2020 BIBA Book Cover Contest Entry


The Annual BIBA™ Best Book Cover Design Award recognizes excellence in book cover design. Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. All covers must be in English.

🏆 Previous Winners

Enter Your Book Cover!

  • Entry fee: $50
  • Deadline to enter is Nov 30th, 2020.
  • Winners announced by Dec 30th, 2020
  • Winning trophies will go to the cover designer
  • *No erotica.

*The winning author may proudly use the winning emblem, but the physical trophy will go to the cover designer.

2020 Submissions Form:

Who is filling out the form? * 

Are you the Designer, Author, or Representative Entering on Behalf of Designer?

Author or Representative Email

If you are the author or representative, and are entering on behalf of the designer, please enter your email here. (The designer’s email field is further down the form.)

Real Name

(Only for our records. Not displayed.) Name of Designer, Author or Representative. (Person filling out the form.)

Name Used As Cover Designer

(This can be your real name, a pseudonym, or business name etc.) This is the name we will use on promotions, on the trophy, and on this site, should you win.

Designer’s Email Address

Make sure to use an email where we can contact the designer with questions, should it be necessary. (If entering for the cover designer, please be sure this is the designer’s correct email address. We confirm their mailing address directly with them, and if we cannot contact the designer, your entry may be disqualified and entry fees are not refunded.)

Designer’s Mailing Address

(If you are entering on behalf of the designer, we need the DESIGNER’S Mailing address in order to mail them the award.) Please list your full mailing address, including the Country and zip (postal code).

Name Of The Book

Name of Book’s Author

Author’s Name.

Credited in Book * 

The Cover Designer must be listed either inside the book or on the cover.

Cover File Upload

*No erotica. Image should be of the front of the book only, and at least 400px wide. (Accepted file formats: JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF) If you have any problems uploading your file, please submit the form without it and then email the file, including the name of the book and designer, to bestindiebookaward@gmail.com

(max file size 256 MB)

Release Date

Date the book was released. (Must be between 2015 and 2020.)

Your Website

(Optional) Link to more information about you. We’ll also use this for promotions if you win.

Additional Info

Any important information you want to add about your entry.

Terms * 

By submitting an entry, you agree to our Terms, and you understand that this is a contest and that no refunds are given. See Full Terms Here (Opens in separate window.)


If uploading your book file using this form, the file will begin to upload after you click the Add To Cart button below.) You will be taken to the cart once this process has completed. The time it takes will depend on the size of the file and your internet connection. (It may take up to several minutes.) If you have any problems with uploading your files, please submit the form without them and then email the files, including the name of the book and author to bestindiebookaward@gmail.com


The Annual BIBA® Best Book Cover Design Contest brings increased recognition and exposure to exemplary cover designers.

Winning cover designers will receive a physical award trophy, electronic emblem image to use for display, and a listing on this site as a winning cover designer.

Winning authors will receive an electronic emblem to display proudly, and the book and author will be listed on this site.  We retain the right to use the author name, designer name, any images or likenesses, and the winning book and cover in promotions, emails, on this site, across social media platforms, and in any other way we see fit to promote the winners or this site.

Some of the criteria used for judging:

  • Relevance to the market
  • Impact
  • Typography
  • Scalability
  • Readability
  • Balance
  • Quality of execution
  • Concept

Additional information


Best Indie Book Award