Once again, Children’s Book Ireland has joined with The O’Brien Press to give YOU the opportunity to have your artwork featured on the cover of a professionally published book. We are looking for YOUR help in re-jacketing Gordon Snell’s The Supermarket Ghost, first published in 2007. With a new edition set to be launched in Autumn 2020, this exciting ghostly adventure needs a great new look that will help it appeal to young readers today, as well as giving a strong sense of the what the book is about.
So if you think you’re up to the challenge of creating a new cover and not afraid of seeing your art on library and bookshop shelves, here’s what you must do:
So, you think you have what it takes to design a book cover? Here’s some useful advice from the design team in The O’Brien Press to get you started …
A book cover’s job is to make the reader want to read the story inside: that might sound obvious, but keep this in mind as you design the cover!
Before you begin, ask yourself these questions:
Some additional points to remember!
The winning entry will be chosen by the Children’s Books Ireland and The O’Brien Press judging panel, including great Irish illustrators Sarah Bowie and Tarsila Krüse. The winning design will be used as the basis for the cover design of a new edition of The Supermarket Ghost to be published in Autumn 2020. The overall winner will also receive a special selection of O’Brien Press books. The winner’s class will also receive a class set of the book.
Five runners-up will also have the chance to see their artwork featured in the book and will also receive a selection of fantastic titles from The O’Brien Press.
This competition is open to residents of ROI and Northern Ireland only. All entrants must be aged 15-years or under. Only one entry per person.
The closing date for entries is Friday 1st May 2020.