How to enter
Final entry deadline: February 28, 2019 (11:59 EST)
(Fees increase $25 per book after February 21; all deadlines are final.)
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- Tell the jurors if your entry should be judged as a cover, a book, or both.
- Enter the book information, including title, author, and full design and production credits.
- Upload your image files. A straight-on cover (primary image) is required for all entries to be displayed in print or on screen.
- At least one (1) print-quality TIFF (no compression and uncropped), shortest side six (6) inches or greater at 300 DPI, silhouetted (no background). Image mode; RGB. If a series entry, upload one TIFF per book cover.
- At least one (1) web-accessible .PNG or .JPG, minimum 150 DPI, 1200 pixels or greater on its shortest side, silhouetted (no background). Image mode; RGB.
- You are welcome to upload up to five (5) additional images of the project. For the 50 Books competition category, interior shots or spreads are encouraged.
- Review your entries for completeness and accuracy in your cart!
- Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Submit your payment online.
- If you are entering a book to be judged in the 50 Books cateogry, send a physical copy of the book to the judging location; entrants will receive the address and instructions via the confirmation email. Important: Do not mail books until instructed to do so. Incorrectly mailed books will not be judged.