One Day Ahead E-book Cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £75
  • Entries Received: 13
  • Winner: artsapiens

Contest Brief

I require an eBook cover to be designed which will be used for the sale of a Kindle eBook on Amazon. Please note that this needs to be an original illustration rather than something designed using clipart or similar images.

The subject matter of the eBook is based around the Tour de France. The illustration I have in mind is as follows:

Mountains in the background with a road leading from the foreground to the summit. A group of four male cyclists to be riding together up the mountain road and some distance behind on the same road, a motorhome with a man driving and a woman in the passenger seat. Along the route of the road there can be the odd motorhome or car parked up and/or spectators waiting for the Tour de France riders (I will leave this to you depending on whether you think it works in the overall design).

The title of the book and strap line should be across the top of the cover and author's name along the bottom, as below:

Title: One Day Ahead
Strap line: A Tour de France Misadventure
Author: Richard Grady

I am looking for a humorous/cartoon style image and I would like a design which is eye-catching in both full size and thumbnail format.

I am happy for initial entries for this contest to be in sketch format and whilst full colour will be required for the final design, your initial entry can be in black and white and we can work from there. If you can show me similar work you have done, please do.

The illustration will have to comply with Amazon requirements detailed here: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A2J0TRG6OPX0VM and will ideally be supplied at or near to the largest size quoted on the Amazon site. Image to be delivered in .jpb and .tiff formats.

I have additional illustration work for both this eBook and other eBooks in the future and this will be available to the winning entrant.

Copyright of the image to be transferred to me once payment has been made.

I have linked to some other books on Amazon below to give you an idea of the kind of design I am interested in. I am not looking for a copy of any of these covers, these are just to give you an idea of style:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crossing-Europe-Bike-Called-Reggie-ebook/dp/B009YYZLDY/ref=la_B005RDSJ08_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404055566&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycling-Ashes-Cricketing-Odyssey-Brisbane-ebook/dp/B00CPR6H44/ref=la_B00HQIV03U_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404055647&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Won-Yellow-Jumper-Dispatches-ebook/dp/B0052Z3HNA/ref=la_B006ZYTDMQ_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404055680&sr=1-2

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“Artsapiens is an extremely talented illustrator. He has an excellent eye for what is required and his design far exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be working with this freelancer again!”

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Public Clarification Board

  • onlinetradersl
    Contest Holder
    • 7 years ago

    Hi, I'm really sorry, this contest is about to be awarded to the winner.

    • 7 years ago
    1. MdShafiPulikkal
      MdShafiPulikkal
      • 7 years ago

      Thanks for choosing a winner. Now you may read the brief once again ;)

      • 7 years ago
    2. Broads
      Broads
      • 7 years ago

      Well done! Great idea. I totally see why you chose it.

      • 7 years ago
  • MdShafiPulikkal
    MdShafiPulikkal
    • 7 years ago

    Congrats winner !!! I wonder how the winning entry is a result of this brief ---> "Mountains in the background with a road leading from the foreground to the summit. A group of four male cyclists to be riding together up the mountain road and some distance behind on the same road, a motorhome with a man driving and a woman in the passenger seat. Along the route of the road there can be the odd motorhome or car parked up and/or spectators waiting for the Tour de France riders " OMG, deviation !

    • 7 years ago
    1. MdShafiPulikkal
      MdShafiPulikkal
      • 7 years ago

      That is great and it is up to you to choose any design. The work is great except that it is not following the brief exactly. All the best.

      • 7 years ago
    2. NamTibon
      NamTibon
      • 7 years ago

      I must say that MdShafiPulikkal is right. To think I almost joined this contest myself. But then again, I guess it's all about the taste of the contest holder. Well, best of luck on your book.

      • 7 years ago
  • icassalata
    icassalata
    • 7 years ago

    My sincerely congratulations to the winner, great idea!!! All the best :)

    • 7 years ago
  • snehalmulay365
    snehalmulay365
    • 7 years ago

    Awesome !

    • 7 years ago
  • ninoblackwhite
    ninoblackwhite
    • 7 years ago

    haha^^^^

    • 7 years ago
  • snehalmulay365
    snehalmulay365
    • 7 years ago

    I am a bit new user of this site... got to know about this contest just now. Is it okay if I will send the entry in next two days??? Waiting for your feedback... Thank you

    • 7 years ago
  • icassalata
    icassalata
    • 7 years ago

    I'm in the progress, please wait, I'll submit my artwork before deadline, thanks in advance! :)

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Many thanks for your entry - have sent feedback via private message.

      • 7 years ago
    2. icassalata
      icassalata
      • 7 years ago

      changes delivered, #13 :)

      • 7 years ago
  • ninoblackwhite
    ninoblackwhite
    • 7 years ago

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    • 7 years ago
  • TizarBerandalan
    TizarBerandalan
    • 7 years ago

    #8 waiting for your feed back, thank you

    • 7 years ago
  • artsapiens
    artsapiens
    • 7 years ago

    Please wait a little, I'm preparing to submit my version soon!

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      • 7 years ago
  • onlinetradersl
    Contest Holder
    • 7 years ago

    Thank you!

    • 7 years ago
  • icassalata
    icassalata
    • 7 years ago

    Very interesting, I love cycling myself, I'm on this artwork with pleasure! :)

    • 7 years ago
  • MdShafiPulikkal
    MdShafiPulikkal
    • 7 years ago

    I will be submitting my first entry by today night (started line drawing) Thanks

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      • 7 years ago
  • paovazquez
    paovazquez
    • 7 years ago

    Working on it! :p

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      • 7 years ago
  • Tygerwolf
    Tygerwolf
    • 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun! I will be submitting something to you soon!

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      • 7 years ago
  • Danasanmar
    Danasanmar
    • 7 years ago

    working on it!

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      • 7 years ago
  • tittasouza
    tittasouza
    • 7 years ago

    I am working on it!

    • 7 years ago
    1. onlinetradersl
      Contest Holder
      • 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      • 7 years ago

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