Enter The Bridgeman Book Cover Design Award 2018

Enter The Bridgeman Book Cover Design Award 2018

We’re excited to announce the second annual Bridgeman Book Cover Design Awards!


Bridgeman prides itself on working closely with designers in all industries, but since Bridgeman’s early history nearly 50 years ago, the close working relationship with publishing designers is second to none in the licensing industry.

Each year, we look back and celebrate the best book covers of the year that used Bridgeman images in the design.


There will be a trade category and a scholarly category with a $250 prize for each – keep this in mind when submitting your entries.


Any cover design that uses a Bridgeman image and is confirmed for publication will be automatically entered for consideration in the 2018 best book cover competition. We are looking forward to seeing all the new book covers in 2018.


To submit a cover of your choice for this iteration of the competition, simply email us your choice as a PNG image.

The competition deadline for entries is December 7th – don’t miss your chance to win a cash prize!


Read more

More information on last year’s competition can be found here

Tips from the experts – good book cover design

Other fantastic 2017 book covers



  1. is there an entrance fee? And does the cover have to contain a Bridgeman photo?

    • Hi Tamian, There is no entrance fee but yes the entered book has to feature an image from the Bridgeman archive. We have run other types of competitions for designers and artists so please keep an eye out on this blog for more competitions. If you have licensed an image for a cover please let us know we would love to help you promote it. Regards, the Bridgeman team.

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