  

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A letter from Tom Weldon, Penguin Random House CEO

Standout cover design is an integral part of the success of a book and Penguin Random House has created thousands of iconic book covers throughout the years. The vital role of illustrators and designers in the production of some of the world's best-loved adult and children's books has created and defined the identity of our UK publishing lists.

We value creativity and design incredibly highly, and started the Penguin Random House Student Design Award fourteen years ago to encourage the next generation of designers to use their amazing talents to help us tell our authors' stories.

I am always impressed with the quality of submissions and I look forward to seeing what this year’s talent has to offer.  


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