Submission Details

The deadline for entries has now passed, the shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 28 April.

All entries must be submitted as a PDF via the submission form. 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: Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee

Design template (InDesign) / Design template (idml)

Links for InDesign

Design Template (PDF)

Cover copy
 

Non-Fiction Cover Award: The Uninhabitable Earth

Design template (InDesign) / Design template (idml)

Design Template (PDF)

Cover copy
 

Children’s Cover Award: Talking Turkeys

Design template (InDesign) / Design template (idml)

Links for InDesign

Design Template (PDF)

Cover copy

Please refer to the FAQ page for frequently asked questions about submissions.

Shortlisted Entrants

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email by Wednesday 28 April 2021. The closing date for the shortlisted entrants’ support materials is 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 12 May 2021

In previous years shortlisted students have been sent feedback on their design from the Art Directors and invited to resubmit their entry taking that on board before the final round of judging. However, in the present very exceptional circumstances, in recognition of the demanding situation for many students around the world, we will be judging on the original submission without providing feedback and will require shortlisted students to submit only limited support material.

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

 

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