Rules and FAQs
  • The competition is free to enter
  • Anyone between the ages of 14 and 30 is welcome to take part in the competition.
  • Books entered into the competition MUST NOT be already published with their own ISBN. We will accept drafts that have not yet been printed by the time of the competition.
  • Each person may submit an unlimited number of applications. You may submit work to several categories, or several pieces to one category.
  • While submitting your work, you must fill out all the fields required and select a category. Applications must be filled out in English.
  • Each category will have one winner. The competition's top prize is the Grand Prix
  • Unfortunately, any failure to comply with the rules or technical requirements will result in your work being disqualified

Please download and familiarize yourself with the Official Rules of the competition.
Book Concept
Cover Design
Layout and Typesetting
Tic Tac ® Fresh Concept
Tic Tac ® Fresh Concept
The ability to find new ways of looking at familiar things is a super-skill for any designer. And when it comes to book design, this skill makes even more sense, because established impressions of the book you've read can prevent you from seeing other meanings and meanings in the author's ideas.

In a special Tic Tac® Fresh Concept category, we invite you to portray the meaning of a book you love in a single image. If you're excited about Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, Valerian Pidmogilny's The City or any other book, think about the main meaning of it for you and frame your vision in a single poster-sized image. And let the meaning you see in your favorite book not coincide with the common one — it's even more interesting! After all, the main purpose of the category is to refresh the meanings of long-known books, to present the power of book design in a new way, and to draw attention to the important ideas that books broadcast to us.

You can use quotations from your chosen book, visual images, and make those accents in your work that you сonsider the clearest and most important.

One participant may submit an unlimited number of entries for the category, but one entry must focus on only one publication.

The winner of this nomination will receive a year's supply of freshness from Tic Tac® and a $1,000 prize for professional creative development.
Competition Dates
26 August — open for submissions
17 October — submissions deadline
29 October — finalists announcement
16 November — awards ceremony
By entering into this competition you automatically:
  • Agree to the rules set by the competition
  • Agree for your personal details to be used by us
  • Confirm that this is your work
  • Take full responsibility for third-party claims of ownership
  • Allow your work to be evaluated by the competition judges
  • Allow us to use your work for PR purposes
  • Allow us to publish your work in the competition catalogue
Technical requirements
File format
  • jpeg (maximum quality, no compressed files) for all documents entered into the Cover, Illustration and Visual Concept categories.
  • pdf for files entered into the Layout and Typesetting categories.
File resolution
300 dpi on a 1:1 scale
Original size with a resolution of 300 dpi
Naming your file
Files should be named according to the following format: FullName_Project_01, where FullName should be replaced by the name and surname of the participant (in latin characters), Project should be replaced with the name of the project (in latin characters), and 01 should be the number of the image in the file.
Number of files
  • In all categories apart from Layout and Typesetting, you are limited to 10 files only.
  • For the category Layout and Typesetting you can send a pdf in its original size.
  • For Visual Concept, you can enter 10 images alongside a pdf of the whole book, if you have one.
Folder format for entry
You must archive all files in one .zip folder and label it according to the format FullName_Project (as above).
Terms and Conditions

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