The Bookseller launches front cover competition

The Bookseller launches front cover competition

For the first time in its 159-year history, The Bookseller magazine is offering a young designer the chance to create the front cover of its Christmas issue.

In partnership with The Printing Charity, the magazine at the heart of the publishing industry is calling on designers aged 18 to 30 years old to use their flair and passion for pictures to create the front page of the 15th December 2017 issue.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s chief executive, said: “We’re running the competition with The Bookseller as part of the charity’s education work that includes supporting initiatives helping 18 to 30 year-olds develop their careers in the industry. The design brief is for creations that use assets from The Printing Charity’s 190-year history, bringing our anniversary milestone to life in a creative, compelling and informative way.”

As well as the honour of seeing their design on the front cover of one the country’s oldest and most respected trade magazines in the houses of publishers, authors, retailers and on the desks of national press, the winning entry to the competition will receive a £200 cash prize, a trophy and a year’s subscription to The Bookseller magazine. The entries will be judged and whittled down by a team of industry experts, including Lovell, Vicky Ellis, sales director at Clays, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, founder of The Bright Group and The Bookseller’s creative editor Danny Arter.

The winning designer will receive the prize at Europe’s biggest book publishing conference, the FutureBook Conference, on 1st December, in London.

Those with an eye for design, the ability to convey messages in visual forms and the passion to make ideas come to life, at any stage of their careers, can find out more about the competition and download assets to integrate into a design here. The deadline for submissions is 31st October 2017.

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