Digital Graphic Cover Redesign Competition
Instructions to Compete
Limit 1 entry per chapter
Students will redesign the cover of any fiction book they have personally read. Students will use elements from the story (theme, style, tone, and/or setting) to inspire their creation of a new cover for the book. The redesign will be a digital graphic redesign using a program such as Photoshop.
Method of creation:
Students can use any digital graphic design program (ex. Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). All entries must be totally and completely the original work of the student (no stock images or clip art).
Individual event. Each chapter is allowed to submit 1 entry.
Product should include in any order:
Method of Submission:
Judged product must be a high-quality PDF file with clear images. Advisers will submit entries through the online Spring Adviser Competition Entry Form. Specific directions will be emailed to advisers closer to the submission date.
All entries must be submitted by:
The posted competition deadline. Entries must be submitted by the Chapter Adviser to the Spring Adviser Competition Entry Form -- only 1 entry per chapter/level (3-5), (6-8) and (9-12).
It List Digital Graphic Cover Redesign Competition
Three page PDF including:
Title of book and author of the represented.
Picture of the original cover of the book
A student’s artistic representation of a redesigned cover of the book. (All the student’s own original work (no stock images or clip art)
A 200-400 word explanation of how the student’s redesigned cover is a representation of the overall book. Explanation paragraph should include how the new cover include aspects relevant to the content of the book (including theme and style with cited evidence from the book text.) (15)
All required pages/content are included, but are out of order or not over three separate pages. (10)
One or more of the required pages and content are missing. (0)
Title & Author in Redesigned Image
Redesigned image includes the title and author of the book (5)
Redesigned image does not include the title/author of the book, or an incorrect title/author (0)
Contains no stock images/clip art. Image is student’s complete original work (15)
Image includes clip art/stock images, but citations are included showing that the items are acceptable for re-use under copyright. (1-10)
Stock images/clip art are used and it is unclear if images are acceptable for re-use under copyright. (0)
Representation of Book in Redesigned Image and Paragraph Explanation
Image clearly depicts the cover with representation relevant to the content of the book; Explanation paragraph includes references to story elements (theme, tone, style, and/or setting) of book and how those items are portrayed in the new redesigned cover (20)
Image does not appear to match the explanation; explanation is unclear and needs more detail/references to understand relationship to the book (1-19 pts)
Image does not represent the book titled in the project and/or no explanation paragraph is provided or does not include any references to the story elements of the book (0)
Graphic design is high quality, well made; Explanation paragraph and redesigned cover have perfect grammar/spelling where applicable, seems professional (15-20 pts)
Graphic design lacks professional quality but is still a good product and/or has some grammar/spelling errors where applicable (6-14 pts)
Graphic design is poorly made, unfinished, and/or has several grammar/spelling mistakes (0-5)
Graphic design is thoughtful and creative; it is clear that the student planned out the project. (20-25)
Graphic design is somewhat creative could benefit from more thought and planning. (1-19 pts)
Graphic design is generic and lacks creativity. (0)
It List Digital Graphic Cover Redesign
Classroom Lesson Plan
Students will redesign the cover of a book that they have personally read.
Create an original redesign of a cover of a book using a digital graphic design program such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
Students will redesign the cover of one book that they have personally read.
Computer (desktop or laptop)
Digital graphic design software (ex. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, CorelDraw, InkScape, inDesign)
Links to Prior Knowledge/Activities:
Students will have already read their chosen book and participated in a discussion about the elements of the story (theme, tone, style).
The students’ cover redesign will be graded according to a rubric and the finished product will serve as the assessment.