ACU Press and Leafwood Publishers are giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to design a book cover for two of their upcoming books. The “Judge a Book by Its Cover” contest is open mainly to the ACU community and promises a cash prize to the selected submission.
“The contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 and older, and we really hope several students from the ACU community choose to submit their designs,” said Ryan Self, publicist for ACU Press and Leafwood Publishers. “The winner will be given a $500 prize and the opportunity to be considered for the jacket design.”
The winner’s design will be considered to appear on either “What Would Jesus Undo?” by Michael Boggs or “To an Unknown God” by Jon Walker. Boggs’ book examines the barriers standing between God and the people he loves and ways that Jesus seeks to undo those barriers. Walker’s book asks deep questions and analyzes the dangers of Christians following a God they do not know. Both books are expected to be released in the fall of 2014.
“The contest began in September and will run until Dec. 13 at midnight,” Self said. “We hope we can choose a winner during the Christmas break. It’ll be tough because we already have gotten a lot of great submissions. We plan on announcing our decision by Jan. 17 and announcing the week of Jan. 27, a special week in chapel where we hope to raise awareness for ACU Press.”
The contest is a new approach that ACU Press recently took in an attempt to connect itself to the ACU community.
“We know there are a lot of talented students on campus and we want to give them the opportunity to be involved in what we do over here,” said Philip Dosa, sales associate for ACU Press and Leafwood Publishers. “This is just one of the things that came out of discussions to connect with students on campus. Next semester we plan on having some of the authors who have been published through us speak at chapel and maybe even have a Q&A with them. We just really want to get more active and involved with the community.”
All entries must be submitted through firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will need to fit the five and one-half by eight and one-fourth inch cover. All rules and information can be found at their website acupressbookclub.com, their Facebook page and Twitter account.