Entry Deadline: August 15th

2024 BIBA® Book Cover Contest


The Annual BIBA® Best Book Cover Contest 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.

2024 Submissions Are Open!

BIBA Book Cover Design Award Contest

Entry fee: $50 USD

Winning trophies will go to the person who submits the entry form and payment, whether that be the author of the book or the cover designer.  Regardless, we need the cover designer’s name, so do not skip that field on the form.

*No erotica.

(Winners are announced by November 30th of each year.)

2024 Submission 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. If the author is entering the cover, we need the designer’s name for promotional purposes. Do not leave this field blank, do not list yourself as the designer if you are not the designer.

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.)

Designer’s Mailing Address *

(Remember, we send the award to the person who submitted the entry and payment, whether that be the author or the cover artist.)

Contact Phone Number *

(In case we have any questions about your entry.)

Book Title *

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.

Link To Where The Book Is Available *

Amazon link etc. (Book must be currently available to the public.)

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

We are not accepting hard copies at this time.

(max file size 256 MB)

Release Date *

Year the book was released.

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 files 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 Contest brings increased recognition and exposure to exemplary cover designers.

Winning cover designers will receive a physical award trophy, an electronic emblem image to use for display, a listing on this site as a winning cover designer, and promotions across multiple social media outlets.

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
  • Visual appeal
  • Reflection of storyline
  • Impact
  • Typography
  • Scalability
  • Readability
  • Balance
  • Quality of execution
  • Concept

Additional information


Best Indie Book Award