2019 BIBA™ Best Book Cover Design Award Entry


The 1st Annual BIBA™ Best Book Cover Design Award was created to recognize excellence in book cover design. Some of the criteria used for judging:

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

Open To Entries!

  • Entry Fee: $50
  • Deadline To Enter: Nov 30th.
  • Winners Announced: Dec 30th.
  • *No erotica.

Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. All submissions must be written in English.

Designer, Author, or Representative Entering on Behalf of Designer *

Who is filling out the form? (If you are not the designer, you must have the designer’s permission. Winning books/authors may also display the winning emblem, but the physical cover design award will go to the cover 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.

Name Of The Book *

Name of Book’s Author *

Author’s Name.

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)

Credited in Book *

You must be listed as the cover designer, either inside the book or on the cover.

Rights To Enter *

(Your agreement with the author and/or publisher must allow you to enter the cover image. This is rarely a problem, but if unsure, please check with author/publisher.)

Designer’s Email Address *

Make sure to use an email where we can contact you (the designer) with questions, should it be necessary.

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).

Release Date *

Date the book was released.

Your Website

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

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.)

SKU: BIBA Best Book Cover * Please wait for your file(s) to upload after clicking the Add to Cart button. Once they are finished uploading, you will be taken to the cart where you can complete the payment process. If you have any trouble uploading files, simply submit the form without them and then send the files to: bestindiebookaward@gmail.com
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The 1st Annual BIBA™ Best Book Cover Design Award brings increased recognition and exposure to exemplary cover designers.

*You must be the creator (cover designer) and have the right to use and upload any images you enter. Winners receive a physical award trophy, electronic emblem image to use for display, and a listing on this site as a winning cover designer. We retain the right to use your designer name, your image or likeness, and the winning 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.

Additional information


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