Help me find a stock photo to use as the book cover for my suspense novel

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $35
  • Entries Received: 33
  • Winner: weaarthebest

Contest Brief

EDITED AND UPDATED 1/29:

I have not had much luck with the running or body images. I have liked a few, but for now I would like to focus on finding:

*a stock photo of a striking Korean woman's face. Her full face must be shown, preferably from a front view (not profile). A strong, determined look is preferred over a peaceful or sad look. Definitely not happy or cute.
*a stock photo focusing on a female hand holding a small knife or dagger.

PREVIOUS DESCRIPTION:
I am an indie author. I make my own book covers, but I haven't found the right stock photo yet for my next release.

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You don't need to buy the stock photo. Just show it to me somehow. Including the link is helpful. Make sure it is a photo that can be purchased for use on a book cover (not just a random picture from google images, obviously).

This is a guaranteed contest. Don't worry - I won't steal your idea and run with it without paying you.

Attached are two other book covers I have done. They are all in the same series and should have the same kind of feel.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Tsurugirl
    Tsurugirl
    • 3 years ago

    Is it possible to extend the contest? I found a few images I think would suit your needs perfectly!

    • 3 years ago
  • natspearldesign
    natspearldesign
    • 3 years ago

    #134 is of a white background... the sword can be erased and replaced with a knife or dagger easily.. the woman can also be cropped and placed on any background .

    • 3 years ago
  • natspearldesign
    natspearldesign
    • 3 years ago

    #121 , has a closeup face with a sword+knife something..

    • 3 years ago
  • clementalwin
    clementalwin
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, pls check out 117

    • 3 years ago
  • csigafi
    csigafi
    • 3 years ago

    Hi!
    Please rate #109, #110, #111.
    Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • alanaterry
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your participation in this contest. I have revised the description. The photos of running women were not working out. I am hoping to get more submissions of face closeups or hands with knives. Please see the revised description for details. All previously submitted photographs (that haven't been rejected) are still being considered. I would just like more samples like the ones I mentioned to be included. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • IreneSkywalker
    IreneSkywalker
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, Please check #81
    Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • csigafi
    csigafi
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, please check #70 and #71.
    Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • weaarthebest
    weaarthebest
    • 3 years ago

    Hey
    I have submitted new entry #65 previously submitted entry #9
    Please check.
    Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Wiseinvestor253
    Wiseinvestor253
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, I have a doubt. The majority of the ones that you have rated well, do not fit your description of "The photo should be of a young woman in a short, single-colored evening dress." So, is it safe to assume that this is not necessarily a very strict requirement?

    • 3 years ago
    1. Wiseinvestor253
      Wiseinvestor253
      • 3 years ago

      Ok sorry about the question, I read through your feedback on the entries and you are indeed looking at something to fit your requirement! Thanks!

      • 3 years ago
    2. alanaterry
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      ok, glad you found your clarification!

      • 3 years ago

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