Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Book Cover Design Contest!

"Don't judge a book by its cover".

I'm sure this idiom sounds familiar to you. However, I'm not going to elaborate more on the definition of this idiom. Rather, I would like to emphasize more on this two words, book and cover.

Yes, book and cover. Now what?

Ok, ok. Actually, Lydia Teh is organising a book cover design contest for her newest book, Do You Wear Suspenders? - The Wordy Tales of Eh Poh Nim. If you don't know who's Lydia, she's a famous Malaysian writer who has already came out with three books: 
  1. Congratulations! You Have Won
  2. Life’s Like That - Scenes from Malaysian Life
  3. Honk If You’re Malaysian
Anyway, here is the challenge:
Please suggest the concept for a cover design based on the title. If you're not familiar with Eh Poh Nim, you can read some of the wordy tales at The Star's archieves. You don't have to draw the cover, a description in the comment box at this post (Contest: Do You Wear Suspenders) would sufficed. But if you are the artistic type and would like to express your idea in drawing, you can email it to Lydia.

Wonderful prizes are awaiting the winners! Are you curious yet?

1st prize: The winning concept will win RM100 book vouchers, an autographed copy of Do You Wear Suspenders and acknowledgement in the book.

Consolation: Three other participants will be selected by random draw to receive an an autographed copy of Do You Wear Suspenders.

Closing date

Friday, 3 October 2008


1. Anybody can enter this contest. If the winner is based overseas, he/she must provide a Malaysian address for the prize to be mailed to.

2. Multiple entries are allowed. Please submit them in the comment box at this post (Contest: Do You Wear Suspenders?) unless the submission is in the form of illustration which should be emailed to

3. If similar concepts by different participants are submitted and such a one is chosen as the winning entry, the winner would be the one who first suggested it.

I've already submitted my idea! Now, fast fast think of a cover design and submit it before the deadline! I hope you and I will be the winners! :)


Lydia Teh said...

That's fast, Kok. Thanks for plugging the contest for me and for your submission. If you have more ideas, keep them coming.

EastCoastLife said...

I'm no good at drawing. I can tumpung your address?

Kok said...

lydia: Not a problem! I'll write more and submit my ideas if I could think of more! I wanna increase my chance of winning! hehehe.

ecl: You don't need to draw! You just need to express your ideas in words. You can tumpang my address if you want!:)

Joy said...

Wow! She sounds like the kind of writer I'd wanna be. And good luck to everyone who's joining the contest :D

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kok said...

Maybe you can grab one of her books!:)

EastCoastLife said...

Oh, just express in words only.:)

Kok, we must be like our ancestors, have fighting spirit. Toughen up and learn to adapt, improvise and fight!

Tummythoz said...

Ooops I'm late.


Err you did say make some noise a few posts back, rite?

Dalicia said...

hey kok

here's the website :)

it's easier to load on the webpage than on blogger. i like your idea. no gold policy i get lots of gold. that i don't mind it at all...hahah keep the gold rolling..haahha

good luck to you! :)

Kok said...

ecl: Sure not a prob for you hor? hehe.

Wah! But how wor? We're more used to this comfortable environment liao... Susah!

tummythoz: That's loud! I like! More more! kekeke!

Kok said...

Will look at it after this!:D

Hahaha! Maybe you can propose it to your boss eh? Then your naughty colleague will get poor! hahahaha!


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