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Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) announces opening of annual cover design competition

Posted at 10:53PM Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

The first competition is open to any cover produced for a book published between January 1 and December 31 2013 by any Designer based in the UK, for a UK or overseas publisher and covers ten categories.

The entries will be narrowed down to a shortlist of 6 books in each category by a committee made up of the following ten designers:

Suzanne Dean, Art Director, Random House

Jacqui McDonough, Art Director, Puffin Books

Clare Skeats, Designer

Lucie Stericker, Art Director, Orion

Ami Smithson, Designer, Cabin London

Stuart Bache, Senior Designer, Harper Collins

John Hamilton, Art Director, Penguin Books

Joe Mills, Director, Black Sheep

Dan Mogford, Designer

Duncan Spilling, Art Director, Little Brown Book Group

Final judging will take place at the ABCD's inaugural awards night on March 6 next year, with each person present able to vote for an overall winner in each category.

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