MR RIPLEY'S ENCHANTED BOOKS: Children's Book Cover Illustration Competition - HEAT TWO - 2023/24

 Welcome once again to Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books 14th Annual Children's Book Cover Illustration Competition! This vibrant event showcases and celebrates the incredible talent and creativity of artists from all around the world. As we continue to foster a love for highlighting the unsung heroes/teams of our favourite book covers.  Join us on this exciting journey and spread the word as we embark on another year of discovering extraordinary artistry that brings enchanting stories to life through the power of illustrations. Get ready to unleash your inner artist and be a part of this remarkable celebration of children's illustration and design! Previous winners HERE!

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Competition Rules 

There will be FIVE weekly heats; each with SIX books to vote for. Although there will be 7 book covers in the final to vote for. All heat winners will make the grand final plus two book covers WITH the highest number of votes from all the previous heats. 

Congratulations! HEAT ONE WINNER: Bex Hogan - Bronte Tempestra and the Lightning Steeds - Published by Piccadilly Press (1 Feb. 2024) - Book Cover Illustration by Hannah McCaffery and art directed by Dominica Clements

Each week you vote you will be in with a chance to win an exciting prize. 

This week's great prize is a £10 Book Voucher/Dan Smith's Book - The Wall Between Us/bar of chocolate. 

If you are interested all you need to do is:
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll HERE  (or at the bottom of the post)
  • Leave a comment through this post/poll or see pinned Tweet/X for more details on @Enchantedbooks
  • This poll will end on the 27th of November 2023 at Midnight (UK). 

Have fun and share with the world through Twitter, Facebook, Threads, and Instagram. Watch the voting develop, and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed).

Here are the six brilliant book covers to vote for this week: 

BOOK ONE: Annet Schaap - GIRLS - Published by Pushkin Children's Book (5 Oct. 2023) - Book Cover Illustration by Annet Schaap - VOTE HERE 

BOOK TWO: Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Magician Next Door - Published by Walker Books (7 Mar. 2024) - Book Cover Illustration by Alice McKinley and cover designer Maia Fjord - VOTE HERE

BOOK THREE: Rachel Greenlaw - Compass and Blade - Published by 
HarperCollins Children’s Books (29 Feb. 2024) - Book Cover Illustration by Nico Delort - VOTE HERE

BOOK FOUR: Benjamin Dean - The Boy Who Fell From the Sky - Published by Simon & Schuster Children's UK (18 Jan. 2024) Book Cover by Paddy Donnelly - VOTE HERE

BOOK FIVE: Matt Goodfellow - The Final Year - Published by 
Otter-Barry Books Limited (7 Sept. 2023) - Book Cover Illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton - VOTE HERE 

BOOK SIX: Julian Sedgwick - 100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Cafe - Published by 
Guppy Books (23 Nov. 2023) Book Cover Illustration by Chie Kutsuwada - VOTE HERE 



KWu said…
Wow another set of amazing book covers but the Magician Next Door is my favourite this time
@ilovetoread28 said…
Another set of fabulous covers! Hard to choose this week but my vote is in!
S Merchant said…
All are fantastic but I am most intrigued by Compass and Blade because the character faces away from us. I like that.
Jax Blunt said…
All voted - that was a hard one!
Sharon said…
Great competition, hard to choose
Karen hutchinson said…
Love the colours on the boy who fell from the sky - the most eye catching
Pagecrawler said…
Saw this book cover on your Tweet and had to click through to find out more - the sign of a great book cover
Jackie Morris said…
Wish I had seen this before. Absolutely love the cover by Annet Scaap. REALLY stands out. Beautiful drawing and design.