This year we had an amazing book cover competition; one of the best for a long time. Therefore, we would like to thank every voter and supporter, illustrator, author, and publisher who got behind our little competition - the newly named Children's Book Cover Friendly Tussle. We've had five superb rounds of which you voted in your thousands (about six thousand votes in total) for 25 brilliant book covers. These truly reflect the wealth and talent of the many amazing illustrators who, at times, do not always get the credit they really deserve. The final managed to gather great momentum gaining an amazing 2913 votes. In the end, any of the top four book covers could have won due to the high number of votes they each received. So well done to everyone who supported the illustrators - you have done them proud.
The final came to a fantastic conclusion last night where we found another excellent winner... I'm delighted to announce that the winning book cover that caught the wind to success was by CHAAYA PRABHAT for the debut book by Michael Mann - GHOSTCLOUD. Check out more of her brilliant work on her website HERE. The book was published by Hodder Children's Books (7 October 2021) - well done to Samuel Perrett and the team for producing such a wonderful book. It really does deserve to join the hall of fame with all the past winners across the years. Many congratulations!
2009/10 - Jon Mayhew 'Mortlock' Illustrated by Christian Lorenz Scheurer
2010/11 - Darren Shan 'Birth of a Killer' Illustrated by David Wyatt
2011/12 - Curtis Jobling 'Werewolf: Shadow of the Hawk' Illustrated by Andrew Farley
2012/13 - Thomas Taylor 'Haunters' Illustrated by Steve Wells