Design a Book Cover

A competition for all ages

Ever thought you could design a better book cover for your favourite book? Well here’s your
chance. Choose a book, old or new, classic or comic, fiction or non-fiction, and design the
front cover for it.
We have three categories: 5-12 yrs, 13- 18 yrs and over 18
We’ll be displaying two winners and two runners up from each category during the Book
Festival. The competition will be judged by Contemporary Art Curator Judith King. For more
detail and how to enter please visit


  • Designs must be no larger than A4 in size, must be mounted on card, any medium
    permitted (not digital) and must be your own original work
  • Maximum 2 entries per person
  • Must say author and Book Title
  • Must include contact email and phone no and age
  • Entry fee £3 to cover costs
  • Please enclose an SAE if you would like your work returned to you after the
  • Judges decision is final

Send your entries to Hexham Book Festival, Queen’s Hall, Hexham NE46 3LS, or
drop off at Box Office by Sat 13th April, 5pm (late entries will not be permitted).