The Penguin Student Design Award, now in its 15th year, aims to discover and nurture the next generation of design and illustration talent.
This is an opportunity for students on an Art or Design course at HND or degree level to engage in design for publishing during their studies and to experience real cover and page layout design briefs first-hand.
To make the process even more similar to the way Penguin's designers work, once the judges have selected the shortlist, the Art Directors will give the shortlisted entrants feedback and further art direction on their submissions. Shortlisted entrants will then be invited to resubmit their work, taking all the comments on board, before the final round of judging.
➜ Adult Fiction Cover Award
➜ Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award
➜ Children's Cover Award
➜ 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).
Students may enter a maximum of 1 design in each of the three categories.
The winners will be announced on June 2021.
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
Open to anyone studying on a Further Education or Higher Education course – part time or full time, in any subject and at any level at the time of the deadline for entries (Tuesday 2 March 2021).
Three emerging creatives will recive £1,000 in prize money as well as a paid work placement at Penguin Random House UK.
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