Penguin Random House design award book covers, by various

By Zachary Wieland

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Penguin Random House’s student design awards. The awards give students a chance to gain valuable experience designing to a brief.

A winner is chosen from three categories; Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction and Children’s. The prize for the winners include a work placement within the Penguin Random House UK design studios, as well as a £1,000 cash prize. 2016 saw 1639 entries across the three categories.

This year Zachary Wieland, a student at the University of Texas won the adult non-fiction award for the way he highlighted words on the cover of How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.

By Zack Crook

A student from the University of Central Lancashire, Zack Crook won first place for his use of the bizarre language contained in A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess in his design for the adult fiction category.

Due to her ability to tell stories within her design, Ailsa Johnson, a student at the University of Edinburgh managed to win first prize for her design of the book Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner

By, Ailsa Johnson