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How to Enter

All book and cover entries will be reviewed online by the jurors. Below, we've outlined what we need to review your work. Learn more about deadlines and eligibility and fees and payments.


When you click Start Application (under Action), you will be directed to the AIGA login page to begin.

Don’t have an AIGA account? Create one now—setting up an account is easy and free through my.aiga.org! Return to this page when you are ready to start your entries.

Bonus: AIGA members enjoy discounts on entry fees! Join first to take advantage of this benefit! Learn more.

2. Select a category: Cover, Book, or both Book and Cover.
3. For all entries, enter accurate and complete book information, including title, author, and full design and production credits as they pertain to your work.
4. Upload your primary image files. A straight-on cover (primary image) is required. It will be the primary image reproduced on screen or in print. For entries in the “Book” and “Book and Cover” category, up to six (6) supporting images and one (1) short video are recommended; jurors will review all work online this year. 
5. Review your entries for accuracy and completeness in your cart.
6. Agree to the terms and conditions.
7. Submit your payment online. See fee breakdown for details.

Every entry must be completed online to be eligible for judging. If your work is selected, a physical copy of the book must be mailed for inclusion in the AIGA collection to be archived or risk being disqualified; entrants with winning entries will receive the address and instructions via the notification email from competitions@aiga.org in the spring.

IMPORTANT: Don't mail books until instructed to do so. We are unable to accept packages at the AIGA office, and we won't be held responsible if packages do not reach their intended destination.