UN(COVER) 2015

UN(COVER) is our annual book design contest. Participants submit designs for selected classics to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Students and supporters of the artists can also vote and help choose the People’s Choice Winner. Check back frequently for more details and don’t forget to check out our past UN(COVER) winners!


Get ready for UN(COVER) 2017!

All artists, graphic designers and illustrators are invited to compete in this year’s UN(COVER) contest! Create an illustrated cover for one (or multiple) of the titles listed below.

This year’s University Classics titles:
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Important dates:
Registration opens: Monday, February 8, 2017
Submissions due: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (by midnight)
Voting begins:  People’s Choice Voting Monday, April 17th – 21st 2017 (In-Store and on The Mizzou Store’s Facebook page)

Contestants are not limited to one entry; they may create as many submissions as they want for one or multiple titles. Winning submissions are intriguing, relevant to the content of the book, well-executed and unique. After getting all the submissions, a panel of artists and professors serve as judges to the covers.

Contestants may work in any medium, but final entries should be submitted as 1000px X 1000px, 300 dpi or higher, and formatted as .jpg, .df, .tif,. psd, or .eps.

Click here to download the entry form and guidelines.

Check back here for more information and updates on the contest in the upcoming weeks.
Questions? Email mizzoupublishing@missouri.edu or call 573-882-8567.



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