Enter the Competition to Design a Cover for British Journal of Aesthetics

Deadline: June 15, 2013

The British Journal of Aesthetics (BJA) invites students (undergraduate and graduate) from across the world to enter this year’s competition – to design a cover for the journal, which is published by Oxford University Press (OUP), both in print and online. The specific brief for this year’s competition is to design a cover on the theme ‘form and function’.


  • The competition is open to students currently enrolled at any full-time undergraduate or graduate courses at an art and design school or in fine art/design departments on 30 January 2013.
  • Students can come from any country in the world
  • The BJA reserves the right to verify eligibility.


  • The image must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or violates a third party’s intellectual property rights, including but not limited to the law of copyright or trade marks.
  • It must not be subject to any third party rights or agreement which may require the BJA or OUP to seek permission from or pay any sum of money to any person or entity as a result of its use.
  • By submitting an entry in the competition, each entrant represents and warrants that his or her image meets these criteria.
  • Entries which do not meet the entry requirements and entries which are received after the closing date will not be considered.


  • Shortlisted designs will be displayed on the BJA website.
  • The winning design will be used on the cover of the October 2013 issue of the BJA.
  • The issue will carry a half-page about the winner and his or her work.
  • The winner will receive 5 printed copies of the issue featuring their design, and will also be invited to choose £150-worth of books published by OUP, free of charge.
  • The winner and shortlisted entrants will be notified by email in June 2013.


Read the Rules carefully before submitting your entry, to ensure you understand and accept them. Submitting an entry in the competition constitutes acceptance of the Rules.

For more information, click here.