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

Bridgeman Images prides itself on working closely with designers in all industries, but since we began nearly 50 years ago, the close working relationship with publishing designers has evolved considerably and is now unmatched in the licensing industry.

Each year, we look back and celebrate the best book covers of the year that used content sourced from Bridgeman Images in the design.



A selection of book covers where Bridgeman Images have supplied imagery for University Press clients


There will be a trade category and a scholarly category with a  $250 prize for each.

Any cover design that uses a Bridgeman image and is confirmed for publication will be automatically entered for consideration in the 2019 best book cover competition. We are looking forward to seeing all the new book covers that used Bridgeman Images this year!


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 2019 – don’t miss your chance to win a cash prize!   

Get in touch to submit a cover or let us know if you have used one of our images in your own work!




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Published covers featuring favourite Bridgeman Studio Artists

Delightful covers from past competitions

Tips from the experts – good book cover design