Overview | Judges | Submission Form
Submitting Companies and Content
All publishing companies submitting entries must be ECPA members in good standing. The Christian content in each entry must not be contrary to the ECPA Statement of Faith.
Eligible books must be originally published by an ECPA member anywhere in the world and released for public sale between June 2015 - August 2016.
Books eligible for entry are defined as "bound volumes", either case bound (printed case or dust jacket), paper bound or spiral bound. Bible entries can include both front cover and/or front matter package design.
If multiple cover designs are available for the same entry, all versions may be submitted and will be judged as one entry.
Online entry form will be available for submission now through August 14, 2016.[Information from the entry form will be duplicated for program promotion and celebration.]
Entry quantity: Any ECPA member publisher, imprint or division of a larger publishing house may enter as many titles as it wishes.
Entry fee is $59 for each cover entry. [Email instruction for payment will follow receipt of submission form. Entry fee is non-refundable. Both submission form and payment must be received by August 14 for 2016 program eligibility.]
Cover image file to accompany each title submitted should be 300 dpi in .jpg format that is actual size.
Book copies need to accompany each entry form: TWO copies of each title should be shipped to ECPA for program judging. Ship to: ECPA | Attention: Cindy Carter | 9633 S 48th St; Suite 195 | Phoenix AZ 85044
Program judges will evaluate each entry on the basis of its appropriateness for the market, level of conceptual thinking and quality of execution.
Winning covers will be chosen from the entries to represent the year's best covers of the Christian publishing industry.
will be announced at ECPA's annual PUBu event and presented with an award. Each winner will also be featured in a printed Annual, designed by Faceout Studios, produced by Color House Graphics, and
distributed to the industry.
Color House Graphics donates their excellent print services to produce the Top Shelf Winners Annual and make it available for the industry.