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Example of a completed bookmark design N.B. example entry form, your personal details won't appear on the final bookmarks!

This competition has now closed see the winners

We'd like our customers all over the world to show us their artistic talents - and tell us a little about themselves too.

We're going to choose ten of the best designs to print and enclose with the books we send out so you'll get a little bit of fame across the 90+ countries we ship free to!

Like to take part? All you need to do is download the template and specifications and do your stuff! Once you've finished your masterpiece you can either email it to us at or post it to us at Bookmark Competition, The Book Depository, 116 High Street, Eton, SL4 6AN, UK.

On the winning bookmarks we'd like to be able to show your name, signature (an artist should sign their work!), location and favourite book so we'll need those too.

Thames & Hudson logoWe're planning to print up to a million of the ten winning bookmarks. This competition is being sponsored by Thames and Hudson who have kindly donated over £1,000 worth of books that will be awarded to the winners too.

The Head of Thames & Hudson's Art Department, Johanna Neurath and ourselves will be judging all entries.

Here are some of the bookmark entries we've already recieved.

Closing date: December 31st 2009


  1. I'm no artist should I enter this?
    We want to choose a good range of designs so even if you're 4 years old and have an aversion to colouring inside the lines we'd still like to see what you can do!
  2. Can I get my design back?
    Sorry, no, we can't return designs.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Why not have a look at what our author friends made of the same challenge?