A Cover Competition!

by , Wednesday March 8, 2017
A Cover Competition!

A Cover Design Competition

It's time to unleash your creativity!


We've received many requests for this competition from designers and creators on Movellas, and while we understand you all create through your writing too, this long overdue competition is focusing on some other aspects of telling a story, and that's in designing its cover.


Let's be honest, we all judge a book by its cover most of the time, often before we realize it. Books and stories with nice graphics, some alluring effects, and an eye-catching font seem to eminate quality, and often get more reads than those without. On Movellas, this is more of a fact. But the tough thing is that a cover is so hard to design because it requires some knowledge of programs and tools otherwise unassociated with writing and has to somehow represent the heart and soul of the book in just a single image. Covers also need to be visually striking. Readers are visual people too, after all.


If you find designing just as exciting as writing, now is your time to shine. Some of you are maybe thinking, "Everything's already been thought of" or "I'm just not a creative person." That's no reason to panic! To help you get started, here's a way to jog your creative thinking:


Think like a child. Children are considered "naturally creative" because they know no limits to their creativity. Don't hold back, channel this mentality. Instead of you being concerned or self-consious that your work isn't good enough, you should take risks to push your own creative limits :) That's what this competition is all about. We know that there are some really talented cover designers and creators out there and we're very much looking forward to see what you can come up with - now, go challenge yourself and make that cover!



How to Participate​

For this competition, you must create your own cover. Your cover must be on one of the themes below: 


Theme 1 - Darkness/Mystery


Theme 2 - Unrequited Love/Heartbreak


More interested in making a trailer instead? You can do that too for this competition!


The Prizes

Winning entries will be shared on Movellas' social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)


Best Cover or Trailer will receive a $25 Amazon gift card to pick their own prize!


Two Runners Up will win a Movellas-themed surprise :)




Open to everybody
Multiple entries allowed (maximum - 3)
You may not update your cover/trailer once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same cover/trailer in future competitions.

You may not use a cover that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more...
NOTE: Covers and trailers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain. 


The competition closes 23:00 GMT April 21, 2017

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