The first issue of our monthly eBook Cover Design Awards appeared in August, 2011. Since that time we’ve given awards to dozens of outstanding cover designs, honoring the authors, publishers, and designers.
It’s all good, right?
Well, no, it isn’t because I haven’t really been happy about it since August, 2011.
Nothing against those authors, publishers, and designers. No, I’m unhappy with the little badge that represents the award. Here it is:
0. Current Badge Design
Okay, it’s not bad. But it’s not very good, either. It’s the result of a bit of last minute shopping on Odesk.com, to be honest.
The woman who had drawn our wonderful Carnival of the Indies header and badges was unavailable, so I put it up for bid at the last minute and the result is the one you see here.
But I wasn’t happy, and it has taken this long to do something about it.
Now you can help me pick a new, better badge and, in the process, make one designer pretty happy.
We asked designers to submit samples of a new badge design, keeping in mind we have to change the “Fiction” and “Nonfiction” designations as well as the month and year of the award. And we now have “Gold Star” covers, so we needed a way to acknowledge those winners, too.
We promised the winner a $100 Amazon Gift Card, so there’s really something at stake here.
Right below here you’ll see all the entries we received. Below that is a ballot to pick your favorite. Keep in mind you can vote for the existing badge, if that’s your favorite.
Which one should we use going forward? It’s up to you.
So have a look, pick the one you like best and vote for it. I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, so please vote by Saturday at noon Pacific time.
New Award Badge Entries
1. Designer: Manoj Vijayan
2. Designer: Kit Foster
3. Designer: Kit Foster
4. Designer: Lafcadio
5. Designer: Amber Shah
6. Designer: Sue Brettell
7. Designer: DJ Rogers
Okay, there you have it. Now it’s time to vote:
(If you are reading this in your inbox, you’ll need to click the title of this article, which will bring you to the blog post where you can vote.)
Note that the designs are listed in a random order, so make sure you have the right number/designer name.
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