Book Cover

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  • Prize: $500
  • Entries Received: 115
  • Winner: royztergndo

Contest Brief

ORIGINAL ARTWORK OR PHOTOGRAPHY

I am looking for a book cover design for my young adult book for the formats of paperback (both sides), Epub and an A4 print (to be framed). The job will be granted to the person who supplies me with the best draft concept. This will require original artwork (preference) or use of your own photograph.

The specifications of the paperback and Epub formats are below, aswell as necessary details to complete the project. The design should be a combination of a kowhai tree, a tui bird(s) and encroaching flames. These are central concepts to the book's theme as the main character's mother (Tui) was killed in a fire started by his father. Everyday after school he lies under a kowhai tree and watches Tui birds fly about. At night he is haunted of images of the kowhai tree burning down and the flames threatening to consume the birds.

I will attach some pictures of kowhai trees and Tui's to give you an idea as well as a piece of art I have found incorporating both of these that I like. These images are not to be used in the design as I do not own the rights to them. I will also attach some book covers I like in this genre for reference.

Title: Invasion
Subtitle: Book 1: Aotaonga
Author: Jed Leishman
Blurb:"
[b]They came in boats that growled like wolves, swarming across the land in uniforms as dark as night, turning Aotaonga into shadow and flame. [/b]

Herami is a young orphan studying to become a warlock at Wānanga mo te Waiako, a university of magick. He struggles to find his place in the world of magick, while at home in his orphanage he is shunned for being different.

Everything changes when the dark boats of a foreign army come buzzing into shore, seeking to claim a precious resource that could control them all. Herami and his companions must choose between staying to fight and help their families, or fleeing to get help from the Arikitotoa – the Storm Chief. He is far to the north across a desert, frozen mountain ranges, forests of man-eating plants and finally a wide strait separating the two islands. The fate of Aotaonga rests in these young warlocks’ hands.

Aotaonga, the setting for this story, is a fictional land inspired by the geography of Aotearoa, New Zealand."

Paperback Specifcations
Book size: 15.24cm x 22.86cm
Spine width: 1.2065cm
File size: less than 40mb
File type: PDF
Other image requirements: Flattened image with embedded fonts

Ebook cover specifications
File Type: JPEG
Dimensions: 2560 pixels x 1600 pixels
Image ratio: 1.6:1
Minimum resolution: 300 PPI
File size: less than50mb

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Employer Feedback

“This man has excellent artistic skills and design creativity. Most importantly for me, he was able to work with me through several steps of an evolving design concept, adapting to all of my feedback, whether it was constructive or not! Absolutely would hire this man as a graphic designer.”

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Public Clarification Board

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    MoriumNasha1980
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, Please check my entry #213 .

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    MoriumNasha1980
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, Please check my design #208 .

    • 1 month ago
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    raffaykhalid123
    • 1 month ago

    please wait for my design i am working

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    creative113
    • 1 month ago

    please check My Entry #60 #180 #182

    • 1 month ago
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    • 1 month ago

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    Please check #141, thank you.

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    • 1 month ago

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    • 1 month ago

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  • creative113
    creative113
    • 1 month ago

    thanks for your valuable rating #60 book cover, just tell me what do you want?please come to private message if you want any changes or improvements on this book cover. thank you.

    • 1 month ago
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  • ronaldoyee
    ronaldoyee
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, I have submitted 3 design concepts, where I followed the design concepts of the books covers you have attached in the description. Please take a look at it and let me know which design concept you like and how they could be improved. Thanks

    • 1 month ago
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    fatemaakterkeya1
    • 1 month ago

    please check My Entry#95#97 #98

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  • creative113
    creative113
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Contest Holder Thanks for Your Valueable Rating #60 no, just tell me what do you want? Note- that you will have a lifetime guarantee for the Book Cover ,you can ask me for changes in the future Completely free. Please leave a feedback for me. Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • MRGRAPH003
    MRGRAPH003
    • 1 month ago

    AND SINCE I LIVED IN THE GOOD U.S.A. I CAN'T AND WON'T BE ABLE TO HAVE AN ORIGIAL IMAGE OR PHOTOGRAP OF BOTH. THEREFORE , CAN I USED A STOCK IMAGE/CILP ART. AFTER ALL SOME OF, IF NOT ALL OF THE ENTRIES ARE USING STOCK IMAGES/ CLIP ARTS.

    • 1 month ago
  • MRGRAPH003
    MRGRAPH003
    • 1 month ago

    ch yOUR OWNS WORDS"I am looking for a book cover design for my young adult book for the formats of paperback (both sides), Epub and an A4 print (to be framed). The job will be granted to the person who supplies me with the best draft concept. This will require original artwork (preference) or use of your own photograph." FIRST OF ALL SINCE "Kōwhai
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    DescriptionKōwhai are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora in the family Fabaceae that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. SOURCE Wikipedia AND "The tui is a boisterous medium-sized bird native to New Zealand. It is blue, green, and bronze colored with a distinctive white throat tuft. It is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand, and the only species in the genus Prosthemadera." SOURCE Wikipedia.

    • 1 month ago
  • MoazAlike
    MoazAlike
    • 1 month ago

    #65
    I tried to make the cover design according to your description. If you need any type of changes like colors or anything is available and unlimited revisions.

    • 1 month ago
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    • 1 month ago

    Working...

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    • 1 month ago

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    • 1 month ago

    #45 byAbderrahmane B.

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  • mashirabhati
    mashirabhati
    • 1 month ago

    Hello Contest Holder, I'm designing Illustrations for the artwork of your book cover design. Please do not choose a winner before taking a look at my design, Thanks

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    • 1 month ago

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    • 1 month ago

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    • 1 month ago

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    • 1 month ago

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    • 1 month ago

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