The Top Shelf Book Cover Award winners will be announced Friday

The Top Shelf Book Cover Award winners will be announced Friday The final PubU Online session this week will be the presentation of the year’s Top Shelf Book Cover Award winners, announced in four categories:  Non-Fiction, Fiction, Bibles, Children’s.  ECPA president Jeff Crosby will host the webcast held Friday, November 10, accessible to PubU Online attendees.  Key design voices will offer “brief takes” on the importance of design excellence in Christian publishing.  Winners will be posted at TopShelfAward.org  

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ECPA announces five designer judge panel for 2023 Top Shelf Book Cover Award program

ECPA announces five designer judge panel for 2023 Top Shelf Book Cover Award program Each year, professional book designers are recruited to judge the submissions for the industry’s book cover award program, except for last year’s anniversary year.  This year’s judges will review covers in Non-Fiction, Fiction, Children, Bibles.  They are: Jennifer Heuer, Sarah Horgan, Joshua Noom, Chandler Saunders, and Sara Wood. ECPA member publishers are invited to nominate their book and Bible designs until August 15. More…

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ECPA celebrates 10 Year anniversary of Top Shelf Book Cover Award program

ECPA celebrates 10 Year anniversary of Top Shelf Book Cover Award program The 2022 program will award in four categories, and invite art directors from submitting publishers to participate in judging panel. Submission period opens April 15 through August 15 with winners announced at ECPA PubU in Nashville this Fall APRIL 4, 2022, TEMPE, ARIZ. – The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) will celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the industry’s premier award program for book design, the Top Shelf…

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ECPA invites industry to connect and learn together at PubU ONLINE in September

ECPA invites industry to connect and learn together at PubU ONLINE in September Customized month-long program features live training webinars, recorded master classes, keynote sessions, forums, Zoom meet-ups, and more! All access pass for $99 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR EMERGING LEADERS TEMPE, ARIZ., JULY 9, 2020 – ECPA’s virtual event, PubU Online, will deliver potent, accessible training and connection for the industry this September.  The month-long virtual program includes more than 25 webinars – scheduled one per day at 10 am…

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Top Shelf Book Cover Awards

ONGOING SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR 2016 PROGRAM JAN 2016 to AUG 2016 Criteria  |  Submission Form  |  Judges ECPA created the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards to celebrate the year’s best book designs in Christian publishing.  Covers are judged by top designers in the industry for their merits in appropriateness for the market, level of conceptual thinking, and quality of execution. Judges are not bound by a number of covers to choose, but choose the designs that stand out as the best of the year. Winners are officially…

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Abingdon Press Christmas Book, All I Really Want, Named An ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award Winner

Abingdon Press Christmas Book, All I Really Want, Named An ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award Winner Contact: Brenda Smotherman Associate Publicity Manager Abingdon Press E: bsmotherman@abingdonpress.com P: 615-749-6290 Nashville, Tenn.— Abingdon Press would like to congratulate minister and author Quinn G. Caldwell and the design work of David Carlson at Studio Gearbox for the book All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas having been selected by ECPA’s Top Shelf Book Cover Award program as one of 11 titles designated as the top…

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ECPA Announces Best Book Designs of 2015

ECPA Announces Best Book Designs of 2015 Contact: Stan Jantz, Interim Executive Director, ECPA, 480-966-3998  sjantz@ecpa.org October 20, 2015, Wheaton Ill. – The cover designs of ten books and one Bible were named the industry’s best of the year at the opening session of the industry’s Publishing University (PUBu) being held at Wheaton College, October 19-20.  The Top Shelf Book Cover Awards are presented each year by ECPA to honor superb book design in Christian publishing. Eleven covers were chosen as the “stand out” designs of the year from…

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