The Penguin Random House Student Design Award 2017 opens for entries

Watch Zachary Weiland (Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award) and Ailsa Johnson (Children’s Cover Award) celebrate winning The Penguin Random House Student Design Award 2016

The Penguin Random House Student Design Award 2017 is now open for entries. The award is split over three categories - the Adult Fiction Cover Award, the Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award and the Children's Cover Award - and is open to all students who are 18+, with an interest in book cover design.

This year's three titles have been announced as To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend. Entrants can enter in one category only, and have the chance to win a placement within the Penguin Random House Design Studios, as well as £1,000 in prize money.

Speaking of the award, Penguin Random House CEO Tom Weldon said: 'We value creativity and design incredibly highly, and started the Penguin Random House Student Design Award eleven years ago to encourage the next generation of designers to use their amazing talents to help us tell our authors' stories. I am always impressed with the quality of submissions and I look forward to seeing what this year’s talent has to offer.' 

All entries should be submitted prior to Tuesday 7 March and shortlisted entrants will be announced on pengunrandomhouse.co.uk on Thursday 27 April.

For more information, visit the dedicated Student Design Award microsite here.

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