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Penguin Random House Design Award 2020 is now open for entries!
CALL FOR ENTRY: The Penguin Random House Design Award, graphic design competitions for students, an opportunity for students on an art or design course, now is opened for entries in its 2020 edition.

The Penguin Random House Design Award 2020, graphic design competitions for students is calling for entries!

The Penguin Random House Student Design Award is an opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in design to experience real book cover design briefs first-hand. Students may enter a maximum of one cover design in each of the three categories:

• Adult Fiction Cover Award
• Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award
• Children’s Cover Award

Entries must be supplied in the following format:

• 300dpi
• 5mm bleed
• Crop marks to be included
• Maximum file size 5 MB

Please include the front cover only on the first page of your PDF and a full cover spread (front, spine and back cover) on the second page of your PDF (supplied as one document).

Students may enter a maximum of 1 design in each of the three categories.

To make the process even more similar to the way Penguin’s designers work, once the judges have selected the shortlist, the Art Directors will give the shortlisted entrants feedback and further art direction on their submissions. Shortlisted entrants will then be invited to resubmit their work, taking all the comments on board, before the final round of judging.

A first, second and third-prize winner will be selected for each category.

Entrants must be eligible to work in the UK and must be available to take up the 4-week work placement if they win first prize.

This graphic design competition for students is open to anyone studying on a Further Education or Higher Education course (part time or full time) in any subject and at any level at the time of the deadline for entries. Entrants must be aged 18 or over by 1 July 2020.

The first-prize winner of each of the three categories will be offered a four-week work placement in the Penguin Random House Design Studios and a cash prize of 1,000 GBP. The work placement will be paid at the London Living Wage rate.

The second-prize winners of each category will each receive a cash prize of 500 GBP. The third-prize winners of each category will each receive a cash prize of 350 GBP.

fee: none

deadline: 03/03/2020
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Wednesday 12 February, 2020
Tuesday 3 March, 2020
Penguin Random House
Venue Address

London , London

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