ANNOUNCING THE FAHRENHEIT 451 60th ANNIVERSARY JACKET DESIGN CONTEST!
Next year, Simon & Schuster will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel,Fahrenheit 451. It is a book that has remained meaningful, thought-provoking and relevant to every generation that reads it, regardless of how the world changes.
To celebrate this momentous birthday, Simon & Schuster is launching a contest to redesign the iconic book jacket. The winning design will be used for the first print run of the anniversary edition in the spring of 2013, and the designer will be awarded $1,500. The design may also be used on in-store displays and other promotions, both physical and online. We expect this edition not only to be in bookstores across the country, but to become a collector’s item for the many fans and bibliophiles out there. We’re counting on a fabulous new jacket to help us launch it.
Entries can be submitted and viewed on this Tumblr page. You can also find the full rules and guidelines here. We’re looking for work that is creative, original, and relevant to the book’s content.
We’ll be accepting submissions until November 30th, and the winner will be announced at the American Librarian Association Midwinter conference in January.
We look forward to seeing some brilliant designs!
Classic edition, 2003
40th anniversary edition, 1993
Latest edition, 2012