Chapter: AKRWA 2020 Midnight Sun Cover Contest

Do you have a stellar cover that catches the eye and draws the reader in? The Midnight Sun Cover Contest 2019, sponsored by Alaska Romance Writers of America, is a chance for published authors (digital and print) to win some great prizes! Even better, every entry will be on display to over 150 voracious readers at the 2020 AWG Writer’s Conference who will vote for the top entries! (And perhaps buy your books!)

Midnight Sun Cover Contest


Do you have a stellar cover that catches the eye and draws the reader in? The Midnight Sun Cover Contest 2020, sponsored by Alaska Romance Writers of America, is a chance for published authors (digital and print) to win some great prizes! Even better, every entry will be on display to over 150 voracious readers at the 2020 AWG Writer’s Conference who will vote for the top entries! (And perhaps buy your books!)

WHO CAN ENTER:

Any author can enter their book cover for a romance novel, novella, or short story published prior to August 30, 2020, either electronically or in print, in the United States for the first time.

HOW TO ENTER:

Step 1: Register for the contest between Aug. 1, 2020 and Sept. 1, 2020. (If you are a RWA member, use your RWA login. If you are not an RWA member, you may create a login.) 
Step 2: Pay entrance fee ($15 per entry)
Step 3: In an email to contest@akrwa.com, attach your book cover in digital format (JPEG format with 300 dpi or greater).

DEADLINE:

Entries are accepted between August 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 only. The deadline for submissions is midnight (Alaska Standard Time) on September 1, 2020.

JUDGING:

All entries will be placed on prominent display in printed format at the Alaska Writer’s Guild (AWG) 2020 conference, co-sponsored by AKRWA. Conference attendees and presenters (approximately 150) will select first-round entries via ballot box.

FINAL JUDGING:

Trained judges will select the top winner from the top ten entries selected at the conference. Final judging will occur at the annual AKRWA Writing Retreat in early October, with the winner announced in late October. Honorable Mentions: This contest seeks a single, most compelling cover; however, Honorable Mentions will be awarded, including the prestigious librarian’s choice award.

JUDGING CONTINGENCIES:

In the event the AWG conference moves to an online webinar format, AWG members will vote on their favorite covers via an online poll. In the event of an AKRWA Writing Retreat cancellation, final judging will also take place digitally.

PRIZES:

Finalist and Honorable Mention covers will be published on the AKRWA website with the Finalist cover receiving prime location. In addition, the Finalist will receive an electronic badge that can be placed on book covers, websites, or anywhere the winner deems appropriate and a $25 Visa cash card.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  1. Register and pay the $15 entrance fee.
  2. Email cover submission to contest@akrwa.com.

Include:

  • One digital copy of the book cover in jpeg format at 300 dpi or more.
  • Author name (pen name) in body of email.
  • Paypal name (if different than pen name) in body of email.
  • Title of the published novel in body of email.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

  1. Submissions are limited to book published prior to August 30, 2020
  2. Register and pay the $15 entrance fee.
  3. Email cover submission to contest@akrwa.com (See Submission Guidelines).
  4. Writers can submit multiple entries, but each entry must be submitted separately.
  5. Submissions without payment will not be considered.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For more information, please email the contest coordinator at contest@akrwa.com.

DISCLAIMER

Alaska Chapter of the RWA maintains no responsibility for the final judging process and considers the grand prize selection to be final and permanent.

This contest is sponsored by the Alaska Chapter of Romance Writers of America.
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8/1/2020 - 9/1/2020

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