The Penguin Student Design Award

The Penguin Student Design Award

Student Design Award 2021

Submissions deadline extended to 23 March 2021

Your chance to win £1,000 in prize money as well as a work placement in the Penguin Random House Design Studios*

The Penguin Student Design Award, now in its 15th year, aims to discover and nurture the next generation of design and illustration talent.

Each year we give you the opportunity to experience real cover design briefs first-hand across a choice of non-fiction, fiction and children’s titles. Three emerging creatives then win £1,000 in prize money as well as a work placement* at Penguin Random House UK.

To enter, select the category you would like to submit an entry for, read the brief and get designing!

*The provision of a work placement prize shall be subject to any corporate policies, government guidelines, laws or other recommendations issued or in force at the time as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic or otherwise.

The details

The competition is open to anyone studying on a Further Education or Higher Education course – part time or full time, in any subject and at any level at the time of the deadline for entries (Tuesday 23 March 2021).

Entrants must be aged 18 or over by 1 July 2021. The competition is not open to graphic design professionals. Students may enter a maximum of one design in each of the three categories. See the Terms and Conditions for full details of entry requirements.

All entries must be submitted digitally via our submissions form.

This year our three briefs are:

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