Book Depository Competitions



  • Design a book jacket and win

    Wed, 29 Jun 2011 06:52

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    Have you ever wanted to design a romantic book jacket? Want to win 100 Mills & Boon books as a prize for doing so? Then follow these short instructions and be in with a chance to win.

    1. Simply download our template pdf or jpg.

    2. Then think of a title.

    3. Do the illustration - pen & ink, photoshop, crayons, watercolour, biro, etc., etc.

    4. Scan and email to

    5. We'll add them to a flickr page for all to see.

    Please leave your name, email and title of your entry below so we know who's who.

    Competition closes at the end of our summer festival, Friday July 22.

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: book, design, week, romance, jacket

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Royal Albert House, Sheet Street, Windsor, SL4 1BE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Barbara's avatar Barbara

      This is pretty bad PR, if you ask me!

      Posted Mon, 05 Sep 2011 07:51 Under review
    2. Rita de Canha's avatar Rita de Canha

      Ok just following up to my message on this site over a month ago. My question follows the same as everyone else - Who was the winner? Kindly advise. Thank you.

      Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:49
    3. Michael's avatar Michael

      The contest deadline was over more than a month ago, but you're still adding books to your Flickr page and haven't announced a winner. Can you please clarify what's going on?

      Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2011 03:07
    4. Lemur's avatar Lemur

      Has everyone went on hollidays there?

      Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 13:47
    5. Lemur's avatar Lemur

      Oh it's not fair to keep us waiting for so long ... :(

      Posted Sat, 06 Aug 2011 17:22
    6. Agnes Palasthy's avatar Agnes Palasthy

      Please, put us out of our misery and tell us who the lucky winner is...

      Posted Sat, 06 Aug 2011 13:45
    7. Lemur's avatar Lemur

      So, who is the winner?

      Posted Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:37
    8. Rita de Canha's avatar Rita de Canha

      Just wondering who the lucky winner was??

      Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:56
    9. Lee Hyat's avatar Lee Hyat

      Name - Lee Email - Title - Tropical Tryst

      Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2011 06:13
    10. Catarina's avatar Catarina

      Name: Catarina Lima Title: Lake Charms e.mail:[at]

      Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:12
    11. Charlotte Phillips's avatar Charlotte Phillips

      Only just noticed the competition in an email yesterday! Just emailed my entry: 'The Secret Acquaintance'. Looking forward to seeing everyones designs once they've been uploaded to Flickr. Good luck, everyone! :D

      Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:07
    12. Fransisca's avatar Fransisca

      Sent my entry yesterday the title is "the big thing" but i didn't see it added on flickr too :(

      Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:36
    13. Martin Prostredník's avatar Martin Prostredník

      Hi 2 all! I sent it on Tuesday and also nothing, but one thing gives me hope. If you check the date of the most already published covers, you'll find out that they were added in one batch on July 13th (there were also complaints before tis date!). So we just have to wait till the closure of this competition :)! Best regards, Martin P.

      Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:29
    14. cristiana Serafini's avatar cristiana Serafini

      I'm having that problem too. I sent a cover a few days ago, but still have not seen it on flickr or received any answer/confirmation.

      Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 07:41
    15. Joyce's avatar Joyce

      Interesting little competition. Have uploaded my cover but have not seen anything on flickr yet. Has it been received or not? Anyone else having this problem???

      Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:17
    16. Adi Ivanova's avatar Adi Ivanova

      I enjoyed doing the cover. Hope everything went well with the send-and-receive and I'm added to the competition. Good luck to everyone =)

      Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:46
    17. Rita de Canha's avatar Rita de Canha

      Finally managed to complete my romance cover for M&B and I'm so excited!!! The title of my cover is called "The Sheikh's Forgotten Love" LOL now if only I could read the story ;o)

      Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:36
    18. timbusz anamaria eva's avatar timbusz anamaria eva

      Hello! I submitted my cover page on July 16, but I didn't see it on Flickr. The title is "The Love Diary".Is it accepted?

      Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:38
    19. May's avatar May

      Uploaded the picture :D I loved doing the cover

      Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:34
    20. Mrs Bonita Murray's avatar Mrs Bonita Murray

      Loved doing this.... hard to find an unused title tho'

      Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:03
    21. Ana Filipa's avatar Ana Filipa

      Can it be a manipulation of an old painting like Waterhouse or William Hunt? Or does it have to be a photograph? What about copyright from Deviantart images? Is it ok to use? Or do we need to have permissions?

      Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:59
    22. Ekaterina's avatar Ekaterina

      Hello. I submitted my cover page on July 15. Is my entry accepted? I didn't see it on Flickr. The title of the cover is "Thanks For The Memories".

      Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:46
    23. Chiam Woh Chyi's avatar Chiam Woh Chyi

      Uploading the picture now :)

      Posted Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:36
    24. carrie's avatar carrie

      Two questions....=) Does it have to be a drawing or can it be a photoshop manipulation/graphics etc. And is it just one entry per person? thanks!

      Posted Sun, 17 Jul 2011 02:56
    25. Monica Maragos's avatar Monica Maragos

      I'm having the same issue. I sent in an entry called "stay with me" a few days ago, but still have not received any form of confirmation or seen it on flickr.

      Posted Sat, 09 Jul 2011 15:23

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