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AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2023 Competition

Now in its 100th year, AIGA is delighted to usher in its annual 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, which recognizes the best in book and book cover design.

Starting in 1923 as the Fifty Books of the Year competition, this time-honored competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers published between January and December.

The juror-selections from the AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers competition will exemplify the best current work in book and book cover design from around the globe. Winners will become part of the AIGA Collection at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University’s Butler Library in New York City and published in a gallery on AIGA’s website.

Entries are open to the public for print and digital books published and used in the marketplace in 2023.

All work must be published between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023. New work created after 31 December 2023 will not be considered.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.

AIGA competitions are instrumental in identifying emerging and hidden talent within the design community, recognizing effective visual design solutions in the marketplace, and communicating the added value of design to adjacent industries.

AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2023 Competition – Entry Fees

  • Early Discount Deadline: 26 February 2024
    • AIGA Members: $75
    • Nonmembers: $110
  • Regular Deadline: 12 March 2024
    • AIGA Members: $100
    • Nonmembers: $135
  • Final Deadline: 22 April 2024
    • AIGA Members: $150
    • Nonmembers: $185