Penguin Random House Student Design Award shortlist, by various

Madalyn Farley

Penguin Random House UK has revealed the shortlist for its 2017 Student Design Award, which sees students from all over the country recreate classic book covers.

A total of 30 book cover designs have been selected from over 2,100 submissions, with 10 shortlisted entrants for each category.

The categories include adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s books. Entrants were asked to reimagine the cover of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for the adult fiction category, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote for adult non-fiction and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend for children’s.

The shortlist was chosen by a judging panel comprising art directors from Penguin Random House UK, as well as guest judges from the design and publishing industries including Sarah Hyndman, David Pearson and Rathna Ramanthan.

Shortlisted students are now able to refine and resubmit their designs based on feedback from Penguin Random House’s art directors, with the final judging taking place in June.

The winner of each category will receive a work placement at the publishing house’s design studios and a £1,000 cash prize. For the full shortlist, see the Penguin Random house website.

Linde Raats
Luke Smith
Jose Maria Gonzalez
Tin Sum Tiffany Chau
Paulina Chromik