2024 Bridgeman Images Book Cover Awards

Shortlist Announcement

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We're thrilled to unveil the shortlist for the 2024 Bridgeman Images International Book Cover Award.
After careful consideration, we've selected outstanding covers from the past year that truly capture the essence of storytelling through visual art and imagery. Explore our shortlisted covers below and ensure to vote for your favourite. 

North America:

  • Lucy Kim - Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue. Published by HarperCollins Canada, Canada. 
  • Alex Merto - Monstrilio by Gerardo Sámano Córdova. Published by Zando, United States.
  • Lauren Peters-Collaer - The Alternatives by Caoilin Hughes. Published by Penguin Random House, United States.
  • Alicia Tatone - The Glutton by A.K. Blackmore. Published by Simon & Schuster, United States.
  • Cecilia R. Zhang - The Vegan by Andrew Lipstein. Published by FSG, United States. 


  • Jan de Boer - Wolventijd by Torre Skeie. Published by Uitgeverij Omniboek, The Netherlands.
  • Sabine Kwauka - Der Donnerstagsmordclub und die verirrte Kugel by Richard Osman. Published by List Verlag, Germany. 
  • Kishan Rajani - Cousins by Aurora Venturini. Published by Faber & Faber, United Kingdom.
  • Rafaela Romaya - Some of Us Just Fall by Polly Atkin. Published by Hachette, United Kingdom. 
  • Ufficio iconografico Giulio Einaudi editore - Il Passeggero by Cormac McCarthy. Published by Giulio Einaudi, Italy. 

People's Pick:

Now, it's YOUR turn! Cast your vote for the 'People's Pick' by choosing your favourite cover from the shortlist above. Your voice matters, and the winning cover will receive the International People's Pick Award.

Voting is now open HERE until 25 January (one week!) Vote for the book cover you think most inventively employs our archive images and be a part of this celebration of creativity.

Expert Panel Judges:

Our expert judging panel, comprising industry leaders and creative visionaries, will delve further into each submission, evaluating the artistry, originality, and resonance of these book covers. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, 31 January. 

  • Harriet Bridgeman (Founder, Bridgeman Images & Artists’ Collecting Society)
  • Piers Russell-Cobb (Owner and Managing Director at MediaFund Limited)
  • Rebecca Nuotio, (Head of Commercial Brand Development and Sales at the British Library)
  • Claudia Zeff (Deputy Chair, Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration)
  • Ralph Steadman (Artist & Illustrator)


Stay tuned for the final announcement of winners, where we'll unveil the winning book covers on Wednesday, 31 January. Let the excitement build as we approach the crowning moment of the 2024 Bridgeman Images International Book Cover Award!

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