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50 Books | 50 Covers Competition 2016

AIGA + Design Observer are pleased to announce the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition for books published in 2016.

Entered books must consist of at least 24 pages, with an exception for limited-editions.

The selections from this competition, which will be published on the DesignObserver website, exemplify the best current work in book and book cover design.

Entries are open to anyone and international entries are eligible.

Beginning in 1923, the Fifty Books of the Year competition was a yearly mainstay of AIGA. As dust jackets became more common, covers were added to the competition. This survey of the best in book design represents perhaps the longest-standing legacy in American graphic design. In 2012, Design Observer, in partnership with AIGA, began hosting the competition.

50 Books | 50 Covers Competition Entry Fees

To avoid an additional $25 late fee, submit your application by the early entry deadline of 10 February 2017. The early entry fee is $40 for AIGA members and $60 for non-members.