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CURRENT SUBMISSION PERIOD:  January - August 15, 2014

Overview  |  Criteria  |  Judges  |  Submission Form

  Covers are judged by top designers in the industry for their merits in:

        • appropriateness for the market
        • level of conceptual thinking
        • quality of execution

Judges will choose 10 winners -- but will not be bound by 10 -- as they will have the freedom to truly choose the BEST designs of the year.

Winning covers will be featured in a printed Annual, designed by Faceout Studio, published by Color House Graphics, and distributed to the industry's designers and design professionals and officially announced and presented with an award at ECPA's annual PUBu.






FaceOut.jpgSponsored by market leading design firm Faceout Studio, these awards will be managed by principal Torrey Sharpe and judged by a panel of three industry experts.

Faceout Studio is a market leading design firm that services a broad range of national and international publishing clientele. The studio focuses on brand design, brand identity systems, book packaging, photography, film production and product development. Over the years their work has been recognized by Communication Arts, the AIGA, Print magazine, Eye magazine, STEP magazine, Graphis, CMYK, Graphic Design: USA and the national American Advertising Federation. Their work has also been published in various books, most recently from Rockport, Harper Collins, Springer and Barcelona-based Mao Mao publications. They have been invited to speak at various events hosted by the AIGA, AAUP, and the Shanghai Press and Publication Bureau as well as many northwest art schools.  Past judging experiences have included the Independent Book Publishers Association, the American Association of University Presses and the Beauty of Books in China, sponsored by the Shanghai Press and Publication Administration.

Color House GraphicsColor House Graphics is a book manufacturing company that exists to help publishers, authors and companies create and deliver great books. Whether you're an individual with a story to tell or a large publisher wanting to leverage your intellectual assets, we can help you produce a convincing product. After 27 years of servicing the Christian publishing industry, we continue to use a mix of technology and personal service to help you publish content in print or digital form so it can be distributed with ease. We encourage you to explore our website and discover how our group of dedicated people working together can provide you with superior service and quality from your first contact to delivery of your books. We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our abilities to you with your next project.


Past Award Winners of the ECPA | dp Book Cover Award program











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