Readers, we want to know: What does the word “bookish” mean to you? We’re inviting artists to capture that word in a design. You can reimagine our logo, stylize a quote, design a book cover, or more! Let your imaginations run wild.
The Bookish team will select one winner from the group of entries. The winning designer will be interviewed for Bookish.com and have the opportunity to showcase their other artwork in the article. The winner will also receive a prize pack of 13 books (listed below), a Bookish tote, and a t-shirt printed with the winning design. The winning design will appear in Bookish’s Society6 store.
The winner will receive thirteen books that that celebrate design, art, and creativity:
Ready to enter?
First get your design ready:
—Designs must be submitted as RGB JPG files. Any ZIP files or files that are not JPG will be deleted without being opened.
—The minimum resolution we’ll accept is 3500 x 3500 pixels.
—The maximum file size we’ll accept is 75MB.
—The design must be your original work.
—Any quotes used must be your own or in the public domain.
Submit your design to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Bookish Design Contest. The email must include your name and your original artwork.
After the contest is over, we’ll share our favorite designs on social media. Please include your social media handles or website in your entry email so we can tag you.
Read the official rules and then get designing!
By entering the Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to these rules.
Official Rules: Bookish Design Contest
The following are the Official Rules for Bookish’s Design Contest (the “Contest”). Bookish is a division of NetGalley LLC, 44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (“Bookish”). By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. No Purchase is necessary to enter or win.
The Sweepstakes is open to any person over 17 years of age, who resides in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or a U.S. Military installation in a foreign country, excluding employees and consultants of Bookish and their subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members. It is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Bookish, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Contest.
Entries must be submitted beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on July 20, 2017, and no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on August 20, 2017.
Limit three entries per person.
Create a design that represents what you think it means to be “bookish.” Submit your design to email@example.com, including your name and any relevant website/social handles. The subject line must read “Bookish Design Contest.”
Bookish shall not be responsible for any lost or interrupted entries, failed server connections, technical failures, or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic. Entry designs or information that have been tampered with, altered, or are incomplete are void.
You will automatically be signed up for the Bookish newsletter. If you do not want to receive Bookish’s newsletter, you may opt out at any time.
All designs submitted to the Contest must be original work. The design must not be copied or stolen from anyone or anywhere. The entrant must have complete and exclusive rights to the design and all included elements. Any quotes used must belong to the entrant or be in the public domain.
The winner agrees that he/she/they will alter or edit the design if Bookish deems it necessary.
Design must be submitted as a high resolution, RGB JPG file. The minimum resolution accepted will be 3500 x 3500 pixels. The maximum file size accepted will be 75MB. Any ZIP files or files that are not JPG will be deleted without being opened.
With the exception of the winner, all designs created by the entrant shall remain property of the entrant.
Bookish will retain the rights to the winning design after the completion of the contest. Bookish will be able to publish, display, market, create derivative works from, and otherwise commercially use the winning design.
Selection of Winners
One winner will be chosen by the Bookish team. Bookish shall determine in its sole discretion the method of selecting winners from among the entries and its determination shall be final and binding.
One (1) winner shall receive one (1) Bookish tote bag, one (1) t-shirt featuring their winning design, 13 books (including: The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin, Luis Royo; The Divine by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, Boaz Lavie; Mooncop by Tom Gauld; Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff; Draw the Line by Laurent Linn; Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke; A Work of Art by Melody Maysonet; Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O’Dowd, Nick V. Murphy; Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome by Charlie McDonnell; Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton, Sweeter Than Honey, Lindsay Sherbondy, Compass South by Hope Larson and illustrated by Rebecca Mock, and Knife’s Edge by Hope Larson and illustrated by Rebecca Mock), and an interview with Bookish.com.
Bookish will consult the winner for an address, and Bookish will mail prizes to the address indicated by the winner. Bookish will mail the prize or use another delivery service as it shall determine. Bookish shall pay all costs of postage and handling.
The suggested retail value of each prize, excluding shipping and handling, is not more than $30. The total value of all prizes to be awarded is not more than $200.
No prize substitutions shall be allowed. Winners are responsible for federal, state and local taxes, if any, on any prizes awarded.
Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by Bookish.
By entering the Contest, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bookish, and its employees, representatives, agents and licensees from any and all liability, loss, damage, cost or expense, including reasonable counsel fees and expenses, paid or incurred by reason of your breach or alleged breach of any of the obligations, covenants, representations or terms contained in these Official Rules.
For a complete list of winners, send a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Contest, NetGalley LLC, 44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, no later than 60 days from end of the Contest.