Bookmarks competition

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UPDATE -- Check out the winning designs!

Customers love our world-famous bookmarks so here's your chance to design your very own!

You don't have to be a designer to enter and it doesn't matter if you are 7 or 70 years old; all you need is some creative flair.

The winning designs will be printed and sent to our customers around the world. The winners will each receive a box of books curated by The Book Depository editors and a full set of the winning bookmarks.

We'll have 16 winners, half chosen by us and half by our customers on Facebook. The winners will be announced in late March and notified via Flickr.

So what do you think? Fancy a go?

To enter:

1) Download our bookmarks template.

2) Visit our Flickr group page, join the group and submit your design.

Closing date: Monday 10 March. Good luck!

Need some inspiration? Here are our 2010 winners.

Terms and conditions


So what are you looking for?
There's no theme, just go where your creativity takes you! Nothing offensive, obviously.

Which bit of the bookmark am I designing?
One side of it; the other will feature the winner's name, country and favourite book!

How many designs can I submit?
As many as you want!

How can I do this?
You can either:

- Print the template, draw/paint/doodle on it and scan it back in at 300dpi, or

- Design your bookmark using the PDF as a template with your favourite editing software.

Then just upload your file to your Flickr page, join our group and add your design. It can be an illustration, text, a photograph, sky's the limit really. So long as it's your own work.

I don't have a Flickr account, how do I join in the fun?
You can sign in to Flickr with a Yahoo, Facebook or Google account.

Tell me more about how you'll pick the winners.
The winning set will feature 16 designs. We will choose 8 and our customers on Facebook will pick the other 8, based on a shortlist we'll provide.

Further questions? Please drop our lovely customer service team a line.